Mark Cole, Chief Executive Officer, HLP


Mark's Articles

Helping Veterans Overcome Financial Hurdles After Their Service

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Helping Veterans Overcome Financial Hurdles After Their Service

Not surprisingly, many young military veterans receive little financial education during active duty. Because they are laser-focused on defending our country and doing their duty, there is time for little else. So, once they have been discharged, many are just beginning to learn about saving, as well as how to build their credit and buy.....

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Ready to Sell Your Home?

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Ready to Sell Your Home

The peak home buying season is now underway, and for every person looking for that perfect home, there’s someone trying to sell it to them. Fortunately, whether selling to move up to a larger home for a growing family, or downsizing for retirement, many people are in good position to cash in. Home sales rose.....

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Home Affordability – Is Now a Good Time to Buy?

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Home Affordability

The all-important spring home-buying season is upon us, and there are a few reasons for buyers to be optimistic. Mortgage rates have dropped compared to last fall, inventories are rising and signed contracts jumped 4.6 percent in January, according to the National Association of Realtors. Yet problems persist, especially when it comes to affordability. The.....

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MyLoanHelp.me – Free Help for Homeowners in Financial Distress

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Foreclosure Help

A wide range of circumstances can put a family at risk of losing their home. Unexpected expenses, reduced income, medical or marital problems, and natural disasters can create significant financial distress. As a result, many people feel trapped and worry about losing their home to foreclosure. They don’t want to ask for help from friends.....

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Help for Federal Employees Affected by Government Shutdown

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Help for Federal Employees Affected by Government Shutdown

As the federal government shutdown continues, a growing number of those employees may have trouble making ends meet. While Congress has passed legislation guaranteeing back pay for federal workers, approximately 800,000 of those workers started to miss paychecks on January 11. Unemployment offices around the nation are reporting an uptick in claims from federal workers......

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Can’t Afford to Buy? Here’s a Path to Homeownership

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Can’t Afford to Buy? Here’s a Path to Homeownership

With interest rates and home prices continuing to rise, millions of potential first-time homeowners struggle to find a way to qualify for a mortgage loan and afford their first home. And these potential first-time home buyers will continue to face plenty of obstacles in 2019. Part of the problem has been a lack of affordable.....

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