Years ago, Nick and Karen Walsh spent an anniversary on tranquil Anguilla, only to find themselves falling in love all over again -- with each other and the island. Now, Nick has the opportunity of a lifetime to work and live on the island his family loves. But moving to the Caribbean means missing friends and family and giving up Karen's stressful career in fashion. Real estate options are limited on this tiny island and there's heavy competition for anything available. Nick's attracted to the luxuries of island life, but with toddler Molly in tow, Karen needs a home that's family friendly. Will real estate agent Ian Sugar George Edwards be able to balance Nick's high-end desires with Karen's concerns for Molly? Or will this house hunt throw cold water on their relationship? Find out when House Hunters International reignites its passion? in Anguilla.
Bryan and Issis live at the intersection of impulse and adventure. They've been surfing together since their first date, and they take full advantage of the outdoor activities of their native California. But this well traveled couple has long fantasized about living overseas. So when Bryan received a job opportunity in Naples, Italy the couple quickly packed their bags. But after spontaneity comes reflection, and they are quickly confronted with stark differences of opinion in their choice of home. Issis wants to live by the sea for easy access to the water sports she loves, but Bryan prefers a more urban setting where he can interact with the community. Will they struggle to bridge these differences amidst their hasty move, or will striking a balance between their urban and rural divide be just one more adventure? Find out, when House Hunters International travels to Naples, Italy.
Derek originally put in for a job transfer to some place tropical like Hawaii, but things didn't go according to plan and now he and wife Sara are unexpectedly looking for their first home together in an enchanting land of history and hedge rows. Can this English fairy tale have a happy ending? Find out, with professional real estate agent Alexandra Worth, when Sara and Derek discover the charms of Merry Olde England.
Canadian wildlife biologists Vanessa and Mathieu are growing tired of doing all their work out in the field and living out of suitcases. They've always had a dream of setting up their own biology lab at home so that they can continue their studies as well as house students who are conducting their own research. Vanessa works primarily with reptiles and Mathieu with birds. With lush tropical rain forests, ocean, rivers, ponds and streams, Belize is the ideal spot to start this ambitious project and get their dream in motion. However, this entire plan hinges on finding property that not only serves as a home for them personally but has the space and structures for their research station. With criteria such as acreage, water and jungle access, real estate agent Macarena Rose has quite a challenge. Will Vanessa and Mathieu find a home and property that's all set-up and ready to go? Or will they have to purchase a place that is a huge project in and of itself before they can even start work on their professional endeavor? Find out when House Hunters International takes the biology lab to the tropics of Belize.
Chicago professionals Nicole and Matt live very busy lives and seldom for rest and relaxation. Instead of a big wedding, they saved their money to invest in a second home on the Caribbean island of Roatan. For these newlyweds it's a chance to leave their busy lives behind and focus on each other. Agent Andrew Storms gives them several options: views, views, and views. See paradise as House Hunters International realizes a dream on the island of Roatan in Honduras.
American in Paris, Laura missed her return flight home. That mistake started a chain reaction that would lead her to meet her future husband, Ben. She stayed in Paris and now the now they have two toddlers. For many years, the young family has been living in a cramped apartment in a neighborhood with none of the charm of Parisian village life, but they had a goal to save $4 million dollars to purchase the home of their dreams. Despite the fast moving Paris market, there is a shortage of apartments, creating a high demand and high housing costs. They will need real estate agent Kerstin Bachmann to hit the ground running in search of a property that encompasses their needs: space, budget, and location. Laura longs for a spacious home with classic turn-of-the-century details, but practical Ben just wants to stay within budget. Will Kerstin be able to find a home that meets all this criteria, or will the young couple have to temper their expectations. Find out when, House Hunters International moves up to live the Parisian life? in Paris, France.
Lou, an IT marketing professional, has finally gotten his chance to work abroad now that he's accepted an offer from his company, a permanent position in Taipei, Taiwan. Lou is thrilled with the opportunity, but his friend and colleague, Eugene, reminds him it won't all be a piece of cake. Lou is going to have to do some serious downgrading from owning his four-bedroom and three-bath house in Texas to renting a tiny apartment in the city of Taipei, where foreigners are not allowed to buy property. He's going to have to learn to live without the amenities he's used to in order to make it work. Will the drastic downgrade dampen Lou's transfer to Taipei? Find out when House Hunters International travels to Taipei, Taiwan.
Hailing from a longstanding tradition of travel, it was Matt Gibson's dream to pursue a career as an adventure travel writer. But work in his native British Columbia, Canada was hard to come by. After a string of odd jobs, Matt's decided to go to Taiwan ? an affordable country with easy access to other Asian destinations. Matt quickly fell in love with the southwestern city of Tainan. Now, he's back home in Canada to say his goodbyes before making Tainan his permanent home. With a dearth of writers in the area, Taiwan is an untapped market and Matt is looking forward to finally making his mark on the world of adventure travel writing. But before he can get started, he needs to find a suitable live-work space. With a small ex-pat community and very few English speakers, navigating Tainan's rental market is a formidable task. Will Matt opt for a beach-side dwelling in Tainan's newest neighborhood? Or will he choose a more traditional lifestyle among the city's oldest residents? Find out when House Hunters International navigates the ancient alleyways of Tainan, Taiwan!
Lavar and Natalia Simmons met in college. After graduation, Lavar became a professional basketball player with a team in St. Etienne France. For years, he has lived and worked in Europe while Natalia stayed behind with their two sons. Now that Tae, the older son is ready to start school, Lavar and Natalia have decided to keep the family together year round in France. In Etienne, about thirty miles south of Lyon, France, real estate agent Luc Grange has selected three properties. None is a perfect match for the Simmons' wish list. But by staying focused on what's best for their son Tae and his little brother Eli, Lavar and Natalia manage a difficult selection combining space, location and budget decisions with each house they see. For Lavar, whatever makes Natalia happy is fine with him. And for Natalia the decision means spinning problems into assets when House Hunters International brings the family together in Etienne, France.
After living in Boston and enduring cold harsh winters for the past 5 years, young couple Nick and Gwen are now eager for new experiences and a change in climate. They both have a freedom that most can't fathom. Their jobs give them the luxury to live & work in any city in the world and they've decided on sunny Cannes France. Nick and Gwen both share a love for French living, but the house hunt may reveal disagreements. Nick loves to go biking and wants to live on the outer part of the city near the hills and Gwen wants to live downtown in the heart of the city close to the shopping and restaurants. Will they be able to put their differences aside and find common ground? Find out when House Hunters International cycles into Cannes, France.
Julie, Bob, and their four young kids have a happy and successful life in Chicago, Illinois but the daily grind was starting to wear on them. They wanted to live more simply, so after a summer spent volunteering at a Nicaraguan orphanage they found their answer: relocate to Nicaragua full time. Immersing their kids into another culture has always been a dream, so they packed five suitcases and are now ready to start a brand new life on the beaches of Central America. Bob needs to keep his business afloat remotely, but Julie wants them to be able to experience a new culture stress free. Can they find a home that gives them office space to work remotely, time for volunteering, plus a more relaxing lifestyle? Find out when House Hunters visits the tranquil shores of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
Fred and Jen Whatley realized that they were hardly spending any time together as a family with their daughter, Eliana in their home in Alameda, California. A move to Nicaragua was going to help them get away from the material world, and reflect on what truly is important to the family. Fred, a nurse and Jen, an elementary school teacher hope to find work in their professions once they become fluent in Spanish. But will Jen, Fred, and Eliana be able to adjust to the new life style and learn a new language in time before it breaks the bank? Find out when House Hunters International travels to Hacienda Iguana, Nicaragua.
Working hard to since college, young newlyweds Jerry and Robin were unhappy with their careers and the high cost of living in Washington, DC. On a whim, Jerry proposed moving to Bogota, Colombia. With the low cost of living there, Robin's love of Latin culture and their desire to become fluent in Spanish, they take a chance at a fresh start in Bogota. But with small savings and no job prospects, will they be able find happiness and new friends in one of the largest cities in Latin America, or will they be phoning home for help? Find out when House Hunters International hits the elevated streets of Bogota, Colombia.
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