Tim and Debbie live outside of Dallas, Texas, and have two daughters, Kiwi and Coco. For several years the family enjoyed vacationing in their one-bedroom condo along the picturesque coast of Panama City Beach, Florida. But due to reinvestment needs, Tim and Debbie eventually had to sell the property. While enduring a landlocked summer after the sale, the family noticed a major void in their lives, which could only be filled by spending time together in their favorite beach town. Now, Tim and Debbie return to Panama City Beach with a budget of $340,000, and they hope local real estate agent John Tait can find them a new seaside sanctuary. A place where they can make more memories that will last a lifetime.
Life in the suburbs of Atlanta is busy for Melissa, David and their two children, Emma and Grayson. With David working long hours and in school to get his MBA, the family is looking for a place to get away and relax on the weekend. Melissa and David have long admired Destin, Florida's white, sugary beaches and are ready to purchase a beachfront home on its sands. Locals refer to Destin as 'The World's Luckiest Fishing Village,' and David is excited to give their children the opportunity to fish as often as he did while growing up in South Florida. With home prices along the crystal clear waters piling over $10 million, this family of four will turn to local real estate agent Wanda Greer to steer clear of high prices and find a family-friendly fortress for under $199,000.
For the past 10 years, Glen and Danette have been living in the landlocked city of Atlanta, Georgia. They're not only far from the natural tranquility the ocean provides, but Glen endures a mammoth three-hour commute to and from work every day. Thankfully he's accepted a new job offer based in Panama City, Florida. Now, Glen and Danette have the opportunity to relocate and find a new home along the gulf shores in the nearby coastal community of Panama City Beach. With the help of a local real estate agent, Glen and Danette are hoping to find a beach house large enough to accommodate their four children while staying within a strict budget of $255,000.
Brent and Tracy have been married for 25 years and live in a suburb of New Orleans. For as long as they've been together, the charming community of Bay St. Louis, MS, has been their ideal setting for a relaxing weekend getaway. While Brent and Tracy always dreamed of someday owning a home along the brilliant bay shores, they never thought it was actually attainable. But now after a disciplined period of saving, they've hired local real estate agent Holly Lemoine-Raymond to find the perfect vacation home while staying within their budget of $325,000.
Bryan and Taylor live within a planned community in the town of Kill Devil Hills, along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. They're engaged to be married and while planning for the wedding they're also in the process of finding a new home. Bryan and Taylor's current residence is far from the water, and they would really love to find a house that's either on the beach or the sound. But with a budget of $275,000, Bryan and Taylor aren't sure if they'll be able to find a property that meets their requirements.
Rob and Sara live in Ohio with their two sons. A few years ago when Sara and Rob renewed their vows on the US Virgin Islands, Rob flew Sara's parents down and they all fell in love with St. Thomas. What started as a casual conversation to all buy a house together soon became a mission, and now they're determined to find the perfect family retreat for under $325,000.
Richard and Christine are from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and have three kids: Alexandra, Madison and Leah. After Christine's parents purchased a condo in Siesta Key, Florida, a few years earlier, the whole family fell in love with the area. After years of renting, they are finally ready to purchase a place to call their own.
Shane and Justin currently live in El Campo, Texas, and wish that they lived closer to the water. Justin has visited Palacios since childhood and both of them have friends in the area. With real estate on the rise, now seems like the perfect time to take the plunge and purchase a place of their own in Palacios. With the help of real estate agent Lin Hutzenbiler, they hope to find the perfect beachfront getaway for under $375,000.
Born and raised in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Rosa loves the island lifestyle and is ready to fully commit to a life of ease. After years of renting in the downtown Charlotte Amalie area, this St. Thomian is ready to escape the hustle and bustle and purchase her first home in the hills. To help with her hunt and manage her expectations, she's bringing along her close friend, Manuel. Together, these locals will look to find a full-time oasis for under $350,000.
Lauren and Tate have been visiting Port Aransas, Texas, together since they started dating. After years of renting, they are ready to plant their roots and purchase a beach home for their family of five. Located just three hours from their home in Garden Ridge, Texas, Port Aransas provides beaches booming with fun, water activities and a slew of sea life. While they agree on most things, they differ on the condition of their future home. As a construction manager, Tate's days are full of overseeing projects, so he prefers a turnkey home, while Lauren is excited about the possibilities of a fixer-upper. Local real estate agent Cynthia Frank will help this couple keep their cool and find common ground to collect a beach home for under $325,0000.
Kim and Richard live outside of Tampa, Florida, with their three children. They've always dreamed of owning a beach house, but waterfront property around Tampa is too expensive. While researching possible locations overseas, Kim and Richard kept hearing great things about the small surf community of Jaco, Costa Rica. Now they're headed down to see what the town has to offer and hopefully find the perfect family vacation getaway for under $299,000.
Brett and Erica currently live in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, with their two young kids Julianna and Elliot. As a family, they've always loved the quiet beaches of North Carolina, and they've finally saved enough money to consider buying a place of their own in Avon. Since Brett primarily works in the summer, they are looking for something they can rent out during the peak season and enjoy in the winter. With the help of real estate agent April Contestable, they hope to find the perfect off-season escape for under $325,000.
Johanna and Andy live in North Carolina, and while they love the laid-back lifestyle of the Outer Banks, it lacks many of the conveniences of a year-round residence. As their son Charlie grows, they've decided that they're ready to purchase a permanent beach home in Kitty Hawk. As a real estate team in the area for over five years, Johanna and Andy will search for a home on the historic sands of Kitty Hawk for under $350,000.
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