South Florida residents Cory and Cortney both share a passion for staying active and being outdoors. Whether it's paddle boarding, beach yoga or riding bikes on the coast line, this married couple and expecting first time parents, love taking full advantage of the area's year-round beautiful weather. They're setting out to find a home in Deerfield Beach, Florida - a young beachfront community close to their jobs as a firefighter and yoga instructor, and perfect for their outdoor loving lifestyles . They're looking for a three-bedroom home with a pool and easy beach access, but they also want the home to really feel like a vacation getaway, a respite from the workweek. With their modest budget of $350,000 all in, most homes in the area they'll be looking for will need to be updated to match their vision. With the clock ticking on the baby's due date, these two will have to get to work to make their beachfront dream a reality.
Leslie and Kris love the crystal waters of Emerald Isle, North Carolina, and want to buy a beach property there that's big enough for their family of four. They find their perfect space, but it needs sprucing up before they can call it home. Plans include a beachy, updated kitchen and some serious work to the patio outside, but work is slowed when the excavation digs up some unwanted surprises.
Brad grew up spending summers in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now he's ready to find a vacation home for his family, and local broker Jason Moore is just the man to help them find it. With help from his wife, Jennifer and their three kids, the family finds a condo that they want to gut and renovate. A new kitchen, living room and master suite all sound great - but when they start opening up walls and tearing out floors, they quickly realize they may be in over their head.
Newlyweds Jamie and Emily both grew up going to the Jersey Shore for family vacations. Now they're looking for a beachside bargain that they can renovate, but that might be tough to come by near the beaches of the Greater Atlantic City area. Luckily, they have broker Dana Hartman-Hiltner to help with their search. They've got grand plans for their new home which include removing some walls and adding to their outdoor space, but a few rules and zoning laws could mean they'll have to switch up their plans. Will they get everything they want?
After years of visiting Emerald Isle, North Carolina, with their three kids, Matt and Megann are ready to buy a weekend getaway home at the beach. After finding a fixer-upper in their budget, they have $50,000 to create a luxurious outdoor space with a pool, pergola and an outdoor kitchen. Can this family get it all, or will they have to make some sacrifices when unexpected issues pop up?
Jim and Sarah are looking for a diamond in the rough on the hidden gem of Fripp Island, South Carolina. They find a property with an unparalleled oceanfront overlook, then start creating a brand-new kitchen and updated floor plan that will maximize the view from every room. But when they start tearing up floors and ripping out walls, they run into some fun -- and not so fun -- discoveries.
Steve and Stacie just moved to St. Pete Beach, Florida, and are looking to put down some roots. They find their perfect beachside home but it needs a ton of work. Renovation plans include a new outdoor space with a kitchen and patio, adding a brand new master suite and building a garage from the ground up where Steve can work on cars and motorcycles. They quickly realize that as the scale of the renovation increases, so does the budget.
Fallon and Mark Jennings are Texas natives with a big Texas family, and they're on the hunt for the perfect waterside home on North Padre Island. With four little ones running around and busy lives as a real estate agent and a contractor, Fallon and Mark are eager to find their dream house and renovate it as quickly as possible. They have the expertise, so renovations should be a breeze. However, Mark and Fallon quickly realize that things can get very tricky very fast living in the same home they're renovating.
Anthony is a house-flipping pro, but this time his wife Amanda wants him to find a vacation property they can keep and enjoy. They are looking in Crystal Beach, Texas, just a ferry ride from their home in Galveston, and the perfect place for this young couple to escape their busy lives. The couple knows their new vacation home will require a full gut, including new kitchen, new bathrooms and a master suite, but as walls are opened and floors are torn up, Amanda and Anthony realize their $55,000 renovation budget might not cover all of the fixes this house needs.
Carrie and Lee have been splitting their time between Nashville and Destin, Florida but they want to get their two sons out of the city and into the sunshine - permanently. With help from broker Needa Brannon, they look for a home their family can grow into, but the property they purchase needs work. Lee takes on most of the renovations himself, including an updated master suite and an outdoor addition. But as work progresses Lee finds that without a contractor on board, projects can quickly spiral out of hand.
Mike, Mariellen and their two sons have vacationed in Galveston, Texas, for years, and now they're ready to buy a beach home of their own. Broker Barbara Zimmerman is here to help them find a house with a boat lift for fisherman Mike and convenient beach access for Mariellen. Mike is a contractor, so he and Mariellen are prepared to take on any renovations their house may need, including an updated kitchen, a guest suite and an outdoor shower. But as things get underway, they quickly realize that this project may be bigger than expected.
Audra and Jason have been renting in North Carolina's Outer Banks for years, but they're ready to put their stamp on a house of their own. Their dream renovation includes gutting the kitchen, creating an open floor plan and an updated game room. When parts of the house aren't up to code, it may mean Audra and Jason have to scale back their plans -- or do a lot of the work themselves.
After years of living with the cold and snow of Denver, Colorado, Candice and Brian are ready to trade it all in for a waterfront lifestyle in Cocoa Beach, Florida. They've enlisted broker Andy Barclay to help them find a home on the water with a pool and a large outdoor space for their two daughters. To save money, Brian and Candice plan to do some of the renovations themselves. But once they dive into the project, Brian and Candice quickly realize they could be in for much more than they'd bargained for.
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