A New Jersey couple moves to Atlanta for a new job. She wants to embrace her new life by buying a house filled with Gone with the Wind type flair. He, on the other hand, would love to just move the house they had in New Jersey down south.
A twenty-something buyer in Dallas loves the character of Texas ranch homes from the 1950's with their shutters, crown molding, built-ins and hardwood floors. But her boyfriend coming along on the house hunt sees only repairs. So she's hoping that, with his help, she can find a house with the perfect combination of traditional charm and practical updating that all fits into an entry level $190,000 budget.
A single gal in D.C. is hoping to find a contemporary condo with lots of amenities and low HOA fees, under $240,000. She's enlisted the help of a friend who insists she should live in the heart of the city, as opposed to neighboring Alexandria. Will she listen?
A San Antonio couple, both engineers, plan on buying a fixer-upper, and doing all the renovation work themselves. He wants a two-story Colonial, but she hates stairs and has her heart set on a one-story Ranch. They also need room for a workshop and a big enough backyard for their dogs.
A first time buyer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is bringing along his live-in girlfriend for input. And input is something she's happy to give. She wants him to buy a cute and cozy bungalow. He wants a mid-century modern home with clean lines and lots of wall space to hang his art - a tough find in Sioux Falls. Can she convince him cozy is the way to go?
A Tallahassee couple want out of their cramped condo, into a bigger place where they can start a family. Unfortunately, he has his heart set on a Colonial house like the one he grew up in back in New York. She wants to embrace the Florida style ranch. Plus, any house they get will need a huge closet to accommodate her growing collection of vintage clothing.
A couple has a relatively low $200,000 budget to find a home in the up-and-coming area of East Nashville, but that hasn't stopped them from making a lengthy wish list. She wants a Craftsman with a big master bedroom, an oversized shower, and an updated kitchen. Being in the construction industry, he wants something well-built, preferably a brick house, that doesn't need a lot of work. Good luck with that.
A New Jersey couple has a big disagreement on the Jersey Shore. He dreams a shot-gun style, low-maintenance home, while she would love a Cape Cod they can fix up. Add to their list that she's afraid of old houses, so won't live in anything built before 1960, and he insists on buying something on a raised foundation to fend off hurricane damage.
A Montgomery, Alabama, couple have completely different styles. He wants a vintage Victorian with character, because he feels like those houses look like a mark of success. She wants a Craftsman with a big front porch and a lot of natural light.
A D.C buyer looking for the perfect new home has a relatively low budget of $430,000. With a few friends along on the hunt, will she find a house that meets her high expectations without busting her budget?
A recently engaged couple wants to find a place in Phoenix that's closer to the center of town to shorten his commute and her drive to and from the airport. She's looking for a contemporary townhouse, with brand new high-end finishes, and absolutely move-in ready. But Randy is much more interested in a Mediterranean-style detached house, because he doesn't want to worry about playing his surround sound too loud and disturbing neighbors.
Ryan and Madeline are on the hunt for a home near the water in Sarasota, Florida, but they can't agree on style. She wants a typical Florida ranch, while he insists on something with two stories, preferably a Colonial like the one he grew up in.
After moving to her hometown of Folsom, California, to be near her family, Cindy and Dustin want to buy their first place. Cindy has to have a brand new house with modern details, super clean lines, white cabinets and lots of tall windows. Dustin, on the other hand, doesn't mind getting an older updated house, as long as it has character. Find out who wins out as House Hunters goes to Folsom, California.
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