Matt and Meghan moved back to their hometown of Columbia, South Carolina because of a job promotion for Meghan and to be closer to family. And close is what they got! This couple, along with their daughter Kate, are all living with Meghan's folks. It's becoming a challenge for Matt, a stay-at-home dad, to raise their daughter in a home where they all live out of suitcases. They're desperate to fully unpack and have some personal space again. They're hoping to find a Southern brick bungalow with a lot of charm that's close to the downtown area. Their biggest challenge is to make sure they make a decision on the right home, not one that will simply get them out of their current living situation. On one salary, this could be tough, but leave it to broker Donna Reed to find them the perfect charmer in South Carolina's capitol!
When Tiffany Krieg learned she'd be inheriting her beloved grandmother's grand piano, she knew she'd have to move her family to a home that was big enough to showcase it, in Frisco, Texas. Her husband, Dylan, agreed so they put their "starter home" on the market and watched it sell in just five days. Tiffany, Dylan, and their two children moved in with Tiffany's sister and began the search for a new, piano-ready home. Tiffany also wants the home to include upgrades like eight foot doors, granite counters, hardwood floors, and large baseboards and crown molding. Dylan appreciates upgrades but does not want to "break the bank" to get them. Can Realtor Teresa Robinson find a home that pleases both husband and wife?
Lia and Brad had barely started their long distance relationship when his company transferred him from Ohio to West Palm Beach, Florida. She took a leap of faith and agreed to follow him there. Now, they're ready to make an even bigger commitment, by buying a house together. As they search for a place, they'll discover each other's quirks, making it a challenge for their realtor, Bill Tavernise, to find a home that works for both of them.
Liz and Alex love the 7500 sq. ft. house they are in now. This current home has plenty of room for their family of six and their assorted pets. With its great location, huge kitchen, and fabulous master suite, it has been perfect for them, and Liz has dreamed of seeing her girls on the grand staircase on their wedding day. But now that Alex has lost his job and they need to downsize, the house has been sold. As Liz and Alex search for a new place, they must quickly decide what matters most to them now that they can no longer have it all.
Sheila and Karine want to buy an apartment in San Francisco's popular Noe Valley neighborhood. They think their needs are pretty simple: at least one bedroom, laundry, outdoor living space, parking and to be in the heart of Noe. But, in such an expensive real estate market, trying to find a place that has all that and is within their $500,000 budget won't be easy. It's up to their realtor, Danielle Lazier, to set them straight.
Eric and Mishelle want to buy a second home in Hawaii for when they and their three kids need a break from the long, dark and freezing winters they face in Fairbanks, Alaska. They look at a condo first and soon realize that their modest budget won't get them much on the beautiful island of Kauai. Something has to give - it's up to Eric and Mishelle to decide whether that something is going to be their wishlist or their budget.
JD and Kristin have spent the last decade moving around the world for JD's job, but now that their daughter is in elementary school, they want to move back to their hometown of St. Louis so she can grow up with the same values and cozy neighborhoods that they enjoyed as children. After recent stints in China and Montana, they've come back to discover it isn't necessarily easy to find an
Elisa recently lost her husband to cancer. Although devastated by her loss, Elisa decided the best tribute to her late husband would be to buy a second home on the Hawaiian island of Molokai - where they used to vacation - so the whole family could come together and create new happy memories. Elisa and three of her daughters are traveling from their home in Midland, Texas to Molokai to check out several places. But finding a one that's affordable and large enough for the entire family will be quite a challenge.
Cathleen and Andrew have made offers on multiple homes, without any luck, and with their lease about to expire, they're running out of time to find a place near Northern California's wine country. While Andrew prefers the Marin County city of Novato, where he works at his family's lumber mill, Cathleen wants to buy about 15 minutes north in quaint Petaluma, where the homes are more affordable, but some sit on "adobe soil", which can shift over time. With $450,000 to spend, will they stretch their budget in Novato, or will they be desperate enough to buy a home that could be moving right under their feet?
Nick and Kristen are totally stressed out. They live in Palmetto, Florida but have been on the hunt for over a year for a bigger place in the Bradenton area so they can be closer to Kristen's mom. Each of the past 5 offers they have made have fallen out for one reason or another. The whole process has been wearing them out. Kristen is staying up nights, and is obsessed with checking the listings for homes. To add more pressure, Kristen has to drive their son to her parents' house every morning on the way to work which is adding time to her already long commute. Kristen has a long list of wants, which makes it hard to find a place she likes, so it's even more frustrating that their offers keep getting shot down. They both worry that if they don't buy soon, they will be stuck where they are with no other options. It's now or never, and hopefully this young couple will find their new, larger home before they crack.
Briana and Cyrus love living in Boynton Beach, Florida, but their 2-story home isn't working anymore: Briana, who suffers from debilitating rheumatoid arthritis, struggles to climb the stairs to her home office, and with impending ankle surgery, she'll need a single story home as she recuperates. They're searching Palm Beach County, Florida for a place within their $200,000 budget, but Cyrus is drawn to fixers, which make Briana nervous, as working on a home could force her to delay her surgery. Can they find a place that'll ease Briana's pain, and still give Cyrus enough of the projects he loves?
When Crystal lost her father to cancer this year, she and her husband Bradden realized it was time for their busy family of five to slow down and enjoy life. So these Ohio natives have decided to fulfill their dream of owning a vacation home near the beach in sunny Fort Myers, Florida. In this world-class resort town, though, they might find that their modest budget won't go very far. With a long wish list, their Realtor is in for a challenge as she tries to make this family's dream a reality.
After graduating from college, Tom and Kelsey got married and set out for an adventure.They lived in several different places, including Alaska, but they were drawn back home to the beautiful lake country in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, west of Milwaukee.They've been living with Tom's parents, and they're ready for their own place. The free room and board allowed them to save money and shop for their ideal house. Tom and Kelsey are looking for something that needs work.They love doing projects together and a fixer-upper will give them the chance to make a home in their own style. They're also realistic that fixers might be the only properties available in their budget. Can they find a house that's affordable and needs a reasonable, but not overwhelming, amount of work?
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