When David Norris accepted a job to manage Park Place Motors’ new body shop, under construction on Bryant Irvin Road in southwest Fort Worth, he thought about commuting from the Lake Highlands area of Dallas.
His family was happy there in a rental home, but Norris soon realized how much time he’d be away from his wife, Sara, and two young sons driving back and forth more than 80 miles each day.
In February, the couple began looking for a house in Fort Worth. But it wasn’t the typical, negotiation-filled home-buying process they thought it would be. Rather, they lost out to other buyers several times in bidding or didn’t make an offer quick enough before the house was sold.
“We learned very quickly this was going to be a big challenge,” Norris said.
Read Sandra Baker’s article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram.