Josh and Natalie are tired of cramped condo life in downtown Kansas City, so they're looking for a large single family home to settle into. They want to find something as close to downtown as possible, but can't agree on style. Her ideal home is a charming old Tudor, while he wants something new and modern. With a budget of up to $250,000 they'll have a challenge trying to find something they both can live with.
CJ and Kelly love the Atlanta area, but raising two small children in a tiny condo is no longer working. They're looking for a larger home with impressive touches like a two-story living room, big yard and a gourmet kitchen. But budget is a sore spot. While CJ would like to spend no more than $350,000, Kelly's willing to spend as much as $400,000. Can they find a home that meets their high standards, without getting in over their heads financially?
Matt and Sara have recently moved from Albuquerque to the Boulder, Colorado area. Matt craves a house with character that has some history and heritage to it, a place nestled in a grove of mature trees, not those puny bush-like things he's seen in brand new developments. Sara, on the other hand is almost allergic to antiques because she grew up in a home filled with them. She would prefer a modern home with clean, crisp lines. Can they come together and act quickly if and when the right house comes on the market?
Brett and Megan want to move out of his parents' place, and buy their first home in Naples, Florida. But these twenty-somethings aren't just looking for a home, they're looking for a lifestyle. Enamored by the area's golf courses, club houses and resort amenities, they're looking to live the snow-bird retirement lifestyle, complete with a golf cart. But with an entry level budget, and high expectations, they're in for a reality check in this hot coastal real estate market.
Holly and Paul are ready to ditch Paul's condo and buy their first home together. They both want a Chicago Bungalow with a brick exterior and historic chram. But Paul wants something they can tear down to the studs and rebuild, while Holly would prefer something with a few small projects. Will it be move in ready or historic gut job?
Brad and Christian relocated from Denver to San Francisco for Brad's job. Christian wants a house with character, a classic Victorian "Painted Lady" in the heart of San Francisco. Brad would rather find a contemporary style home in more affordable Mill Valley, where they can get more house for their money. With around $1 million to spend, will it be old or new, city or suburbs?
Firefighter Brandon and fiance Nicole are looking for their first home in the beautiful Central Coast of California, but are having a major disagreement over which town to choose. She wants Paso Robles for its bustling wine industry, but he refuses to live there since the town is his high school football's arch rival. He'd prefer nearby Atascadero instead. Can these twenty-somethings find middle ground in this picturesque and competetive area?
Brendon and Tara are buying their first home together in downtown Chicago. She wants a luxe high-rise in pricey River North, with all the bells and whistles. But Brendon knows all that comes at a price they can't quite afford, so he's pushing to look in other neighborhoods. Can he convince her to buy out of her comfort zone?
Jason and Jamie are tired of townhome living and are anxious to get into a single family home. Jason's hoping for a turn-key ranch style home with a yard big enough for a pool and RV parking. Jamie wants a mid-century modern loo, and is itching to do a full on remodel to get exactly what she wants. With a budget of up to $500,000 finding a compromise that both can live with will be tough in this pricey coastal city.
Single mom Chira has high hopes as she searches Brevard County, Florida, for a home to raise her little boy, but with just $200,000 to spend, her dreams of gourmet kitchens and spa tubs may not be realized. Since she's afraid that she'll take on a bigger mortgage than she can really afford, she's bringing along her budget-minded friend Dina to keep her grounded. Will she sacrifice her wish list, or her bank account?
Erik and Caroline have been married a year and are planning their future together. They're moving from Raleigh, North Carolina, to nearby Apex to be close to Caroline's parents, and to try out a small-town lifestyle. Erik's looking for a rustic, log-cabin type home, which Caroline thinks is ridiculous, since Erik's not rustic at all. She wants a traditional Southern home with big columns and a front porch like the house she grew up in. She also loves collecting tea cups and hosting tea parties, so she wants space for a dedicated tea room. Will they find their piece of small town paradise?
Colin and Chandra are hunting for a home in Jacksonville, Florida. With $450,000 to spend, Colin wants to focus their search on finding a ranch home, while Chandra wants a two-story. Colin also insists on a large front porch, while Chandra refuses to live in anything that's open-concept. They have their work cut out for them finding a home they can agree on.
Determined to find the perfect Baltimore row-home in their adopted city, Lacy and Julian run into trouble as he insists on a move-in ready home, while she insists on living in Baltimore's Canton neighborhood. As they search, it becomes apparent that they won't be able to afford both the neighborhood Lacy has her mind set on and a house with all the bells and whistles Julian sees as necessary - and neither of them wants to back down.
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