By Michelle Fox, Published Sat, Apr 10 202110:26 AM EDT
When pandemic life began to feel too tight inside the one-bedroom apartment Taryn Orellana shared with her husband, Antonio, she knew they had to move.
In October, the couple decided to buy their first home in Lakewood, Calif. It was harder than they imagined.
“There were periods of desperation, where we would make offers on houses and we weren’t even sure if this one was ‘the one,’” said 37-year-old Orellana, a nurse practitioner.