Mike and Renae live outside of Minneapolis, MN, with their three boys, Bradley, Ethan and Ben. The family has enjoyed vacationing along the picturesque shores of the Brainerd Lakes region in central Minnesota for several years. Now, as the boys are getting older, Mike and Renae feel it's time to purchase their own home in the area to help ensure their quality time with the kids will continue. With a budget of $199,000, they're not sure if they'll be able to get everything on their wish list, so they've hired local real estate agent to aid with the search.
Rick has been visiting the Irish Hills region of Michigan since he was 10 years old and his wife, Laurie, has been coming along since they started dating. With its rolling hills and crystal waters, the area's sentimental value is irreplaceable, so Rick and Laurie are ready to continue their family's legacy on the lake by purchasing a lakefront home. With their three children busy with school and work, they are hoping to find a house that draws everyone together again, but they aren't telling the kids until they find their dream home. A local real estate agent will help this couple surprise their children with a family vacation spot, all for under $300,000.
Dana and Joey are from Chapel Hill, Tennessee, and they enjoy spending time with their family out on the water. Joey loved growing up on Tims Ford Lake and wants to share that same experience with their three children. The couple hopes that moving the family closer to the lake will provide them with more quality time together, so they're hunting for the perfect permanent lakefront home.
Alex and Brennan are Chicago city dwellers on the hunt for an escape from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. Even though their primary residence is near Lake Michigan, they want a place on the lake that feels more like the country, where they both grew up. After checking out various locations, they discovered the quaint town of South Haven, Michigan. They fell in love with the place and hope to find the perfect lakefront vacation home for under $300,000.
Pam and Rick live in Mount Airy, Maryland, with their two children. After years of visiting Pam's family in central New York, they discovered the nearby Finger Lakes region and fell in love. They are sold on Seneca Lake's wineries, waterfalls and picturesque farmland and are ready to commit to the area by purchasing a lakefront vacation home. A local real estate agent will help this family of four settle into the sloping hills of Seneca Lake, all for under $250,000.
Desmond and Khristy currently live in Missouri City, Texas, with their two kids, Kennedy and Kortlandt. They love being close to the water but wish they had a lake right in their backyard. With all of the great lakefront communities sprouting up in the area, they think now is the perfect time to make their move, so they're looking for a new waterfront home for under $375,000.
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