Two strangers were brought together by a leap of faith and one piece of property that was among 200 North Texas homes up for auction at the Dallas Convention Center this weekend.
While the misfortune of others lured hundreds of bargain hunters to the foreclosure auction, "Tracy" said she came to find closure. The woman took her seat among a sea of investors and strangers to say goodbye to her Pottsboro home, which is located just west of Denison.
"It means so much to all of us," she said of the rural residence that she lost to foreclosure. "It's not just a house."
At the fast-paced and energetic event, Tracy's tears did not go unnoticed.
Tracy was crying when Marilyn Mock saw her.
"She was crying and I asked her what she was upset about," said Marilyn Mock, of Rockwall.
When Tracy's home, listed as "No. 73," came up for auction, Mock raised her hand and bid. With no picture of the property in the auction book, Mock had only Tracy's word on the home's value.