It's often said that change is opportunity. So when Helen's husband Dimitri is laid off from his airline job in Brisbane, Australia the couple decide to shake things up. They're leaving the pandemonium of Brisbane behind them and moving with their three boys to the tropical islands of Vanuatu. The island is pretty easy to get used to, but they also need to check out the local Real Estate with realtor Clare Maloney. Will they be able to afford their dream house on the water? Or will it be trouble in paradise?
Emma's a writer from Australia who's got a 130,000 bucks and a dream. She's gonna fix up an old ruin in Portugal and live the village life. She finds the old world charm intoxicating, but does she really know the difference between rustic...and a wreck? Fortunately, her friend Dan's here to help and Derek Harper couldn't be a better realtor for the job. Can Emma really pull this off? It's a Portuguese, bare knuckles renovation project on House Hunters International.
Sylvie and Mike Murrell have many happy memories of life in Johannesburg. But in their hearts, they know it's time to go. They can't ignore some sobering realities, at the top of the list is the high rate of violent crime. Worried how that stress could affect their kids, they've decided to make a bold financial move by relocating to Sydney, Australia. Property choices abound, but Mike wants the easy upkeep of a condo while Sylvie prefers a proper suburban home. And for a city used to welcoming immigrants, there are still culture shocks. The Murrell's savings of 6.5 million South African Rand converts to about $880,000. That won't afford them beach front living in Sydney's competitive market. To help make the numbers work, they've hired professional real estate agent Tanya Mottle.
Casey is an Australian carpenter. Nicole is a Canadian beer distributor. They met in a youth hostel in Scotland and after five years of non-stop globe trotting, they settled in Nicole's home town of Edmonton, Canada. Now it's time to give Melbourne a shot and buy their first home together. But the good life comes at a cost. Real estate in Melbourne is pricey, so with the help of professional real estate agent Tracey Russell, Nicole and Casey are setting their sights on the eastern suburbs. Will their starter home budget defeat their plans? It's first time home buyers in the land down under when House Hunters travels to Melbourne, Australia.
Nikesha is an up and coming fashion designer. But she's put her career on hold to make the move of a lifetime. Her boyfriend Adel has taken a job on the other side of the world and she's following her heart to an island kingdom on the Arabian Peninsula. Will a home in Bahrain live up to Nikesha's high expectations? Or will the chill of Arabian nights put their dreams on hold? Find out when House Hunters explores the kingdom of Bahrain with professional real estate agent Heather Baraclough.
Holly Beck is a professional surfer based in California and dreams of starting an all women's surf camp in Nicaragua. She is stoked that her first guests have already signed up for the camp, but Holly still needs to find a killer beach pad near some awesome break. That's why she's hired locally based real estate agent Bryan McMandon of Nicaragua Surf Report. He's a surfer himself and has experience showing homes suited for the surfing lifestyle. But to keep her from paddling out too deep Holly has also asked friend and professional surfer Kim Mayer to lend some advice during the house hunt. Is finding an oceanside house that can accommodate a bunch of surfers asking too much? Find out when House Hunters travels to Nicaragua.
Hal Madrano is an American living in Hanoi. But not in one of those lavish ex-pat communities. He lives right downtown, in the belly of the beast. It's time for an upgrade. But should he go with a professional realtor who caters to expats? Or just do his own search with his Vietnamese friend Huong. He decides to do both. Huong will reach out to Vietnamese landlords directly, and his realtor, French expat Adrian, will use his conventional real estate listings to help find Hal's new bachelor pad. It's Hal's two pronged Vietnamese apartment search, as House Hunters hits Hanoi.
News of Maria Dickson's second pregnancy was exciting enough. But even her husband Gavin couldn't foresee what came next. Now that Gavin has a new job in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam he's ready to go native. And Maria's willing to give it a go if their new home is safe for their growing family. Can they find their Zen in this feverish city? Find out when realtor Robert Johnston finds Gavin and Maria are real Vietnamese home in Ho Chi Minh City.
Making ends meet in San Francisco is a constant struggle for Edythe, Val and their baby Ari. Edythe thought the solution might lie in Val's own past. After telling her about his home country for years, Val can finally show Edythe what living in Iceland is all about. So like the Vikings before them, they're heading for the land of ice and fire. But will their big plan to find a renovated apartment with extra living space backfire? Find out, when House Hunters lands in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Jo and Ferris live on a farm in Brisbane, Australia. They both support an eco-friendly lifestyle and sustainable living. But now they're ready to make their farm life a little more exotic by moving to the Seychelles Islands. Jo Grew up on the islands and she even married Ferris there. They are about to start a family and want their children to grow up in a tech free, modest world. Jo wants a place right on the beach. Ferris wants to live in the mountains. Either way seclusion is key. Although their budget may seem big it doesn't go very far on this island. Fortunately real estate agent Marisa Bantele has a few unique homes in mind that may make this couple disregard their individual wants and agree on location. With a baby on the way will Jo and Ferris find their private, eco-friendly dream home? Find out when House Hunters International travels to the Seychelles Islands.
Michelle and Andy are two Americans living in Ireland but Irish winters may soon be a thing of the past. They run an online apartment source for visitors to Dubrovnik, Croatia and they plan to buy an apartment there in order to spend time closer to their clientele. Their customers expect luxury accommodation when staying in Dubrovnik, but Michelle and Andy need something a little more functional for their growing family. With the help of local native and real estate agent Adela Papac, can these pros accept a real Croatian home quirks and all? Find out when House Hunters travels to Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Sharell was an accountant in Melbourne, Australia but her life changed forever when she met Pradeep. Pradeep is an India musician and a deejay and before long Sharell and Pradeep were married in a traditional Indian ceremony. They've traveled to many of the most exciting sites in India and now Sharell is pulling up stakes in Melbourne and moving back to Mumbai with Pradeep for good. Leaving isn't going to be easy and Sharell knows she's in for some major changes. And with help from real estate agent Nikita, it's time for these newly weds to find a home in this sprawling metropolis. When House Hunters takes a ride to Mumbai.
Britta and Paul are about to shake things up by trading laid back Southern California for Paul's native Austria. Paul's in the renewable energy field and needs further education to boost his career, so Britta's taking her chances with a job relocation so he can pursue his degree. They'll be laying down their modest savings on an apartment in Vienna, but Britta's got some big expectations. Can their Realtor Mario Moisi deliver on her wish list or will Britta and Paul's limited budget limit their dreams? Find out, as House Hunters ventures into Vienna.
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