Washington, DC resident Michael Dunkley, a single professional in the finance department of an Educational Software company, was offered a job transfer to one of the company's local offices in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Having a love of travel and a sense of adventure, Michael decided to seriously consider the opportunity . He knew nothing about Amsterdam but after a couple of business trips there he was sold. Leaving his single mother behind in Washington, DC was not easy for either of them as he is the only child and mother and son are very close. However, mom has always encouraged Michael to take life by the horns and to follow his dreams and passions. Though she is sad to see him move and will miss him, she is also looking forward to overseas visits and opening up her own world to the newness of Amsterdam and the Netherlands. As for Michael, he seeks to purchase a one bedroom home or apartment close to work, canals and a good social scene in the city center. He also desires a home that will enable him to customize the space and put his own personal stamp on it according to his budget of $360,000 US dollars.
Entrepreneurs Mike & Stephanie Ziegler have enjoyed both familyand business success in their hometown of Cicero, Indiana, but were looking for a change of scenery and more diversity. In their search for a new city and business venture, they found the perfect combination in the cultural kaledescope in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands Though the housing market is ripe for buyers, the prices are high. Starting a new business and searching for a home has left the Zieglers on a fixed budget. They're counting on real estate agent Ness Fennessey to find them the tropical home of their dreams, within their price range.
Andy and Fiona uproot their family from soggy London to the pristine Nature Isle of Dominica. But idealistic Fiona and penny-wise Andy quickly learn that even tropical paradise has its harsh realities. Will they be willing to wipe their life savings clean for the Caribbean house of their dreams? Or will the budget war of attrition result in a plane ride back to the England? Find out, when House Hunters hits the shores of the wildest isle of the Antilles - Dominica!
After 10 years abroad Flo is finally returning home to the outdoor playground of Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina, adding husband John and son Nicky to her ever-expanding list of relatives. Will Flo and John find the funds to land a home large enough for Flo's supersized family functions? Or will financial realities send them packing back to New York? Find out, when House Hunters touches down in the City for Everyone - Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina!
As a kid, Tom Reddaway learned as many languages as he could, hoping one day they would help him break out of London. The plan worked. While traveling through Brazil, he happened up on Rio de Janiero, a pretty lady named Rafaela, and an up and coming neighborhood called Santa Teresa. The turn of the century colonial architecture captured his imagination and he vowed to make a home here. But buying in Brazil isn't easy. It's rapidly developing ecnonomy often shuts out foreign money with high exchange rates and taxes. Tom saved up $400,000 in cash, and hoping it would be enough, set out with real estate agent Pedro Villela to find his perfect fixer-upper. But there's one thing he didn't count on - girlfriend Rafaela isn't totally on board with living in a run down diamond in the rough. Will Tom find a home both he and Rafaela can be happy in? Or will Brazil's exchange rate prove too costly? Find out when House Hunters International dances into the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro.
Bachelors & best friends Brad & James were tired of the slow paced rain laden lifestyle in their hometown of Vancouver, Canada. After many trips abroad, they fell in love with the nightlife, culture & people of Medellin, Colombia decided to buy a home. Emerging from a turbulent history, Colombia's housing market is becoming a growing market for expatriots, but this is a cash only housing market for foreigners. Brad & James are looking for the bachelor pad of their dreams with the prime location; amenities to boot, they turn to real estate agent Mauricio Jaimes to give them the swinging lifestyle home they're looking for.
The Crists feel at home on their Harrisburg farm but a chance to make a difference is taking this diverse family to the colonial city of La Antigua, Guatemala. They initially came to Guatemala during the adoption of their first son and became attached to Antigua's local orphanage. Now they're moving down full-time to work with the orphanage and start a school for girls, while immersing their six kids in Latin American culture. But the only thing that can match Antigua's vibrant traditions is the vibrant housing market. And their dreams of living in the heart of the city might not be realized on their $250,000 budget. Real Estate Agent Glenn Wilson is spearheading the hunt - he knows they'll have to stretch their budget - and stretch their search outside of Antigua - to get the right fit. But how far are the Crists willing to go? And how far out of the city are they willing to live? Find out when House Hunters discovers La Antigua, Guatemala.
Katie Tornari and Emma Snelling are two single ladies in the city of London. When an opportunity surfaced for both of them to climb the corporate ladder in tropical Bermuda, these best friends jumped at the chance to do it together. They're looking forward to island living - where the pace is slower and the living is spacious. But in this exclusive chain of 181 islands, space comes at a premium and buying is prohibitively expensive for foreigners. Real Esate Agent Rebecca Dunstan will guide them through the process of renting. Early into the hunt, problems surface. Katie wants to be close to work in the city of Hamilton, but that means condo living. Emma is hoping to be close to the water, but that means a further commute. Both are mesmerized by the spacious master suite in these exclusive properties but how will they decide who gets it? Find out when House Hunters International gets shipwrecked in Bermuda.
Small town Natalie has never been far from family- until adventurous Ryan whisks her away to the pulsating metropolis of Bangkok, Thailand. Will Natalie embrace the bustling bedlam of the city and house hunt? Or will homesickness lead her back to the friendly confines of California? Find out, when House Hunters International imbibes in the scintillating flavor of Bangkok.
Photographer Richard Grebby and his wife and model, Jessie, have been chasing each other back and forth across the Atlantic since meeting in 2009. Having committed to each other, these newlyweds are now committing to Kent, England. Since this will be their first house together, both have their own wish lists. Richard wants room for his photography business and Jessie can't drive in England so she'll need to be close to public transportation to commute to work once she finds a job. Real estate agent Robert Dodd has a few options that he thinks meets these needs. They have the will, but do they have the way? Find out as House Hunters International settles down in Kent, England.
For Brian Rosenfeld and Whitney Cleland life in San Diego was nearly perfect, but they always wanted to live abroad. So when an opportunity arose to teach English in Asia, they jumped at the chance and headed overseas. Now these adventure-seekers are six thousand miles from friends and family in Ansan, South Korea - where the local cuisine and property rules are completely foreign. With deposits on rentals in Korea ranging from fifteen to fifty-thousand dollars, Brian and Whitney will have to dig deep to secure a home. They're looking for something convenient and close to subways, but quickly find out that the best location might not be the best space. Will they pony up for a larger pad? Or will they squeeze into something smaller? Find out when House Hunters lands in Ansan, South Korea.
Rowen and Cathryn adored their London city life, but now that children are in the picture they are hunting for the perfect home by the sea. Heading to the fanciful, English isle of Guernsey could provide the fresh air his family needs--maritime sports, historical hiking trails and five-star seafood dining. But while the pace of life moves slower here, so do modern renovations. Is this island's stock of finished 'forever homes' all but depleted? Find out when House Hunters tastes real Guernsey living.
American Becky Hammel fell in love with England native Robert MacDonald and moved immediately to the UK. She's been a fish out of water in his world ever since. When Robert's company offered a position in their new office in Geneva, Becky jumped at the opportunity. It's an experience for the whole family. With the two kids in tow they're going to find a home for all of them, in the worlds Fourth most expensive city. Will they have enough money to find a place, or will they have to dig deep to meet their expectations? Find out as house hunters sets down in Geneva, Switzerland.
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