Crystal Gates and Copatriccq Dartis were fairly happy with their Oak Forest home when the coronavirus pandemic set in. Their workdays took them to an office and it felt like they were only home a couple of hours in the morning and evening, plus weekends.
Suddenly, like the rest of America, they were at home all day and night and they took a good look around.
“When we lived in Denver, we fixed up (our house) to sell it before we moved (to Houston), and when it was done, it was beautiful. I wish we had lived in the house when it looked like that,” said Gates, 49 and a tax partner at a Houston accounting firm. Dartis, 50, is an insurance adjuster.