Joshua, a musician, and Tracy, a first grade teacher, are a young newlywed couple with big dreams and a long wish list. Joshua needs a large music room and wants a large updated kitchen, while Tracy insists on having a 17 foot by 17 foot master so she can incorporate a breakfast nook in the bedroom. They both expect an open floor-plan, high end finishes, lots of square footage, a yard large enough for a pool, and tons of curb appeal. This will be a challenging house hunt... with only a $170,000 budget.
Adrian and Nancy love bringing up their boys in the suburb of Teaneck, New Jersey, but after years of renting they're ready to put down permanent roots. They need a home office for him, and a large, updated kitchen that'll accommodate her catering company. They're also searching for enough space to add an unconventional feature: a stripper pole, so Nancy can show off the moves she's been learning in her exotic exercise class. This one could get interesting.
Capitol Hill economist, Aaron, and his stay-at-home wife, Merry, are ready to buy their first home near Washington, D.C. They're looking for a place with traditional Colonial style and plenty of space to entertain their large family. With a $450,000 budget, they're also hoping to find a few unusual features: Aaron needs high ceilings so he can fly his toy helicopter, and Merry Brooke would love enough space to install an indoor drinking fountain, like the one she grew up with.
Pastor Scott and his wife, Cindy, are looking for an upgrade over their current house in Jenison, Michigan. The practical-minded Scott wants a new build with plenty of room for themselves and their two boys, plus convenient features like a finished basement, a mud room, and an attached garage. But Cindy wants a place with lots of quirks, colorful walls, and fixtures and unique design features. The last thing she wants is anything cookie-cutter. It could take divine intervention to get them to compromise.
Chris and Lauren are ready to move out of her parents' basement before their upcoming wedding. But finding a starter house in Denver is proving to be a tall order. Chris wants a fixer-upper they can afford on their own, but Lauren is happy to accept help from her parents if it means she'll get a charming downtown bungalow. Their patience is put to the test as they explore Denver's low-inventory housing market.
Now that Colin and Kelly are expecting a second child, they're eager to move out of their relative's place, and find a large family home in the Indianapolis area. Kelly's focused on a move-in ready house with at least 2000 square feet, but Colin wants a fixer-upper, and he isn't so sure a large home is realistic with their $150,000 budget. Kelly also has her heart set on a modern home, while Colin prefers an older Bungalow or Ranch. Will they be able to find a house that makes them both happy?
Gene and Erica reconnected a year ago, after twenty years apart. Now they're looking for a home with enough space for Erica's son, and a few kids of their own, in South Amboy, New Jersey. But will her long wish list and refusal to compromise dash Gene's dream of finding a traditional home, like the one he grew up, priced at the lower-end of their budget?
Roger and Jennifer have sold their home in Colorado to realize their dream of settling down with their family in Napa Valley, California. With a budget of one million dollars, they're hoping to find a move in ready home with a huge yard where they can try their hand at growing a vineyard. But their picky tastes that also include a white kitchen, a lap pool, and a dedicated area to grow organic vegetables has made the search difficult in a high demand area with low inventory. Will they be able to make their wine country dream come true?
After losing her dream house in a divorce, Stacie is ready to start over by buying a home of her own in the Kansas City area. Working with a $400,000 budget, she wants a Craftsman style house in an established neighborhood with mature trees. The house must also have a spot for her custom made saddle bar-stools, and a shower large enough to bathe her dog, Gus. Problem is, her friend, Elaine, who's joining on the hunt, can't help pushing her own agenda. She thinks Stacie should get a fixer, and wants her to live near her home in North Kansas City. Will Stacie cave, or stick with her new dream?
Flight attendant, Gavin, is moving back home to his native Chicago. He's hoping to find a converted loft close to his favorite bars and restaurants downtown. But joining him on the hunt is his very opinionated best friend, Erica, who sees him in a more sleek, modern-style condo. After seeing both lofts and ultra-modern places, will Gavin be convinced?
Christina and her French-born husband, David, have just moved back to Houston after living on the East Coast for two years. They're anxious to find a large 5 bedroom home to accommodate their 4 children, and are hoping to find a home that has French details. They also don't want an updated kitchen because Christine wants to redesign it herself. With a budget of 325,000 they're searching the competitive inner loop of Houston, but they may have to consider the suburbs to get more of what they want.
Pediatrician Bryan works in the hospital where President Obama was born, and his wife, Chui, works for the U.S. Geological Survey. They love their current location of Manoa Valley, on the island of Oahu. Unfortunately, a lot of other house hunters love the neighborhood too, so even with a million dollar budget finding a bigger home with a garage won't be easy. Making the search even harder are doctor Bryan's range of health-related aversions like germ filled grout, and Chui's eclectic range of deal breakers. At 5'1' she is fed up with high counters in any room, and her work with water sources means no houses near streams! Can they find their dream home without leaving the neighborhood they love?
Eric, Kelly, and their 2 young boys are sharing a one-bedroom guest house on Eric's parents' 9-acre ranch. With all 4 crammed into a single bedroom, this young family is in desperate need of more space. Kelly, who stays home with the kids, wants a large, updated house with plenty of room to grow. Eric, who has gotten used to the privacy and space of his parents' acreage, wants at least an acre of land. With a budget of $225,000 it's next to impossible to find both, so will it be big house, or big land?
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