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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 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.

Saturday
Nov 1
4pm | 3c
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.

Monday
Nov 17
1am | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Nov 18
1pm | 12c
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 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
Dec 5
6pm | 5c
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 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.

Friday
Jul 3
4pm | 3c
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 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.

Friday
Sep 25
8am | 7c
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 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!

Friday
Dec 4
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 13

Catskill Mountain Home

Luca and Laura moved to New York City from Italy to embark on a new adventure. While they love the hustle and bustle of the City, they also love to escape to conveniently located Hunter Mountain. Both are avid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, searching for a vacation home with old-world charm. Matt Blashaw will have to search this valley high and low to find a home that fits their tight budget but is also within close proximity to the mountain.

Thursday
Jan 26
6:30am | 5:30c
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!

Thursday
Feb 2
6:30am | 5:30c
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
Feb 9
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Thursday
Feb 16
6:30am | 5:30c
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.

Thursday
Feb 23
6:30am | 5:30c

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