Kristin and Sheri are sisters and roommates who do everything together, including shopping for their biggest purchase to date: their first home. To help cover the mortgage, they hope to find a multifamily property, live in one unit, and rent out the other. When they find what they think is the perfect place, they also find themselves in a bidding war.
Valerie just pulled herself out of $100,000 in debt by starting a new career and saving every penny to buy her first place. She's turned off by the condos and townhomes she can afford in the high-priced San Francisco Bay area. But will surprising financial news help her stretch her budget and get her the single-family bungalow she really wants?
Monica is looking to buy her first place in Austin, while still living in San Francisco. Complicating her search are limited house-hunting trips, coupled with super high standards that absolutely must include a pool in the backyard. After weeks with no progress, will Monica learn the art of compromise, or move to town with nowhere to live?
Angie is a Midwest girl suffering sticker shock that comes with buying a home in California. She wants to buy in a Santa Rosa neighborhood on a limited budget, but she soon realizes her only option is a fixer upper. Angie bids on a short sale, but unforeseen expenses drive the price tag up even more and could keep her from closing.
Sarah and Preston are newlyweds looking for their first place in Austin. Sarah is a singer-songwriter who needs space to pursue her music. Preston wants ''good bones'' on a budget. But can they agree on a home that accommodates Sarah's creative side and sense of style without breaking the bank?
Kris & Jen are ready to live together, but would rather buy a house than rent an apartment. Little does Jen know, that on closing day Kris plans to pop the question. But when the couple fall for a house at the top of their budget, will the sellers come down or will the engagement have to wait?
San Francisco bachelor Jim knows he needs to move out of his drab rental room if he wants to jump start his social life. But even when he finds a steal of a condo with great space and a view, a problem with the condo building's finances could sabotage Jim's loan and dreams of his first place.
First-time homebuyer Nick is also a newly-minted Realtor, and his and his wife's purchase of their first place is going to be the first proessional deal he's brokered. He and his wife Holley are looking for a house that can accommodate Holley's home-based cake decorating business. Can newbie Nick deftly manage the needs of Holley's nascent cake career in his first deal?
Kelly and Phabian have already made 8 offers in their search for a place for their family in Livermore, CA, but are still waiting for a ''yes.'' Just when they think their luck is changing, they get bad news about their dream house. The couple must face big decisions if they are to achieve their goal of home ownership.
Sara and Edmund are desperate to move beyond their 300-sq-ft apartment, but finding an affordable place that's move-in ready in East Austin will take all their savings and their patience.
Living near public transportation is a top consideration for first-time buyers Kristy and Doug, as Kristy has vision issues that make living near public transporation a must. But these two attorneys are more than ready to drive a hard bargain when it comes to negotiating on the sales price. Will they lose sight of what's most important in their quest to get a good deal?
Paul is a single dad who wants to buy a cool first place in Austin so that he can give his teenage son a permanent home. But will his variable incomelimit their search to the cheap properties? Or can they find the perfect place and still come in under-budget?
Newlyweds Christina and Randald moved back to Massachusetts to be closer to her family. It's challenging to find what they want under their price ceiling of $300K, so how strict will they be when the deal comes down to whether the sellers fix the water heater?
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