Veterans Day Special on AOL Real Estate

In celebration of Veterans Day, HousingWatch is featuring stories about veterans and active military personnel and their real estate experiences. Here are the top posts:

1. Volunteers Build Homes for Wounded Vet
Operation: Coming Home, a team of veterans, homebuilders and other volunteers, are dedicated to providing free housing in the Raleigh/Durham area to wounded veterans of recent Middle East wars. Find out who they've helped when you read more.

2. Home Prices: Army Housing Buoys El Paso
The expansion of the Fort Bliss Army base in El Paso, Texas has sparked a local building boom and kept the town from falling into the depths of the recession. See why when you read more.

3. Marine in VA Home Loan Limbo
For Jon Wilke, a seven-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and Army National Guard including a tour just months after 9/11, buying a home is the hardest thing he's ever done. To find out why, read more.

4. Soldier Reclaims Foreclosed Texas Home
Capt. Michael Clauer and his family in Frisco, Tex., had their home foreclosed on by the Heritage Lakes Homeowners Assn. because they didn't pay their HOA dues. To find out how things turned out, read more.

5. Vet Beats Mortgage Mod Scam With Refi
Ex-Marine Hank Neigel hired a Mesa, Ariz..-based loan modification firm that advertised a 100 percent performance-based, money-back guarantee. If you want to know what happened next, read more.

Want to learn more about VA loans? Check out the AOL Real Estate guide "VA Loans: Homebuying Help for Veterans."

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