New parents' new arrival determines deadline for Chip and Jo Gaines's finished fixer.
Chip and Joanna Gaines take Genny and Russ Davis on a tour through three homes in Woodway, Texas. Woodway is considered "upper-crust", an established neighborhood with older homes, large trees and massive yards. They want to move to Woodway because of the city's reputable school district. However, Genny Davis is a real estate agent and Russ builds new homes for a living and they are a bit reluctant to move into a fixer upper - a fact that distresses Chip but inspires Joanna. Will the Davis' choose the "Tree House" with the pool, massive fireplace and monster tree blocking the front door? Or will it be the asymmetrical "Stonehenge House" Chip says looks like an airplane and Russ describes as over-the-top masculine? Or maybe they'll choose the third house with the shared driveway on a quiet cul-de-sac? The drama escalates when an unexpected permit problem costing 30,000 dollars threatens to turn this fixer upper into a flop. Will the Davis' jump ship and build a new home instead?
Chip and Joanna Gaines take clients Kimberly and Blake Batson on a tour through three houses in Waco, Texas. The young newlyweds run the 'Common Grounds' coffee shop and are looking for a home close to their business. Kimberly wants trees, land and a huge yard away from busy streets. Their demands are few but their budget is tight at $120,000. Their only requirement is to have a short commute and enough room in their new home to install two cherished custom windows. Will they choose the charming craftsman? Or 'The Movie Theater House' that Chip describes as a cross between a cinema and a funeral parlor? Or the secluded 'Little House on the Prairie' with a creek in the backyard? Whichever they pick, it's a sure bet that Chip will continue to bug Joanna with his crazy antics.
Nearly empty nesters and boomer newlyweds search for a waterfront home for three, but with extra space when all the kids come home for their blended family of nine.
Chip and Joanna Gaines take Kelsey and Trip Purks on a tour through three classic homes in the historic Dean Highland neighborhood of Waco, Texas. The Purks have been renting for three years and are now ready to buy their own little piece of Texas. They'd like to avoid a cookie cutter home preferring an older home with lots of character but with the opportunity to make their own mark. They're looking for an open floor plan with a big kitchen in a neighborhood lined with big trees, wide sidewalks, and quiet roads located close to downtown. Their biggest fear is getting in over their heads with a historic home that may have lots of hidden costs. Will they choose the 1920's cottage with lots of character but only one bathroom, the 1940s 'Dutch Door House' with the foundation issues, or the 1930s timeless brick Tudor with the hobbit-like front door? The Gaines have their work cut out for them with these historic wonders that are plagued with old age issues. Will the Purks' fears be realized when they face pricey repairs on their vintage fixer upper?
Chip and Joanna Gaines take Jo's old high school buddy Jonathan Gulley and his wife Amy on a tour through three houses in the suburban neighborhood of Woodway, Texas. The Gulleys are returning to Waco after a 10-year hiatus in Chicago to be closer to friends and family. They're seeking a 4-bedroom home with a large kitchen, nice garden and a big backyard for their 2 kids, 2 dogs and extended family. Amy's biggest fear is flooding after a disastrous experience at their previous home. Will they choose the 'Fun House' with the funky multi-layered layout? Or will their choice be the 'Neat and Tidy Ranch House' with tons of trees but a very vanilla exterior? Or will the winner be the 'Tire Swing' house with the sloped backyard? Chip's nerves are on edge as the Gulley's new house shows signs of previous flood damage on top of an unexpected $8,000 HVAC problem. Could this deal mean the end of a long friendship for the Gaines and the Gulleys?
Chip and Joanna Gaines take Denitia and Norris Blount on a tour through three houses near Baylor University. The Blounts are almost empty-nesters with two kids at home and two on their own. Norris is the Sports Chaplain at Baylor and treats his students like family. They need a house to be big enough to entertain a whole football team. The Gaines' biggest challenge is working with the couple's conflicting tastes. Denitia loves old homes with lots of character and a big backyard. Norris wants a modern home with little or no yard, preferring astro-turf over grass. Will the Blounts be able to compromise on one of the three houses? Will they choose the Outdated Classic'with its large linebacker-size entryways and huge yard? Or will it be the 5-bedroom Unstately Manor with the bland exterior and backyard pool? Or will the winner be the Cute Cottage with the small lawn and party-size kitchen? The Gaines have their work cut out for them turning the Blount's house into a stadium-size home with a low-maintenance lawn.
Chip and Joanna Gaines take Kristin and Brandon Haire on a tour through the Western Hills neighborhood in Waco, Texas. Western Hills is an established neighborhood near Lake Waco, known for its big trees and big lots. This is the first house for the Haires to own together, and they're looking for a home to settle down in to create memories with their two young children. They're looking for a home with 4-bedrooms, an open floor plan and a nice yard for their kids to play in. Chip Gaines says the Haires aren't asking for the moon but they're going to get it within a $210,000 budget.
Chip and Joanna Gaines take Teresa and Steve Fuchs on a tour through three houses in Woodway, Texas. Steve Fuchs is a manager at a rocket facility and Teresa's a stay at home mom raising their two boys. The Fuchs call themselves water people after living on a tiny island near the equator in the Pacific Ocean for many years. Their highest priority is to be close to the water where they can enjoy their favorite recreational activities - boating and paddle boarding. They've got $580,000 for a 4-bedroom house with lots of space indoors and out, ideally within walking distance to a lake. The Gaines introduce the family to an eclectic group of options - from a turn-of-the-century mansion to a couple of 1970s houses.
Chip and Joanna Gaines take Deanna and Paul King on a tour through three houses in the small town of Hubbard, Texas. She's a nurse and he owns an HVAC company. They've been married just over two years and both share a passion for small towns and country living. They love living in Hubbard on 50 acres of land but with a combined family of five kids, three grandkids and numerous animals they've outgrown their current small home. Their hope is to find a 4-bedroom, 2-bath house with a large interior located a reasonable distance from next-door neighbors. The options are few in this town of 1,500, but the Gaines are convinced they can find these almost newlyweds their perfect fixer upper.
Chip and Joanna Gaines take Jill and Josh Barrett on a tour through three houses in the established neighborhood of Wooded Acres. They're looking for a house that will accommodate Josh's four kids and the couple's new baby on the way. The Barretts want a home with a unique look, an open floor plan and an amazing kitchen. They'd like a house that's fun and fresh. A house that's a new slate for them representing their new life together. The Gaines offer an eclectic group of houses from traditional to contemporary.
Chip and Joanna Gaines take Angela and Yanett Silva on a tour through three houses in the small town of Lorena, Texas. Yanett left Venezuela to offer her children a better life. Then Angela moves her mother Yanett and son Julian from Tallahassee to Texas to pursue a dream job at a spacecraft design company based in Waco. This three-generation family is ready to settle down, and is looking for a house to share with at least 3-bedrooms and two baths, and plenty of space for everyone inside and out. They want a home that offers a country lifestyle but with a modern edge.
Chip and Joanna Gaines take Isabel and Justin Reed on a tour through three houses in Waco, Texas. Justin is a lawyer and Isabel's a part-time realtor and stay-at-home mom. The couple started their life together in a tiny town, which was Justin's preference. Then after starting a family, he conceded and moved his family to Waco. The Reeds have a generous budget of $450,000 allowing them lots of options to satisfy both their tastes. They're looking for a 4-bedroom, 4-bath house with a big kitchen, an open living area, a front porch and a nice play area for their two daughters.
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