Jennifer and Ryan are searching for a vacation home off the coast of North Carolina, but Ryan has his heart set on a stand-alone home for his family to make memories. In the condo heavy market on Topsail Island, finding a house with an ocean view for under $150,000 will be tricky, but hopefully with the help of real estate agent, Jason Hyde, Jennifer can convince Ryan the value of a beachfront condo instead.
Todd and Jenny are avid snorkelers who love to float through the waters of Akumal's Half Moon Bay. They are setting their sights on purchasing a condo on the sandy shores without sinking their $250,000 budget.
Scott and Tamera Forshaw are from Richmond, Virginia, and have been married for 30 years. Ever since they first met, their favorite vacation destination has been the magnificent, unspoiled northern beaches of the Outer Banks. With day-to-day life at home being very busy, both Tami and Scott want to find a beachfront getaway where they can relax and spend quality time with loved ones. They both agree that the beaches along the North Carolina coast would be the perfect place to build lasting family memories. With the help of real estate agent Kelly Dean, the Forshaws hope to find a beachfront retreat for under $300,000.
Denise and Jim Murphy are from Garnerville, New York, and their four children, Regina, Kristen, James and Michael, are growing up and progressing into adulthood. Now with families, significant others and hectic work schedules, it's hard for the kids to find time to spend with Mom and Dad. But Denise and Jim are hoping this will all change once they purchase a brand-new beach house, a place where the entire Murphy clan can kick back, relax and create lasting memories together. Having vacationed on the Jersey Shore in the past, Denise and Jim have targeted long time family favorite, Long Branch, New Jersey, as their beachfront bargain destination. With the help of real estate agent Christine Stout, they hope to check off everything on their wish list and find a home the family will love for under $285,000.
Caitlin and Peter are from Baltimore and have been married for almost 3 years. Long before they met and fell in love in college, they both fell for the coastal resort town of Ocean City, Maryland. The glistening beaches, sensational restaurants and wide array of water sports drew each of their families to this area as vacationers for years. Now that Caitlin and Peter are married and have begun their own life together, they want a their own waterfront escape in their favorite seaside metropolis. They're looking for a home that not only fits their current lifestyle, but a place where they can accommodate both their families and eventual children. With the help of real estate agent, Eric Green, they hope to find a beachfront haven for under $350,000.
Dennis, Cortney and their two daughters like to get away to the beach whenever they can. But, due to crazy work schedules, sometimes it's tough to actually plan ahead for a vacation. Dennis and Cortney hope that owning a beachfront property of their own will enable them to pack up and head to the beach without having to plan so far in advance. They also hope to find a beach home that will be an investment for their family, primarily through rental income. Crystal Beach, Texas, is about a four-hour drive from where Dennis and Cortney live and also happens to be a huge vacation destination with tremendous rental potential. Dennis and Cortney hope to stay within their budget of $350,000, and with the help of local real estate agent BB Wilson, they explore these beautiful shores for a home on the beach.
Sam and Heidi Tucker are from Chantilly, Virginia, and their two sons, Trey and Noah, are growing up and moving into the collegiate phase of their lives. As the boys have gotten older, they aren't as inclined to hang out with mom and dad, but Sam and Heidi believe this will change once they purchase a brand-new beach house. The Tucker's have set their sights on the sandy shores of Ocean Isle, North Carolina, the perfect spot for a beachfront family oasis. With the help of real estate agent Laura Hewett, they hope to attain everything on their wish list and maintain their family bond for under $350,000.
After vacationing on Tybee Island, GA, for years, Jim and Kathy are now ready to bring their energetic little boys down south to find a beachfront getaway. With slightly different needs and wants, this match made in Florida must keep family first in order to keep peace on Earth. A local Southern belle real estate agent now accepts the challenge of showing the best homes on the island within a budget of just $225,000.
With a personality as big as her heart, Beverly seeks ocean, sand and serenity in a beachfront home on Amelia Island. But there is no way that her son and daughter-in-law will allow her to take on such a task by herself. Luckily, talks with a local real estate agent have already produced some great options. If this agent can lock in on Beverly's truest desires for a beachfront home, while staying under her budget of $350,000, then happiness on Amelia Island will be a stone's throw away.
Alan and Jessie keep busy with work at home in Gig Harbor, Washington, but crave a chance to just shut down their computers and step out into the great outdoors for a breath of fresh air. After a refreshing trip to the coast, Jessie convinces Alan to make the leap and relocate full time to the beaches of Ocean Shores, but with a budget of $285,000 they will have to flood out high seaside prices to make sure not to drain their bank account.
Jon and Susan have their heart set on finding a second home in Palm Coast, Florida. They love everything the quaint beach town has to offer and that it's a quick drive away from home. Finding a place big enough for their family of nine and on the water is no easy task, but with the help of local real estate agent Patricia "P.J." Blackmon, they set off to find a beach home fit for their entire family.
Bill and Mary Foyes met on an internet dating website and quickly discovered their mutual love for North Carolina's Outer Banks, specifically the quaint community of Hatteras Village. Now, after 11 years of marriage and multiple visits with their daughter, Alicia, they are ready to purchase a permanent vacation home in their favorite seaside sanctuary. With the help of local real estate agent Dottie Reed, the Foyes' hope to find a beachfront getaway where they build lasting family memories, all for under $175,000.
Baphu and Christine have known each other since they were in elementary school. During a game of spin the bottle, Christine even became Baphu's first kiss. As teenagers they moved away and drifted apart before reconnecting several years later. Now with four kids and one on the way, they're looking for a weekend getaway, a refuge where they can relax and enjoy spending time together as a family. After moving from Canada to Merida, Mexico, Baphu and Christine have set their beachfront sights on the quaint nearby fishing village, Chuburna Puerto. While they both agree that living on the beach is top priority, Christine is willing to break the bank for the home of her dreams while Baphu wants to stick to their budget of $200,000.
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