Bobby and Mariko moved from Boulder, Colorado to Gainesville, Florida for Bobby's dream job. They have had a lot on their plate this year with new jobs, a cross country move, searching for a new house all while trying to plan their wedding. Will Bobby find a perfect room to indulge his passion for brewing beer? Will Mariko find her new construction, stainless steel appliances and Colorado touches? And, most important will they be able to find a backyard that will meet with their dog Tuck's approval?
Tom is an event planner who also loves renovating homes. When his partner Claus arrived from Denmark he moved in with Tom in the Hollywood Hills. The view is breathtaking, but the place is small and the long winding roads are inconvenient. Most importantly, they want a home that is theirs, not just one of Tom's old projects. So Tom and Claus have decided to look for a new home together. They both want something within walking distance of stores and restaurants, but their opinions differ beyond that. Tom is very picky and knows exactly what he wants, and is more than willing to put some work into a place. But Claus can't envision renovations when looking at a property and would prefer something that is move in ready.
It's been 2 years since Sally moved into her tiny studio apartment after her divorce. And during that time, she's been able to heal and move on with some help from her beloved dog, Jesse. Now, Sally is ready to buy her first home in Sacramento, CA. But this picky buyer has a long wish list and one unusual demand - she wants a home with a doggy door. And since she's not very handy, she expects to find a home with the door already installed. Working with a modest $190,000 budget in pricey Sacramento, will this picky pooch lover be able to find a house that works for her and her dog?
Curtis and his wife Stefanie love the outdoors and are always up for an adventure. They've enjoyed heading out across the country in their old motorhome, but with two growing children, they soon realized they need something larger. They hope to find an RV that will accommodate their entire family without breaking their 120K budget. And they need to find something fast as they've already planned a week-long road trip to Yosemite.
Derek and his partner Brian have been together for several years and they're eager to start a family by adopting one or more children. However, their current two-bedroom house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles is too small to accommodate anyone beyond the two of them. Both Derek and Brian want at least three bedrooms in an older home, preferably Spanish style. Beyond that, they can't agree on much of anything else. Brian wants both a pool and a view - Derek says they can have one or the other. Brian wants to keep their budget below $800,000, but Derek insists they could go up to $1 million if they find the right house. With both guys anxious to adopt their future children, the pressure is on for them to come to some sort of agreement.
Teachers Rick and Colleen are feeling the pressure. These first time buyers want to get out of their rental and into the perfect home before they get married in 4 months. And this house MUST be perfect, because it's the home they plan on spending the rest of their lives in - their "forever" house. Buying your 1st home is stressful enough, but trying to find the home that will be perfect not just now, but for the rest of your life? That's a tall order. Add to that a mile-long wish list and high expectations, and you've got a recipe for stress.
Eva and Tyson love the happening music scene and fun nightlife in Austin, Texas. Now, on the eve of their wedding, they want to find a home where they can settle down and start a family. They're looking for a place with stylish mid-century touches, a second living space for their future kids to play, and a location near Tyson's sister's house in Austin's University Hills neighborhood. But with an expensive wedding in the works, they have just $205,000 to spend. Will it be enough to buy the hip starter home of their dreams?
Friday night football games and fun-filled church cookouts drew youth minister Brad and his wife Lyndsi back to her hometown near Charleston, West Virginia. Lyndsi's parents were generous enough to allow them to move in while they search for their first home, but living with family can have it's downsides. So they'd like to find a place of their own as soon as possible. Unfortunately Brad and Lyndsi have a tight budget and very high expectations, which will make finding the perfect place a major challenge.
Zak and Andrea fell in love with Portland, OR when they moved here 3 years ago. So they decided they were ready to find a permanent home to raise their young daughter, Kate. For the past 2 years they've been looking?and looking?and looking. But they haven't yet found a home that can endure the scrutiny of Andrea's 100-point house-grading system. On top of that, Andrea has her heart set on an English Tudor, while Zach wants a mid-century modern. But after 2 long years of hunting, their patience is wearing thin. It's time to finally commit to a home.
Chris has looked at over 100 homes in his quest to get the best deal on a house. Now that his girlfriend, Tara, is going to move into the new place, he has to step up his search and finally commit to buying a home. His friend and agent, Justin Piprude, has been on this 3 year odyssey with Chris and is more determined than ever to find a house the Chris and Tara will like and still stick to his $250,000 budget.
Jackie gave up her medical career in Mexico for the chance to raise her daughters in the United States. She's currently staying with relatives in Los Angeles but she's eager to find a home so her daughters can have room to grow. With a limited budet and knowing how expensive the market is in Los Angeles, Jackie knows not to be too picky. In fact, she's instructed her realtor, Peter Stamison, to just find anything with a good foundation and four walls. However, Peter knows he can find her something to truly make her new home a special one. Jackie's excited to find the perfect house for her family ? making her American Dream come true.
Chris and Susan have been house sitting for friends to save money for their first home. Now with their friends about to return, their house hunt needs to kick into high gear. But for these outdoor lovers, finding a starter home within their tiny budget that's big enough for all their gear might be an uphill battle.
Brian and Bryce moved to Los Angeles to pursue their careers, and they've fallen for the gorgeous weather and laid-back lifestyle. Now they're looking to buy a place in the hills, with a big kitchen and lots of outdoor space for their dogs. But they don't agree on a budget: while Brian wants to spend no more than $425,000, Bryce is willing to push it to $450,000 or more to get the perks he wants. But even a half million dollars may not be enough to find the amenities they want in the location they desire.
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