Lori and Chad's second date was during a Christmas flotilla in the historic seaside community of Beaufort, North Carolina. Soon they not only fell in love with each other and were married, but they both developed a deep connection with the tranquil coastal town and have continued visiting ever since. While Lori and Chad enjoy all Beaufort has to offer, they're tired of constantly making trips back and forth from their hometown of Greenville, North Carolina, and are ready to find a place to call their own. But with a budget of $375,000, they're not sure if a permanent residence or vacation home will be the way to go, so they've hired local real estate agent Rita Roberts to aid in their search.
Stephanie and Ryan have been living in Groton, Connecticut, for seven years. Living in southeastern Connecticut grants easy access to the sands, but they're ready to dive deeper into beach living by moving across the bridge to a more coastal location in New London County. With the help of local real estate agent Fred Allyn III, this beach-going couple is looking to seize a steal on a seaside home for under $350,000.
Suzie and Rich live in Boston and are soon to be married. But before they take the plunge, they want to escape the noisy, congested city and score a home in the quaint beach community of Winthrop, Massachusetts. Situated roughly six miles northeast of Boston, Winthrop offers a laid-back vacation vibe while the city is still just a short commute away. With the wedding date rapidly approaching, Suzie and Rich have hired local real estate agent Adina King, who will help them find the beach house of their dreams while staying within their strict budget of $375,000.
Tammy and Russ are from Aliceville, Alabama, and both spent their childhood vacationing in Orange Beach. They have two sons, Preston and Rafe, and are hoping to spend some quality time with them at the beach while they're still young. Tammy's only requirement is that she gets a direct view of the Gulf of Mexico. With the help of real estate agent Lance Steffek, they hope to find the perfect beachfront condo for only $275,000.
Joe and Leo were house hunting in their current city of New York, but due to the high prices and limited space, they have decided to change their plans and invest in a vacation property in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They would love a home with spectacular ocean views and within close proximity to the beach. Although their budget of $350,000 might go a little further in San Juan, Joe and Leo aren't sure if finding a home for that price might be a little too ambitious. With the help of local real estate agent Brian Aronson, they hope to find their very own affordable slice of paradise.
Caroline and Martin are from Macungie, Pennsylvania, and they've been vacationing along the shores of Ocean City, Maryland, for twenty years. Recently, they've grown tired of always visiting within a predetermined time frame and feel the purchase of their very own beach house would allow them the freedom to kick back and relax on a whim. With a budget of $250,000, Caroline and Martin are hoping that local restate agent Billy Barr will be able to find them a rentable property that will help offset some of the costs, so their beachfront dreams can become an affordable reality.
Scott and Erin are a spontaneous couple from the Florida Keys. After hearing great things about Jaco from fellow Floridians, they decided to start looking for a vacation home even though they had never been to Costa Rica before. With the help of real estate agent Tim Giannone, they hope to find the perfect beachfront retreat for under $365,000.
Michael and Margaret are from Putnam Valley, New York, and have three daughters, Kaitlyn, Madelyn and Victoria. While searching for the perfect vacation destination, they visited every beach in North Carolina before finally settling on Ocean Isle Beach. With the help of real estate agent Laura Hewett, they hope to find the perfect beachfront house for under $375,000.
Ania and Kyle have been married for seven years and have two young children, Maya and Niko. Between raising the kids and operating a thriving mortgage company outside their hometown of Chicago, they've rarely been able to escape for a family vacation. But when the opportunity presented itself, they managed to visit the US Virgin Island of St. Croix and quickly fell in love with its tranquil vibes and picturesque setting. After this life changing experience, Ania and Kyle decide to make this a regular occurrence and feel the purchase of their very own St. Croix beach house would be the perfect way to ensure future family getaways continue. With the help of local real estate agent David Fedeles, they hope to find a pristine slice of sandy paradise for $375,000 or less.
Jan and Cianna are a mother-daughter duo that call Texas home. Jan currently lives on South Padre Island while her daughter, Cianna, is a student at the university nearby. Although Cianna's parents saved a college fund for her, receiving a full scholarship means she can put that money towards her first investment property near the beach. With the help of real estate agent Norma Turkington, they hope to find the perfect place to play that will also pay, all for under $350,000.
Jim and Melissa are from Hunt Valley, Maryland, and have two daughters, Ariette and Aubriel. They own and operate a catering company that requires working grueling 20-hour days and combined with the girl's hectic schedules, it's tough for them to find time to spend together as a family. But one benefit of the catering industry is the off-season, which allows Jim and Melissa to have a few months of downtime each year. They've decided the best way to optimize these breaks would be with the purchase of a beachfront vacation home on the private resort island of Hilton Head, in South Carolina. With the help of local real estate agent Tammy Moody, Jim and Melissa hope to find a peaceful sanctuary in the sand for under $275,000.
Bill and Droxine have been together for three years but have never lived in the same city. Bill resides in Austin, Texas, while Droxine and the two boys live almost four hours away on beautiful North Padre Island. Located within the city limits of Corpus Christi, the island provides numerous beach activities with a vacation lifestyle perfect for their family of four. Local real estate agent Shannon Bumstead will help this newlywed couple start their life together by aiding in the search for the waterfront home of their dreams, all for under $375,000.
Ever since their third date, Glenn and Samantha have shared the dream of owning a vacation home somewhere on the beach. Glenn grew up on the coast of Florida, and Samantha is a serious scuba diver, so they both feel a strong connection to the ocean. After a lengthy period of researching everywhere from Mexico to Costa Rica, they kept hearing great things about Placencia, Belize. Known for its exquisite diving, laid-back lifestyle and friendly atmosphere, Glenn and Samantha decide to visit Placencia for the very first time to explore the possibility of purchasing a property.
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