For the last two years, Bobi and Casey Jensen, along with their two little girls, Shae Lee, 3 and Cassidy, 1, have been living in a small home in the suburbs of San Antonio. At 1,300 square feet, it's not big enough for this growing family of four, since there are only three bedrooms, and Casey uses one of them as a home office. The family is hoping to find a bigger home in a neighborhood about 20 minutes away called Great Northwest. Problem is homes in that area can run more than the Jensens can spend. Luckily, the family has Casey on their side. He's been a realtor in the area for three years and is sure he'll be able to find a couple of options from which to choose. But what will it be like having his wife as his client?
Born and raised in sleepy San Angelo, Texas, 35-year-old bachelor, Bryan Swafford has always had a taste for big-city life. After landing a dream job at a car dealer in Dallas a few months ago, he was able to ditch West Texas and head 300 miles east to Dallas. But there was one problemBryan had nowhere to live! He has spent his first few months in Dallas "couch surfing" with relatives, and he can't wait to find a place of his own. He is looking for modern one- or two-bedroom condo in a happening part of town. Real estate agent Ann Dunn is determined to find Bryan a place to settle down in "Big D."
Julie and Paul both grew up in small Texas towns, just 30 minutes from each other. When they got married four years ago, they met in the middle by settling down between their respective childhoods in Canton, a small rural community 60 miles east of Dallas. With their active 3-year old son Will, new puppy Bella, and second baby on the way, this family's 1,300 square-foot ranch-style home is bursting at the seams. Julie wants a new place that has enough room for an office with a door, since she works from home, while Paul wants to make sure to be as close as possible to the city for his job as a firefighter on the Canton crew. A four-bedroom home with plenty of room to roam should fit the bill nicely. Can real estate agent Brandt Foley help them find their Texas-size dream house before the new baby arrives?
For the past six years, Carrie and Jeff Hoye have lived in a gorgeous custom home in Palatine, Ill., just 28 miles from downtown Chicago. They recently put their place up for sale because Jeff, a corporate president for a steel distribution company, is being relocated to Houston. The home sold within days of listing it, and with the money they made on it, they hope to find a four-bedroom house in Houston that's just as luxurious and includes architectural details and a great flow. They are targeting the Houston suburb of Royal Oaks, an upscale area close to Jeff's new office. Although it's going to be hard to leave the city and the home they love, the silver lining is that the Houston housing market is less expensive than Chicago. Realtor Bob Burton signs on to help the Hoyes with their search.
Oregon natives Beth and Carl Miner first met at a music studio when they were 15. Beth, an aspiring singer, was recording her first album. That meeting eventually led to marriage, and now, nine years later, a musical collaboration known as Sweetestday, an acoustic blend of rock and pop with a slight country influence. Six months ago, the young couple decided to live out their dreams of making it in the world of professional music. They sold their three-bedroom, two-bath house in Portland, and headed south to Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World. They are living in a tiny, non-descript rental, but they are hoping to move into a large move-in-ready place close to downtown, where their day jobs and the honky-tonks are. Real estate agent Tom Sunstrom signs on to help with the hunt.
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