Meghann and Kevin Tichnell are first-time parents with a newborn and a need for more space. Born and raised in Ohio, this couple plans to raise their family in the Cleveland area and are looking for just the right place. To help budget for a bigger house, they've decided to keep their current home as a rental. But their renter is moving in soon, so the pressure's on to find their new family home.
Chris and Peter Engelmaier, along with their three daughters, are in the midst of a move from Charlotte, North Carolina to Savannah, Georgia. Dad Peter has already started his new job and has been renting an apartment there. Once the girls finish their school year in Charlotte, the family plans to join him, so they're looking for a home in a nice community that's near everyone's work and school and priced below $900,000.
When Sean and Kelly Connelly first moved into their brick rambler in Alexandria, Virginia, the house seemed like the perfect space for them. Just two years and two children later, they need a bigger home and a large yard. They're also hoping to find a newer home, so they won't have to undertake major renovations.
Former high school sweethearts Amanda and Jay Johansen are currently renting a room in their friends' townhouse in Savannah, Georgia. They hope to find a home of their own soon, so they don't wear out their welcome. They're looking for a single-family home with a water view and without stringent homeowners' association restrictions.
After going through a divorce, Prem Iyer has been subletting a friend's condo in northern Virginia. The primary reason that he's ready to find a permanent home is for his daughter Maryam. He's concentrating his search in Silver Spring, a Washington D.C. suburb in nearby Maryland, because he grew up there, his parents still live nearby and it's close to public transportation. Because homes tend to be pricier there, Prem is open to investing in a fixer-upper.
Ky Schultz is ready to move out of his father's home in Santa Barbara. Enrolled at Brooks College in the coastal community of Ventura, California, he knows it's smarter to buy than to rent. With a budget of $300,000, this extreme sports enthusiast hopes to find a nice-sized house or townhome to fit himself, his sporting gear, and maybe even his girlfriend.
Cheryl Ceballos and her partner Deanna Dela Cruz live in downtown Seattle with their dog, JoJo. They've decided to buy their first home together, preferably a place near their favorite restaurants and hang-outs with a nice view from either a balcony or a patio.
Busy executive Jerry Nitz loves urban adventures and is making downtown Chicago his new home. An avid biker, he can't wait to ride to sporting events, museums and restaurants that thrive in Chicago's vibrant downtown. His sights are set on a one-bedroom loft with upscale amenities and views of the city's sparkling skyline.
Kerri Gill, a health care project coordinator and her fiance Justin Jesse, a police officer, have lived in Pawtucket, Rhode Island for two years. Currently renting, the couple lives in a two-story Colonial home that they share with the owner who lives downstairs. Feeling cramped and lacking privacy, the couple is ready to venture forth and buy their first home in nearby Warwick.
Geralyn and Bob Kerprich have called North Kingston, Rhode Island home for eight years. Bob's company recently opened a plant in Hillsboro, Oregon just outside of Portland. After a year of commuting from Oregon to company headquarters in Minneapolis and back home to Rhode Island, they've decided it's time to pack up the family and head west to Portland. They hope their budget of $580,000 will get them an updated kitchen, plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms and a large yard for their three kids.
Corey and Shoshanna Walker came to Savannah from Orlando for a vacation and fell in love with the city. They decided to make it their permanent home and opened a natural soap store there that's booming. Now they're ready to stop renting and are in the market for a single family home with a large backyard for their dogs. Looking to stay in the downtown area, the hardest thing is going to be finding something that has a garage and is in their price range.
Shane, Lisa and Jayden Doucette are a fun family of three in Concord, New Hampshire who need a new place. Having lived in a cramped apartment for two years, they're ready to stop paying rent and to start investing in a place of their own. Their challenge is to find a house in their price range in the downtown area that also includes a nice-sized yard and a finished basement.
Eric Malo's new job offer has him and his wife Alysha packing up in Chicago and heading back to Nashville where they're orginally from. The Malos want to find a house with more room than they have now, and they'd ideally like a space for Alysha to have an art studio, along with at least one guest bedroom. With a budget of $200,000, the couple's biggest obstacle is going to be finding a reasonable home in the pricey area of central Nashville where they hope to live.