Twenty-something, Allie, has always dreamed of buying one of Chicago's vintage brownstones. But her big sister, Lauren, is hoping she'll consider something more modern to suit her young, hip lifestyle. Allie also wants to live in Lincoln Park, a neighborhood her sister calls, Strollerville. Can Lauren persuade Allie to buy what she wants for her, or will Allie hold out for her dream?
A New York artist and an accountant move to Arizona to find a more family friendly environment for their daughter. In a home, they're hoping to find what they lacked in New York, namely square footage. But navigating their differences while adjusting to the area's real estate market proves more challenging than they anticipated.
Newly-minted CEO, Doug, and his wife, Kathleen, have worked hard to achieve the American Dream. Now he wants an impressive home in Charlotte that exlaims they've made it. But Kathleen has a different priority - lots of bathrooms. And they both want a pool just for their dogs. But even with a hefty budget, finding a home that meets their sky-high expectations won't be easy.
Mike and wife, Charley, are looking for a place by the beach in Venice Beach, California. But even a big budget of 2.5 million dollars won't be enough to get everything they want in this pricey area of Los Angeles. She wants a large house with a pool and a big yard. Mike's more sensible, and realizes given the location, it might mean townhome living for them. Which one will they choose?
Jeremy and Christy are moving from Philadelphia to Austin, Texas, for his new job. Christy's a dancer, so she needs a large space for rehearsals and choreography, which means Jeremy wants two separate living areas so he has somewhere to relax and watch TV. Throw in lots of closet space for all her costumes and shoes, and a 2-car garage to keep the cars out of the heat and hail, and they've got their work cut out for them to find the perfect house.
Twenty-somethings, Jabari and Kia, are ready to buy their first home in Aurora, Illinois. She wants a big, two-story Colonial with all the bells and whistles. He'd rather buy a single story ranch at the lower end of their $250,000 budget, as long as it has a large basement for his music studio. Will these first-timers be able to compromise?
Life in the D.C. area with two small kids got to be too expensive and too hectic for Bill and Monica, so they've packed up the kids moved to Bill's hometown of Kansas City, with the hopes that the affordable real estate market might allow Monica to work part time, or even not at all. With $400,000 to spend, they hope to find something they can call home for the rest of their lives.
Twenty-something, Emily, has asked her brother, David, to help her find an indsutral loft in a repurposed building in on of Atlanta's hip neighborhoods. But her insistence on creature comforts like a traditional master suite with a walk-in closet have him questioning whether a loft in a historic building is the right fit for his little sis.
Arkansas couple, Aundrea and Jim, are excited to buy a vacation cabin in the Great Smoky Mountain resort town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The plan is to use it several times a year, and rent it out on the other days. The problem? Jim's only focused on getting the best rental rate, and is looking for a large place that can sleep around 8 people. Aundrea wants a smaller, couple's retreat that they can enjoy for a weekend getaway. Who will win out?
With a baby on the way, Rachael and Joe are eager to get out of her parent's basement and into a place of their own in Howard County, Maryland. They're targeting spacious 4 bedroom homes with their $650,000 budget. Helping in their search is agent, Anne Herrera Franklin, who also happens to be Rachael's mom. Will she be able to find a home that will make both her daughter and son-in-law happy, or will one member of this family be dissapointed with a compromise?
Musician and single Dad, Dominic, is torn between raising his daughter in a modern loft in downtown Oklahoma City, or buying a big home in the 'burbs. Either way, anything he buys must be super modern and move in ready. With a tight budget and conflicting priorities, will Dom be able to find the right place for himself and his daughter?
Deciding to move to Salem, Oregon, from the high priced homes of Southern California was easy for this young family. They're on the hunt for a slower pace of life, and a more affordable home. But deciding between an Oregon Lodge style home, or a quaint Craftsman is proving to be their most difficult choice yet.
Dave and his fiancee, Kelsey, are anxious to own in San Diego. She works downtown and wants to be close to her job, so she's open to buying a condo. He's adamant about getting a house, which means going farther out from downtown. Making the search even more challenging is their $300,000 budget in one of America's most expensive real estate markets.
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