Chris, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, ended his professional soccer career after an injury on the field. A childhood fascination with geology led him back to school, and he has found a job in Norway's petroleum industry. His wife, Debbie, dreams of a quiet cottage in the distant countryside, while Chris wants an apartment closer to Bergen's center.
Public relations guru Phil decides to split his time between Hollywood and beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He enlists real estate agent Taniel Chemsian and his friend Kim to find the perfect home with the perfect view for both him and his dog, Lucy. The struggle between the price tag and an amazing view will prove to be a challenge for everyone.
Bob and Brielle are high school sweethearts who returned to their small town and its meager job market after graduating college. They've found that there are loads of teaching opportunities in Melbourne, Australia, and are looking for their first home together. Wanting to experience city living for the first time, Bob wants their new property to be in the heart of downtown, but Brielle thinks that a suburban apartment could make them feel more at home.
Ryan and and Adrian returned home to Michigan after years overseas. Ryan was a Mixed Martial Arts professional fighter in Japan for 12 years, and Adrian went to school for veterinary studies in Scotland. They returned home, met and fell in love. Ryan was offered a job teaching at a new gym in Dubai, and both are excited about once more living abroad. They'll have to decide how much they can really afford to spend on a new place with only one income.
Garrath and Verity are leaving the glitz and glamour of Dubai to pursue their dreams of surfing paradise in southern Sri Lanka. While they are building rental villas at Midigama Beach, they need to find a cheap home to rent so they can pour their savings into those villas. Garrath wants to be close to their project and his favorite surf break, but Verity would rather be near the shops and restaurants of Galle Fort. Find out where they'll build their new life in southern Sri Lanka.
Atlanta residents Jeff and Laura are searching for a vacation and rental home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The world travelers and Spanish speakers want to immerse their young daughters in the Latin culture they are so passionate about. Laura wants a true Mexican hacienda, but Jeff wants to go modern. No matter who wins the struggle over style, the house must attract renters to make their future plans of retiring in San Miguel a reality.
When Malaika lost her job as an engineer in Kansas, her husband, Greg, quit his job so they could finally move to Australia in search of a better work-life balance. Greg hails from Jamaica and hopes to live near the beach, but Malaika thinks they should live as close to the city of Melbourne as possible. Sticking to the budget is of paramount importance as they are both out of work, and finding a spacious and affordable home will definitely be a challenge.
For years Mario has suffered from headaches in Calgary's harsh cold climate. He and his wife, Linda, have dreamed of a home in the warm Caribbean sun, and now that their children have left the nest, they've decided to bring their dream to reality. They arrive in St. Maarten only to find that their budget is based on faulty research and misleading advertising. Can they increase their budget, or must they settle for a property outside their wish list and miles from St. Maarten's bright sandy beach? More than $150,000 is at stake as Mario and Linda come to a surprising decision.
Ky's job has finally landed him in his dream city. His new post in Paris gives his wife, Emily, the opportunity to pursue her dream of owning her own cafe. Ky has a lot of built-up expectations for their home in France, so he's not shy about his wish list: he wants two full bathrooms and a separate study space, not an easy thing to find in the Paris property market. Emily just wants a cozy home with an equipped kitchen. Even with a generous budget, real estate agent Linnea is concerned Ky's demands for American-style amenities could mean Ky is not up to the reality of living in Paris.
Jeff, Laurie and their 4-year-old daughter, Dani, are moving to Valencia, Spain. Wanting a change of pace from their work-work-work life in San Francisco, they decided to move after a friend who lives in Spain called Jeff on his birthday and suggested they move near him. They checked out a few places in Spain and decided that Valencia would be the best family-friendly place for the three of them. They are also hoping that Dani will learn a new language.
The first time Jim and Traci vacationed to Ambergris Caye, Belize, they knew right away that this laid-back Caribbean island was different. A decade later, after countless return trips and with their kids grown and out of the house, Jim's finally persuaded Traci to invest their retirement savings on a home there. Traci's down for the sun and snorkeling as long as they get a condo so she doesn't have to worry about maintenance. But Jim's long-deferred dream is a standalone house so he can enjoy personal outdoor space and a garage for the necessary island transportation: the golf cart. Find out whether 10 years is worth the wait, when House Hunters International explores Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Chase Chisholm is a world traveler who's willing to dive into most new situations. He's found an English teaching job in Yangon and is looking to explore Myanmar's largest city, which recently opened its doors to the outside world. Chase's salary was already going to be tough to stretch with Yangon's rising rents, but with the looming prospect of landlords requiring a full year's rent in cash up front, he'll need real estate agent and fellow expat David Ney's help even more to find his new home in Myanmar.
After working for the past 30 years, Ray finally had enough when his daily commute became too long to bear. He and Allison checked into their finances and determined they could retire early if they found the right place. Their research led them to the resort town of Coronado, Panama. On the hunt for their retirement home in this sunny locale, Allison wants to make the most of their move by living on the beach. But with all their savings on the line, Ray wants to invest in an American-style home with space and land as House Hunters International takes a chance on Coronado, Panama.
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