Southern belle Gina Cooper has all the trappings of a comfortable life in Atlanta: a good job, a nice car and a great apartment. But, ease and security have become monotony and Gina's looking for a change of pace. So, she's packing her bags and leaving behind Atlanta's urban sprawl for the bustling streets and vibrant culture of Madrid. But Madrid's high rental prices mean that Gina must live with a roommate, and finding a flat that suits both their needs and satisfies Gina's lengthy list of demands is no easy task. Watch what happens as this Georgia peach attempts to adjust to an entirely new way of life in Madrid, Spain.
Elizabeth and Roy McClean bonded over their mutual love of Asia. After marrying, they explored Korea, China, Thailand and more together. But after 8 years of bouncing around Asia, they're missing their families and want a home base in Cianciana, Sicily to make family reunions a little easier. But Roy wants a historic fixer-upper and Elizabeth's leaning toward a move-in ready property. Can this couple find a middle ground or will Roy's renovation dreams, be Elizabeth's nightmare? Find out when House Hunters International makes time for family in Cianciana, Sicily.
As Texans Chad and Emily looked out over the azure waters of St. Croix they said to themselves?we should have moved here sooner! But as other island homeowners can attest the small availability of homes here can be pretty outdated and buying a home can be a nice chunk of change for a house that doesn't have the right vibe. There is, however, the option of buying beachfront land and building the perfect dream home from scratch?that would certainly provide great ocean views and water access right out the backdoor, but that is also a dicey option fraught with financial risk and a greatly extended time frame. Do Chad and Emily really want to rent for over a year more while they try to manage a huge construction project? So with the help of real estate agent Alexandra Bentley they will try to answer this very question: should they build it, or should they buy it?
College sweethearts Kate & Mike Coyne were born and bred in New Jersey and have been married for 3 years. Once out of college, they decided to move to the beach town of Belmar, New Jersey since they love the beach and outdoor activities like surfing, kayaking, biking and running. The one thing they don't like about living on the east coast is the harsh winters. They say they only have half the year to spend outside and the other half hibernating indoors. With nothing tying them down, they felt the time is now to make a move. A few years earlier they spent a holiday in Puerto Rico and realized it could be a great place to live. They've now chosen San Juan as their future home since it has year round tropical weather. Mike and Kate are always adventurous. Any opportunity to try something new, they jump at it. But will they be able to find a beach side property within their limited budget? Find out as House Hunters International soaks into sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico.
World traveler & UK native Ben Southal won the Best Job in the World contest, and took his travels to the Whitsunday Islands of Australia. His life on the go style was a perfect match for his new job, but meeting his fiance Sophee, soon made this on the go guy ready to settle into the next phase of life in Sophee's hometown of Brisbane. But with its booming real estate market, finding Sophee's dream home in the city presents a challange of price, and differing expectations; fitting Ben's only wish of housing his beloved car and Sophee's practical concerns. Will this couple find everything thiey're looking for in the city or will either be willing to compromise on their dream for their first home together? Find out when House Hunters International comes ashore in Brisbane, Australia.
Sharmi got turned onto Denmark when she learned its people ranked as the happiest in the world. She soon met her Danish love and began writing a book investigating Danish happiness. She believes their simple values and lack of materialism is what brings them joy and she is now getting ready to ditch her princess with a platinum card attitude and find true happiness with husband Jesper and daughter Nina, in Denmark. But can she drop the princess role? Or is she looking for a castle to rival the Charlottenlund Palace? Find out when House Hunters International pursues happiness in Charlottenlund, Denmark.
While in Haiti, Cheryl and Laurens adopted twin sisters to add to their family of five. The decision to leave Haiti and move back to Ontario, Canada was tough for Cheryl and Laurens, so they've decided to buy a second home in the Dominican. A second home is also the perfect escape to those cold Canadian winters. Will Cheryl and Laurens find the perfect home to accommodate their growing family? Find out when House Hunters International goes to Caberete, Dominican Republic.
Rebecca has left the life she knows in New York to follow her career all the way to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She can't wait to immerse herself in south Asian culture, and hopes to live in the heart of the action in the city center. But when she's confronted with the realities of local living on her limited budget, will this young designer struggle to part with her western ways? Find out when House Hunters International travels to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Brent Pitman and his husband, Adam, have ambitious careers. Their recent promotions mean they'll both be leaving Australia's sunny shores behind. While Adam will be spending the next six months in the sweltering heat of Doha, Qatar, Brent is moving to the frigid nation of Finland. With Adam planning to join Brent in Helsinki, Finland after his project is complete, Brent must hunt for a home that will suit them both. Locating a place with the modern amenities, and the traditional style that Adam favors, in the downtown neighborhood Brent prefers, is a tall order. Watch what happens when House Hunters International makes the trek to Helsinki, Finland.
In Geneva, Switzerland, Abigail had a great career, friends and all the perks of living the Swiss life, but something was missing. When she visited Berlin, Germany for vacation, everything changed. The creative atmosphere of the city was inspiring and she knew it was the perfect place for her to start fresh. Now she will work as a freelance designer and open her own business in a live/work apartment. Real estate agent Allyce Kluver has three options that can fit her needs with a bit of ingenuity. But can Abigail create a space that will be perfect for both greeting clients and living her brand new life? Find out as House Hunters International visits Berlin, Germany.
An American woman returns to Peru where she lived sixteen years ago. Charmed by the city she knew as a young girl, and knowing Lima's reputation for fine cuisine, she creates a business model to present foreign tourists a taste of Peru's gastronomic delights. But her house hunt through Lima's diverse neighborhoods is difficult in this time of national prosperity and higher prices. Her budget and wish list are knocked about as she hunts for a property suitable for both her new business and her deepest wish, to settle and live in this place she loves. Her stunning dedication faces challenging decisions as House Hunters International opens the menu in Lima, Peru.
When Jake and Becky met at a wedding, they recognized in each other a love of travel and of immersion in other cultures. Soon after marrying, and settling down in Chicago, this globetrotting couple seized the opportunity to transfer to romantic Buenos Aires. Shifting to one income at first, they hope real estate agent Jaime will find them a charming apartment in a pricey furnished rental market. Will they find the newlywed love nest they've dreamt of in the Paris of South America? Watch when House Hunters International tangos to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
After losing their high paying tech-jobs, Annie and Blake spent a year with family before deciding to take a chance on a better life in the south of France. She wants to start a home business, he wants to write a book, and they both want more time together with their three kids. They decided that the answer to all of their dreams can be found in Marseille. They just need to keep to firm budget as they'll be living on savings until Annie can get her home business up and running. Watch as House Hunters international moves the family to Marseille, France.
All New! Thursdays 9|8c