Returning Bend soldier finds home in foreclosure

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BEND, Ore. (AP) -- A Bend soldier on leave from Iraq returned home Tuesday to find the home where he lives with his father had been sold earlier that day back to the bank in a foreclosure.

KTVZ reports (http://bit.ly/r6wqJ9 ) Aaron Collette and his father Tim will enjoy the home they've shared the past four years for a couple more days before they expect an eviction notice.

Tim Collette says he expects to file a lawsuit. He says he has put more than $125,000 into the house. He started missing mortgage payments when his construction business was hit by the economic downturn.

Chase Bank says in a statement that it had granted Collette's request to stay in the home through his son's leave.

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Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/