Hi! I'm a newbie to the board and wondered if anyone had had any advice on obtaining a mortgage. I'm trying to move my mum to Cardiff from Essex so that I can take care of her. I have an EPA and ideally would like to move her first before selling her house in Essex. I've been to our bank today to see if they would help us finance the interim period inbetween the house buying and selling but they've not been very helpful! I'm not in a position to take on a mortgage myself and don't own my home to take out a secured loan. Has anyone got any ideas on how this could be worked out? I know I could sell her house at the same time but living so far away it would be very complicated and long winded particularly as I have two retirement flats for sale 30 yards down the road from me which would be perfect for mum. Many thanks for any advice you may have.