Deborah and Steen married once and had a daughter together, but issues over money and responsibility drove them apart. Now, six years after their divorce, they've decided to start over again in Steen's hometown of Hadsten, Denmark. Life in Denmark is familiar for Steen, but Deborah and their daughter, Anika, will be living outside Canada for the first time and must acclimate to a new language, a tiny town, and say goodbye to Deborah's college bound son, Hunter. Both Steen and Deborah have agreed to limit their budget, but not their wish list. But in a small town like Hadsten where the pickings are slim, if they want to be together, they're going to have to work together to make it happen.
Marc and Lisa have a beautiful home in Florida where Marc has his own dental practice. They know their life is good but perhaps too easy for daughter Skyla and her brother Brock. So Marc and Lisa have decided that now is the time for their kids to experience a very new environment and learn a new language. A second language will be an asset as they grow up, travel and meet new people in new cultures. They will move to Panama, a Spanish speaking destination in close proximity to Florida. Marc will retain his practice and commute each week to join the family. Marc's travel coupled with the cost of supporting two households means money will be tight and that means giving up some of the comfort and convenience of their Florida life. Lisa has concerns that the transition may be too much for her children. She and Marc clash over the cost benefit of a high rise condo versus a more costly single family home as their house hunt becomes a duel between budget and family comfort in Panama City, Panama.
Lauren and Vaughan love their hometown of Cape Town, South Africa, but can't afford to have a home and family there on freelance income. So they started looking for opportunities in Asia, where the cost of living is lower, and the currency in stronger. When Lauren got the offer to train English teachers in rural Malaysia, the McShanes hopped on a plane to save a nest egg to ultimately afford the life they want back home. But finding a home in Mersing isn't easy, with no real estate agents or property listings. Luckily, Real Estate Agent Timothy Low travels over 200 miles from Malaysia's capital of Kuala Lumpur to do the legwork and give them various options up to their western standards. Find out what's available along with Lauren and Vaughan, when House Hunters International visits Mersing, Malaysia.
After six years in Hong Kong immersed in the corporate world of recruiting Penelope feels as though her hectic lifestyle is running her ragged. In her quest to learn more about Buddhism she and a friend decide to take a vacation to Myanmar. On the first day of their trip Penelope falls off a street curb and lands herself on crutches and lands herself at a beach for recovery. During her convalescence she begins to rethink her life coming to the conclusion that she's ready for a change of pace and a change of place. Myanmar has captured her heart so heads back to Hong Kong to pack up her life and say her goodbyes. She soon discovers that she must pay a whole years rent up front, and has no job lined up and suddenly this adventure isn't all it's cracked up to be. But the decision is made so there's no looking back.
After dating long distance for three years, Joe from the United Kingdom and Elizabeth from New Orleans, Louisiana decided on New Zealand to set up their first home together. Joe will practice medicine at the local hospital while Elizabeth looks forward to finding work in marketing. Their love of sight-seeing and touring the world has brought them to beautiful seaside town of Napier. Joe loves the outdoors and the beach but Elizabeth longs to live near the shops and cafes of downtown. One of these lovebirds is going to have to compromise if sharing their life together is to be a storybook romance. Find out if Joe will give up his dream of living in the countryside so that Elizabeth can enjoy walking to all the luxuries of modern life when House Hunters International goes to New Zealand.
Fresh out of college and in a new relationship, Brooke and Chandler love to travel. New Zealand was on their bucket list when good fortune hit Chandler's international job hunt. As a structural engineer, he could not have a better opportunity to see firsthand what an earthquake can do to buildings than in Christchurch, New Zealand. A series of strong quakes ravaged the city in 2010 and 2011, causing catastrophic damage and loss of life. Now, years later, much of the damage remains as residents try to pick up the pieces. They have a dire need for ways to make buildings more quake resistant, and Chandler is just the guy for the job. He's an avid biker and wants to be close enough to his new job to cycle to work. His girlfriend Brooke wants that too, but housing in the damaged city red zone, where they both will be working is hard to come by since the quakes, so they may have to settle for less to be close by, or have to rethink their commute in order to find a nicer place outside the city.
After seven years in Arizona, Shelly is ready to realize her dream of owning a chiropractic business abroad. Wanting to keep his tech job in Phoenix, her husband Kumar chose the perfect compromise in Puerto Penasco, located only 60 miles south of the U.S. border. Location might be the only thing this couple agrees on. However Kumar wants a spacious home to make up for the five bedroom pad he's leaving behind in Phoenix, while Shelly is pushing for convenience with a condo as House Hunters International takes a road trip to Puerto Penasco, Mexico.
Richard and Paul live in Hartford Connecticut and have spent a few vacations on the embattled island of Montserrat, which used to be a glamourous tropical getaway for popular recording artists before hurricanes and a volcanic eruption did extensive damage to the island. Now, 20 years after the volcano started erupting, the island is in the midst of a rebirth and Richard wants to get in on the ground floor by investing in a property that can serve both as a vacation home for him and Paul and also as a rental property they can book out when they aren't using it. Richard's got concerns about the volcano scaring away potential renters, but Paul is more scared of being a landlord from across the world than any natural disaster. See if Richard can make a compelling enough argument to get Paul to invest his hard earned cash as House Hunters International visits Montserrat.
What started off as a random run-in at a Chicago pub crawl between a Scot dressed as a pirate and a Chicago based social worker, grew into an international marriage. Kevin's initial plans were to leave the US after he finished his Ph.D. Several university offers later, the University of Liverpool presented Kevin the chance to lead his own research team. Once there they find themselves divided over old charm or a new build.
Seeking excitement and a new dating scene, Donielle Johnson is leaving Oakland, California behind for Amsterdam. She hopes to shake up her life with a new job and a bold move to The Netherlands, but adjusting to Dutch culture and quirky homes may be a challenge. An expat herself, real estate agent Roz Fremder is hoping she can help Donielle not only find the right apartment but also adjust to her new life in Amsterdam.
Diana Lee is a successful documentary film producer in New York City. But after her father's passing in Taipei, she decided to rediscover her roots and move back to her birthplace to be closer to family. Her childhood friend Mia will help her traverse the quirky Taipei real estate market, and introduce her to fellow filmmakers in one of the fastest growing film scenes in the world. Find out how much things have changed when House Hunters International moves back home to Taipei, Taiwan.
When Katrina and Jay first met at international school, they knew two things. It was love at first sight, and one day they'd have a family and move to Katrina's native Oslo. Two decades later, both of those predictions have proven true. The family of four is leaving Texas to find a second home in Oslo so that Katrina can revisit her heritage, and the kids can discover theirs. They've planned for years, but the transition will be complicated. With two homes to manage, husband Jay will need to continue working. But he's only authorized to practice medicine in the United States, so he'll have to commute to Oslo, and can only reside there part-time. If they want to make Oslo work, they'll need to find a home that's safe, culturally viable, and convenient to both city and country, all on a budget in a city that's widely regarded as one of the priciest places to live in the world.
Just a few months into their young relationship, Joshua got a chance to work in Paris and his girlfriend, Jessica, moved from Sacramento, California to join him. Paris Act I resulted in a romantic proposal in the city of lights, but when money ran out, the couple flew home on Joshua's promise to return. Now in graduate school at the American University of Paris, Joshua has followed through on his vow. But in this second act in Paris, the couple is divided on where to live. Find out as House Hunters International sets the stage in Paris.
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