Face of UBank: Gabrielle

Gabby, a senior adviser at UBank, is taking a closer look at what she wants and what she needs. Here, she shares the challenges of adjusting to owning her first home and having a mortgage.

“I have a big new mortgage on a house I bought with my dad. To help pay the bills, I have a roommate and dad is renovating the house; despite these savings, my mortgage means there’s no more online shopping. Overall, the new house is a downsize for me, having to move from family home, and there’s much less closet space. I also collect jigsaw puzzles and storage is a challenge. In purchasing my first home, I was realistic about what I could afford and what was right for me”.