We visit New Orleans and Lake Tahoe in a home search to see and compare what $450,000 will buy in each of those communities. Check out these snapshots offering a sampling of homes and spaces from the search.
We visit both to see what $650,000 will buy in two very different real estate markets. Here's a sampling of homes and spaces from the search.
We visit Savannah, GA and Milwaukee to see what $300,000 will buy in each city's historic districts. Here's a sampling of homes and spaces from the search.
Matt and Alina are recently-engaged and ready to buy a place of their own in Silicon Valley. But Silicon Valley is one of the most-expensive real estate markets in the country, so they have to limit their search to condos and fixer-uppers. Meanwhile, Tyler is a native Texan living in Austin. He's tired of sharing a place with roommates and wants to purchase his own party pad in a trendy urban neighborhood. Both homebuyers have the same $600,000 budget, but who will get the best value for the dollar?
Newlyweds Travis and Katie want to upgrade from their small Seattle apartment into something larger. Meanwhile, Hudson and Kelly are expecting their first child and are looking to make the move from downtown Nashville to the suburbs. Both couples are armed with the same $400,000 budget and are looking for the perfect first home in their respective cities.
Lauren & Nate have lived in Tahoe City for over ten years. Now that their two sons are starting to get a little older, they're ready to ditch the rental and purchase their own home. Meanwhile, Marylyn & John are looking to relocate to Marylyn's hometown of New Orleans with their 9 month-old son. Both homebuyers have the same $450,000 budget, but who will get the best value for the dollar?
Florida natives Erinn and Frank met in New York City and are now ready to move back to their home state. They're looking for a house with an open kitchen in a neighborhood close to Tampa's world-renowned exercise path, Bayshore Boulevard. Meanwhile in Freeport, Maine, Ashley and Ben are shopping for a private home with lots of yard space near the downtown shopping district. Both sets of homebuyers have the same $400,000 budget, but who will get the best value for the dollar?
Brooke and Dan relocated to Kaua'i to be closer to Brooke's parents. Now that they've established themselves on the island, they're looking to purchase a home close to work and their son's school. Meanwhile, Miyun is an Alaskan native looking for love AND her first house. She needs to live close enough to downtown for work, but wants to be close to the outdoor trails and activities she loves. Both homebuyers have the same $395,000 budget, but who will get the best value for the dollar?
Jennifer and Josh have been living and working in San Francisco for years. Recently married at Burning Man, they're ready to cohabitate in a new pad. Meanwhile, widower Jon has been raising his daughter Cristina in charming Charleston, South Carolina. They're ready for a bigger home in a quieter neighborhood that's still close to Charleston's cobblestone downtown streets. Both homebuyers have the same $650,000 budget, but who will get the best value for the dollar?
Kimberly & Donnie are looking to relocate their family from Pittsburgh to Donnie's hometown of Richmond Kentucky. Though short on amenities, the area is full of the wide open spaces they crave. Meanwhile, Matlyda & Robert want to put down roots in Boston with a condo that's close to all of the downtown activities they enjoy and comes with its own parking spot. Both homebuyers have the same $500,000 budget, but who will get the best value for the dollar?
Robin and Sam have just relocated from Washington DC for Robin's new job in Denver. They want to find a new home that has great space for entertaining AND enough bedrooms in case they decide to have children. Meanwhile, Kelli is building a new life as a single mother and wants to find a new home in Corpus Christi so that her kids can be closer to the ocean. Both homebuyers have the same $450,000 budget, but who will get the best value for the dollar?
After living in Scottsdale for eight years, Jon has begun to outgrow the singles scene. He's ready to buy a house with the potential to start a family, while still in a neighborhood close to the downtown nightlife. Meanwhile, Chris and Ling have lived in Washington, DC for ten years. They have a young son and a new baby on the way. They've completely outgrown their current two-bedroom apartment and are shopping for a larger, family-friendly house in a great neighborhood. Both homebuyers have the same $500,000 budget, but who will get the best value for the dollar?
Rachel and Ryan met and got married in Ryan's native New Zealand, but now they're looking to raise their newborn daughter in Rachel's hometown of Milwaukee. Meanwhile, Laura's work has taken her to Savannah, where she's fallen in love with the charming college town. She's ready to purchase her own place and put down roots. Both homebuyers have the same $300,000 budget, but who will get the best value for the dollar?
Karen & Joel met in New Orleans but were looking to embrace a more animal-friendly lifestyle. They've decided to trade shrimp boils for soy burgers and want to buy a home in the vegan mecca of Portland. Meanwhile, Holly & Dustin have moved from Florida to the City of Brotherly Love while she finishes her masters. They've both fallen in love with Philadelphia and look to make their move permanent. Both homebuyers have the same $300,000 budget, but who will get the best value for the dollar?
Matt and Sara met in Las Vegas, married in Las Vegas and are raising their kids in Las Vegas. They've outgrown their rental condo and are ready to buy their own sprawling home in one of the suburban desert neighborhoods. Meanwhile, newlyweds Travis and Sarah Elizabeth are searching for their first home as close to downtown Charlotte as possible. They want a neighborhood where they can walk to restaurants, sporting events and Charlotte's active nightlife. Both homebuyers have the same $350,000 budget, but who will get the best value for the dollar?
Johnny and Erin have been married for ten years. They're a quintessential Air Force couple, relocating every few years. Now that Johnny is being stationed in Boise, the couple wants to buy a house they can call home. Meanwhile, entrepreneur and bachelor Mauricio has been living with roommates in Chicago for several years. He's finally ready to ditch the roommates and buy a place of his own in the Windy City. Both sets of homebuyers have the same $400,000 budget. But who will get the best value for their dollar?
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