Bryan and Rachel Bolton have moved from Louisiana to Nashville, Tennesee and are ready to break out of their temporary housing in a tiny townhouse. They are looking for a home with at least 1000 square feet, and the place must have extra room for Bryan's music studio.
Brothers and best buds, Alan and Greg Urbach have decided it's time to move out of their childhood bedrooms in their parents' house and into a home of their own. With help from mom and dad, they hope to find a townhouse (with two equally sized bedrooms) in Houston's trendy Montrose District.
Kris and Elise Rodemack married two years ago and moved to Hillsboro, Oregon, just outside of Portland. Now with a six-month old son, this young family has a cramped apartment and is throwing money away by renting. They've decided to look for a three-bedroom, two-bath home in Portland's western suburbs. However, with a budget of only $200,000, it's going to be a challenge to find the right place for them.
Michael Giudicissi is recently divorced and shares custody of his two children Mia and Sam with his ex-wife. While he's looking for a new home, he lives in an apartment that he shares with his kids when they are with him. On a tight budget, he'd like to find a home with a nice yard for the kids, three bedrooms, an office for himself and a large garage.
Liz Hudson is a registered dietician who's lived with her parents for the past two years since graduating from college. She's now saved enough money to find her own home in Ann Arbor, MI. With a budget of about $120,000, Liz's challenge is to find a home in this price range with two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms and a nice outdoor space.
Greg Kulander, father of three, and Tracy Walker, mother of two, met online and eventually decided to move in together, merging their families. Greg and his kids moved into Tracy's 3500-square foot home, but they soon realized it's not big enough for this blended family. With a budget of up to $850,000, they're hoping to find a home with five or six bedrooms and three bathrooms on a big piece of land close to downtown Portland. Although their budget is substantial, their demands for a home could prove to be tough to meet.
Barry and Christine Atkins have lived in East Haddam, CT for the past 21 years and have raised three grown children. After recently visiting Casco, Maine for the first time, they fell in love with it and have decided to look for a vacation home - that might also be where they retire. With a budget of up to $500,000, they hope to find a lakefront home that has at least three bedrooms and plenty of space to entertain friends and family.
Chris Faenger and his wife Amy Mecklenburg-Faenger currently live in an older rental house close to historical downtown Charleston. The location is convenient and the house is cozy, but it's also very cramped. They're looking to purchase a home in the same area. However, Amy wants an older home and Chris wants a newer one. They agree they they want something bigger, a home office and plenty of space to entertain.
After returning home to Michigan nine months ago after living in Hawaii, Shaun Lewis has lived with his parents. He's gone into the family landscaping business and has now saved enough money to make a down payment on a house of his own. With a budget of up to $100,000 in the area of Clawson, Michigan, Shaun hopes to find a home with at least two bedrooms, a backyard and a garage. And he wouldn't mind a fixer-upper to which he could add his personal touches.
Young newlyweds Kelley and Paul Newman are ready to stop paying rent. After living in a cramped two bedroom apartment since graduating from college three years ago, the Newmans are ready to enter the Indianapolis housing market. They want a bigger kitchen, a bigger guest room and more space for their two fat cats. With a budget of up to $200,000, they're also hoping they can find a place with a finished basement and plenty of outdoor entertaining space.
Nick and Krista Thompson met at Iowa State and have been married since 2002. Since jobs took them both to Minnesota, they've been renting a two bedrooom apartment together in Coon Rapids. They're comfortable, but the place is small, and they're ready to own their own place. They've decided to focus their hunt in the community of Plymouth, nine miles west of Minneapolis. With a budget of $350,000, Nick and Krista are looking for a two-story traditional home with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
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