Two buyers searching outside of Providence are like oil and water. From the need for a pool to picking a design style, their wish lists just don't mix. But with four kids and a limited budget, they'll have a lot of compromising to do.
A first-time buyer in Boston brings her boyfriend, who's a contractor, along on the search for a home she can live in with her sister. She wants something move-in ready with a white kitchen, but he tries to convince her that she'll get more value with some sweat equity.
A young, nature-loving couple wants to buy a starter home in Denver. A large yard for their dogs and parking for their solar van top the wish list, and when it comes to keeping things clean, houses with lots of grout are definitely out.
A young, engaged couple in the Chicago suburbs is looking for a house with a backyard large enough to host their wedding. He wants at least 3 acres so he can also have a mini baseball diamond, while she thinks just 1 acre is plenty.
A Chicago couple buying their first home before they get married doesn't see eye to eye. She wants a vintage charmer, but he prefers an industrial loft.
After years of living in big cities, a couple with two young kids is settling down in the St. Louis suburb where she grew up. He wants a one-story ranch with a few projects he can do, but she's looking for a two-story Craftsman-style house that's completely move-in ready so he can help with the kids.
After five years of marriage, a couple in Indianapolis still doesn't agree on what makes a home perfect. She wants the vintage charm of a Victorian home, while he wants a contemporary house with modern touches. With the city's housing market heating up, they'll have to meet in the middle or risk losing out.
He wants a midcentury modern home that's fit for a super-villain in pricey Redmond, Washington, while she wants a Craftsman. But finding anything priced below their million-dollar budget is going to be a challenge in this red-hot real estate market.
A couple's search for a home in the foothills outside of Denver is complicated by their opposing wish lists. He dreams of a log cabin in the woods that he can update, while she wants a move-in ready ranch.
A Virginia couple with two young children hunts for a big family home near Chesapeake. She insists on at least five bedrooms and a big master closet, while he's focused on a media room. But their real conflict is deciding between buying a house near the beach or with a pool.
A Providence, Rhode Island, couple wants to buy a vintage home. But while he appreciates the ornateness of a Victorian, she finds them creepy and would prefer the simplicity of a Craftsman.
A couple with a $650,000 budget searches for a home in Madison, Wisconsin. But since she wants something near downtown and he wants to maximize their budget by landing a party pad out in the suburbs, they'll find that any budget comes with compromises.
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