Portia has been crashing at her best friend, Kamila's home, after a bad break up. She's ready to move on with her life and has decided to buy her first home. With a budget of $250,000 - $300,000, she has a lot of very specific requirements in this future house. She wants to find a place that's move-in ready, near her dance studio, has dance space inside the house, enough room her costumes and make-up, a pool and 2 extra bedrooms for roommates. It's a tall order for her real estate agent, Manon Mohammady to fill. Can she deliver?
Boston couple, Chrissy and Zev welcomed their first child earlier this year, and now they're anxious to find a house they'll call home for many years to come. They agree that they want to be close to downtown Boston, and especially close to Fenway Park where they like to go and cheer on the Boston Red Sox. But Chrissy's number one priority is to get a large home, and that might mean moving farther out than Zev would like. Their budget is $430,000. The first place that real estate agent Avi Shemtov shows them is a 1600 square foot home in Waltham, which is one of the closer-in suburbs, but the home's bathrooms and kitchen require major upgrading. The second place, in nearby Brighton, has 2300 square feet and is beautifully upgraded, but Avi and Chrissy don't like the close proximity of the neighbors. The third house sits on a big lot with plenty of privacy. It has just under 2000 square feet, but it's in Framingham, which is farther from the city than the other two. Which house will this young family call home?
With their wedding date closing in fast, Pablo and Sara are determined to buy their first home together in Mesa, Arizona. But with a starter home budget of $225,000, can the couple find a move-in ready place that'll fit their needs not just for a few years, but forever?
Lieutenant Mike Conforti and his wife Jessica live in a military duplex at Fort Benning, Georgia. Now that he is being reassigned to a base in Tennessee they're hoping to buy a place. They are excited to buy their first home but time is an issue with Mike's busy military schedule. They'll only have one weekend to find their first home. Their realtor will take them to three homes in two days and they'll have to pick a home. Will they get what they want or will they be forced to compromise?
After selling their small condo nearly two years ago, Ryan and Sandy have been on a frustrating search to buy a house in the Boston suburbs. Having no desire to raise their 16-month-old son in their current rental apartment, they're even more determined to buy a house. They want 3 bedrooms, 2 and a half baths, a large backyard, in a nice neighborhood with a good school district. The challenge? A lot of other families want the same thing in their $400,000 to $430,000 price range. It's a tall order to fill for their realtor, Robert Mailhoit, who is determined to help them find the right home.
Newlyweds Matt and Melissa have put in a lot of effort into buying their first house in Matt's hometown of Chatsworth, California. Over the course of 3 years, they looked at 100 houses and had 4 offers fall apart. Despite the disappointments, they are still determined to find a house. Between finding a place in their $750,000 - $800,000 budget and Matt's high standards, their friend and agent Travis Winn, has his job cut out for him.
Naomi's job in local government requires her to live within the city limits of Washington, D.C. She loves D.C. and has lived in the area since she was a little girl, but now that she is about to turn 31, Naomi has decided it's time to buy her first place. She's hoping to find a 1 bedroom condo with a washer and dryer, that is located in South-West D.C. Naomi's budget is $290,000, which may make finding what she wants to be a challenge. She and her best friend, Chazeman will take a look at three places that realtor Brett J. West has set up. The first place has everything Naomi's looking for but is located on the basement level and doesn't have a nice view. The second place has great views but it's above her budget and needs some work. The third place is in her ideal area but doesn't have a washer and dryer in the condo. After weighing the pros and cons, Naomi will choose one of the places to be the first home she will own.
For most of their two year relationship, Jake and Rudi have lived over 100 miles apart. While Jake lives in Los Angeles, Rudi has been living in Palm Springs while renovating a house. Now, that this project is complete, Rudi's ready to move back to L.A. and take their relationship to the next level. They decided to buy a house together. The challenge? Rudi runs his own design company that buys, renovates and then sells homes. So, he wants to make changes to every house they see. Jake is all about the bottom line and doesn't want to take on a big project. With a budget of $700,000 to $1.4 million, can their friend and agent Peter Lavin find a house that they'll both like?
Amateur pool champion, Shelia Lowe, is eager to buy a home of her own in Birmingham, Alabama, that's big enough for herself and her pool table. Her budget is just $150,000, and she wants three bedrooms, two baths, and a large space for the pool table. She's bringing her friend Bobby along on the house hunt to help her make the big decision. Realtor Lorenzo Randall will also weigh in with advice. He takes her to see three homes. The first is large and Shelia's worried about maintaining it. The second is updated and smaller, but Shelia's concerned about the lack of space. The third is just the right size, but the upgrades are not to Shelia's liking. Which house will Shelia choose to help her move her game to the next level?
Tamra and Paul fell in love as teenagers in Jamaica, drifted apart, and years later were lucky enough to find each other again. Now raising 7 year-old Ty in the suburbs of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the couple is tired of their tiny townhouse, where space is so tight they have to store their food in the bathroom cabinets! They're looking to buy a move-in ready ranch home in the affluent city of Boca Raton, with plenty of storage space, a big yard for Ty and a pool for Paul. But with a strict $220,000 budget, they may have to make sacrifices to find the house of their dreams.
Jeff and Abbi were lucky enough to find their dream home in the Austin, Texas area. They put their offer in and waited two months before they found out it wasn't going to work out. Now they're living in a rental with their young twin boys. They've decided to start the search again in hopes of finding the perfect family home to raise their kids. They'd like to find a large house with a game room and a big backyard near a good school. They'll take a look at three great choices in their area, but the challenge is finding a place that has everything they want. Will they get what they want or will they have to settle?
John and Carly took a leap of faith five months ago and moved from Florida to Nashville, where John hopes to launch a music career. Now that the lease is up on their tiny two-bedroom town house, they've decided to make ''Music City USA'' their permanent home, and are looking to buy a place as close to the happening downtown scene as possible. Both are eager to find a place with a bigger kitchen, and extra rooms for John to practice his guitar and Carly to work on her crafts. With a budget of $330,000, can the couple find a home that has the kind of architectural charm John loves, along with the practical features Carly demands?
Caitlin has got two big reasons to move to San Diego - a job transfer and to be closer to her boyfriend Mark. So she wants to buy a condo in the downtown area where they can finally live together. She's hoping to find a two bedroom place with a laundry in the home, but with her tight budget it may be a challenge to get what she wants in the downtown area. She and her boyfriend will take a look at three condos in and around the downtown area. Deciding on her first place will be tougher than she imagined.
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