Catherine and Paul Newell are expecting their first child and looking for a larger home. They're currently in a two-bedroom, two-bath condo with an incredible wrap-around deck that overlooks the ocean. Now, they want a home with three to four bedrooms, a nice-sized yard and a location within walking distance to parks and other amenities.
Linda and Malcolm House live in the small seaside town of Maldon, England and have chosen the Dominican Republic as their permanent vacation getaway. They're looking for a home within walking distance to the water. Inside the home, they hope to have three bedrooms: one for them and two for their children or other guests. With a budget of $600,000 U.S. dollars, the Houses are setting their sails on their search.
Brian Raab and his fiance Kacey Lindquist have fallen in love with the people and the beauty of Costa Rica. Brian plans to open a restaurant in the Central Valley area, and now he and Kacey are looking for a home there with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and lots of room for guests - including visiting chefs.
Diego and Paloma Blatt own a restaurant and hotel in Popoyo, Nicaragua. Since they're now ready to start a family, they want a home separate from their business. They agree that it must also be close to the beach and have great views.
John Lenihan and Martin Connor of Brighton, England hope to make the mountaintop village of Comares, Spain their permanent residence. They are hoping to find a home with at least two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen with plenty of storage and enough land around the property where they can grow a Mediterranean-style garden. Lisa Bengey of Andalucian Rural Estates is helping them with their home search.
Kent and Denise Payne currently live in Oklahoma City, but plan to sell their home in order to move to Managua, Nicaragua. They'd like to find a low-maintenance home with an open floor plan, lots of natural light and a casual feel. Kent wants to live in a house hear a golf course, but Denise would prefer the beach. With a budget of $450,000, realtor Mike Cobb will help them find the perfect place.
English teacher Kate Craven, recently separated from her husband, is ready to take the next step in starting her new life with the purchase of a condo in Lisbon, Portugal. She currently lives in a rental apartment with her daughters Cathleen and Tess. So Kate has enlisted realtor Saida Morais to help her find a three-bedroom condo that combines the historic Portuguese character she loves with the modern amenities she and her daughters want.
Michelle Attard is starting a new chapter in her life, and is looking for a place to call home on the Mediterranean island of Malta. She currently rents a two--bedroom, top-floor apartment with a terrace that provides her with a great view of the seaside village of Qawra in Malta. Now, she wants to buy a home with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a two-car garage, anopen floor plan, a large kitchen for entertaining and an outdoor space for the summer months. With a budget of 360,000 Euros (about $550,000), she's enlisted the aid of realtor Geoffrey Ciantar to assist her with her search.
Jan and Cameron are looking to buy their first home in Amelia in the Umbrian region of Italy, but that might be a challenge since a majority of the homes in the area are old and need major structural rebuilding. Their goal is to find a home in the countryside with plenty of room for their children to play outside and for a vegetable garden. And Cameron is excited about having a laundry room to house her first dryer in more than ten years. With the help of Italian-Heartland realty, Cameron and Jan will scavenge through the region to find their diamond in the rough.
New Zealand transplant Zoe Quinn-Phillips and her husband Mark Stolow have been married for one year and are ready to invest in their first home. They're currently renting a three-bedroom, two-bathroom lower duplex in Montreal, Quebec. But lack of space is a huge issue for them and their three dogs, and realtor Mike Abitbol has been charged with finding a home that meets their desires.
Young entrepreneur Amber Bunch wants to find a place in Belize to relax and slow down, and she wants the home to reflect her style and preference for space. Ideally, her vacation home will be located steps from the ocean, come already furnished and have plenty of room for guests and a dock for boating. In addition, she needs an office space so she can continue some work while she is in Belize. Amber hopes her budget of $500,000 will be enough to buy a piece of paradise, and agent Dean Studebaker will help her find it.
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