Mark Cole, Chief Executive Officer, HLP


Mark's Articles

Earthquakes and Hurricanes – How to Recover if You Are Affected

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Earthquakes and Hurricanes

With two earthquakes east of Los Angeles and Tropical Storm Barry flooding communities along the Gulf Coast in July, natural disasters have already disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of Americans. And with the heart of hurricane season just around the corner – August through October – we can expect plenty of additional damage.....

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Struggling to Pay Bills in Retirement? A Reverse Mortgage Could Make Sense

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Reverse Mortgage

Once a homeowner stops working and retires, they still have plenty of expenses that can create financial stress. Healthcare often tops the list, but maintaining a house can be costly, too. For example, a new roof or minor improvement projects can easily cost $10,000 or more. And, even though many cities and counties provide a.....

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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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