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  • A bridging loan is a particular type of short-term property finance, covering anything between a few days to a couple of years. The loans provide an interim solution when the standard mortgage process is either unavailable or unsuitable.    Brid...

  • As of November 2021, there were 4.2 million self-employed people in the UK, and many of them will think about owning their own homes at some point. Mortgage lenders will consider you self-employed if you own at least 20-25% of a business, and when th...

  • As a nation, we are living longer and healthier lives, which means there are more things we can and want to do in our retirement. Whether it’s making a final move to a dream home and location, splashing out on some well-earned luxuries or trave...

  • It’s getting harder and harder for people to get onto the property ladder. As a parent, when you see your child struggling to get on the first rung, you’ll naturally want to help.   Even at the average price of property in the UK –......

  • Becoming a landlord, growing a portfolio and creating a passive income can help you switch careers, change your lifestyle and build a solid financial future. There are various models of a buy-to-let business, and you don’t necessarily need to b...

  • In the spirit of Halloween, Lee Howard of Howard Mortgages explores trick-or-treating around some of the mortgage options available >>...

  • The latest survey evidence inevitably points to market activity taking a breather following the flurry of sales seen ahead of the tapered Stamp Duty holiday withdrawal >>...

  • According to the CII, the demand for protection insurance saw a huge increase in 2020 due to the global impact of COVID-19 >>...

  • There is a continued demand for more space among buyers, both inside and outside, funnelling demand towards houses, resulting in stronger price growth for properties >>...

  • Howard Mortgages 26 mile challenge across Dartmoor, Devon for the Alzheimer's Society has raised over £1,000 >>...

  • Financial pressures mean new house buyers are opting for longer-term mortgages, so the lower repayments leave them with more money to spend day to day >>...

  • The new Building Safety Bill will set out a clear pathway for the future as to how residential buildings should be constructed & maintained >>...

  • The property market surfed into 2021 on a wave of high buyer demand, and the momentum is showing no signs of slowing down >>...

  • As the countdown to the Tokyo 2021 Games commences, we look at what it takes to get in shape for one of the foremost financial events of your lifetime – your mortgage >>...

  • As the value of mortgages rises along with property prices, the Stamp Duty holiday taper approaches >>...

  • Home buyers have saved an average of £5,034 during the stamp duty holiday so far with many more set to take advantage this Summer >>...

  • A new Planning Bill, steady and consistent buyer across the UK, and the top cities revealed for residential investment housing news >>...

  • A team from Howard Mortgages are trekking 26 miles across Dartmoor in Devon on 21st August for the Alzheimer's Society >>...

  • Home movers and remortgagers are taking advantage of the favourable market conditions to boost mortgage approval figures >>...

  • We’re delighted to announce that Howard Mortgages have signed the Women in Finance charter to pledge to continue to improve the gender balance in our team >>...

  • A mortgage warning has been issued to self-employed business owners in receipt of SEISS, as they may struggle to secure a deal >>...

  • Spring sees the busiest ever housing market and a sense of urban revival. There is now the greatest ever excess of demand over supply >>...

  • As well as being based in Devon, Howard Mortgages are now also located in Clevedon, Somerset to help to provide mortgage and protection advice to the Bristol region >...

  • Borrowers have more choice than ever before, as the equity release market tops 500 products for the first time >...

  • Strongest spring housing market for a decade, Stamp Duty holiday extension & mortgage guarantee scheme set to launch >>...

  • The UK mortgage market has experienced a dramatic surge in demand from homebuyers so far this year due to the stamp duty holiday, low rates & more space at home >...

  • Demand for furlough-friendly mortgages remained strong in February as more borrowers sought lending options while they were supported on the government scheme >>...

  • Torquay-based group The Lions Barber Collective [LBC] has launched their new podcast series encouraging men to talk more openly about their mental health >...

  • Find out more about the new 95% mortgage guarantee scheme and whether it could help you buy your home with a 5% deposit.   In the Spring Budget this week, the Chancellor announced a new mortgage guarantee scheme for first-time buyers and home mo...

  • Following the Chancellor’s 2021 Budget announcement, Quilter have provided reaction to the key updates for Mortgages which included extending the current Stamp Duty holiday and a new Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme. Stamp Duty Holiday Extension...

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