Carrie Grimes found a job in booming Brisbane, Australia, but her partner Sean isn't sure about leaving their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. He wants to enjoy the surf and sand of beach living, but Carrie's hoping for an easy commute to work in the city. With desires to live in two different regions, this couple's seeking compromise when House Hunters International goes down under in Brisbane, Australia.
When his company offered Drew a chance to work in Auckland, New Zealand, he was beyond excited that his high performance track record was paying off. His wife Katie agreed to go, but she would have rather bought a house to start a family in North Carolina. Moving is their first financial struggle as a newlywed couple, and homes go quick in this big city. Drew wants a water view, while Katie wants the modern comforts she's used to. Real Estate Agent Wayne Maguire knows Drew will have to compromise or his great expectations will put Katie's comfort on the back burner. Watch this newlywed couple adjust as House Hunters International goes to Auckland, New Zealand.
Arlene's friends and family in the United States are settling down, but she's got itchy feet and is ready for a new adventure. She's taken a new job abroad in Cork, Ireland and is moving to embark on a new chapter in her life. To keep her loved ones updated on the progress of her journey, Arlene has started a blog. Through the blog, she's already made a new friend in Cork, a man named Fintan, who has offered to help Arlene find her new home and provide a local's perspective. Arlene will try to find her pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow, but she'll find out if her new home is better suited for a leprechaun. Find out when House Hunters International goes to Cork, Ireland.
American Caroline and Brit Mark met through mutual friends and fell in love while Mark was working in America. After a few years, they were married and the proud parents of their son Sam. Now Caroline and Mark are moving from Dublin to Loughborough for Mark's new position as a lecturer in chemistry at the University of Loughborough. However, Caroline has had some trouble adjusting to the tiny housing that is typically offered in the UK. With their limited budget, it will be a real challenge for Real Estate Agent Anna Hart to find the perfect balance between price and size in the English countryside. Find out what happens when House Hunters International goes to Loughborough, England.
Vural, a Turkish family man living in Texas, has a business mind that can turn on a dime, and his push to move the family back to his native Turkey for a great career opportunity caught his wife Taneya off guard. But Vural can be convincing, and now his parents -- and their modest-sized apartment in Istanbul -- are acting as hosts. Taneya loves her in-laws, but after being cooped up in a cramped apartment with her newborn Gabriel to care for, she's eager to find a proper, freestanding home like her family left behind in Texas. But in this ancient crossroads of civilization that is one of the most densely populated cities on earth, the high-rise condo is king. So it's house versus high-rise in the one and only Istanbul. Featuring real estate agent and expert event organizer Senem Selimi.
Irma is an American with Eastern European Roots whose recent studies in international business have led to a full time instructor position at Izmir's Space Camp Turkey. Despite having a multinational background, she will be immersed in a completely new culture. Along with her roommate and colleague, Taylor, these two will have to find a living space that is close to Space Camp and can accommodate their vegan lifestyle. Real Estate Agent Didem Gulsoy will have to reach for the stars to find the perfect home for Irma and Taylor when House Hunters International goes to Izmir, Turkey.
Kevin and Cassidy were just starting their life together in Texas when a job opportunity summoned Kevin to Jamaica. Although they love life in Houston, the allure of an adventurous international opportunity was irresistible. With beautiful beaches, amazing food and a legendary music scene at their fingertips, they thought moving to paradise would be no problem (mon), but making a new home in a developing nation won't be as easy as the slogans say. With a limited budget and sometimes-conflicting priorities, these two will have to agree on what paradise really is before they can find one love in sunny Jamaica.
Kathleen grew tired of the materialism and sense of entitlement she identified in Marin County, California. Wanting a fuller life for her 5-year old adopted Guatemalan son, she rented out her house and brought her little boy on a ten-month journey through Central America in search of a place they could call home. When Kathleen wandered into Granada, Nicaragua, she fell in love with the city's beauty and sense of community. She's since returned to the U.S. to pack her belongings and move her family permanently down south. With a plan to open an organic shop and cafe, Kathleen is looking to buy a live-work space close to the city's center. But she'll soon learn that Granada's swelling expat community means a competitive real estate market, and finding a property in her budget will be a difficult feat. She hopes she will be able to set-up her dream shop. Find out when House Hunters International goes green in Granada, Nicaragua.
After Hurricane Mitch devastated Nicaragua in 1998, the Heidorns began making trips back and forth from their hometown of Waxhaw, North Carolina to volunteer with rebuilding and education projects. Having formed strong connections to the people and city of Granada over the years, they're now looking to purchase a property with room for their family as well as groups of volunteers and outdoor space for sustainability projects. Spending their family's life savings, husband Stephen is trying to keep a tight grip on the budget. But with social 19-year-old daughter Siara wanting to live in the city, and wife Naomi's vision for remodeling, Real Estate Agent Carlos Gutierrez has to get creative to find such a large and unique place when House Hunters International gives back to Granada, Nicaragua.
Newlyweds Kurtis and Kathleen Badger have plans to leave the Big Apple for Big Ben. Kurtis is ready to give up his steady sales job for a chance to study law in England. As a lifelong New York resident, Kathleen is willing to leave her hometown so Kurtis can pursue his dream. She's already gotten a job with an accounting firm in London and feels the city's hustle and bustle will make for an easy transition. The only problem is that his school is far out in the country, and the long hours they both will be putting in is creating friction over which location is a better place to find a home. If they stay in the city for Kathleen, small flats and big prices are waiting for them. If they venture out to the country for Kurtis, they'll get more bang for their buck, but the added cost of the commuter trains into central London could raise their monthly outlay to as much as living in the city center. With only Kathleen's income to pull from, Richard Blanco has a tall order finding a property anywhere that will work for their $1,900 a month budget. Find out if it will be close to school or close to work as House Hunters International comes to a verdict in London, England.
Alex Ulrich was offered the job of a lifetime in Sydney, Australia, but fiancee Chelsea must give up her career as a personal chef for the move. Now, she's imagining Mai Tais on the beach while he's hoping to walk downtown to work. With divergent desires pulling them in different directions, someone's going to have to compromise their dream when House Hunters International throws another 'shrimp on the Barbie' in Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Jayne Lee fell so in love with Paris that she geared her career in medicine towards moving there. Soon enough she found a job practicing telemedicine and fell in love with Edouard. But for these newlyweds, buying an apartment in one of the most coveted and expensive cities in the world isn't as easy as falling in love. While Jayne needs an office as soon as possible, Edouard wants to be sure there is room for a future family. Property Consultant Adrian Leeds desperately searches for a compromise when House Hunters International goes to Paris, France.
Striking a small fortune in Ireland's lottery helped Mary and her Aussie boyfriend Ben decide to take a chance on starting a new life down under -- in the city where they first met, Mission Beach, Australia. But facing a flat market, her dreams of a cozy hideaway and his practical need of storage space will make for a challenge for Real Estate Agent Steve Wiltshire when House Hunters International washes ashore on Mission Beach, Australia.
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