Over this past weekend, not unlike in many other towns in America, the Dallas Convention Center was hosting an auction on 200 foreclosed homes.
The former owner of one of the homes attended the auction to see who would purchase her house and to find closure to her traumatic journey.
“It means so much to all of us,” she said of her home that she lost to foreclosure. “It’s not just a house.”
Apparently, her tears caught the attention of another auction attendee Marilyn Mock, of Rockwall, Texas.
“She was crying and I asked her what she was upset about,”
There was no picture of the property in the auction book, however, this trusting person bid on the house taking into account the word of the woman who lost her home. The stranger wound up purchasing the home for less than $30,000 to put the grieving woman and her family back into their home.
The woman who had been foreclosed on said,
“The next thing you know, she tells me she is doing this for me and then she had it, She knows how much she has blessed my life,” Tracy said. “Nobody’s ever done anything like that for me before, and I hope that I can repay the favor.”
“People need to help each other and that’s all there is to it,”
Mock said about her home purchase.
Would you spend $30,000 to purchase a house for a stranger?
Albeit, $30,000 is a bargain for a house. For $30000 you would expect to do some work to make the house worth a bit more. You would not be expecting too much from a $30,000 house the way it is.
$30,000 is a lot of money to some people while to others, $30,000 would be a down payment.
But, to spend $30,000 on a stranger takes a lot of trust, in humanity and faith mostly.
During a recession-like economy with foreclosures, economic unravellings, bank closings and more, spending $30,000 on a stranger is indeed an investment but, not necessarily in real estate.