Mortgage News Archive

TMQ’s Christmas Charity Toy Collection 2021

TMQ’s Christmas Charity Toy Collection 2021

Our 2021 Charity Toy Collection was a little different this year. This year we teamed up with the incredible CoLab Exeter and three other local charities to make Christmas special for vulnerable children, located across the South West. With just two weeks' notice, we...

Mortgage Protection – have you got it covered?

Mortgage Protection – have you got it covered?

It’s been a whole month since The Mortgage Quarter’s 2020, annual Christmas, charity toy collection was donated to the children on the Bramble Ward, at the RD&E Hospital in Exeter, yet we are still in awe just thinking about it. So Grateful It was our biggest and...

TMQ Win Employer Apprenticeship Awards

TMQ Win Employer Apprenticeship Awards

Exeter College holds an annual ‘Employer Apprenticeship Awards’ to celebrate their exceptional apprentices as well as honour the local employers that go above and beyond to encourage these individuals... This year we won! The Mortgage Quarter is really proud of...

Exeter Property Market Update

Exeter Property Market Update

We asked Andy Sims, managing director of Underhills Estate Agents to give us an Exeter Property Market update. There's no denying that since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the property market has been booming, but now that things are trailing off, how is the property...

YMCA Exeter win Skipton’s Community Giving Grant

YMCA Exeter win Skipton’s Community Giving Grant

YMCA Exeter win Skipton’s Community Giving Grant! In 2019, Skipton Building Society launched an annual Community Giving grant, where they invite mortgage brokers and employees of intermediary firms to nominate a housing or homelessness cause, to receive a £1,000...

Landlord Top Tips

Landlord Top Tips

Landlord Top Tips! It’s important to go into the buy-to-let market with your eyes wide open, aware of all the ins and outs that are involved in being a landlord. Below, we have compiled some landlord top tips and frequently asked questions to help weigh up whether...

Is a Buy to Let a good Investment?

Is a Buy to Let a good Investment?

Is a Buy to Let a good Investment? We asked Rob Graves, director of Smart Estate Agents to give us the lowdown on buy to lets. Is a buy to let a good investment? With over 30 years of experience in the property market, Rob began his career in London, where he worked...

Investing in Property: Is a Buy to Let right for me?

Investing in Property: Is a Buy to Let right for me?

Investing in Property Investing in property is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Many people go down this path as a means of making money, but it’s important to go into this business with your eyes open and not just simply focusing on the financial gains...

New! The Home Buying App

New! The Home Buying App

We are super excited to announce the launch of our new app, giving you a helping hand with stepping onto the property ladder. This free app is designed to help you save up, plan and track your home buying journey – whether you’re wanting to buy your first home, or...

How Does Remortgaging Work?

How Does Remortgaging Work?

This month, for a limited time only, we are offering a free, no-obligation remortgage consultation, so we thought it would be fitting to explain, how does remortgaging work? How much money could you potentially save? Is it worth it? Let us explain...  What is...

Richard’s Rundown: Thinking about Moving?

Richard’s Rundown: Thinking about Moving?

Thinking about moving? With the surge the housing market has seen in the last 12 months you will likely have seen the steep and steady rise in house prices in your local area. Whilst this is causing difficulties for first-time buyers and those of you who are thinking...

Moving Home Checklist

Moving Home Checklist

It’s a well-known fact that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do. Throw in 3 national lockdowns and a worldwide pandemic and it’s certainly not made the process any easier. Despite this, the housing market has been booming. People have been...

The 5% Deposit is BACK!

The 5% Deposit is BACK!

Providing a fantastic springboard for those wanting to buy their own property, but who don’t quite yet have the available funds – the 5% deposit is back! Under the scheme, first-time buyers, home movers and previous homeowners with a 5% deposit will once again have...

Richard’s Rundown: Buy To Let Terms, Explained

Richard’s Rundown: Buy To Let Terms, Explained

With the addition of our Buy To Let Quarter, Richard has provided a short, jargon-busting blog to break down the key Buy to Let terms. Buy to lets are often perceived to be quite a daunting area of the housing market. However, with the right guidance, they can also be...

Feel Good Friday: Aaron’s Story

Feel Good Friday: Aaron’s Story

It's 'Feel Good Friday' everyone...   Okay, we admit it. There’s not a huge amount to feel good about at the moment is there? This is why we wanted to share a 'Feel Good Friday' news story with you all. Despite the ongoing pandemic, happy things are still...

TMQ’s Record Charity Toy Collection

TMQ’s Record Charity Toy Collection

It’s been a whole month since The Mortgage Quarter’s 2020, annual Christmas, charity toy collection was donated to the children on the Bramble Ward, at the RD&E Hospital in Exeter, yet we are still in awe just thinking about it. So Grateful It was our biggest and...

Guide to buying a house [Infographic]

Guide to buying a house [Infographic]

Buying a house can be a confusing and daunting process. It’s certainly up there as one of the most stressful things that you can do, especially if you’re thinking of moving during the Coronavirus pandemic. Let TMQ take the stresses away with our step-by-step guide to...

What will lockdown mean for the property market?

What will lockdown mean for the property market?

What a rollercoaster of a year we have all been on! Following the Government’s announcement on Saturday that the country is once again heading back into lockdown we wanted to update you on how the latest national restrictions stand with our business. What will...

Richard’s Rundown: Property Market Update

Richard’s Rundown: Property Market Update

Wow, almost 4 months since my last blog and how things have changed! The property market, especially in Exeter, is flying and more lenders are making more money available for more people.  The stamp duty holiday has played a big part for both homeowners and investors...

Feel Good Friday: First Time Buyers & Covid-19

Feel Good Friday: First Time Buyers & Covid-19

It’s not an easy task, buying your own home, but in recent months the global Coronavirus pandemic has certainly made things harder for first-time buyers. Difficulties for First Time Buyers In March the market was brought to a halt during lockdown, with people unable...

Stamp Duty Holiday Explained

Stamp Duty Holiday Explained

In a bid to revive the struggling housing market amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced some huge news; from now, until 31st March 2021, there will be a stamp duty holiday. Excellent news for those looking to purchase a new home in...

Exeter Businesses Achieve Exceptional Results

Exeter Businesses Achieve Exceptional Results

Even in testing times, we are proud to continue to do great business. We work in partnership with brilliant Exeter businesses and always strive to give our clients the top-notch mortgage advice they deserve. A client came to us looking to purchase a new property to...

Richard’s Rundown: Mortgage Market Update

Richard’s Rundown: Mortgage Market Update

Richard Grigg is one of TMQ's Mortgage Advisors, below he gives us the latest on how COVID-19 has impacted the mortgage market and not necessarily in a bad way. Light at the end of the tunnel With lockdown having been in force for the past 5 weeks there is finally...

UK Property Market Update

UK Property Market Update

Following the success of our first vlog, we thought we would give you the latest on the impact that COVID-19 is having on the UK property market. This includes current mortgage rates, how mortgage lenders are utilising technology and the latest on property...

Mortgage Payment Holiday

Mortgage Payment Holiday

Coronavirus is creating challenging times. If current Covid-19 events are affecting you financially, we are here to help and support you by offering our customers a mortgage payment holiday. What exactly is it? If the coronavirus is affecting...

COVID-19: Mortgage Information Support

COVID-19: Mortgage Information Support

The Mortgage Quarter has launched a dedicated Mortgage Support Service to help homeowners who may be worried about their finances, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This FREE support service has been set up to answer any...

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