About The Show

Choosing your home is anything but easy. With mortgage rates low, and rents high, it's hard to be sure what's right for you. Invest in a forever home? Or find a perfect rental that doesn't tie you down? Follow along as couples weigh the pros and cons, tour four properties, and ultimately decide whether to rent or buy.

Episodes

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Season 1, Episode 14

A Southern California Native Seeks a California Style Bungalow to Call His Own in Long Beach, Calif.

After living in his crowded apartment for over a decade, Jonathan has finally relented to his Aunt Margaret's request that he move. Jonathan wants to rent a remodeled California style bungalow with updated appliances. His opinionated Aunt Margaret thinks it's about time he grows up and takes on a mortgage so she wants him to find the best deal and purchase a place. Will they be able to survive this property search without driving each other crazy? And will he rent or will he buy?

Wednesday
Nov 5

8am | 7c

Season 1, Episode 13

A Couple Tired of Compromising on Their Living Situation Wants a Major Upgrade in Pasadena, Calif.

Sarah and Patrick are on a tight timeline to find a new place since their landlord is moving back into their current rental. But it's okay as the house they live in now hasn't been well maintained and leaves a lot to be desired. Sarah works long hours as a pharmacist and wants to rent a new home where everything works. Patrick is a special effects artist and wants to buy a home with a space he can turn into a studio. Will they rent or will they buy?

Wednesday
Nov 5

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 1, Episode 6

An Active Duty Military Family Balances Space and Location Needs in Howard County, Maryland

An active duty military family that has moved 10 times in 12 years is seeking stability in Howard County, Maryland. Melissa is desperate to put down roots after so many moves while Joe is concerned that he could be deployed at any time and is unsure of committing to a mortgage. Further complicating their decision is a need for a large five bedroom house with lots of land. Will they rent or will they buy?

Wednesday
Nov 5

9am | 8c

Season 1, Episode 5

A Recently Engaged Couple Need to Move Out of His Parent's House in Wilmington, Del.

Wilmington couple Mike and Nicola just got engaged and are still living at Mike's parent's house. She wants to rent and change their living situation immediately while he wants to take his time and find a home to purchase. Nicola is looking for new and move-in ready while Mike is okay with an older place where he can have some land and a grill. Will they rent or will they buy?

Wednesday
Nov 5

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 1, Episode 13

A Couple Tired of Compromising on Their Living Situation Wants a Major Upgrade in Pasadena, Calif.

Sarah and Patrick are on a tight timeline to find a new place since their landlord is moving back into their current rental. But it's okay as the house they live in now hasn't been well maintained and leaves a lot to be desired. Sarah works long hours as a pharmacist and wants to rent a new home where everything works. Patrick is a special effects artist and wants to buy a home with a space he can turn into a studio. Will they rent or will they buy?

Wednesday
Jan 14

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 1, Episode 14

A Southern California Native Seeks a California Style Bungalow to Call His Own in Long Beach, Calif.

After living in his crowded apartment for over a decade, Jonathan has finally relented to his Aunt Margaret's request that he move. Jonathan wants to rent a remodeled California style bungalow with updated appliances. His opinionated Aunt Margaret thinks it's about time he grows up and takes on a mortgage so she wants him to find the best deal and purchase a place. Will they be able to survive this property search without driving each other crazy? And will he rent or will he buy?

Wednesday
Jan 14

11:30am | 10:30c

Season 1, Episode 4

An Expecting Couple Needs Room for Their New Baby but will That Mean Leaving the City They Love?

Expecting parents Sarah and LJ need extra space for their coming baby want to stay in the city of Philadelphia, but are unsure if they will be able to balance their new needs with their desire for city living. They are shown four properties, two for rent and two to buy and must decide not only which place is the best fit for them and their new child, but whether or not they will be able to remain in the city. Will they rent or will they buy?

Wednesday
Jan 28

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 1, Episode 14

A Southern California Native Seeks a California Style Bungalow to Call His Own in Long Beach, Calif.

After living in his crowded apartment for over a decade, Jonathan has finally relented to his Aunt Margaret's request that he move. Jonathan wants to rent a remodeled California style bungalow with updated appliances. His opinionated Aunt Margaret thinks it's about time he grows up and takes on a mortgage so she wants him to find the best deal and purchase a place. Will they be able to survive this property search without driving each other crazy? And will he rent or will he buy?

Wednesday
Feb 11

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 1, Episode 8

An Engaged Couple Seeks a Larger Place to Live in Some of Washington D.C.'s Oldest Neighborhoods

Newly engaged couple Mike and Cara are searching for a larger home in some of Washington D.C.'s oldest neighborhoods. Choices abound in this booming section of the nation's capital between newer apartments and historical buildings, some from the 19th Century. Do they want to take on a home remodel project while planning a wedding? Or would they rather settle for modern convenience in a brand new home? And will they rent or will they buy?

Wednesday
Feb 11

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 1, Episode 1

Downsizing to Downtown Austin

A suburban couple bored with their current home and its remote location, decide to downsize and move to downtown Austin, Texas for a more active lifestyle. They are shown 4 properties, 2 for rent and 2 to buy and must decide not only which place is the best fit for them, but whether or not they should take on a mortgage. Will they rent or will they buy?

Wednesday
Feb 11

11:30am | 10:30c

Season 1, Episode 12

A Newly Married Couple Seeks to Balance Historic Charm With a Larger Space in Downtown Charleston

About the only thing newly married couple Will and Jenny agree on is they need to move out of their small one bedroom apartment. Jenny wants to rent a historic property as close to downtown Charleston as possible. Will wants energy efficiency and an updated home more than southern charm. They look at four properties, two for rent and two to buy and must decide not only which place is the best fit for them, but which part of Charleston to call home. Will they rent or will they buy?

Thursday
Jun 18

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 1, Episode 11

Married High School Sweethearts Tired of Their Three Floor Walk Up Settle Down Closer to the Ground

For married high school sweethearts Marissa and Michael and their dogs, having to deal with their current third floor walk up is really getting them down. She wants to take her time and buy a large place with a home office for her assistant while he would like a luxury rental right now with a modern kitchen to pursue his cooking hobby. They both agree they need outdoor space for their dogs but they don't agree on what Marissa also wants, which is chickens. Will they rent or will they buy?

Wednesday
Mar 9

7am | 6c

Season 1, Episode 14

A Southern California Native Seeks a California Style Bungalow to Call His Own in Long Beach, Calif.

After living in his crowded apartment for over a decade, Jonathan has finally relented to his Aunt Margaret's request that he move. Jonathan wants to rent a remodeled California style bungalow with updated appliances. His opinionated Aunt Margaret thinks it's about time he grows up and takes on a mortgage so she wants him to find the best deal and purchase a place. Will they be able to survive this property search without driving each other crazy? And will he rent or will he buy?

Wednesday
Mar 23

7:30am | 6:30c

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