After the birth of their first child, Rohan & Lyndsay Yarr have decided it's time to change up their lifestyle. They're packing up and moving from Lyndsay's historical city of Edinburgh, Scotland to Rohan's home beach town of Port Douglas, Australia. They've saved up for 6 years and are very excited to buy their first home in the relaxed tropical climate. Rohan is returning to help run his brother's successful backpackers resort and Lyndsay will be a stay at home Mom. Although Lindsay is leaving behind her parents and two sisters, she does appreciate the opportunity to get closer to Rohan's family. Lyndsay has gone from one great support network to another, which makes her move to Port Douglas a lot easier. Will they be able to spend their savings wisely? Find out when House Hunters International sails into Port Douglas, Australia.
After first meeting in Italy, Terrence and Hillary raised a family in Sesto Calende, Italy. After three years, and three kids, they were ready to make their commitment to the community more permanent. But finding a suitable apartment for a family of five, in one of the most expensive towns in Italy with their salary, proves to be a challenge for their agent Dominique Van Dingnen. After looking at affordable and spacious homes out of town, will this couple take a risk on an unfinished home in the town they adore? Or will family obligations push them to settle elsewhere? Find out when House Hunters International comes ashore in Sesto Calende, Italy.
Fed up with Ontario's frigid winters, accountants Ian and Jaslyne Bridges are opting for a change in climate and also a change of pace. Relocating their family to a beachside rental on Grand Cayman Island seemed like the ideal move, but after six months they haven't been able to settle in. The Bridges hope to make this island resort a home by setting down roots in a more family friendly space. They want a luxurious canal front house with edgy style and high end features. With a two million dollar budget the Bridges know what they like and aren't willing to compromise. Armed with a dynamic range of properties, real estate agent Cathy Williams still has her work cut out for her. Will she be able to find the home that can wow this picky couple? Find out when House Hunters International takes the plunge on Grand Cayman Island.
San Francisco based couple Betty and Karen are cooking up a business plan down in Mexico and all their friends are invited to the party. The Yucatan Peninsula is a hot locale for adventurous restauranteurs, but when home financing isn't an option can these expat foodies find a colonial home to die for with enough cash left over to fund Betty's venture in southern cuisine? Find out, with professional real estate agent Arturo Novelo, when Betty and Karen follow their dreams to Merida, Mexico.
Canadians Eva and Alfonz both share Hungarian roots and decided to raise their family in Europe, but the harsh Budapest winters put a damper on their ability to make a living. Alfonz visited the Languedoc region of France on a motorcycle trip, fell in love and convinced Eva that was the place their family could prosper. They settled on the small, tourist friendly town of Capestang and compared to the neighboring Cote d'Azur region, prices here are more affordable but their small budget of $300,000 is hardly a cakewalk for real estate agent Mallory Moore. And Eva and Alfonz's requirement of space to open a gite, or holiday rental, makes it next to impossible. It looks like major renovations might be in order, when House Hunters International lugs a tool belt to the Languedoc region of France.
A young couple relocates to Gothenburg, Sweden so the husband can enter a post graduate degree program there. It's a two year, temporary relocation and they're thrilled about living and learning in Europe. But they soon learn there are thousands of applications ahead of them for every available rental unit in Gothenburg. Their only option is to buy. Gothenberg's real estate market presents roadblocks throughout their house hunt as budget frustrations, design surprises and wish list challenges collide. But class is in session and there's no turning back, as House Hunters International takes the final in Gothenburg, Sweden.
When Hannah Dittmer's company proposed a job transfer to England, she and her husband, Bryant, had only a week to decide, but with the royal wedding looming large, they decided to take the plunge. Eager for a change of pace, they're leaving city life behind and seeking a home in Buckinghamshire, a charming area in the English countryside. Hannah's hoping for a romantic cottage straight out of a Jane Austen novel while Bryant's got something more practical in mind. But with only one salary, it's their budget that may have the last word. Watch as this classic battle between sense and sensibility unfolds, when House Hunters International crosses the pond to Buckinghamshire, England.
While working at the same company in Washington D.C., Rosie and Kelsey both decided that they needed and new adventure and a change in their lives. After discovering that their company had an office in Australia they decided to take on a job transfer. Now they're relocating half way around the world together and becoming brand new roommates. A two-bedroom apartment is on the horizon, but who will get the master suite? Find out when House Hunters International visits Brisbane, Australia.
To further his career as a professional golfer, Tom and his girlfriend Emma are escaping the winter woes of coastal England for the sunshine of Spain's golf capital of Marbella. While Emma has to give up her career as a flight attendant, she's ready invest in their future. Tom has plans to rent an apartment when they arrive, but Emma wants to double down on the move and buy their first home. Will Tom's intent to rent over buy convince Emma they should hold off on investing in their future? Find out when House Hunters International travels to Marbella, Spain.
Halfway through college in Seattle, Washington, Chris and Chelsea pack up their books in search of a university beach paradise. They find it in Gold Coast Queensland, Australia. But with differing priorities and their tight student budgets can they ride the wave or will they wipe-out in this surfers' paradise? Find out when House Hunters International goes way down under to the Gold Coast of Australia.
In search of an international learning experience for their family, teachers Tara and JB decided to transfer their teaching careers from the laid back shores of southern Australia to the busy streets of Manila, the Philippines capital city. The thriving property market here offers a variety of modern, Western-style homes, but high demand has left rentals in short supply. Real estate agent Maria Rodis has a tough challenge with their $2700 monthly budget, especially when JB is unwilling to compromise on a pool for their boys. These Aussies are determined to find the perfect family home when House Hunters International relocates to Manila in the Philippines.
Shannon Hiller has always wanted to make an impact on the world around her. After spending the last year of her life in a governance job in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, she fell in love with the country and decided to stay. Now she's got a new job at the SALT Academy in Battambang, where she'll help young women learn leadership skills through her other passion, soccer. But Battambang is a little more rural than what Shannon's used to so she'll have the sacrifice creature comforts for basic necessities like hot water. Can this soccer player find the perfect fit, or will her house hunt go into overtime? Find out when House Hunters goes for the goal in Battambang, Cambodia.
Northwest natives Ian and Ebe are leaving Seattle to live in Berlin, again. They tried it in 2007, and came back to Seattle to get married. Berlin has always been in their hearts and they're moving back, but they're not alone. Because of Berlin's, low market prices and trendy neighborhoods, it's one of the hottest cites to live in Europe, and competition is fierce. Veteran agent Tim Bogen is challenged with Ian and Ebe's tight budget, and shows them with a little more money they can have more than they expected. Watch as House Hunters International goes back to Berlin.
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