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Matt Blashaw: A Day in the Life 9 Videos

Spend a day with Matt Blashaw - learn to surf, meet his family and even go on some high flying adventures.

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Matt Blashaw

This licensed contractor honed his handyman skills while working at his father's lumberyard through college.
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Matt Blashaw realizes couples' wishes to own a vacation home mortgage free. The secret? He helps them shop for and renovate a "diamond in the rough" home in their dream location to command top dollar as a vacation rental. The end result? The couple rents out the renovated home for maximum income part of the year, covering all their annual expenses. For the rest of the year they live in a Vacation House for Free !
Season 1, Episode 2

Marco Island Beach Getaway

Matt Blashaw takes the Hicks family on a house hunt to find the vacation home of their dreams. The family is looking for a 3 bedroom, two bath with an open floor plan and pool for their four young children to enjoy. After seeing three homes within their price range, the Hicks opt for the spacious fixer upper that requires a complete renovation from the backyard to the front yard. Despite the overwhelming amount of work that needs to be done, the family ultimately values space over convenience.

Tuesday
Nov 18
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 6

Virginia Beach Vacation Condo

Brian and Yoonah are looking for a conveniently located vacation home so they can easily get away from their busy lives and schedules. Matt Blashaw shows the couple several retreats close to the water, with large enough living spaces where their family of six can congregate for some quality time. The decision is made when the family opts for square footage and beach-side living, despite a funky floor plan and lack of character.

Sunday
Dec 14
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 7

Summer Love

Georgia and Walter began their love story summering at the Jersey Shore. They now want to include their daughter in this tradition by purchasing their very own beach house. Matt Blashaw has his work cut out for him finding an undervalued property with big potential in this pricey island escape. Will these childhood sweethearts be willing to take on a gut-job renovation or will they stretch their dollar to get the water view they always dreamed of.

Friday
Apr 24
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 8

Cottage by the sea

Peter and Kara are looking for a low-maintenance vacation home in Montauk so they can disconnect from reality. They want to give their children the same experience they had growing up; staying in a house near the ocean. The real estate market here is booming, so Matt Blashaw shows the family three quaint homes in desperate need of renovations. Eventually, the family decides that walking-distance to the beach is more important than space.

Friday
Jun 12
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 13

Rustic Paradise by the Lake

Jordan and Teagan are looking for an escape from their busy lives in Los Angeles, where they can enjoy spending time in the great outdoors with their two dogs and set their sights on Big Bear, where lake access and mountain views are only a quick car ride away. Matt Blashaw takes this young couple on a house hunt in the four-season resort town for a home that will be appealing to renters year-round. But finding a charming, lakeside home with enough space for hosting family and friends will prove challenging in this popular destination!

Thursday
Jul 16
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 10

Southern Charm

Bill and Anne were searching for the perfect beach escape when they drove through the quaint town of Beaufort, SC and fell in love. Rich with historic homes and classic southern charm, Beaufort offers a vibrant main street and easy access to the sand and sea. Matt Blashaw will take these empty nesters to see a variety of homes but with differing wish lists it could be a challenge to get this couple to agree on their dream vacation home!

Sunday
Aug 23
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 6

La Jolla Paradise

Chuck and Janine have always dreamed of owning a little slice of paradise on the beach in La Jolla, CA. But La Jolla is called the 'The Jewel' for a reason; housing prices are steep and affordable beachfront homes are scarce. Matt Blashaw must dive deep into the La Jolla real estate market in order to find a reasonably priced home that is walking distance to the beach for this family of avid surfers!

Sunday
Sep 6
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 2

Key Largo Retreat

Julie and Joe have fond memories of their teenage years vacationing in Key Largo and are now hoping to recreate those memories with their two rambunctious boys. While Joe is full steam ahead, Julie is apprehensive about getting stuck with the carrying cost of a second home. Matt Blashaw will have to work his magic to find these full-time Florida residents an affordable getaway with enough 'Keysy' character so they feel like they are escaping to paradise.

Friday
Sep 11
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 13

Rustic Paradise by the Lake

Jordan and Teagan are looking for an escape from their busy lives in Los Angeles, where they can enjoy spending time in the great outdoors with their two dogs and set their sights on Big Bear, where lake access and mountain views are only a quick car ride away. Matt Blashaw takes this young couple on a house hunt in the four-season resort town for a home that will be appealing to renters year-round. But finding a charming, lakeside home with enough space for hosting family and friends will prove challenging in this popular destination!

Friday
Oct 30
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 8

Relaxing in Wine Country

The Napa Valley is known for its elegant wine, picturesque landscape and coveted real estate. Matt Blashaw takes lifelong friends Mark and Juliette on a house hunt for a wine country retreat where they can bring their friends and enjoy the finer things in life. With a long wish list and a limited budget, these fast friends must be willing to compromise in order to get their vacation home amongst the vineyards.

Friday
Feb 5
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 7

Sedona Oasis

Matt Blashaw is on the hunt for a home in tranquil Sedona, AZ for Kelly and Mike. This couple is looking for a secluded and peaceful retreat with easy access to arts, culture and outdoor activities. But Sedona is known for its high end resorts and spas, so Matt must find a home in a desirable location with enough amenities and features to attract renters and contend in this competitive vacation market.

Thursday
Feb 25
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 2

Key Largo Retreat

Julie and Joe have fond memories of their teenage years vacationing in Key Largo and are now hoping to recreate those memories with their two rambunctious boys. While Joe is full steam ahead, Julie is apprehensive about getting stuck with the carrying cost of a second home. Matt Blashaw will have to work his magic to find these full-time Florida residents an affordable getaway with enough 'Keysy' character so they feel like they are escaping to paradise.

Thursday
Dec 1
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Relaxing in Wine Country

The Napa Valley is known for its elegant wine, picturesque landscape and coveted real estate. Matt Blashaw takes lifelong friends Mark and Juliette on a house hunt for a wine country retreat where they can bring their friends and enjoy the finer things in life. With a long wish list and a limited budget, these fast friends must be willing to compromise in order to get their vacation home amongst the vineyards.

Thursday
Mar 30
6:30am | 5:30c

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