Stacey Jones is a transplant from England who moved to Amsterdam for a change of pace. She has been living with roommates in a rented apartment close to the city center, but the apartment is being sold and she can't afford to purchase it. She has decided to leave renting behind and strike out on her own by purchasing something she can afford. Real estate agent Johann Overeem signs on to help with her search.
Newlyweds Bérénice and Loïg Raoul have been living in a '70s-era one-room flat in the historic first district of Paris, where Loïg hopes to run for city council. They would like a larger place with two bedrooms in a historic Parisian building. They realize that a flat in the center of Paris with their $480,000 (US) budget will be difficult, so they've asked agent Jérôme Cacarié to shine the way in the city of lights.
Romayne Wright, originally from England, is a single career woman who now rents a place in Paris' artistic neighborhood district. She works in marketing for an auto company and is on the road five days a week. When she is at home, though, she loves the neighborhood and has recently decided to make it her permanent home. She likes her one-bedroom rental and would buy it if she could, but it's not for sale. She's on the hunt for a unit with high ceilings and would love a bathtub so she can really unwind when at home. Room for a home office and more living space are also on the top of her wish list. Relocation expert Tanya Halton tackles the challenge.
Trudy and Larry Troiano relocated to West Palm Beach, Fla., more than three years ago, and the location is perfect for themit's close to family and southern Florida beaches. In fact, Trudy loves the tropical lifestyle so much she's decorated their home with murals of palm trees, tropical fish and flowers. But now these two are ready to find a REAL tropical paradise on the beach! Their perfect location? The island of Ambergris Caye in Belize. Ambergris Caye is the largest island in the country and boasts white sand beaches, crystal blue waters and a laidback lifestyle. So with a budget of $650,00 (US) and the help of independent broker Diane Campbell, the Troianos are ready to find their Belizean Beach House.
Kate and Matt Shaw are always on the move. He's busy with a booming real estate business, and her days are filled with toting around their two small sons, Luke and Justin. Although they live near the beach in Jupiter, Fla., their day-to-day lives leave little time for surfer Matt to catch a wave, or for the family to have quality time together. They are ready to buy a vacation home in the Central American country of Costa Rica. Real estate agents Lourdes Brechu and Patrick Heaney hope to help the Shaws find a place where they can go to slam the brakes on their normally crazy pace.
Dennis Seisun moved to San Diego, Calif., after becoming fed up with the constant rain in his home country of Belgium. He and wife Verena raised two children in San Diego and took advantage of all the sunshine and freedom the area has to offer. But now home prices in San Diego are skyrocketing, and he has convinced the family that it's time to make a bold move south of the border. Real estate agent John Anderson signs on to help them find a casa nueva in La Paz, Mexico.
Samuel Bate is a charming 30-something Parisian who has been wanted to start his life over for the last three years. After a breakup left him alone and in need of a place to live, he rented a tiny studio apartment far from the heart of Paris. Now he wants to buy a new apartment in a trendy neighborhood in Paris that is more suited for a bachelor who wants more space and in an area where there is more to do. He would like to find a home that has at least one bedroom, parking and a nice kitchen. Real estate agent Marie Sarro signs on to help with the search.
Garden State natives Fran and Bob Schmitt are ready to flee the cold of Forked River, N.J., and retire to the island oasis of St. Maarten. Fran has always said that the stork dropped her in the wrong spot, and after they cruised the Caribbean a few years ago, she knew she was meant to live on a tropical island. With the first blast of winter on its way to New Jersey, this couple is eager to find their own island paradise before the first cold snap. Real estate agent Arun Jagtiani signs on to help make that happen.
Sergio Lucchesi and wife Jane Wertheimer decided to raise their three children, Chiara, Gabbriella, and Leonardo, in the medieval Tuscan town of Greve-in-Chianti. The family lives in a century-old farmhouse that has been divided into three private villas, each with an incredible view of the famous Tuscan countryside. Unfortunately, they share more than the view with the neighbors--they also share walls, the yard and the driveway. After nine years, they are ready to move their family into a stand-alone house with lots of land, a pool and that same amazing view. They are hoping to find the right home within their budget, and realtor Marinella Coppi intends to help with the hunt.
Rachel and John Atkinson have been married for five years, and have five children. While the couple loves their current home in Buxton, England, they need more outdoor space for their kids to run around. They're also looking for room to build a small cottage for Rachel's mom, who could use the convenience of having her family close by. Hoping to spend about $450,000 American dollars, this couple is looking for something with lots of charm, character and potential and a minimum of four bedrooms. Real estate agent Deborah Hollamby has three very different properties to show the and couple, and is convinced she can help them find their ideal Buxton home.
Jenny and James Tweats have been married for seven years and have two little boys, 5-year-old Ben and 3-year-old Sam. The Tweats currently live in a four-bedroom, three-bathroom house in the quiet and beautiful village of Alsager, England. Jenny wants to cut back on the hours she spends teaching school to have more time with her boys, so with less money coming in, they'll need a new home with a lower monthly payment. The Tweats are willing to compromise on space but not on the locationthey want to stay in Alsager. They've hired real estate agent Deborah Hollamby to help them with their search.
Newlyweds Allison Poulos, a Connecticut native, and Massimo Salerno, an Italian native, are excited to begin their lives together in Rome, Italy, but right now they are living with Massimo's mother, Elsa, in her small flat on the outskirts of the city. The pair need more space for themselves, their wedding gifts, and their dog, Finley, and they want to live much closer to the historic center of Rome. Unfortunately, flats are historically hard to come by there, and are often snatched off the market in days. Agent Marina Carboni signs on to help with the search.
Brenda and David Goodstone have been married for 10 years and live with their sons in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. Five years ago they sold their first home and moved their family into a four-bedroom rental so they could afford to buy a café in Auckland. Their investment paid off and they sold the café for a profit. Now they want to find a house in the popular beach town of Orewa for their twin boys, Blake and Aaron, to call home. They want at least five bedrooms, a garage and space for a pool. Real estate Brett Bogue signs on to help the Goodstones with their quest.
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