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.
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 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
Nov 5
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 2

A Newlywed Couple Downsizes to be Closer to the Beach Lifestyle They Desire

Jaclyn and Teri are newlyweds who aren't satisfied with their current home's remote location far from the ocean in South Bay, Calif. They want to downsize and move closer to the beach with their dogs to enjoy a more active lifestyle. Jaclyn wants to buy, having had a good experience owning and selling their last home while Teri wants to rent to get a place as close as possible to the ocean. Will they rent or will they buy?

Wednesday
Jan 14
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Couple Searches for an Eco-Friendly Home on the Jersey Shore

New Jersey natives Sarah and Frank are ready to move out of their tiny apartment and get a bigger home near the Jersey Shore. He wants to rent close to the water in Asbury Park and she wants to buy near downtown Red Bank. They both agree they need more space for storage and a backyard where they can further their eco-friendly lifestyle and have a garden of their own. But can they agree on anything else and will they rent or will they buy?

Wednesday
Jan 14
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 9

A Big Career Change Means a Big Move for a Savannah Couple

Savannah couple Alison and Bart are selling their large single family house and looking to make a move. Alison left her corporate job to work from home and Bart is still in medical school so they are searching for a smaller home that can better suit their current needs. She wants to rent a modern, clean apartment near the water while he wants to fix up a historic Victorian close to the hospital downtown. Will they rent or will they buy?

Wednesday
Feb 11
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Chris Must Decide How Close to Live to His Girlfriend Karen in Downtown Baltimore

Chris is excited to move from the Maryland suburbs to live closer to his girlfriend Karen in downtown Baltimore. But will he be able to find what he seeks in a new property? Searching for a home with historical character and an outdoor roof deck that exists in a geographically desirable location that they can both agree on is not going to be easy. Neither will be balancing his desire to buy a place for himself with her preference that he rent. Will he rent or will he buy?

Wednesday
Feb 11
10am | 9c
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 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
Feb 11
11am | 10c
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 3

A Couple With Very Different Desires Seeks More Space for Their Growing Family in Princeton, N.J.

Rob and Heather want to grow their family and are looking for more space in the Princeton, N.J., area. He wants a modern place that's remodeled with easy maintenance so he can focus on his new law practice. She's an engineer and is not afraid of knocking down walls and big projects. They don't seem to agree on anything, so it's not a surprise they don't agree on if will they rent or will they buy?

Wednesday
Feb 25
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Mar 23
7am | 6c

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