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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.

Sunday
Nov 30
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 9

Private Country Cape Escape

The O'Connor family dreams of buying a four bedroom home on the quaint Northfork of Long Island so they can enjoy the water, wineries, and farmlands. Matt Blashaw shows the family three very different homes, each with its own advantages. He is determined to the make the numbers work so the O'Connor's can put their day trips to the beach behind them. Ultimately, they opt for a low price and a large space, despite the scale of work necessary to get the home ready for renters.

Monday
Dec 8
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 4

Tahoe City Lake House

Matt Blashaw is determined to find the Gordon family the perfect vacation home in Lake Tahoe. They are hoping to buy a rustic, three bedroom-two bath home with convenient access to both the Lake and the mountains. With a central location being high on their list, Matt works to find an affordable fixer-upper that will get top dollar in the rental market after an extensive face lift. The Gordon's decide that putting time and money into a home in a prime location will ultimately allow them to live their dream in this year-round paradise.

Friday
Jun 12
5pm | 4c
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
Jul 16
3pm | 2c
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 5

Las Vegas Vacation

Matt Blashaw is on the hunt for a vacation home in sunny Las Vegas for college sweethearts Shannyn and Blaine and their three energetic kids. Despite its rowdy reputation, Las Vegas has become a family and kid-friendly destination. This couple is craving some vitamin D and quality time together away from their hectic lives and Matt knows just how to find them the perfect home and turn their dreams into a reality!

Friday
Feb 5
11am | 10c
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
Jan 5
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Lakeside Living

Jen and Scott love living in suburban Atlanta, but to escape the steamy summers they like to cool off on Lake Lanier. After searching for three years, this couple is ready to sign on the dotted line. But Jen and Scott are intimidated by large renovations projects and with a tight budget Matt Blashaw will have to find an affordable lakeside home that won't scare them away.

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

Vacation House For Free

Contractor and real estate expert Matt Blashaw helps couples realize their dream of buying a vacation house and shows them how to use rental income to cover the costs of owning a vacation house. After finding and buying a right-priced property, Matt uses tricks of the trade to help couples renovate and position it for the rental market. By maximizing income, Matt's clients can really have their dream vacation house for free.

Thursday
Mar 2
6:30am | 5:30c
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!

Thursday
Mar 16
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

Private Country Cape Escape

The O'Connor family dreams of buying a four bedroom home on the quaint Northfork of Long Island so they can enjoy the water, wineries, and farmlands. Matt Blashaw shows the family three very different homes, each with its own advantages. He is determined to the make the numbers work so the O'Connor's can put their day trips to the beach behind them. Ultimately, they opt for a low price and a large space, despite the scale of work necessary to get the home ready for renters.

Thursday
Apr 20
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Monterey Bay Escape

Patrick and Lisa Dobbins are looking for a vacation home for their family by the beach where they can create lasting memories with their two children. Matt Blashaw takes the couple on a house hunt for their dream home by the sea. But finding an affordable oceanfront property isn't an easy task. He'll have to find a home with big potential in need of an even bigger renovation. The Dobbins finally agree that the large-scale renovation project is worth its weight in ocean views.

Thursday
May 11
6:30am | 5:30c

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