A successful financial and life coach who works from home, David has just sold his loft and is now looking for a glamorous high-rise rental where he can entertain his friends and inspire his clients. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. With David's ample budget, she promises to find him a sumptuous live-work space in the heart of the city. But can she find the perfect pad complete with spectacular view? And will David opt for sleek design or old school interiors with more space?
Desperate to reduce her grueling daily commute, 25-year-old Amanda is ready to leave the comfort of her parents' suburban home and move into her first-ever inner-city apartment. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She promises to find her a bright and budget-conscious pad with plenty of character. But is Amanda ready to downsize her expectations? She visits a number of tiny spaces before narrowing down the options. Will ongoing construction stand in the way of Amanda's big city dream?
Mark and Carla are ready for a fresh new start in the big city, but their picture-perfect, small-town home sold so fast they're now in a rush to find a family-friendly rental with plenty of room to grow. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She promises to find them an ample home in a great neighborhood but warns they'll have to compromise on their wish list. At first, the couple is unimpressed by a series of lackluster options, but then they fall for a charming and spacious home that's close to the only family they have in town. Without jobs, can they convince the landlord to rent it to them?
Since Corey's roommate has found love and is moving out, this self-proclaimed domestic goddess is looking for a pad of her own where she can bake up a storm and entertain her friends in style. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She promises to find Corey a new home with a big kitchen, but with her limited, takeout budget warns she may have to sacrifice her gourmet dreams and compromise. At first, Corey is unimpressed with her options. That is, until Jodi encourages her to focus on finding a home that fits her lifestyle instead of her furniture. Will Jodi help her negotiate a better deal on a completely renovated two-bedroom? And will she be impressed by a big kitchen makeover?
After first sharing a tiny bachelor apartment, best friends Leah and Sarita have outgrown their new two-bedroom pad and are now looking for a bigger and better urban home with plenty of perks. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She promises to find the busy duo a tranquil new apartment with lots of charm and hardwood floors, but with their limited budget, admits it's a tall order. They tour a number of options, but finding a place with evenly sized bedrooms proves to be a challenge. That is, until a converted mansion delivers more than they ever expected. Can Sarita and Leah impress the meticulous landlord with their credentials? And can Jodi transform the awkward living room into a great space for entertaining?
Leaving her ex-boyfriend and their luxury home behind, newly single Trish is moving on and, for the first time ever, is hoping to find her very own downtown pad that's big enough to house her enormous wardrobe. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She promises to find the perfect place for Trish's new start, but urges her to keep her expectations in check since a centrally located one-bedroom will push her slender budget to the max. A two-bedroom co-op proves impressive but the higher rent would mean sacrificing the all-important shopping budget. And when a funky, loft-like basement catches her eye, Trish finds out she's not the only one interested. Can this first-time renter convince the landlord? And will Jodi's creative makeover provide a much needed closet solution?
With seven shows a week and his apartment sublet coming to an end, busy working actor Patrick desperately needs to find a new downtown home that works for him, his tiny dog Finnigan, and his enormous, oversized sectional. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She promises to find him a comfortable new pad in a pet-friendly building, but urges Patrick to look for a home - not a space that fits his furniture. A 23rd floor apartment offers plenty of room and an unbeatable downtown view. But when he visits a gracious, art deco one-bedroom, he's convinced he's found the one. Will Jodi's makeover give it the polish it needs? And more importantly, will Patrick's sofa fit through the door?
Back from the West coast with a fantastic new job, Jenna is living with her parents in the suburbs. And although the surroundings couldn't be more comfortable, the three-hour daily commute is wearing her down and she's ready to find a comfortable downtown pad to call her own. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She promises to find her a great apartment in a safe neighborhood. But is Jenna ready to compromise on her wishlist? Jodi shows her a range of options, from a recently renovated basement apartment to a lower-lever Victorian on a trendy street. But when the apartment she falls for lacks the all-important laundry facilities, can Jenna convince the landlord to make the investment for a quality tenant?
Tired of living in an oven and freezer free coach house with a shower in the kitchen, 28-year-old musician, Stacey, wants to move across town to be closer to work and enjoy the creature comforts of her very own home. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She promises to find the perfect urban oasis to accommodate her musical lifestyle, but tries to temper expectation to fit her limited budget. Stacey initially opts for a one-bedroom in a high rise, but when the meeting with the landlord leaves her shaken, changes gears and hopes a perfectly located bachelor pad is still up for grabs. Can Jodi knock her socks off with an eclectic and elegant small space makeover?
Short on space for their growing family, new parents Jeff and Tiffany are ready to trade in their 500-square-foot apartment for a spacious new downtown home in a vibrant community that features plenty of green space and cultural attractions. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She promises to find them an ideal new family pad with a bathtub and in-home laundry. But will they be able to narrow down their options? At first the couple is thrilled with an open concept home. That is, until a waterfront condo rental delivers a great view with even more space for their money. Will they opt for it even though the neighborhood isn't know for it's family feel? And will Jodi's makeover please a six-month old and her parents?
All grown up and ready for a place of his own, 26-year-old Paul is finally moving out of his parents' suburban home, and together with his girlfriend, Michelle, is hoping to find a cool and modern downtown loft space they can share. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She promises to find them a unique and stylish home that meets their needs, but warns that in a hot rental market, their long list of conveniences will come with a matching price tag. After narrowing down the options, the couple opts for a spacious pad in a great neighborhood. But when they lose out to another renter, will Jodi's expert negotiation tips help them land a deal on a luxury loft that's way outside their budget?
Adding insult to injury, Johnny and Cecilia first signed a lease for a way-too-small apartment and then discovered it was infested with cockroaches and mice. Now they're desperate for a spacious and vermin-free new pad where they can entertain friends and family in style. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She promises to find them an impeccable home that better suits their lifestyle. But will they be willing to sacrifice location to get more home for their money? After narrowing down the options, the couple is ready to sign a lease. But will the landlord agree to a much-needed professional clean and make the changes they request? And will Jodi's makeover transform it into the perfect space for entertaining?
Students Lani and Matt fell in love while sharing university housing, and with graduation just around the corner, they're ready to ditch their multiple roommates and find a move-in ready love nest where they can start their lives as young urban professionals. Enter rental expert Jodi Gilmour. She promises to find them an impeccable pad with plenty of charm. But without jobs to secure a lease, can they prove to a landlord they can afford the rent? Lani and Matt like the idea of separate bedrooms, but after visiting a few two-bedroom options, Jodi tries tempting them with a one-bedroom that delivers more for their monthly budget. Can she get them to see beyond their student housing mentality?
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