Chris and Laura are first time buyers with a typically out-of-touch wish list. They want it all, and for not much money, in a competetive West Palm Beach market. Looking at everything from gut jobs to move-in ready homes, they discover they may have to quickly master the fine art of compromise, and ditch some of their must have items that include a golf course, and circular driveway.
Stacy and Jonathan have three young kids and busy schedules, so they don't have time for a house that needs work. Adding to the stress, they've been living with her parents for seven months while saving up money for their dream home. Stacy and Jonathan are definitely ready to have their own space, but they're also not willing to settle for anything less than what they want. With a wishlist that includes a balcony, a double staircase, and a private backyard with room for a pool, this house hunt may be harder than they thought.
Brian and his wife Logan have twins on the way, but their current home is just too small for the new family members. They want a four-bedroom house with a swimming pool, which is not common in Syracuse, New York. And although they couple is in a hurry, Logan tends to take her time, visualizing where furniture will go, even using a measuring tape to check every last inch.
The home Tim and Heidi are renting has just gone on the market and could sell any day, so they need to find a home of their own fast. They want a place with lots of land and a view, not to mention something that will accommodate their four children, Tim's drums, and give Heidi enough space to work from home. Can they find the perfect house within their 300K budget, or will they have to sacrifice space for scenery?
After moving to Atlanta less than a year ago, Paul has decided to buy his first place. Since home prices so low, he set his budget at $40,000 and is hoping to find a fully loaded 1 or 2 bedroom condo close to downtown. He's also paying cash, which may help him beat out other buyers in his price range.
Newlyweds Marshall and Dana are searching for their first home in Tennessee, but they disagree on what kind of house to buy. Dana has a long and detailed wish list, including a separate laundry room and a home that's move in ready. But Marshall sees this house as his first opportunity to break out his power tools and put his stamp on a home. Will these strong-willed newlyweds be able to see eye to eye?
Tim, a pastor, and his wife, Tuesday, a school teacher, recently moved to Abingdon, Virginia. And while they and their two kids have been enjoying the area, the entire family is looking forward to moving out of their rental apartment and into a permanent home. They're hoping to find a spacious four bedroom house with their $250,000 budget. Tim wants a move-in ready home and Tuesday isn't a huge fan of wallpaper, so she'd prefer if the home didn't have any. She also wants a home with a lot of land and a hill so the kids can go sledding in the winter. And since the family went through a tornado a few years ago, it's mandatory that their new home have a safe place or a basement.
Orlando residents Parag and Puja just got married, and are anxious to get out of their small 2 bedroom place. But for these frugal bargain hunters, buying their first house means finding the ultimate deal. That won't be easy considering they don't want a fixer, since neither of them are handy. And even though they don't want to spend a lot, they still want an updated home with high end finishes like hardwood floors, granite, stainless steel appliances, and a gated community with lots and lots of curb appeal.
Betsy and Shane are looking for their first home along the picturesque coast of Northern California. But Shane, a baseball coach, has an odd request. The backyard must be at least 60 feet, 6 inches - the distance from the plate to the pitcher's mound. Betsy has her own list of requirements that include a walk-in closet and large master suite. In the small town of Eureka, will these two find what they're looking for?
Jen, a financial consultant, and her husband, Jeff, a banker, are looking for a bigger home in the Boston suburbs to raise their three boys. With a budget of $800,000 to $1.2 million, they want a home with four bedrooms all on the same floor, and a large play area for the kids. But, that's all they can agree on. Jen is set on buying an older home with character that's move-in ready, while Jeff wants either a new contruction with all the bells and whistles, or a fixer he can modernize to his tastes. He also doesn't mind spending more, while Jen wants to stay towards lower end of the budget.
Kerri and Jordan are looking for their first house and planning a wedding in their new hometown of Charlotte, NC. He really wants to live on a golf course, while she's adamant about hardwood floors and no white cabinets. Can they find a house that will make them both happy?
Brian and Alexis just moved to New Orleans from the Dallas suburbs. Unfortunately, when it comes to their hunt for a home, they disagree on a major point. He wants a house like they had in the Texas burbs - big, new and?.well, big. But she wants all the charm that comes with the smaller vintage homes in the historic part of the city where they're searching. Who will win this Big Easy battle?
Air Force Major General Mike Keltz and his wife, Donna, have loved their long-term post in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, but the couple wants to buy their 'forever home' in Destin, Florida. Both want plenty of amenities, included access to a gorgeous golf course and a gourmet kitchen. But even with $850,000 to spent, finding a move-in ready paradise may not be as easy as they thought.
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