Sweethearts Julie and Mark Taylor got married 5 years ago and currently live in a long narrow house that used to be the local sweet shop. They fell in love with Thailand while on vacation there and want to buy a second home there. They want a place that is modern in style and with at least 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. They'd love to have a large patio with sea views too. Their budget is $440,000 US and with three amazing choices they have a tough decision to make.
Moneca Pinkett has lived on St. Thomas for five years and she's ready to make the Virgin Islands her permanent home. Since she runs her own internet business, she is looking for a home where she can relax and work. Outdoor space and an ocean view are high on her wish-list, as well as space for a home office. Living in the tropics can be expensive, so Moneca is also hoping to find a place with a separate unit that she can rent out that works within her budget of $450,000.
Nichole and Jeremy both work in the fitness industry - she's a personal trainer and he runs a fitness website. They live in Chandler Ariz., which is great for about six months of the year, but the rest of the time it's brutally hot. Since they can work from anywhere, they've decided to buy a vacation home in Fiji so they can live at least part of the year there. They want a home with 3 or 4 bedrooms that's in the $350,000 to $400,000 price range. They also desire a large kitchen, an open floor plan, and an ocean view. With three spectacular vacation homes to choose from, Nichole and Jeremy have a tough decision to make.
Patrick and Diane love life in their large, comfortable home in the suburbs of New Jersey. But when the winter days get longer, darker, and colder, they find themselves dreaming of beach chairs and sunshine. They started vacationing in the Dominican Republic several years ago, mostly because their good friend Ina lives there, and they've fallen in love with the place. They're ready to buy a vacation home of their own, and welcome the help of their friend Ina, a real estate consultant. With a limited budget of $200,000, their wish list calls for two bedrooms, two baths and low-maintenance. Will they be able to find their own bit of paradise?
Canadians Antonio and Alison Marquez have been living in Victoria, British Columbia for more than 10 years now, traveling to warmer climates during the vicious winters. They decided to buy a vacation home in Belize where they can spend the winter holidays basking in the sun. The biggest challenge is finding the right property for that's within their $150,000 budget and is a short walk to the beach. Their needs are pretty simple - a one-room cabin would be fine, as long as it has a view of the water, good-sized kitchen and enough room to have a living area and bedroom space.
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