Canadians Bryce Nimmo and Kim Johnson are betting all their marbles on San Miguel, Mexico. They have sold their home in Calgary and all their shares in Bryce's business, to create a nest egg to last the rest of their lives, hopefully! Revising his expense spreadsheet on a daily basis, Bryce has come up with a number for what they can afford for a house. If they go over it, either they have to make it up somewhere else, or not live as long. While Bryce thinks if they are going to live in Mexico, they should live in a Mexican style house, Kim likes contemporary style and modern appliances, which doesn't exactly jive with Bryce's wish list. Planning on living out the rest of their lives there, they both want a house without stairs, but the style and the budget are TBD.
After working in the tech industry and happily living in San Francisco for five years, a promotion has Tony and his fiance Liz upending their lives to live abroad in Barcelona. Although Liz is willing to sacrifice her job to move to Barcelona with Tony, she's not willing to sacrifice on office space in their search for a new apartment. And, even though Tony wants to show Liz his gratitude for making such a big move, he's not sure he can give up the balcony he's always wanted to get it for her.
Sarann, Scott and their daughter, Ami, have moved from Seattle to Sihanoukville, Cambodia. They love the slower-paced, quiet beach life that they could not find in Seattle. But with no work available in Sihanoukville, they are running low on savings. Moving to Phnom Penh, where all the jobs are, was the only solution since they have no place to return to in Seattle. Sarann has decided to look for work as a teacher and have Scott stay home with Ami. Scott was the only one working in Seattle and is looking forward to this role reversal so he can create a closer bond with his young daughter.
Recently robbed in an overcrowded residential building, American John Munger must quickly find a new home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. With help from his girlfriend Mai and real estate agent David Murphy, John looks at apartments in three of Phnom Penh's market districts. The sounds of construction and the bustling crowds disguise the unique apartments several stories above the street. Munger has recently taken a cut in pay so budget is a prime concern. Location becomes a conflict with his girlfriend Mai who wants to find a place near her family's home. John wants to be close to work. But layout and interior features can also be a challenge in a market where kitchens don't have ovens, the refrigerator is in the living room and an unexpected gadget sits next to the washing machine.
Lena's dream of one day leaving her tiny town in Minnesota goes back even to when she was still a little girl. She's been able to see that dream realized and then some. Lena's traveled Southeast Asia, living in Bangkok, Thailand for four years and, most recently Seoul, South Korea. Lena's heart is in art though. So when the opportunity comes up to return to Southeast Asia and teach art in Cambodia she hops on the next flight. Once there she'll have to decide whether amenities are more important than location for her next apartment.
The Hood family loves Portland, but when dad Luke's work proposes relocation to Penang, it's an offer this adventurous family can't refuse. Moving across the world with three young kids won't be easy. Luke wants the most authentic experience possible, including a hi-rise that's sure to tower over everything they're used to in Portland. Mom Audrey is concerned that the kids need something that feels a little more like home, and her fear of heights only adds to the complications. Their budget is average, but their wish list is long. They'll have to work together if they want to find a way to reduce the gap, cultural and otherwise, in Penang.
Mark and Kirsten Raccuia are in search of a rewire destination to spend more time together and start a business. The only trouble is it's not easy to find a forever home with an uncertain income. Mark wants to take advantage of luxury living in a more affordable city meanwhile Kirsten keeps her eye on the numbers so that they don't find themselves in a financial pickle.
Single mom Yvonne decided her life was far too dominated by work back in Scotland and knew she needed a change. She wished for more time to spend with her 4 young sons and when a friend recommended Perth as a place where she could find a better work life balance, Yvonne and her boys made the long journey in search of family bonding. Yvonne's sons have only one item on their wishlist their own swimming pool but Yvonne has never had one before and is a little nervous about the costs of maintaining a pool on only one income. She'd love to have at least 2 bathrooms to make sure she doesn't have to share with her sons, but making sure they get the only item on their wishlist might mean Yvonne has to sacrifice any and all privacy she's got. Find out if she can find everything they're looking for as House Hunters International visits Perth, Australia.
When Lisa was given the opportunity to work next to a beautiful beach, she and her new husband David knew that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity for them. After selling their home and most of their belongings in Texas, David and Lisa are on their way to sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico. David has given up his job in sales to make the move, leaving the couple entirely dependent on Lisa's new air traffic controller position. Due to David's sacrifices, Lisa is looking to find a rental property that will make him and their three dogs happy. But while David focuses on the interior, looking for modern design and amenities to match, Lisa requires a balcony to take advantage of the amazing ocean views. These newlyweds will need to compromise when House Hunters International saunters off to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
After 10 months of traveling the world, a trip to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico convinced Dan and Allison to call the area home. But on the hunt for their first home together, this couple encounters a stark difference of opinion: she would like to make their new home match her tastes with renovation, but after their lengthy travels, Dan would like to enjoy their new city in a relaxing turn key home as House Hunters International surfs the coast of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
Who's the boss? When they met, Kristen was Raquel's boss at work. But in their marriage, Raquel is the boss. That's good because she's spoiled and likes things her way. Raquel's a wild card and Kristen is the keep it real voice of reason. Kristen's the budget minded one who is thinking practicality when it comes to the location of their new home in Ambergris Caye, Belize. Having sold the whole kit and caboodle to make this a permanent move from frigid Minnesota, they have test driven this island as much as possible as visitors over the past 6 years, but will that translate to the same fun and good times when they are residents? After living off their nest egg for one year until they get their residency, what will they do to earn a living on the island? Will they even be able to come to a meeting of the minds when it comes down to which house to live in? Well, if I told you that would kinda spoil it, wouldn't it?
After online-dating brought them together, Kris and Lindsey are planning for their future life together. They are fulfilling Kris's dream of living in St. John, US Virgin Islands, but are jumping into the house market five years before they move. Kris wants a place where all her dreams can come true. Lindsey is on board with the dream, but needs the home to be under budget and be rentable in the meantime.
After five years, Paul and Ea want to leave Copenhagen and hunt for a home on the Western Cape of South Africa where Paul was born. He plans to start his own business in Cape Town but she has been accepted in an exclusive equestrian academy thirty miles east of the city. Classes start early and the drive in morning traffic can take an hour and a half. She wants a home near the academy. This duel between location preferences is something real estate agent Scott Spicer cannot win but he knows the Western Cape and selects three properties each with unique pros and cons. From the sunny beaches near Cape Town to the vast green winelands to the east, their hunt takes them through the western Cape's beautiful landscape. Paul's big fear is ending up in 'the middle of nowhere'. Ea fears hours spent in rush hour traffic. She would rather ride a horse.
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