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Is it time to fix your home loan? 4 experts fight it out.

Is it time to fix your home loan? 4 experts fight it out.

It’s impossible to pick the perfect time to fix the interest rate on a home loan, experts say. Even with interest rates in Australia at near historic lows, and with no clear prospect of the official level rising soon, there…

Real estate’s biggest trends for 2017

Real estate’s biggest trends for 2017

The year 2017 promises self-driving cars, Donald Trump’s “wall”, and the release of the final season of Game Of Thrones. But politics and pop culture aren’t the only sectors facing change. Here are uno’s key predictions for the year ahead in…

Sports stars who are champions at the property game

Sports stars who are champions at the property game

On the cricket field, Australian Test player Steve O’Keefe is a wily orthodox left-arm spinner. He uses subtle variations in flight and spin to try to bamboozle the world’s best batsmen. Off the field, O’Keefe also uses his guile –…

Even a South Pacific island costs less than a typical Aussie home

Even a South Pacific island costs less than a typical Aussie home

It seems like there’s no stopping the property train. Every successive piece of research tracking real estate values, especially those in Sydney and Melbourne, indicates median home prices are on a non-stop express to Infinityville. The country’s median house price…

uno helped slice 11 years off my mortgage

uno helped slice 11 years off my mortgage

It all started when Ken Smith went looking for a renovator’s special for his eldest son, Brady. The concrete truck driver from Albany Creek, near Brisbane, wanted to borrow about $500,000 to give his 24-year-old Byron Bay-based carpenter son a…

Refinancing your home loan: So hot right now

Refinancing your home loan: So hot right now

There’s never a bad time to look at refinancing your mortgage. The best time, though, is when interest rates are at all-time record lows, as they are at the moment. That’s the view of Joseph Farhat, mortgage coach at uno…

The parent trap: keeping your home loan under control while on parental leave

The parent trap: keeping your home loan under control while on parental leave

When she should have been feeling excitement, Rebecca* was stressed. With just three weeks until she gave birth to her second child, the contract worker was soon to be without a wage for 12 months and facing the possibility that…

How buyer’s agents tilt the odds in your favour

How buyer’s agents tilt the odds in your favour

Finding and then buying the right property is hard enough, especially when there isn’t an abundance of options on the market. That’s why it’s worth looking at finding an edge and engaging the exclusive services of an expert fully committed…

Thinking about fixing your interest rate? Read this first

Thinking about fixing your interest rate? Read this first

Following the recent election in the US, and the unlikely result, there has been a movement in the US bond markets that has changed the longer term funding outlook for Australian lenders. So much so, that a number of lenders…

Is it Risky to Get Your Mortgage Through a Small Lender?

Is it Risky to Get Your Mortgage Through a Small Lender?

When searching for a mortgage, it’s important to look at the home loans available to you. This can mean exploring second and third tier lenders so that you have a full scope of your options. Increased visibility has helped some people…

4 ways to win the property auction game

4 ways to win the property auction game

Don’t let anyone convince you that there’s a “surefire way” to come out on top at a property auction. Every auction is different, and finishing with the best final bid is part science, bluff, luck and performance art. Richard Wakelin…

How do Mortgage Brokers Arrive at their Recommendations?

How do Mortgage Brokers Arrive at their Recommendations?

Annette Sampson Engaging a mortgage broker to help with getting your home loan can make a lot of sense. You have one point of contact, and if the broker is good at what they do, they can find the right…

Opinion: 6 Reasons Why Women Are Better With Money Than Men

Opinion: 6 Reasons Why Women Are Better With Money Than Men

At the risk of gender stereotyping, here’s a question. Who is better with money? Men or women? Sorry fellas, but there is a growing body of evidence that not only are women good at traditional roles such as handling the…