These first-time buyers are tired of renting. But while he wants a home in the city with an open layout and plenty of space, she wants a smaller suburban home with a cozy feel and a huge yard for her garden. Once they find a home, they face the new challenge of being first-time renovators. Between unexpected costs and debates over design, these two will have to get up to speed fast to have the home they both want.
A Boston couple is ready to ditch their cramped condo and find a home in the suburbs. After locking in a home, however, things quickly go off course when they begin renovations. Uncovered sewer pipes cause a redirection in the design plan, and uneven counters cause a delay in the backsplash install.
With a quickly growing daughter, this Southern California couple needs more space. He dreams of a total fixer-upper where he can tackle renovations himself, but she worries that his perfectionist approach could mean a major project would take forever to finish.
Two empty nesters are searching for a historic home on the North Shore of Boston. He is hoping to find a fixer-upper chock full of character, but she has reservations since he has been known to make changes without looping her in. As soon as they find a home with the kind of charm they want, unexpected surprises start to arise.
After renting for years, a couple has saved up enough money to buy their first home in Denver. They decide to renovate an older home but soon learn that old houses come with expensive problems, like replacing 70-year-old pipes. With setback after setback they begin to worry they've taken on too much.
As the son of a designer, he has particular ideas about their next family home in Atlanta, GA. But she's focused on finances and determined to rein in his expensive tastes. Emotions and costs run high as he brings in his mom to help with the work.
Childhood sweethearts dive into the competitive Southern California market to find their first home. She wants as few projects as possible to avoid delays, but her contractor dad is confident big renovations will be no problem.
A busy choreographer asks her assistant and future roommate to help her find a house with enough space for her dogs and her dance moves. With a first-time buyer's budget, getting everything she wants will be next to impossible in the hot Southern California real estate market.
This California family is ready to leave their condominium. He's all about finding the perfect vibe, but she's worried they'll wind up in a money pit. And once renovations start, problems pile up and they both struggle to stay positive.
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