After living and working in urban Shanghai, China for nearly two decades, Michelle has decided she's ready to get back to nature. On a whim she packs her bags to move halfway around the world to Panguipulli, Chile where she can start her own company and also learn how to farm. With help from her old friend, real estate agent Jeanette, Michelle searches for the perfect home. Will Michelle find a space that meets all of her needs or will she have to start entirely from scratch? Find out when House Hunters International goes to Panguipulli, Chile.
Wisconsin-born Samantha met Giorgio while the two were studying down under, and after months apart, they decided to tie the knot and settle down in his native Milan, Italy. But they're currently living with his parents, and it's much too close for comfort. Samantha hopes to find a fashionable place in hip, downtown Milan where she can easily find other ex-pats like herself. Giorgio, on the other hand, is looking for an apartment that provides some quiet, studying space as well as a garage for his beloved car. The journey to find the perfect home may get a bit bumpy, but these newlyweds are determined to find something they can call home - for better or worse.
After years of running businesses from their farm, Canadians Doug and Jules are planning ahead for their retirement in sultry and slower paced Dominical, Costa Rica. But with their retirement savings on the line, their move to paradise hinges on striking the balance between her emotional and his financial divide when House Hunters International casts its net to Dominical, Costa Rica.
Tired of living with regrets over not seeing the rest of the world, Maisha is leaving her life in Brooklyn behind to move to the United Arab Emirates. Maisha has been living a rich and full life in Brooklyn, NY with more friends than a girl could ask for and an active social life, but after she was not accepted into a graduate program, she made a bet with herself. If she applied to an international job and got it, she'd get on the plane and go. Now that she's received a job offer in Ajman, Maisha is on her way to a new life in the United Arab Emirates. Find out if this girl with a passion for the night life can adjust to a more conservative lifestyle in the Middle East as House Hunters International caravans into the United Arab Emirates.
When photographer Katie was shooting a wedding in Tamarindo, she not only fell in love with the idyllic beach town, but she also met her future boyfriend, Jeff. A year later, she felt divided between working at a flower shop in Aspen and pursuing her dream job. She knew it was time to make the leap and relocate to Costa Rica. While she starts up her business, she wants to stay close to town, but Jeff dreams of the surf. Find out if finding a budget friendly solution will add even more to Katie's fiscal concerns when House Hunters International catches a wave in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
For Carla and Andrew Nickodemus, Traverse City, which is Michigan's natural beauty and close knit community, made it an ideal place to raise their three kids, Brennan, Cassidy and Gavin. But when Carla was suddenly offered a job promotion in Cambridge, England, the family was thrown for a loop. Realizing it was a great opportunity to expose their children to a different culture, the Nickodemus family decided to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. But once they arrive on UK soil, they quickly learn traditional British homes lack the big American features they've grown accustomed to. Mom and Dad worry about the children's well being and about going over budget to get the size and central location they want. Find out if they can locate a comfortable property that fits their family of five when House Hunters International charters a course to Cambridge, England.
Jeff's constant commuting between New Jersey and Chicago was putting a damper on the quality time he had to spend with his family. So when he was offered a unique work opportunity that would allow him to spend more time at home, he and his wife Emily knew he had to take it. The catch was that they would have to move to Bern, Switzerland. It will be a major culture shock for the kids, but they are up for it. Watch as real estate agent Barbara helps them keep it all in the family when House Hunters International travels to Bern, Switzerland.
The Hastings family already attempted to buy a house in Leon, Nicaragua. For risk analyst Jeff, though, the numbers didn't add up. So he brought his wife Natalie and two sons back home to Cincinnati to clear the deck and start researching all over again. Now, armed with the proper data and pushed along by his enthusiastic family, Jeff has returned one last time to Leon.
When Randy Lawrence's company offered him a chance to work in France, wife Rebekah leapt at the opportunity to immerse her young daughters in the country's rich history. While Randy wants a modern home to ease the transition for their children, Rebekah craves a traditional property with a French feel. Now they'll have to choose between contemporary or traditional when House Hunters International experiences la vie in La Baule, France.
Philadelphia natives Cara and Denis were in the midst of planning their wedding when out of the blue, Denis was offered a promotion in Melbourne, Australia. Deciding it was the best move for their future, the couple relocated halfway around the world and got married all in the space of a month. Down Under, the newlyweds find themselves far from home and faced with figuring out their new roles as husband and wife. Their marriage is put to the test as they fight to find a house that caters to his contemporary side and her taste for tradition. Find out if it's marital bliss or calling it quits as House Hunters International takes an extended honeymoon in Melbourne, Australia.
Paris and Antonio are leaving the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley, California to find their dream home in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. But the problem has been that until now, they're all look and no buy. They've toured over 200 homes already, and even lost a deposit once before. Paris is fearful on settling, worried that just after she buys a home, a better one will crop up. Antonio, on the other hand, is afraid that the search will go on forever. He's sick of being a visitor and wants to be a resident. It's high time for this couple to find a home that works for both of them, and the sooner the better.
When Chris Nealon's global auto company transferred him to Frankfurt, his wife, Katie, put her own beloved career as a speech language pathologist in limbo. With her future uncertain, she's anxious to find a space she can feel at home in. While Katie adores traditional detail and period features, Chris is all about clean lines and modern decor. With diametrically opposed preferences, this strong-willed young couple must find a way to compromise. House Hunters International learns that a house divided cannot stand in Frankfurt, Germany.
As a trained gemologist, Hilary Grant has learned to hone her eye to spot even the tiniest of flaws. This ability has opened the door for her to be recruited from California to apply her skills at a jewelry store in the Caribbean. Unfortunately for her husband Shawn, this attention to detail is not something she can easily turn off and on. Hilary is not shy about wanting the finest things in life and is willing to stretch their $2,900 a month budget to land the perfect place close to work. Shawn is not as flexible on budget, but as long as he has a space for a home office, he won't sweat the small stuff. But as they are both about to learn, any property in St. Maarten's expensive rental market comes with concessions. Watch as paradise is put under the microscope when House Hunters International visits the Dutch country of St. Maarten.
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