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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 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.

Monday
Dec 1
1am | 12c
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
Dec 5
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 5

Hilton Head Low Country Living

Marc and Celeste Schwitters are looking for an ocean escape, so they can spend quality time with their two sons and their extended family. Matt Blashaw has his work cut out finding a vacation house for this number-minded couple. After an extensive house hunt in the low country, the family looks past the odd and confusing layout of the home and decides that outdoor space, location, and canal-access are most important.

Friday
Dec 5
4pm | 3c
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.

Friday
Mar 20
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 11

Classic Cape Escape

Tim and Meredith both grew up spending summers on the Cape. The couple wants a place where they can host friends and family and reconnect with their past. But their hesitations over acquiring a second mortgage have been holding them back. With their sights set on a home with enough space to rent out to families, Matt Blashaw will have to find a home with classic Cape charm that won't break the bank.

Thursday
Jul 16
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 4

Sanibel Sanctuary

New Jersey natives Stephanie and Eddie are looking to escape the frigid Northeast winters and head south to quaint Sanibel, FL. While Eddie has always dreamed of owning a sunny escape, Stephanie is a bit hesitant to take on a second mortgage with four kids to put through school. Matt Blashaw will have to find an affordable home packed with old Florida charm so this busy family can migrate south and enjoy some warm weather, together!

Sunday
Jul 26
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 10

Cottage on the Lake

Matt Blashaw is on a mission to find new parents Margo and Damien the perfect lakefront vacation home in the beautiful Belgrade Lakes Region! This family-first couple is looking for a peaceful, serene retreat where they can make memories with their active baby and host large family gatherings. With three equally amazing lakefront locations, the couple will have to decide which features will be most important to their expanding family.

Thursday
Aug 13
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 5

Hilton Head Low Country Living

Marc and Celeste Schwitters are looking for an ocean escape, so they can spend quality time with their two sons and their extended family. Matt Blashaw has his work cut out finding a vacation house for this number-minded couple. After an extensive house hunt in the low country, the family looks past the odd and confusing layout of the home and decides that outdoor space, location, and canal-access are most important.

Friday
Sep 11
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 3

Pt. St. Joe Escape

Six years ago, Kerry & Joy moved their large family to Haiti to open a free medical practice. Now back in the states, this giving couple is focused on raising their 8 children and spending some quality time together at the beach. Finding an affordable vacation home is always a challenge; but finding a home to accommodate a family of ten is a tall order! Matt Blashaw will work round the clock to get this charitable family the perfect getaway they deserve!

Friday
Dec 4
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 9

Wilderness Retreat

After visiting friends in the sleepy mountain town of Arnold, CA, Randa and Kevin decided it was the perfect place for their family to vacation. With an affinity for outdoor activities and a tangible real estate market, this multi-season haven is still relatively unknown. Matt Blashaw will help this family find their retreat in the woods before word gets out and they get priced out!

Wednesday
Jan 6
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 10

Cottage on the Lake

Matt Blashaw is on a mission to find new parents Margo and Damien the perfect lakefront vacation home in the beautiful Belgrade Lakes Region! This family-first couple is looking for a peaceful, serene retreat where they can make memories with their active baby and host large family gatherings. With three equally amazing lakefront locations, the couple will have to decide which features will be most important to their expanding family.

Thursday
Mar 23
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Wilderness Retreat

After visiting friends in the sleepy mountain town of Arnold, CA, Randa and Kevin decided it was the perfect place for their family to vacation. With an affinity for outdoor activities and a tangible real estate market, this multi-season haven is still relatively unknown. Matt Blashaw will help this family find their retreat in the woods before word gets out and they get priced out!

Thursday
Apr 27
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

Desert Dreaming

Matt Blashaw is on the hunt in sunny La Quinta, CA for a desert escape for Skip, Lara and their two teenage kids. This busy family is looking for a one-of-a-kind home where they can gather during the holidays and spend quality time together. Matt must work to find a diamond in the rough with Mediterranean charm that is affordable for this adventurous family and that will ultimately attract the vacationing snowbirds!

Thursday
May 25
6:30am | 5:30c

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