Savannah, Ga., natives Dana Boyd and Tony Griffin have dreamed of buying a waterfront home all their lives, and now they are ready to make that dream come true. They are looking for a house in Richmond Hill, a marshland community just south of Savannah. Boyd would like the home to have good feng shui, while Griffin's main concern is a boat dock and access to deep water. Real estate agent LaTrelle Pevey, who helped this couple buy their current place in the city, has agreed to help them look for their new country home.
Dicky Mopper and his fiancee, Tania Doubleday, are both realtors living in Savannah, Ga. Before they get married and blend their two families and pets, they want to find a new home. They would like to stay in the Savannah and find a place with at least four bedrooms, a porch or yard for the children and pets, large kitchen and game room. The one thing they disagree on is location--he prefers the historic downtown area, while she wants to stay in the country near the marsh. The search is heating up as they each try to sell the other on their vision.
Newlyweds Veronica and Carl Morgan adore their home in their sleepy hometown of Arbutus, Md., just outside of Baltimore. But with their ever-expanding canine family, it's time to find a house with a lot more room. Carl trains German shepherds, and as his clientele grows, so does the dog-to-human ratio in the Morgan home. Plus, the couple worries about the dogs disturbing their neighbors. Luckily, Veronica is a realtor and so is her father. Can the two work together to find a larger place before their current one becomes a kennel?
When Minneapolis locals Brenda Dalman and Nick Hall were in college, living in a big house with all their friends was a great idea. But now that they're engaged, they've decided it's time to find a place of their own. There are six of them living together, counting the animals. Having only three bedrooms makes the place cramped, but only one bathroom makes things nearly impossible. They are ditching their dorm-like existence for a place of their own where they can start married life together. Helping them in their search is realtor Larry Kriedberg.
Sherrie and Robert Evans were vacationing on the Hawaiian Island of Maui when, on a whim, Sherrie applied for, and then accepted, a new job. With just days to find a home, they turned to realtor Tom Tezak to find them a condo in one of Maui's nicest beachfront communities, Kihei. Now, several months have passed, and the pair is ready to trade in their tiny two-bedroom place for a three-bedroom, two-bath house that has great views and is close to the water. Realtor Tom Tezak is back on the case.
Debbie and David Bidwell's move from Florida to Minneapolis was just the first major change in their lives. The couple settled in the quiet suburb of Chaska, about 30 miles outside of Minneapolis and quickly fell in love with the area. But now, just 18 months later, they realize the house they bought during one frantic weekend house hunt is just too small for them. They are on the hunt for a more practical home where they can stay put for good. Realtor Delbert Schoeberl signs on to help.
Michigan transplants Melinda and Greg DeVries are crazy about Seattle, rain and all. But as their search for a larger home begins, will the red-hot real estate market dampen their spirits? The Emerald City may give off a laid back, eco-friendly vibe, but its housing market is moving at warp speed. Homes are often snatched off the market as soon as they're listed. Real estate agent Bob Blevins signs on to help with the challenge.
Jill and Eric Lange were happy in their Germantown, Tenn., home until their fourth child, Jack, came onto the scene and took over the place. Now they are looking for a bigger home, and they hope they can afford to stay in the same family-friendly suburb. Real estate agent Bill Maury signs on to help.
For the past four years, Carrie Johnson and Bernie Wilson have been raising their family in a small starter home. But with three very active boys, this bunch is looking for more room, so they are on the hunt for a larger home in the suburbs of Portland. Real estate agent and family friend, Shannon Rose, will help the couple look for an affordable place that's sizably suited to their needs.
Michelle and Dwayne Williams are looking for a larger home, due to the arrival of their new daughter, Rebecca. They would like to stay in the same area, but have enough space in the new place for a playroom for Rebecca, a woodworking shop for Dwayne, and a scrapbooking area for Michelle. A fenced-in yard would also be preferable. Can they find it all before Rebecca learns to walk? Real estate agent Ananda Ellington is determined to help them do just that.
Even though it's only 760 square feet, Camulla and Ed Twohey love their condo in downtown Chicago. These two architects thrive on the hustle and bustle of city life and take full advantage of all The Windy City has to offer, especially the diverse array of ethnic restaurants. But now, with 6-month-old Cecelia underfoot, their condo has become an obstacle course. They'd like to find one of Chicago's signature brick bungalows, where they can spread out. Since they're both architects, they wouldn't mind doing a little updating themselves. Real estate agent Paul Stepanovich steps in to help them with their search.
Marianne Yeung and Michael Kopcsak met while walking their dogs, Miles and Corbin, in Brooklyn, NY. Since then, they have fallen in love and moved to San Francisco, where they have lived for four years. Now they are ready to put down some permanent roots and buy a house. They hope to find a three-bedroom house in a dog-friendly neighborhood in one of the city's sunnier micro-climates, but in this ultra-competitive market, it won't be easy! That's where realtor Ericka Jennings comes into the picture.
Marian and Bob Matthis are Nashville newlyweds spending their honeymoon in Baltimore, Md., while hunting for a new home. His new job is the reason for the quick relocation, and they hope to find a home there that is large enough for Marian's children and Bob's boys when they visit from college. The are looking for a comfortable house in a friendly neighborhood like the one they have in Nashville. Most importantly, they want the home to be in a good school district. Real estate agent Ashley Richardson is there to lead the newlyweds to their future Maryland home.
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