The three must-have mortgage features to get you out of debt fast

A home loan can be a virtually watertight mechanism to grow your wealth – or like a leaky bucket, with much of your hard-earned money trickling into the lender’s profit pool. Here are three mortgage features that make the difference.

How I achieved my Great Australian Dream – with Stuart Archibald from Archibald / Williams

From London to New York to Sydney, Stuart Archibald has always shot from the hip. In doing so, he’s experienced both wins and losses in the world of property. uno chats to the ad man about buying versus renting, getting through the GFC – and having a baby on the bathroom floor.

If you are thinking about buying a house this year, you’re in good company

Super Bowl, a new Kardashian… it’s been a big week. Plus, the RBA has chosen to keep rates on hold for another month. With house prices dropping in most states, it could be a good time to consider your buying options.

Where to invest in Australia in 2018

Deciding where to invest will depend on a buyer’s individual goals, how much they have to spend and what they might already have in their portfolio. Having some insider knowledge also doesn’t hurt. We chat to some experts about their predictions for 2018.

How I achieved my Great Australian Dream – with Leonie Fitzgerald, founder of Wealthology

An insurance payout at 11 landed Leonie Fitzgerald enough money to go halves in her first property at age 18. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing from there. In the first of uno’s Great Australian Dream series, we chat to the investment strategist about her property highs and lows.

Six common questions about the First Home Owners Grant

uno adviser, Kristie Oldfield, fields questions about the First Home Owners Grant on a daily basis. Here, she breaks down the six most common questions she gets asked, and answers them for you.

First homebuyers can have their avo – and eat it too

Young people can go out and enjoy a cup of coffee and smashed avocado for brunch, and still afford to buy a house. It just needs to be a purposeful decision, says a property expert.

Should we stay or should we go? The pros and cons of renovation vs relocation

To stay or not to stay. That is the question many homeowners encounter as their lives change and families expand. It’s never an easy choice to make. Here, we outline the pros and cons for staying and renovating, or selling and relocating.

How much is it safe to borrow… really?

Even though mortgage regulators are cracking down on how much banks are lending, chances are they will still extend you too much, writes Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon.

How I became mortgage free at 34

From a 1970’s two-bedder south of Sydney to an enviable family pad in Coffs Harbour, Cath Fowler’s smart property choices have left her mortgage-free at 34. Here’s how she did it.

Is buying off the plan a good idea?

Buying off the plan can be a smart and affordable way to buy property. But with a looming oversupply of off-the-plan apartments, it also comes with potential risks.

Which mortgage features do I actually need?

Borrower requirements are diverse, so a feature that provides flexibility and choice for one mortgage holder may be an unnecessary cost to another.