George Galea is no stranger to house-hunting. Over the past 10 years, he's worked as a housing developer throughout Malta. As much as he loves exploring new places, on a personal level, he's ready to move for the last time and settle down. He's ready to trade in the perks of city living for a villa in the country that will give him the space and peace that he so desperately craves. However, he finds that despite his healthy budget, there's a small number of available villas that have both large gardens and pools.
Stephanie and Charlie May have lived in the fast lane in London for four years. Now, they yearn to slow down and spend more time with their two-year-old son Finn. They've begun a search for a home in the Jarnac region of France, which has everything they are looking for ? good schools, beautiful landscapes, great food and a relaxed pace of life.
Derrick and Shannon Nelson of Vancouver Island, British Columbia didn't want to jump too quickly into home ownership. Although their rental apartment has lots of nice features, they have already outgrown the small space and have decided to look for a home to buy. They hope to find an open kitchen in a home that is surrounded by nature, so they can wake up every morning to great views of the mountains.
Vandna Patel and Debbie Elvy are happy living in their home in Surrey, 15 miles outside of London. However, they long for better weather. Debbie has finally convinced Vandna to look for a vacation home, and they've agreed that the island of Cyprus has the weather and the lifestyle they are looking for. As they search in the city of Larnaca, they are looking for a true getaway with beautiful swimming pools, landscaped gardens and low maintenance.
Ex-pats from Kirkland, Washington, Carolyn and Bob McConnell have lived and worked in Europe for the past six years. They've now decided that they want to live half of the year in the States, and the other half in Italy. Through their travels, they fell in love with the region of Umbria, about two hours north of Rome, and they are looking forward to the warm, sunny climate and relaxed lifestyle of the area.
Roslyn Sportelli is a spunky young woman who has lived in Brisbane, Australia for all of her 25 years. Currently living with her parents, she's excited to leave the nest and find a new home, along with two of her best friends. Since Roslyn's mother, Nerina, has worked in real estate for more than 20 years, she plans to help them find a home with enough space and parking for all of them.
Mark and Tara Howard are both from New York, but they've lived in the Cleveland area for the last 12 years, along with their daughters Halle and Amanda. Their large house has everything the could want, except for one thing: the ocean. That's why the Howards are looking for a vacation home in beautiful Aruba. They want to be as close to the water as possible, but their budget might be an obstacle, so they're willing to look in some of the less popular areas in hopes of making their dreams of waterfront living a reality.
Retired schoolteachers Simon and Maria Jenkins of Canterbury, England have always loved vacationing in France's southern region of Languedoc-Roussillon. However, part-time holidays to this sunny, wine-growing region are no longer enough, as they are ready to relocate to France permanently. Their goal is to find an idyllic country home that's large enough to accommodate their artistic pursuits as well as regular visits from their four grown children.
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