Tired of her four-hour daily commute, Amanda is desperate to move out of her mother's home in the suburbs. And although she's ready to take on the big city, she's been searching for the perfect party pad for over a year and is starting to lose hope of ever moving on. Rental expert Jodi Gilmour promises to track down a transit-friendly urban home that will shrink Amanda's commute and boost her social life. But warns she will have to look beyond the surface to get the lifestyle she craves. With everything Amanda wants it's up to Jodi to help prioritize her wish list.
With a shared dream of putting their careers and social lives on the fast track, singleton professionals Tanya and Tino are ready to leave their sleepy hometown behind and are looking for a fresh new start in the big city. Rental expert Jodi Gilmour promises to set them up with a comfortable two-bedroom urban launch pad where they'll feel right at home. But merging households also means finding a compromise between their completely different style ideas. With their ample budget, Jodi comes up with a range of options but then it's up to these wannabe roommates to reconcile their esthetic differences.
When it comes to their living arrangements, friends Erin and Shannon are done compromising. Tired of student housing and ready for permanent digs in line with their post-grad status, they're looking for a comfy home that meets all their grown-up needs. Rental expert Jodi Gilmour promises to track down a quiet geek-chic retreat in the heart of the city, and is determined to find the duo a sophisticated sanctuary that lends itself both to working and socializing. She's also got a few great tips up her sleeve to seal the deal.
An ambitious entrepreneur, Jessica is committed to growing her two businesses but her living situation is cramping her style. She's definitely ready to ditch her three roommates for the perfect live-work oasis but has no time for a house hunt. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She promises to find Jessica a space where both Jessica and her businesses can thrive. But warns her budget may hold her back from her dream location. Jessica tours a range of different options around town and then has to decide what her priorities are.
Successful restaurateurs Bill and Melissa were comfortable in their one-bedroom apartment when it was just the two of them. But with their baby now living in the kitchen and rock band neighbors practicing upstairs, they're desperate to find a family-friendly home that fits their new lifestyle. Rental expert Jodi Gilmour promises to get the couple settled in a new space they'll love. But the challenge is finding a spacious budget-friendly apartment that's within walking distance of their two restaurants. With such a small search area, Jodi warns they may have to sacrifice size for location, and the question is whether or not they can live without a chef's kitchen.
Over six feet tall and too quick to sign a lease, David's basement apartment is seriously cramping his style. Tired of hitting his head on the low ceilings and hunching over to take a shower, he's hoping to find a new home where he can at least stand up straight. Rental expert Jodi Gilmour promises to find David a deluxe bachelor pad in a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, and with David's history of settling for less, vows to keep his expectations high and disappointment low. Crisscrossing the city, the search is on for a budget-friendly apartment with a great kitchen.
Back from her world travels and living with her parents, Samantha needs a place of her own. She's saved up a little nest egg and has been hoping to find a nature-friendly home in the big city, but so far her search has been frustrating. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She explains that apartments within Samantha's budget are in high demand and promises to make things easy. From a waterfront community to a neighborhood that borders a nature preserve in the heart of the city, the search is on for an outdoorsy urban pad with a great kitchen.
With new priorities and too much space on their hands, newly engaged urbanites Graydon and Karin are ready to downsize their rental to save money for their wedding. But with high standards and demanding schedules, finding the perfect place has become next to impossible. Rental expert Jodi Gilmour promises tofind the sophisticated duo a new pad that keeps up appearances while keeping costs down. But warns that staying in their prestigious neighborhood may be out of reach at their new price point.
Horse-trainer Leanne and her handyman Matthew have been living in his parents' basement for nearly a year. But now they're ready to spread their wings and are hoping to find a country-style pad that's not too far from home. Even with their tight budget, rental expert Jodi Gilmour says she's confident she can find what they're looking for, and also promises to transform any space with a modern rustic makeover. Then it's up to Leanne and Matthew to decide how far their newfound independence will take them.
Lookingto redesign her life and jumpstart her career, graphic designer Oma has moved clear across the country and is hoping to put down roots in the big city. So far, she's been crashing on her sister's couch but is desperate to find a home of her own. Rental expert Jodi Gilmour promises to set her up for a smooth transition and professional success. The search is on for a safe and luminous live-work space, and then it's up to Jodi to come up with an innovative small space solution that inspires.
Phil and Jonny have great chemistry but finding a home they can agree on is proving impossible. They've visited over 50 apartments but since none match Jonny's exhaustive wish list, they're now living in a hotel. Determined to broker a deal and find a place where they'll both be comfortable, rental expert Jodi Gilmour starts by narrowing down their list of must-haves. Jonny prefers sleek modern interiors while Phil wants a cozy pad with plenty of charm, so it's up to Jodi to strike the perfect urban compromise.
A singer-songwriter with growing ambitions, Nicole wants to move to the big city. She's ready to leave the comfort of her parents' suburban home but after months of searching, it doesn't look like she's going anywhere. Rental expert Jodi Gilmour is determined to find her a fabulous pet-friendly pad with all the perks but explains that moving downtown means she'll have to downsize her expectations. The search is on for a compact urban oasis, and then it's up to Jodi to perform a makeover that's both practical and inspiring.
Procrastinating pals Paul and Dan left their rental search to the last minute and now they're scrambling to find a new home. Since Paul is saving to buy his own place, he's looking for the cheapest deal, but Dan has other priorities and wants to find a deluxe bachelor pad with plenty of girl appeal. Rental expert Jodi Gilmour promises to track down a budget- and dog-friendly rental with plenty of pizzazz, but with just a week until their moving date she admits it's a tall order. A couple of spacious suburban options look promising and in order to get what he wants, Dan comes up with an irresistible proposition.
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