Alan and Erin leave Utah in the dust so that he can attend a PhD program at the University of Birmingham. They're new to England, city living and, with a 9 month old son, they're also new to parenting. Although they're on a student budget, Alan craves pricey living in the city center. Three wildly different properties, situated in three distinct neighborhoods, pull them in different directions. Ultimately, they'll have to choose either with their head or their heart.
Ready to take a risk on a life together in a new city, David and Halen are moving to Tel Aviv with a strict budget and only one income. Halen is eager to get as close to the sand and sea as possible, but David needs her to stay on budget. Surprised by what this competitive market has to offer, the young couple struggle to come to an agreement on their new dream apartment in Tel Aviv.
Ken and Kim have always lived conservatively. They built their Kentucky home from scratch, and that conservative lifestyle has afforded them the opportunity at buying their dream home on the beach. Years back they vacationed and fell in love with the coastal fishing village of Crucita, Ecuador so much, they decided to move there permanently. They both agree that is has to be beachfront, but that is about the only thing they can agree on. Kim wants to leave their build-it-yourself mentality in the past, seeking a turn-key condo that she can relax in. On the other hand, Ken isn't keen on condominium living, and hopes to find a standalone home away from neighbors. Find out who is the bigger fish, as House Hunters International swims the coast of Crucita, Ecuador.
Self-published children's author AJ Angsley was just starting to get her name out in Irvine, California, when a job opportunity for her husband Justin came up in England. They've decided to leave the suburbs and look for a city apartment in Islington, a family-friendly borough of London. As a stay-at-home mom, AJ wants a spacious place where she can comfortably write and raise their 2-year-old daughter Abigail. Until AJ can build a bigger audience, Justin's salary is their steadiest income stream, so finding a place that will ease his budget worries and meet her sizable space standards will be a tall order for real estate agent Richard Blanco.
Newlyweds Dan and Yolanda and their four kids are moving to a new city, Wiesbaden Germany, for Dan's new IT job. They need to find a rental home that meets their whole blended family of 6's needs on only one income. But with Yolanda dead set on living downtown, Dan intent on a large outdoor space and both of them wanting what's best for their kids, can they find a compromise, or will one of them have to compromise?
Erin and Stuart have a storied history in France; they got engaged in Paris and returned to be married. Now, the two of them have formed a large blended family with 4 children and they're hoping to own a piece of the country they've grown so fond of. Paris is a bit too crowded and busy so they've opted for the peace and beauty of the south of France. They're unsure of what town to settle in, but they know they want enough space for the whole family. Erin would love to move in to something turn-key right away, while Stuart is open to renovation and putting his own stamp on a property. Find out which sensibility prevails when House Hunters International tours the south of France.
Years ago Mark left his home in Massachusetts to surf the world's best waves. Now he has returned to say goodbye. He and his Japanese girlfriend Mai are moving to Australia's Margaret River region where the limestone coast offers some of the world's best surf breaks. Mark plans to earn a living as a carpenter and find a home near one of Western Australia's surf beaches. He doesn't really care about the price. Mai wants to find something closer to town so she can draw clients to the hair salon she plans to open. And she fights to keep things within their budget. As the surf crashes in the distance they look at three very different homes and together they decide on one for all the right reasons.
Mallory is headed to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, to live alone for the first time. With her mother along to help with the apartment search, Mallory quickly discovers that sometimes parental help is anything but. The two clash immediately over location, as Mallory wants an active, downtown apartment while her mom pushes for a safe suburban home. Will Mallory claim her independence and overrule her mom? Or will she admit that, sometimes, mother knows best?
Alicia and Phil have given up spinning their wheels and getting nowhere in England so they are moving to Phil's childhood home, Varnamo Sweden.
Three California sisters grew up with the dream of returning to Ireland, their ancestral homeland, to find the perfect getaway spot. One sister wants country, another sister wants city and all sisters want fun. Between enjoying Irish tea time and Irish pubs, these adult sisters have many lively discussions about what will be their future dream home.
After Phill and Randi got married, they found their busy lives in Portland, Oregon, were not giving them enough face-to-face time as newlyweds. So they began looking into living abroad, hoping to land in a place that offers a better work/life balance. Randi had a good experience in New Zealand before she met Phill, and Phill's industry happens to be a major player in Auckland. Auckland was rated the third-best city in the world for quality of living in 2014, so when a job opened up there, they decided to go for it. But when they arrive, an unexpected difference of opinion arises about how to achieve the wonderful Kiwi work/life balance.
Jeanne has visited Mexico many times over the years. After establishing a successful medical practice in Chicago, she has decided to open a clinic in Playa del Carmen and move to Mexico full time. Once there, she'll need to decide how far she can push her budget with a new business on the horizon.
Always on the lookout for new business opportunities, Jay and Pam are leaving Catonsville, MD for Ambergris Caye hoping to open up a wine café. They are on the hunt for a beachside property that can house their family with two dogs, and hopefully their new business. Can they find a place within their budget that fulfills all of their needs for their new island life together?
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