Key West, Florida, has always been a special place for Matt and Amy. It's where they honeymooned, it's their favorite vacation spot, and it's about to be the site of their future vacation home. But for this couple, escaping the cold Ohio winters comes with a hitch. Matt wants the privacy of a single family home. Amy wants a carefree, low maintenance condo or high-rise. Who will win out?
Deb and Ken are ready to take their relationship to the next level and buy their first home together. They have a budget of $650,000. But in the pricey Silicon Valley real estate market, they have to come to grips with the reality that they can't get everything on their long wish list.
Doug and Marion are ready to trade life on their 1300 acre ranch in Wyoming for the hip, college town of Bozeman, Montana. But even with a budget of 1 million dollars, finding a place that's both good for horses and has tons of character isn't easy. Making it even trickier, this couple needs two separate master suites, since Marion suffers from bouts of shrieking night terrors.
Eric and Cynthia's living situation might sound great; free rent on site at the storage facility where Cynthia works. But their cramped space in the industrial neighborhood, and a forty-five minute commute for Eric are a challenge for this Salt Lake couple and their 15 month-old daughter. They are determined to buy a proper house in a suburb closer to the city and Eric's job. But can they find a starter home to fit their 200K budget?
Blake and Ashley have been hunting for the perfect home in the New Orleans suburbs for over a year. With one young son and another baby on the way, it's more important than ever that they find a bigger house. But they're on different pages when it comes to their wishlist. Will they be able to find a home that makes them both happy?
A financial planner with a love of French cooking, Caterina, is ready to purchase a home of her own in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham. With the help of her decorator best friend Kim she's looking for a home with European flair and a large backyard for her kids. But with a budget of $400,000, will she be able to find a house that meets all her requirements and is still walking distance from her favorite downtown yoga studio and gourmet specialty shops?
Jean Luc grew up in Canada, and Mandy was raised in Scotland. Now the newlyweds are eager to move away from the San Diego sunshine and embrace the rainy weather they prefer in Portland, Oregon. The couple will be searching the suburbs close to downtown, so they can be a quick drive from restaurants and shopping. But architect Jean Luc is picky about details, and even with a $300,000 budget, it will be a challenge to find an updated, well-built home they'll both love.
Before Justin and Jillanne get married, they want to buy their first home in the Seattle suburb of Bothell. With plans to eventually raise their kids in this home, Jillanne is very particular about what she does and doesn't like in every place they see for $450,000.
Charles is a golf professional, and his wife Melanie is a school teacher in Zachary, Louisiana. They've been living in a home that was perfect for the two of them, but now that they have a daughter it's become too crowded. They'd like to find a home with a spacious living room and at least four bedrooms since Charles wants to use one room for his golf putter collection. Melanie is more concerned with having plenty of storage space and a closed-in garage. With a limited budget and very specific wants, can they find a home they both like?
Childhood sweethearts Joe and Kim have gotten used to living rent free in Kim's parents' $900,000 home. But now that the home has sold, they've got to find a place of their own on a much lower budget of $250,000. Will they be able to settle for the smaller, less upgraded places that they can afford in Minneapolis?
Gretchen, a single mom, is ready for a new start. With both of her daughters living on campus at Kent State University, this picky house hunter sets out with her good friend Carla to find a dream home which may or may not be on a farm. Will this speech language pathologist find what she's looking for on a 250K budget?
Newlyweds Katie and Jonathan relocated from small town Michigan to the Washington, D.C. area, and they're thrilled that Katie's dad has celebrated their marriage by giving them a downpayment on their first home. Now the trick will be finding the perfect place! They want a single family home in the suburbs that's close to Katie's job at Ford's Theater in D.C., and to Jonathan's teaching job outside the city. But even though they have a budget of $350,000, finding an updated place with a big yard and easy commute for both will be a big challenge.
Young accountant Fiona has always dreamed of owning her first home before her 25th birthday, and she's asked her younger sister Ailish along for some second opinions during her search. But those opinions may be a little stronger than she bargained for. With only six weeks until Fiona's birthday, can these sisters see eye-to-eye long enough to find Fiona's first home?
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