The Serra family has always been on the move due to Juan's military service. But now that he's nearing retirement, he and his family are settling down for good in San Antonio, Texas. They currently live in a 5 bedroom rental, but since the new place will be their 'forever' house, Miranda wants everything to be perfect and isn't concerned about money. High on her list are granite counters, hard wood floors and a swimming pool. Juan, on the other hand, keeps his eyes on the bottom line and doesn't want to go overboard. To help them in their search, the Serras have enlisted the help of realtor Marian Swanson.Who will win out in the end - Miranda or Juan? Find out, as House Hunters goes to San Antonio!
After spending three years cleaning up her credit, Christina has decided to buy a home she can share with her boyfriend Andre. She set a strict budget of $200,000 and is looking for a brand new townhome in the suburbs of Richmond, Virgina. As she looks at model homes, she and Andre will have to decide which one has the upgrades she wants and the space he needs.
Jennifer Elton is getting divorced and needs to move out of her large home and into a cheaper and more easy-to-maintain place. So she and her young son Patrick are scouring Tucson, Arizona for a home that has the nice finishes she wants and the pool and kid-friendly neighborhood Patrick wants. Will they be able to find a place that suits them both?
Oxana is originally from Moldova and Varun is from India. They met and married and are now living in Raleigh, NC. They've decided it is a good time to buy a first home, and are targeting townhouses. Varun is focused on sticking to the budget while Oxana admits to 'wanting it all.' She has her heart set on spacious rooms with hardwood floors, bathrooms with jetted tubs and updated kitchens with the best appliances. Can they get the luxury Oxana wants within a budget Varun can live with? Find out, when House Hunters goes to Raleigh, NC.
23 year-old nurse Alicia may be young, but she has very big expectations as she searches for her first home in Charleston, South Carolina. She's been working two jobs to afford a place, where she'll live with her boyfriend Dennis. But with a budget that tops out at $200,000, Alicia will have to compromise on something. Will she give up a central location for a big updated space, or sacrifice modern finishes to be close to downtown and the beach?
Minneapolis couple Ben and Jaime have been living with her Mom to save money for their first home. They agree that they need to find a new home fast, but don't agree on where to look.He wants the city, she wants the 'burbs. Caught in the crossfire of their house hunt battle, their Realtor David struggles to find a home that will make both of them happy, as they search high and low during the brutal Minnesota winter.
Newlyweds Adam and Cara have decided to trade in the action of downtown Ft. Lauderdale, FL for a family home in the 'burbs. But after losing the lease on their rental apartment, Adam & Cara have had to move in with their friend Mike while they look for a house. Things are getting crowded - and tense. With a tight timeline, a limited budget of $260,000 and a long list of must haves, this house search isn't going to be easy. Cara is outspoken about what she wants. And she has no problem using her sharp tongue to prod their realtor Nick Klein into finding them exactly what she expects. But even with her constant pressure, Nick knows there's only so much they can get within their budget. Will this couple be willing to push their budget to get everything they want, or will they accept reality and start making compromises? Find out when House Hunters heads to Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Hair stylists David and Ana Maria love their charming rented carriage house in Frederick, Maryland, but when looking great is a priority, sharing one tiny bathroom just doesn't cut it! The couple is searching for an historic row house with 2 bathrooms, as well as hip details like exposed brick and unusual architecture. But with a budget of $200,000, it's going to be tough to satisfy their need for super-cool features and space!
Barry loves the convenience and views from his high-rise condo in downtown Chicago. But he's also passionate about his work. So when he was offered a plumb job at an adult literacy non-profit in Syracuse, New York, he agreed to leave the windy city behind. Barry's longtime friend, designer Kim Dalton, flies in to help with the house hunt and with the visualizing of any necessary renovoations. Leslie shows the pair a duplex, then a small, renovated charmer, and then a large fixer. Which one will Barry chose as home base for his new life in a new town?
Justin bought his condo at the top of the real estate bubble, and since marrying Elishia, the value has taken a nosedive, along with his credit rating. Now the couple is ready to cut their losses and buy a new place in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Elishia plans to use her good credit to guarantee the loan. With a budget limited to $150,000, they hope to find a place with great bones, that Justin can make beautiful with his incredible carpentry skills. Will they risk stretching themselves too thin to buy a home they both love?
Brothers Adam and Bryan recently moved their publishing business from small town Pennsylvania to the Denver area. While they love the Colorado scenery and active lifestyle, living at their parents' vacation home in a retirement community isn't a good fit. They both want to find a home with great views and plenty of space, but while Bryan dreams of living in a downtown Denver highrise, Adam would prefer a quieter place in the suburbs where the peace and quiet can inspire him to finish writing his first book. They've set a budget of $400,000 ? will these brothers land in the city or the suburbs?
At 26 years-old, Nayanna has a successful singing career that takes her around the world, but she's tired of coming home to her dad's place, where she has to share a bathroom with little sister. She hopes to find a cool loft close to happening Downtown Los Angeles, but is quickly learning that her $300,000 budget won't go as far as she'd hoped. Her mother Carla will join the tours, and isn't afraid to give her advice, even when she isn't asked. Will Nayanna be willing to rework her wish list to find a place she can afford? Or will she push her bank account to the brink to land the starter home of her dreams?
Chris Wang has been doing a lot of moving around, but now he's returned home to Washington, DC where he is living with his family until he can find a place. He hasn't lived under his parent's roof for over 7 years so it's been a tough adjustment. He's looking forward to getting a home but he has some challenges to face. Chris wants to live in a high rise on the top floor right in the heart of the city, but finding what he wants is going to be tough with his budget. Will Chris be living in the city or stuck with his folks?
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