Kenyala and Jody are enjoying the outdoors in Decatur, Alabama, just outside Huntsville. But with growing kids, their 2500 square foot home is starting to feel like a squeeze. They're searching for a bigger home with enough garage space to house Jody's race car, and a large office so Kenyala will no longer have to do her work in the laundry room. But with $350,000 to spend, can they find a home that blends the square footage they need with the charm, and the pool, they're looking for?
After living above a noisy bar in Boston for years, Jeanna and Tyler decided to leave the busy city for a quiet life in the suburbs. Three years later, they're moving back! Feeling isolated from their friends and family, and sick of the 3 hour daily commute, the young couple is looking to buy a place right in the center of Boston. But it wont be easy. After owning and customizing a 2800 square foot home, everything Boston has to offer seems small, outdated and not to their tastes.
Jonathan is a 29-year-old advertising professional from Los Angeles, who wants to buy a place before his milestone 30th birthday. He wants a sleek, sexy, modern space near the action in West Hollywood, all on a budget of $400 -$500K. Along for the ride is his opinionated friend Jermaine, whose negative comments about every property make this already challenging house-hunt almost impossible. Will Jonathon find the perfect space for him at the right price?
Newlyweds, Lea and Eric, just moved to the Midwest from the New York City area. After spending a few months in rural Batesville, Indiana, they've decided to move closer to the nearest big city: Cincinnati. A savvy real estate broker, Lea has strong opinions about what she wants; a home with an amazing kitchen and vintage touches. But Eric, a scientist, would prefer something contemporary, with modern, European-style details. They have $600,000 to spend, but that may not be enough to find a home that meets their high standards, and blends both their tastes.
As a professional baseball scout, Clint can spot talent on the mound, but he and his wife Shari will have a tougher time finding a starter home they like in the Houston suburb of Kingwood. They want to find a place with the kind of "western elegance" Clint grew up with on his family's ranch, along with plenty of parking, and enough yard for Clint to use his riding lawn mower. But with just $215,000 to spend, it'll be a challenge to get all the bells and whistles they want.
First time buyers Yvello and Patty are looking for a home in the DC suburbs with more space to entertain their huge extended family, and a separate room for Patty's home daycare business. But Yvello has a strict budget in mind, and Patty thinks they can go a lot higher. Will they compromise or bust the budget to find the perfect home?
Nate and Jen are looking for their first home near Austin, where they can take the next step and start a family. Jenn doesn't want to be house poor and is very strict about budget, but Nate has a long wish list which includes some unusual needs, like a dedicated room for playing video games, and high ceilings to accommodate his tall height. Nate's willing to pay a little more to get their dream home, but will he be able to convice his wife that busting the budget is the right decision?
Alexis wants to buy a home in downtown Memphis, but will she, and her budget, make the cut.
Jennifer Lucas has just been transferred to Little Rock, Arkansas. Now she and her husband, Adam, want to buy a home here, but they want completely different lifestyles. She wants a populated neighbrohood close to work. He wants to live in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nature. This young married will couple will have to make some compromises to find the home that works for both of them in their new hometown.
Last year, Brandon and his wife Tenya moved from the cold winters of Detroit to warmer climates in Houston. They've fallen in love with the area and now hope to start a family. But before they do, they need to get out of their one-bedroom rental and buy a home with room to grow. They both like contemporary-style, and insist on having two-stories with the master next to their future kids' rooms. And since Brandon is a personal trainer, he'd love a home with dedicated space to train his clients. As for Tenya, she has visions of a tree-house in a big back yard.
Salon owners, Deke and Joseph, want to buy a place that they can transform into their dream home in Destin, Florida. They have a long list of must haves, including spectacular water views, a private elevator, access to a full menu of high end amenities, and office space. But with Deke pushing for a luxury high rise condo and Joseph wanting the privacy of a single family home, finding the place that meets up with all of their needs and stays within their $650,000 budget will be a challenge.
Tired of constantly feeling cramped in their modest starter home, Brandon and Anna are looking for a more updated, spacious house to start a future family. The problem is that Brandon has a very specific vision for their new place. He wants an impressive home with a grand entrance and great curb appeal in one of Tulsa's more upscale neighborhoods. His wife has more practical concerns, like a nice kitchen and bath, and carpeting for their little dog to run on.
28-year-old Capitol Hill staffer, Kelly, is looking to buy a home with some character in one of Washington, D.C's trendy areas. Her best friend Barbara wants her to consider a transitional neighborhood, but Kelly's not sure she wants to take that risk. Can she find the place she wants, in the area she wants, without going over her budget?