John and Fiona are trading the 8 months of Calgary's winter for the long Sydney summers. They're making the move now while their two boys are young enough to adjust to a new life down under. They just don't want to leave their house behind, but Sydney's rental market is hot and Agent Elysha Harris explains, if they see something they like they should move on it now, because it might not stick around. They've got to look fast and be decisive. Watch as House Hunters International moves the family to sunny Sydney Australia.
Heidi's two passions in life are fashion and Italy, leaving her destined to live in Milan. Having grown up sewing with her mother and traveling to Italy with her family, it was a natural progression for Heidi to immerse herself in this fashion capital. She studied design, learned the language and now this ambitious fashionista is moving to Italy to start her own clothing line. She wants an apartment that is stylish and sophisticated, but she also needs enough space for a design studio in her home. She prefers to live where it is trendy, yet budget constraints may mean expanding into less familiar locales. Can Heidi find a balance between the Italy she knows and the Italy she's only just beginning to discover? Find out when House Hunters International travels to Milan, Italy.
Frenchman Ulrich met Debi while he was visiting her hometown of Orlando and they quickly transitioned from friends to sweethearts. With Ulrich back in Burgundy, Debi was fully on board for the transition from her hectic career to a slower pace in France's charming wine region. They want to start their life together in a traditional French home in the villages outside Chalone-Sur-Saone, but Real Estate Agent Benjamin Haas knows that what's considered traditional here may strike Debi as just plain old. He must find a home that fits their vision but still remains practical for these newlyweds and their $1,350 a month budget. Find out what happens when House Hunters International discovers a taste of Burgundy, France.
Mel, single mother of two, born and bred on the small island of Norfolk has met the man of her dreams and is now giving up island life and moving with her children to be with him in the big city of Brisbane, Australia. While Mel was on vacation in Brisbane to see her mom, she met Nathan and fell in love. After a few trips to Brisbane and a long distance relationship, Mel is now packing up her Island life and moving to the big smoke. Norfolk Island has a population of only 1800, has no traffic lights and is only 14 square miles in size. Brisbane has a population of over 2 million! Mel is excited but also nervous as she has only known Nathan for a short time and is worried for the safety of her children moving to the city. Will Mel survive the house hunt in the booming metropolis of Brisbane? Or will she run back to her tropical paradise? Find out when House Hunters International rolls into Brisbane, Australia.
Miranda and Bart moved to London from The Netherlands with a plan to return home in just a couple of years. But that was twelve years ago and now, caught up in the hectic pressures of job and career, they realize they have little time to enjoy their two young daughters, or each other. They revisit their plan to move back to The Netherlands until Bart is offered a position with a firm in Melbourne, Australia. After touring the city, they decide to relocate and soon begin the process of finding their new home. Real Estate Agent Donna Morsman steers them away from Melbourne center in favor of shore-line suburban properties that lie along Melbourne's Port Philip Bay. Their selection is beautifully challenging. One house is a contemporary custom design right by the beach. Another has a quaint village charm, while another has a tropical inside outside design where rooms open to the outdoors. In the end, their decision is carefully tuned to which property best for the children; as House Hunters International finds this young family a new home and a new way of life in Melbourne, Australia.
Ever since childhood, Josh Hallett couldn't sit still. His career as a pilot allowed him to see the world and he and his wife, Wendy, moved seven times in the first ten years of marriage. But after their sons, Connor and Hayden, were born, the Halletts decided to settle down in Collierville, Tennessee. Now, after nearly a decade, Josh's wanderlust is reawakening, and a job opening in Dusseldorf, Germany, is providing the perfect opportunity for the Halletts to expose their children to an entirely new culture. But Dusseldorf's housing market is extremely limited and finding a duplicate of the sprawling 4,000 square foot home the Halletts are leaving is an impossibility. Will Josh be able to convince his family that an authentic urban experience is worth the adjustment to tighter quarters? Or will Wendy's reluctance to sacrifice space land the Halletts back in the suburbs? Find out when House Hunters International says auf weidersehen to Tennessee and touches down? in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Nate and Jen aren't your stereotypical accountants. Years ago, the military dangled an enticing carrot in front of Nate: he and his high school sweetheart could be stationed abroad and live an exciting adventure. It didn't work out, but that didn't mean they forgot about the idea to live somewhere exotic. They finally decided it was time to escape harsh Pennsylvania winters and make the move to Grand Cayman - the largest of the Cayman Islands and a world financial center. Here, their careers are transferable But their two incomes might not be enough to live the island dream Jen envisions. The cost of living here is among the highest in the Caribbean and this young couple is shocked to find their $2700 dollar budget is on the low side. She wants views and fashionable furnishings at any cost. He just wants access to the beach to kite-surf - and he wants it in budget. Will fellow expat and real estate agent Tony Catalatano be able to find something that will both wow Jen and win over number cruncher Nate? Find out when House Hunters International goes for broke in the Cayman Islands.
Twenty years ago, Chad and Roshan Hyson met as teens in lovely Grenada, but they didn't fall in love until a decade later when they reconnected after college in Miami, Florida. Ten years later, their lives are busy with two growing children and no spare time. Now, they're ready to return to the country of their youth for a more laid back lifestyle and the chance to reconnect with the country that truly feels like home. They're hoping a slower pace will allow them to spend more time together and finally have time to enjoy the most important thing of all: family. But moving to a small island means a small real estate market and Chad and Roshan have very different needs. Chad wants gorgeous beach views, but Roshan needs a home office that offers peace and quiet. Will real estate agent and family friend Pearl Forrester be able to balance Chad and Roshan's priorities? Or will the stress of house hunting send this couple over the edge? Find out when House Hunters International reconnects with its roots in Grenada.
Jessica and Kevin Doherty have been together since they were in high school and have had a whirlwind relationship for the past 10 years they've been together. While Air Force-enlisted Kevin was in Korea, Jessica and their three year old son, Liam, were separated from Kevin for about a year and moved back to their home town in Carmel, Indiana. Soon Kevin returned home and they found out they will be moving again and this time to the historical town of Pisa, Italy. Even though the two have never traveled to Italy before nor speak any Italian they will be moving once again and this time for a 3 year stay. This young couple is looking for a home they can share off the military base, but close for Kevin to go to work and still near all the local scenery. They have a very short amount of time to get all they need and at their rental budget. So with this short time and language barrier will this eager young couple find their home in ancient Italian town of Pisa? Find out on this episode of House Hunters International goes to Pisa Italy.
Moving from California to the Bahamas wasn't something that CJ and Denise had ever considered. However, Denise was offered her dream job as a marketing executive at a new resort in Nassau, so they're taking the leap. To make it happen, CJ will have to give up his own business and hobby of designing and restoring motorcycles. In Nassau, CJ wants a large garage where he can still tinker around on old cars and vintage motorcycles and Denise is hoping for a spectacular ocean view. Taking on the blue waters of the Caribbean shouldn't be difficult, but can they take on each other's wish list? Find out when House Hunters visits Nassau, Bahamas.
Sutiya Shingleton came to study in England by herself when she was only 16 years old. She quickly adapted to English life and began to lay down roots. She literally bumped into Ben and the rest is history. The couple married and settled in his native Essex where they've raised their son, Aiden. But now a business opportunity in Thailand will uproot the young family from England. Sutiya's family hopes Ben can expand their established landscape business to include expats that reside in Hua Hin- but relocating so far away also means saying goodbye to family and risking their stable jobs in England for a more relaxed lifestyle in Hua Hin. With more and more foreigners moving to Thailand, the real estate business is booming. So, they'll need Flemming Bo Sorenson's help to navigate Thai real estate. Will Flemming be able to balance Sutiya's need to be close to amenities with Ben's preference to be walking distance to the beach? Or will they have to reconsider how far from the city center they can live. Find out when House Hunters international takes root in Hua Hin, Thailand.
To carve out his own path in life, 23 year old chef Jim Wheatley risked his savings to depart from a shaky UK economy, to dive into the tourist market on Australia's North Stradbroke Island to live with his sister Sophie. Jim's looking to find a job in Point Lookout, making it the center of their home search. But as the hunt begins, Jim & Sophie revert to their days as sibling rivals, bickering over bedrooms, bathrooms, and everything in between. Will this dueling duo find a home they can agree upon, or will the fighting continue after they sign on the dotted line? Find out when House Hunters International lands on North Stradbroke Island, Australia.
David and Lindsey are two restless globetrotters that have lived throughout the UK and Australia?but they just can't seem to find the right city to live in. That is, until now. They've made a self-diagnosis that they are really beach bums at heart and with past moving experiences as their teacher they've pegged a small beach town along Australia's Sunshine Coast as the best place to raise their three rambunctious boys. So if their instincts finally prove right this time around, and with some key help from professional real estate agent Brooke-Lyn Webber, deciding to live the good life along Aussieland's Pacific coast should be the last move they make for quiet sometime.
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