Jess is in the military, and over the years she's moved over a dozen times. She's been settled in Hawaii for a few years straight, and in that time she's adopted a small family of pets, some of whom have special needs. She likes Hawaii, but she's always game to mix thing up. So, when an assignment to the UK necessitated a move overseas, Jess was ready to go, with one stipulation: her pets were coming, too. Now she's an hour outside London, in Oundle. Her pets are patiently waiting in local boarding while she finds a place for the whole family to rest their heads. Jess loves English style, and she's determined to find a historic property somewhere in Oundle's quaint surrounds. But with a modest housing stipend and four animals to house, the options are limited. She may need to tap her inner military discipline if she wants to find an English abode with as much character and charm as she has.
Carey and Shereen were best friends living in California. Overtaken by their urge to see the world they decide to move to Prague together. They agree the central location of the Czech capital would be a great entry point to Europe. However, it'll be their first time living together and these two girls couldn't be more different. Shereen prefers a modern home with clean lines while Carey prefers a home with more character. Shereen wants a safe neighborhood above all else but Carey is all about location. Carey also demands a bathtub in her bathroom but Shereen is happy with only a shower if that keeps the budget down. Since neither of them have a job in their new city they'll have to make some hard decisions on what to sacrifice from their wish list.
Kevin and Melinda and their kids are ready for an adventure when they follow Kevin's job from Missouri to Redlands Australia. Real estate agent-cowboy Jesse James helps them with their search but soon he realizes that Kevin's expectations of living in Australia are too far-fetched for Melinda to grasp. Finding a house that fits their needs and their dreams proves to be a difficult task for this fun-loving family.
Between their boys' activities and their own hectic work schedules, Curtis convinced Angela their family needed a vacation home to get away from it all. Previous vacations and tons of research pointed to Guanacaste. But while Angela wants to relax on the beach, Curtis is more of a mountain man, and Real Estate Agent Rebecca Clower shows them both what the market has to offer within their small budget. In the end, they'll do what's best for their boys in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Years ago, Alexis made a promise to his wife Zuleimy that someday, somehow, they would find a way to live in Europe. That was her dream and now, with a job opportunity in Zurich, Alexis can finally keep that promise. He is fascinated by Zurich's history and the charm of its older buildings. She wants to find a more modern place with every convenience. It's a challenge to combine those very different wish lists into one affordable home. Their house hunt takes them to a restored farmhouse, a pleasant apartment close to town and a modern flat near Zurich's center. There are no losers with this house hunt. Just one winner.
Ryan and Tracey are a young couple from Johannesburg, South Africa. They have recently married after knowing each other practically since birth. They were born 3 weeks apart to parents who are also friends. Now young adults with jobs, they both felt the need to break away to see what life is like beyond Joburg. Being slightly risk averse, they are taking their first baby steps together again, venturing just across the border to Windhoek, Namibia, where Ryan's current employer has a job for him.
Jen and Lou are trading the beaches of Fort Lauderdale for the Northern Beaches of Australia. Lou got a job offer he just couldn't refuse, so he and Jen and two of their three boys are relocating to the Northern Beaches, just outside of Sydney. Although excited about their new adventure 'Down Under,' it's an emotional move since their oldest son must stay back in the states to finish college. And, since, Jen is also leaving her job as a nurse until she can become certified in Australia, the family only has one income. Jen is adamant they keep their finances in check, but she and Lou are discovering there's a price to pay to live in paradise. To get the beach view and two bathrooms Jen wants, they're going to have to spend more. Lou's ready to go up in price to get their dream house, but he'll have a tough time convincing Jen to stretch her strict budget.
Laura and Kevin both work hard in Colorado Springs, and they're looking for a place to relax and unwind in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. But their money won't get them as far as they'd like, so they've invited Laura's parents, Gary and Sarah, to go halfsies on a new home. But Gary and Sarah have much different tastes than Laura and Kevin and are looking for entirely different things in a vacation home. Find out if the two couples can reach a compromise as House Hunters International takes a siesta in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
With the cost of raising their three kids in Texas increasing by the day, Robert & Candace decided to look abroad for a cheaper way of life. They discovered the Panamanian town of Pedasi, which would provide new cultural experiences at a price that could allow their daughter to accomplish her dream of owning her own horse. But with three bedroom homes a rarity in this small town, Robert & Candace are going to have to think outside the box to find their perfect property in Panama.
Pete and Michelle have done long distance before, so when Pete got accepted to business school in Madrid, it was a given that fiancé Michelle would come along. But while the move may be good for their relationship, it will put a strain on their finances. Michelle has to leave her job to move abroad, and Pete will be a full time student, unable to work. Still, with so much to give up, Michelle wants to make sure they maximize their experience, including finding a centrally located home with authentic Spanish style. The couple will have to balance Michelle's wish list with Pete's practical business school sensibility, and their thin wallet, if the gamble in Madrid is going to be worth everything it costs.
Nick and Rebecca Chin share a love for travel and family. During college they volunteered at an orphanage in Mexico. While there they both decided they'd one day like to adopt a baby of their own. After marriage they planned on adopting from China since that was Nick's heritage. However, Chinese adoption rules prevent them from beginning the process until they were 30 years old. Now finally old enough to apply for the adoption they've begun the paperwork in Batavia, Illinois. Then Nick's job transferred him to Turin, Italy. Where they'd have to start the process all over again; including a home inspection of their new place.
Empty nesters Skotti and Ricardo move to Brazil for Skotti's new job in the automotive industry. Ricardo will not be working in Brazil, so he wants to find his home away from home while Skotti is more concerned about staying within their budget. A new country, a new job and thousands of miles away from their families, finding a good compromise, will help them settle in Campinas, Brazil.
Dee and Jason are sad to leave the comfortable life in Tulsa Oklahoma but excited to be moving back home to Hampshire in the United Kingdom. Jason got a job transfer but looking for a house with the same amount of space they had in Oklahoma is a challenge. Will they really want to settle for half the space at twice the money? Or will they find a way to stretch the budget for more space?
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