In Denver, a young woman searches for the home of her dreams that's also within her budget.
A young couple wants a bigger house. Can they afford to stay in the same part of Portland?
For 13 years, Chris Corallo and Brett Streaser have been treating their side-by-side condos like one. Brett keeps a computer at his place, leaving room at Chris' place for a dining table. And Brett has the washer, while Chris houses the dryer. Now they are ready to bring everything together and live under one roof. They would like to find a three-bedroom, two-bath ranch-style house in Toms River, N.J., that's big on yard space and has room for entertaining. Veteran Jersey realtor Lizette Conover thinks she can help them find a home in their target location.
After living in Hawaii for three years, a young family wants to move back to Denver.
Young professionals Lori Guzzard and Kieran Shah are newly engaged and need more space now that Kieran has moved into Lori's two-bedroom condo. There is not enough storage space, and the spare bedroom is serving double duty as Kieran's gym and music studio. The couple wants a home in a newer development in the North Las Vegas area that has three bedrooms, a pool, plenty of storage space and a music studio for Kieran. Real estate agent Nancy Kurtzman signs on to help them buy their perfect first house.
Melissa McCracken is an independent contractor and creative writer who came to Santa Fe 10 years ago and has lived in a mud hut, a wood shack and her current home, part of an old school. The 500-square-foot apartment is cute, but cute isn't cutting it anymore especially when she could be an owner instead of a renter. Her real estate agent, Dawn Davis, kicks off the search.
Sylvia and Joe Ross moved from Washington, D.C., to Portland, Ore. a year ago, and lovingly restored a gorgeous four-story Victorian near downtown. The couple thought they were going to be transferred, so they put their house up for sale, and it sold in days. Since then, they have decided to stay in town, so they now have just one short month to find a new home. Real estate expert Rob Turrie agreed to help them find the right home fast.
Now that the Olson Family has doubled in size, their starter home in Madison, Wis., just isn't big enough. They would like to move to the nearby suburb of Cottage Grove, where they are both from and where they still have a lot of family. Real estate agent Kristin Wild is on hand to help.
Tired of paying rent, a Chicago couple searches for a house with plenty of parking and a yard.
With a budget of $200,000 an engaged couple want to find a home near downtown Nashville.
Farrah and Jon Lamoreaux are an urban couple living in the quaint town of Longmont, Colo. They agree that the charming small-town feel and that the scenery is beautiful, but they find it too small for them. They can cover the entire downtown area in about 10 minutes and there isn't any place in town that they haven't gone. Plus, their rental condo is spacious and modern, but it lacks the charm that can be found in older homes. They are ready to take on big-city life while they are still young enough to enjoy it, so they have set their sights on Denver. There is a drawback though older and charming translates to small houses and low ceiling and with Jon's height of 6 feet, 8 inches, these two have a big challenge ahead of them. Signing on to help tackle that challenge is real estate agent Pie Konchar.
Bonnie Andrews has been living in her Lakewood, Colo., townhouse for 19 years, and she's ready to find more space for herself, her dog, her two cats and three fish. Although she will be working with the same agent she used nearly two decades ago, Dennis Greco, she has a longer list of requirements this time. She needs more closet space, a bigger kitchen, a separate laundry area, a yard for the dog, a guest room and an extra room for her new hobby of making stained glass. She would also love a cozy fireplace, a nice view of the Rocky Mountain Foothills, and a place that isn't too far from her friends. With a budget of $225,000 Greco definitely has a challenge ahead of him.
Thirty-one-year-old software engineer, Tara Duncan, is single and ready to mingle in downtown Atlanta. But her current home is located in Duluth, nearly an hour away. So she and her dog, Whoopie, are leaving her three-bedroom, 2-1/2-bath home for a new place in Midtown or Buckhead. The only problem is those areas can be costly. She is hoping to find property that's similar in size to her current home, but without an open floor plan and more land. Real estate agent Kathryn Flowers thinks she can help.
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