Fed up with long distance dating, Anita decided it was time to leave her native Latvia and be with her boyfriend Michael full-time in Amsterdam. She quit her journalism job, said good-bye to family and friends, and left hoping she was making the right move. Once reunited with Michael, the duo had lots of work ahead of them. Since Amsterdam was a pricey place to rent, the couple were convinced that buying a home would be a better investment. But when the search began, they quickly discovered their budget of 250,000 dollars would only go so far, and it wouldn't get them their desired downtown location with a canal view. And the challenging house hunt tested their relationship, forcing them to compromise as they attempted to make their first big decision as a couple. Find out if the experience brings them together or pulls them apart when House Hunters International gets acquainted with Netherland's capital, Amsterdam.
For Erica Frost, Powdersville, South Carolina is the center of the universe. But after his positive foreign exchange experience in Germany, Jason wanted daughter Addison to see more than just their neck of the woods. But giving his family an international experience won't be cheap, so he's pushing to pinch pennies by living outside of Ansbach. But this first time stay at home mom is worried about being isolated in the countryside, so she wants city life without having to sacrifice all the space and privacy she's used to. Between their modest budget and conflicting expectations, real estate agent Elisabeth will to break it to her clients, no one can have their streusel and eat it too.
Sarah and Selby have dedicated their lives to helping others, often through non-profit and volunteer work. They have a lot in common, including a deep love of South American culture. So when recent law grad Selby was offered an intriguing position with an NGO in Esmeraldas Ecuador, the pair packed their bags and left overpriced San Francisco without hesitation. While they usually agree on everything, once in Esmeraldas, Selby feels drawn to the beach, while Sarah wants practical. Non-profit work may make the heart rich, but it tends to leave the pockets empty. Knowing their budget could be a bust, Sarah and Selby will have to keep their minds as open as their hearts if they want to make ends meet in Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
The time demands of owning a tree service business weakened their family bond, so Vanessa and Radek are trying to fix that. They sold their company and house in California and plan to live off the profits for a bit with their kids in Radek's hometown of Brno. Budget conscious Radek is worried about blowing through their 350,000 dollar nest egg too quickly, so he's even willing to take on a fixer upper to keep costs down. Vanessa is concerned a time consuming project will continue to impact their family dynamic, so her sights are set on something turnkey. Watch as Radek, Vanessa, and the boys try to close a chapter on their stressful old lives when they turn the page in the Czech Republic.
Newlyweds Joe and Laura were planning their wedding and preparing to leave the country at the same time. Shortly after the blessed event, Laura moved in with Joe and then they shipped off together to Brisbane, Australia, where Joe had been given a great job opportunity. Thing is, Joe has lived in Louisville, Kentucky his whole life and has never been outside the USA. So this move is really going to be culture shock for him. He's particularly concerned about driving on the left side of the road. Laura has some traveling under her belt, including one visit to Australia, so her main concern was getting her job to let her work from down under. Of course, her office is in downtown Brisbane, and Joe's is in North Brisbane, so one of them is going to have a healthy commute. Either Joe will have a long white knuckle drive on the left side, or Laura a long ride on mass transit. This could be the first bump on the road of their new marriage.
After years spent working in corporate America, La Verne Clark had tired of Atlanta's epic traffic and relentless rat race. Inspired by a weeklong vacation, she decided to sacrifice her lucrative career for a new start amid Punta Cana's white sand beaches. With her savings on the line, she's searching this sleepy, coastal region for an apartment she can feel at home in. But her need to keep her finances afloat is in direct conflict with her desire for a beachfront home. Pulled in opposing directions, La Verne struggles to find everything she's looking for under one roof. House Hunters International plunges into the property market in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
After her boyfriend Randall completed his master's degree in Texas, it was Tarina's turn to get hers. They sold everything they owned so she could go to Stockholm's prestigious art university and be close to her father's Swedish family. Once in Stockholm, they're shocked to learn that properties are bought with a bidding process. With their meager savings on the line, they're battling to have it all in Stockholm.
For 10-years, Skip and Andy had comfortable lives in San Diego, California. Surrounded by friends, they enjoyed the city's culture, weather, lifestyle and singing together in the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus. But their sense of security was rocked when Andy got a job offer on the other side of the globe in Melbourne, Australia. Terrified of leaving their close knit-community, but realizing the move was a once in a lifetime opportunity, the guys packed up and departed Down Under. But once they arrived, they quickly learned that their 3,500 dollar a month budget wouldn't go far on a rental in Melbourne. Skip was ready to pay more for a place that made them feel content in their new environment, but Andy was adamant they not overspend. Watch how they settle their differences when House Hunters International visits one of the world's priciest places to live ? Melbourne, Australia.
After desperately trying to manage his seasonal affective disorder in overcast Vancouver, Andrew decided he could not endure one more Canadian winter. So he and his wife Debbie are retiring early and heading down to sun kissed Mexico. Debbie is there to support Andrew, but she has needs of her own. Newly retired, she wants a home with a few renovation projects to fill up her free time but Andrew just wants to relax in a turnkey property. Find out if real estate agent Diane Barroll can help this conflicted couple compromise in San Carlos, Mexico.
"Ana and Andres have known each other their whole lives, growing up together in Colombia. Their families left their home of Medellin 25 years ago during times of turmoil to settle in Pennsylvania, where they fell in love and got married, but recent progress has lured Ana and Andres home to start their own business ? a cupcake bakery. Their limited income is coming from the rental of their former home in the United States, so money will be tight. They'll have to make compromises on whatever home they choose if they want to have enough to start a successful business. And with Ana and Andres split between wanting a house and an apartment, finding the perfect home for their family will be a huge challenge as House Hunters International visits Medellin, Colombia.
Even though they're originally from Chile, Consuelo isn't happy about leaving the U.S. for Anibal's new job as a food scientist in Talca. She loved her time in America and the diversity of things to do there. Consuelo feels Talca will pale in comparison to not only the States, but also their hometown of Valdivia, so it's up to Anibal to sell her on their new home. He's hoping the area's surplus of vineyards and revitalized downtown can help change her perceptions, but it may not be enough if they can't find a place with ample space to host visits from their friends and family. Anibal may need to have more than one trick up his sleeve as he tries to bring Consuelo around to trying Talca, Chile.
Sharing a love of Spanish culture, three young American women return to Spain to teach English after completing college. Megan, Celia, and Anne plan on rooming together, but they don't know each other very well. Celia and Megan were previous acquaintances who met in Toledo, Spain, whereas Celia met Anne online researching the same teaching program. Now, these three amigas decided to meet up, quickly become acquainted, and hit the pavement in search of an apartment in Spain's capital city of Madrid. Sin problema.
Christina wants to live on the beach to expand her mom's Caribbean swimwear business to Australia's Gold Coast while surfing every day. But her friend Carolina is only working part-time while finishing university, so her student budget will limit their housing options. Real Estate Agent Josh Willatt shows them in this hot market, the further they live from the beach, the lower the price. Find out if Christina can convince Carolina to take on a few extra shifts at work to live the surfside dream, when House Hunters International returns to the Gold Coast.
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