As the preservation planner for Roanoke, Virginia, Erica Taylor fulfilled her passion for history, but she couldn't shake the memory of a brief Roman holiday. She's giving it all up to realize her long held dream of studying art history in the city she adores. Rome's tight property market, means finding her idea of la dolce vita comes with limitations that could threaten her home-search. Will she find a home that has it all or will her dreams be compromised in Italy's eternal city? Find out when House Hunters International discovers there's no place like Rome, Italy.
Newlywed Cory's company offered him the opportunity to transfer from San Francisco to their newly-launched Shoreditch office. Cory, with his new wife Lynn, packed up and left for London. They are looking forward to planting some roots, meeting people, and making the city really feel like home. Watch as House Hunters International takes a leap to London's Shoreditch.
Carol and David have had it with home renovations in Alberta, Canada and need a getaway. Their plan is to head to the lush jungles and beautiful beaches of the Northern Coast of the Dominican Republic to relax, reconnect, and purchase a vacation home that will double as a rental property. Agreeing on another home could be walk on the beach for a dreamer and a realist, or prove disastrous. Find out when House Hunters International escapes to Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
Rachel and Tim Heath have traveled the world, devoting their lives to serving communities in need, but a move from St. Petersburg to Estonia is necessary to plant roots and gain stability for their two growing daughters. While the Heaths are eager to embrace the local culture, they're not ready to go old-world all the way. Modern comforts and design are what this family seeks, but in the limited market for new constructions will they be able to find a contemporary home in an ancient land that's playing catch up in the twenty-first century? Find out as House Hunters International travels to Tallinn, Estonia.
Caroline Farrell is a self-proclaimed planner who was more than hesitant when a job opportunity came up across the globe in Seoul, South Korea. Even though her heritage is Korean, the idea of moving with her husband and young son Jonah from their comfortable life in Hoboken, New Jersey made her more than uneasy. Husband Darren, on the other hand, was ready to jump at the chance to shake things up and have a family adventure. After some convincing, the family makes the choice to pack their bags and head to the Far East where an even bigger challenge awaits. Find out if this family will find a place within their budget or if the Kimchi hits the fan when House Hunters International takes in the sights and sounds of Seoul, South Korea.
When Kevin was offered the chance to relocate to England for his job, his fiance Liza was thrilled until she learned it was not in bustling London, but the sleepy small town of Beverley. It took some convincing, but she agreed to leave Chicago behind as long as she could still have access to the conveniences of a city. Kevin's hoping a little old world English charm will win Liza over, but those properties aren't materializing close to town where Liza wants to be. Watch as House Hunters International attempts to find common ground in Beverley, England.
Andrea is a foodie who fell in love with the wine, cuisine, and culture of Lisbon, Portugal, while studying to be a chef and sommelier in New York. Drawn to the character and mystery of this ancient city, when things got serious with her Portuguese boyfriend Miguel, she decided to take a chance on a budding relationship and a whole new life. Inspired by the local customs and cuisine, Andrea is looking for views and a place that reflects the flavor of the city. Miguel wants a space in the center of town, but as a local, he has a more grounded approach to their budget and needs. Can these two find the right ingredients for a fresh new home together? Find out, when House Hunters International spices things up in Lisbon, Portugal.
After scientists Karen and Oscar had their daughter, they wanted to do what was best for her, and for Oscar, Salt Lake City was the perfect place to raise a family. Now, Oscar has the opportunity of a lifetime to work at his dream lab in Portugal, and Karen knows this is their chance to give little Frida an international experience by the sea. While Karen embraces a new life in Lisbon, Oscar is determined to replicate their home Utah. Will real estate agent Elisabete Sanches Nabeiro be able to balance Oscar's very specific wish list with easy going Karen's desire to live by the water? Watch when House Hunters International discovers lovely Lisbon, Portugal.
Teachers for the American military schools, Xavier and Nicole have spent nearly ten years in Sasebo, Japan. Now, they're being transferred to Kaiserslautern, Germany, and with two young sons in tow, they've decided the time is right to jump on the property ladder. Intrepid travelers, they've voyaged far and wide, but as first-time buyers the property market is unchartered territory, made all the more daunting by a new culture and a language barrier. Nicole is hoping for a fixer-upper that will allow her to make her mark, but Xavier is set on a turnkey property they can move right into. Watch as real estate agent Kryspina Muenchschwander tries to bridge the divide between these two property newbies in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Cristina Parenti grew up in Rome but moved to the United States to study at Temple University, like her mother before her. Cristina got her degree and met her husband, Shawn Slon, while living in Philadelphia. After living together for two years, Shawn and Cristina married. Now, after five years in the United States, Cristina misses her family and wishes to be closer to her hometown. Shawn has agreed to leave his family behind and move back to Rome with his new bride. Shawn is struggling to learn Italian, but he has romantic dreams of his own private balcony where he can drink Italian coffee and watch the scooters go by. Cristina, however, has different priorities as she is more focused on their budget and the apartment's proximity to her family and friends. These two young lovers need to figure out how both can get what they want. Find out when House Hunters International visits Rome, Italy!
Roger and Sue Wright have been visiting their personal paradise of Playa del Carmen for twenty years and in the past three have gotten serious about purchasing a vacation home. But this couple has never found their perfect property. Now their real estate agent has some big news and they have one last chance to find a new home. But can they finally have their ah-ha moment when House Hunters International dips south of the border, to Playa del Carmen, Mexico?
Katie and her boyfriend Feargal have grown tired of the expense and hustle and bustle of Dublin. She's a fashion designer, Feargal teaches woodworking, and both are leaving their jobs to move outside Coimbra, a students' and artists' mecca in the center of Portugal. But neither has employment waiting for them, causing Katie to worry about house prices and renovation costs, while Feargal wants to dive into a renovator's house and use his skills straight away. Balancing prices and uncertain incomes, the couple starts a challenging house hunt with little money but a passion to create new lives, and livings, in the Portuguese countryside.
Breaking out of her small Texas town to travel the world was Alison's dream. But after 5 years of discovering the world, she is now heading into a deeper mission, to find herself a new settled life in Bangkok. In a buoyant rental market, finding an apartment should be easy, but Alison's uncompromising fighting style proves to be the biggest challenge in her homesearch. She's determined to find an apartment that has it all or go down swinging. House Hunters International rolls with the punches in Bangkok, Thailand.
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