When Moses got the opportunity to leave Dallas for a new job in Germany, he was thrilled ? that is until his girlfriend Ericka received a great opportunity of her own. Now, Moses is moving forward with his relocation to Wiesbaden and Ericka will be staying in Texas, but that doesn't mean they won't try to keep their relationship intact. They'll have to do a long distance relationship for now, but in order to make Ericka's visits to Germany more frequent, Moses is prioritizing finding an apartment that won't make her feel like a visitor, but rather a resident. Having Ericka along for the house hunt will help Moses keep her wants and needs in mind, but it remains to be seen if Moses can get Ericka everything she wants without compromising on his own needs. Find out if love will keep them together as House Hunters International visits Wiesbaden, Germany.
After enjoying three years of living the country life in Cape Verde, Mareika got a job teaching English in the capital, so she's making the move to Praia with her roommate and friend Ana. It's always been Ana's dream to live in this idyllic island. But in Cape Verde's word of mouth market, finding a home that meets her dream and Mareika's wishes for modern amenities will make for a difficult search when House Hunters International gets the rhythm with Praia, Cape Verde.
Matt and Corinna met at university in Perth. They've lived there together for two years, but for Corinna, a South African native, life in Australia has been temporary. Nonetheless, graduation has forced big decisions, and Corinna knows that if she wants to stay with Matt she'll have to leave Cape Town behind and make Perth permanent. With a brand new career, a changing relationship, and a transcontinental move, Corinna decides to give life in Perth a real college try.
Brent is leaving behind a comfortable life, a great job, and a skeptical family in San Diego to fulfill wife Tea's dream to live in Berlin. For this first time mother, everything hinges on finding a home near her supportive friends in the south of Berlin. But Brent prefers the expat friendly north of Berlin, which should help ease his transition into German life and, hopefully, a German job. Peter, their real estate agent, knows that the big issue isn't location, but price and availability. With apartments few and far between, Brent and Tea may have to adjust their expectations. Watch when House Hunters International says, hallo to Berlin, Germany.
Floridian Bekah met Brit Tom in South Korea while on a trip to teach English and figure out the rest of her life. South Korea didn't unlock all of life's mysteries for Bekah, but when their paths crossed, one big question was answered for both of them. They knew that the rest of their lives would be spent together. Now in Tom's native UK, the time has come to settle down. But getting started is always the hardest part, and starting a new life together is going to give them a run for their limited money in their new home of Leeds.
After returning home from a vacation in Perth, Anel made a life-changing decision. Enamored with the beauty of Australia's western coast, she secured a job on-line and left her native South Africa for a fresh start down under. And she took another leap, deciding it was time to purchase her first home. When she arrived in Perth, she reconnected with her friend Jean, another South African expat, who agreed to help her house hunt and lodge Anel until she found a place to buy. But once the search started, Anel became increasingly nervous and intimidated by Perth's competitive real estate market. She discovered the area's mining boom meant homes in her $450,000 budget were few and far between. And to make matters worse, she could only afford an older property needing renovations. Find out if Anel makes a purchase in pricey Perth when House Hunters International arrives in Australia.
Nikolay from Bulgaria and Vitalina from the Ukraine fell in love and got married in the US while studying in Baltimore. Now, with their educations complete, Nikolay has received a good job offer in his hometown of Sofia, prompting this young couple to move back to Europe. They're working with an extremely limited budget and they're about to find out that in the current market, the money they have won't get them that far. Find out if they can afford the lifestyle they got used to in the states when House Hunters International visits Sofia, Bulgaria.
Married for eight-years, Brunela and Jaime had two girls, five-year old Sol and Mia who's three. They had no complaints about their house in Vista, California but became increasingly frustrated with the area's crowded beaches, especially Jaime, a lifelong surfer. Longing to create special memories for their girls, and looking for a quiet coastal getaway, Jaime and Brunela decided to use their savings to purchase a second home in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. Not only did they hope to have the ocean at their doorstep, but since Brunela was born in Peru, and Jaime's parents were from Chile, spending time in Mexico would also mean exposing the girls to their Latin roots. But once they put their plan in action south of the boarder, they discovered the area's popularity had pushed the average cost of a beachside two-bedroom home above their $150,000 budget. And to make matters worse, Jaime's desire for the perfect surfer's pad clashed with Brunela's fiscal concerns. Find out if they wipe out or catch a wave when House Hunters International rides to Rosarito Beach, Mexico.
Humberto Estrada grew up straddling the border between the US and Mexico and loved experiencing both cultures. With a real estate downturn in the US, Humberto sees the opportunity to share his cultural heritage with his two daughters. But his family is less enthusiastic and while he dreams of living the good life, his wife Rose wants an easy transition for their daughters. With Humberto pushing for gorgeous views, Rose is countering with amenities and convenience. They'll have to get on the same page, when House Hunters International crosses the border, to Rosarito, Mexico.
Sydney and Ciaran have made the commitment to put down roots in his native Northern Ireland, but just what kind of property to purchase for their first home together is up for debate. Sydney has her heart set on a fixer upper that she can work on and call her own, but her less than handy hubby is looking for a more turnkey solution. The prospect of time consuming DIY projects forcing them to live with his parents longer could wind up pushing Ciaran further from his wife's wishes in favor of fully finished.
As a Washington native, Ryan McFarlane always looked forward to the Northwest's change of seasons. So when he moved to his wife Mackenzie's hometown of Gilbert, Arizona, he grew tired of what he calls Arizona's two seasons, hot and hotter. After years in the desert, Ryan decided it was time for a change and jumped at a job opportunity in County Kildare, Ireland. But he and Mackenzie have only recently purchased their Arizona home, and with two young children and another on the way, convincing Mackenzie to leave her family behind is no small task. Now, the McFarlanes are headed to County Kildare, leaving behind the arid Arizona heat for the green, Irish countryside.
Nik has been working for a gold mining company in Fairbanks since he first got married to Jennifer. Knowing that there are gold mines all over the world, he has dreamed of what it would be like to live and work abroad, and see what lies beyond the very small bubble of life in Alaska. When that opportunity finally presented itself in Chile, it was time for a gut check, for himself, Jennifer and their three kids. Tearing themselves away from their close knit extended family, friends, and the only life they've ever known, they will have to adapt to living in a much larger city where they don't speak the language, while Nik works four days a week, at a mine high in the Andes Mountains, six hours away from his family in La Serena.
After devoting his life to the ice, US Gold Medalist Kelly Witt is taking a break from his hectic LA life, to buy a retirement home in his place of respite, Costa Blanca, Spain. Kelly's used to enjoying Europe in five star style but in Costa Blanca's growing housing market, sticking to his limited budget might mean settling for less than he expected when House Hunters International stops in Costa Blanca, Spain.
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