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‘The veteran will lose every time’: Why military families struggle to compete in housing market

“If you’re competing against conventional or cash, the veteran is going to lose every time,” said Beth Jaworksi, a realtor with Shorewest Realtors.

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) — During the pandemic, the housing market boomed, but it became more difficult for veterans to buy.

Andrew Buczkowski retired from the military in August of 2020 after 12 years of service. He married his wife, Stephanie, just a few months later.

In November, the couple found out they were expecting a baby girl.

“When we found out Stephanie was pregnant, I was like we can’t live in an apartment anymore,” Andrew said.

The couple already has a 7-year-old son.

“It was important for us to get settled, for him to stay in one place, grow roots, so he can make friends,” Stephanie said.

Roots that neither one of them ever had.

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