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Upgrade or renovate? How one growing family decided with uno

Upgrade or renovate? How one growing family decided with uno

David and Samantha Jack needed to face up to an issue confronting many couples as their families grow. Should they borrow to renovate and make their home more family friendly or sell up and upgrade to a property that better…

The benefits of selling without a real estate agent

The benefits of selling without a real estate agent

Everyone selling a property tends to want the same outcome from the sale: For it to be convenient, to find a buyer willing to pay a top price, and not to incur unnecessary costs. If this sounds like you, you might…

How uno helped a first home buyer find the ideal loan

How uno helped a first home buyer find the ideal loan

Suddenly, the clock was ticking for David*. The 34-year-old IT worker had been living with his parents on the NSW Central Coast to save money for a home deposit. He had just discovered his contract job in Sydney had turned…

7 of the best home loan deals right now

7 of the best home loan deals right now

Once upon a time, banks occasionally loaned money to their customers. But the banks made them work hard for it. Applicants had to be long-term customers who had saved a large deposit and proved beyond doubt they were capable of…

If the shoe fits: The right time to make an early offer on property

If the shoe fits: The right time to make an early offer on property

You love your shoes. You come across a pair on an auction shopping website that you like. They aren’t the perfect colour and style, but they look sharp and are available in your size. You could buy them at a “pay…

Will the Year of the Rooster bring good luck for home buyers?

Will the Year of the Rooster bring good luck for home buyers?

Don’t get too cocky if you were born in the Chinese Year of the Rooster – especially if you’re looking to buy or sell real estate. Having a birth year of 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981 or 1993 might not make…

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…