Follow an American art student searching for a space to spread his creativity in Stockholm Sweden.
Join a couple searching for the perfect tropical respite from their otherwise hectic lives.
Two bedrooms; two baths; by the beach; for only $200,000? Now that's a tall order!
Christine Morden has enjoyed her fast-paced life as a political attorney in Washington, D.C., but after a decade, she's ready to ditch public policy to pursue her lifelong passion of photography in a new tropical island dream home. She is looking for a spacious condo in the Caribbean islands of Turks & Caicos. She wants to be close to the beach and have a great view for less than $250,000. She enlists real estate agent Lavern Skippings to help with the search.
World traveler and artist Malaya Quinn and her teenage daughter, Grace, have been living in northern California for the last 13 years, but they are beginning to feel a little restless and in need of a change of scenery. In a past visit to the Yucatan, they were really taken by the town of Merida — so much so that they have decided to move down there and buy a place. Enter real estate agent Paula Sievert, who is pretty confident that she can find a small Colonial within their budget in the historic part of Merida.
Most of the time, Clara and Alex Thole enjoy the breathtaking view of Puget Sound from their Mediterranean-style home in Mukilteo, Wash. Their other days are spent discovering destinations across the country and around the world. For Clara, one location holds a special place in her heart -- Montoggio, Italy, the home of her heritage. Hoping to reconnect with her Italian roots, the Tholes have given themselves a budget of $200,000 and three weeks to find their own piece of Italy.
John Dalrymple, an engineer, and his wife Rina, a potter, rent a tiny 19th-century cottage outside Amsterdam, Holland. After three years they have come to the realization that the place is simply too small for all of their stuff. They have decided to pack up their home and head south all the way south to Italy! They have discovered the small hilltop town of Guardia Lombardi. The charming town overlooks chestnut trees, farms and vineyards and has a population of just over 1,000 people. Real estate agent Annie Temple thinks she can help find something ideal for this couple.
After nine years of living the laid-back lifestyle in the resort seaside town of Punta Del Este, Uruguay, Patricia Giuria and husband Pablo Tringolo are ready to pick up the pace by moving 200 miles southwest to Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are looking for a place that's big enough for their two dogs, Bob and Maximo, and is within walking distance to Giuria's new job. Real estate agent Armando Terzakyan tackles the challenge.
Mercy and Joe Flak would like to find a home on Aruba with more space than the 1,900 square feet they currently have. With their daughters Kiana, 6 and Kyra, 3, plus Mercy's sister Myrna living with them, they have a lot of needs to meet. They need at least four bedrooms and plenty of space for the girls' all-consuming toy collection. They would also love to have a great ocean view and golf course access. They decide to look in the exclusive Tierra del Sol golf club and have asked sales agent Bob Elwood for help.
Inspired by several Hollywood films showcasing New Zealand's beautiful terrain, California natives Cathie and Mike Koosmann decided to visit the country and see it for themselves. They loved visiting the area of Auckland called Whangarei so much that they decided to make a huge life change and move there. They called local real estate agent Suzie Jones to help them find a piece of property with lots of land, an ocean view and plenty of "living" space. Relocating to one of the least-populated countries in the world has many challenges, but the Koosmans are ready for the tasks ahead.
Deneen and Brian Wargo make their living working in water, specifically the warm waters of Hawaii. She helms a submarine for a tourism company, and he works for a tourist fishing company. Although they like living close to the water in their two-bedroom, two-bath condo, this active couple is running out of space. One visit to Costa Rica and neighboring Nicaragua opened their eyes to new opportunities and new surf to explore. With just as much beautiful scenery, a cheaper cost of living and a growing Nicaraguan tourism market, the city of Managua is the place where this couple wants to drop their next anchor. Real estate agent and fellow surfer, Barry Oliver, signs on to help this couple find a place that suits their needs.
Jenny and Matthew Pragnell and their three sons have lived in a two-story town home in Kingston, Jamaica, for seven years. Now that their three boys aren't so little anymore, it's time for a bigger house. The Pragnells are renters, not owners, so making changes to their home is not allowed. They are eager to jump into the Kingston real estate market, but they have a limited budget and there is little inventory of homes for purchase. It's not uncommon in Kingston for potential buyers to wait a full year for their ideal home to become available. Real estate agent Allison Machado certainly has her work cut out for her.
Scott MacDonald and Graham Renwick, both in their mid 20s, grew up just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland, and have known each other almost their whole lives. They are best friends, and enjoy typical Scottish 20-something activities such as frequenting the city's pubs and playing football on weekends. While they love the small town where they live, they both still live with their parents, and are starting to crave more independence. With Edinburgh's property market on the rise, it's nearly impossible for young people just starting their careers to make that first step up the property ladder. That's why they have decided to go in together on the purchase of a flat. Real estate agent Bill Goodall will assist in the hunt.
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