Billy and Jennifer, are ready to find a home where they can start a family in Arlington, Va. She's all about finding her dream kitchen, but he's all about finding the perfect finished basement where he can keep the four TVs he likes to watch on football Sundays. Although they're within their price range, the DC area real estate market can get very competitive. The couple have to decide which is more important: staying in their ideal Arlington location or getting everything else on their wishlist.
Cody and Wayne, are relocating from San Francisco to Orange County, Calif. They're looking for a home with unique architectural features near the coast. Even with $625,000 to spend, it'll be hard to find what they want in this area filled with expensive-cookie-cutter homes in planned communities. Wayne's deal breaker of finding a place with no restrictive HOA's might be impossible.
First time buyers, Erik and Nancy, are looking for a home with historic charm and a rehearsal space for their band in New Haven, Conn. With their limited budget, it's going to be tough to find a place in the city location they want. Will these hip musicians have to head out to the burbs to find the home of their dreams?
Alan and Natalie, love their Chicago condo. their condo is close to all the shops, restaurants and street fairs they love. Only problem is, their four-year-old son sleeps in the spare bedroom, and their young daughter sleeps in a crib in their room. So they're ready to sacrifice city living and move a little farther out for a bigger home. Natalie wants a Victorian because it reminds her of her childhood, and Alan wants a classic Chicago bungalow. Will they find something they can both agree upon?
After landing her dream job working for the Minnesota Vikings, Emily, is ready to buy a place of her own. She's looking for a condo near the heart of downtown Minneapolis where she works, but tackling a mortage payment will require some help from her best friend, Lindsay. Since the two of them spend nearly all of their free time together, they agreed Emily will buy a place and Lindsay will rent a room from her. They set out together to find a property that will accommodate Emily's 200K budget and their busy lifestyles. Will they find the perfect home, or will this house hunt turn these BFF's into Frienemies?
Mark and Ashley Michael, are Seattle, Wash. newlyweds looking to leave their rental loft, but they disagree about what they want to buy. Mark, wants a downtown condo, while Ashley wants a single family home. But what these foodies do agree on is that they need a space big enough for their 90-inch long dining table. And with real estate professional, Ashley, caught in the middle, they'll have to rely on no one but each other to settle their differences.
Mike and Stacey, have outgrown their place and are ready to buy their dream house in the Cincinnati suburbs. With a budget of $650,000, they expect to get a house with wow factor. A home with around 5000- square-feet, a grand foyer, 2 story great room, a wine room, a workout room and big kitchen is a must. Mike, wants a huge garage to accommodate his race car, while Stacey wants the home to remind her of their wine tasting trip in the French countryside. It's a tall order to fill, but their agent, Melissa Orange, is up for the challenge.
Dustin and McKenzie, are looking forward to their upcoming move from Knoxville to Nashville, Tenn. This young couple has grandiose expectations of what they want in a home. McKenzie, would like a spacious house with at least 3 bedrooms, a large master suite with huge walk-in closets and a big soaking tub. Dustin, is more focused on a home with lots of land, a large basement and a two-car garage. Because McKenzie has two pet turtles, they both would like to find a home that has enough space for an aquarium and room in the backyard to build a pond.
Adam and Cara, liked living in Dallas, but now that their two little boys are getting older, and they want to move to Cara's childhood home of Houston, so the kids can grow up close to their family. They're looking for a big yard and a long driveway where the children can ride their bikes safely. Cara, is also determined to find a white kitchen to serve as a backdrop for her food blog, and Adam wants the house to have a pool or overlook a lake.
Kevin, Dana and their kids are relocating from Pennsylvania to Jensen Beach, Fla. Eager to get out of their cramped-temporary home, the family has $1.5 million to spend on a grand home in this coastal town. But she wants to fix up a dream house, and he wants to keep a tight lid on the budget.
Pharmacist by day and DJ by night, Eric, not only knows how to throw a great party, but he's got a $400k budget to buy the condo for that purpose. He's looking for something modern with plenty of space, that's centrally located and has lots of closet space. However, Eric's most important requirement is a rooftop deck with exclusive rights, so he has room both to party and to practice. With rooftop decks at a premium in Chicago, it'll be tough to find a place that checks off everything on Eric's wish list, without breaking his budget.
Michigan couple, Ray and Jenna, are about to be married and want to buy their first house before their wedding, which only leaves a few months to find the perfect starter home. They want to live in one of Grand Rapid's most desirable neighborhoods. With a long wish list and a tight budget, finding a home in East Grand Rapids is going to be a big challenge for this soon-to-be wed couple. They want an old home with character and charm, but also want the home to be move-in-ready with modern amenities. They'll have to decide if they'll settle for less in their desired area, or live farther out and get more house for their money.
Swim instructor, Jaimie, is ready to move out of her sister's place and into a home of her own. She wants a 3 bedroom home with a large yard for her dogs. Since she enjoys open-ocean swimming, Jamie, wants her home as close to the beach as possible. But with just $250,000 to spend in one of New England's most sought-after coastal enclaves, she's in for a wake-up call.
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