Tommy and Robby love vacationing in Gatlinburg, Tenn. They're tired of having to rent a cabin every time they go. So they've decided it's time to buy a place in the mountains that feels like a secluded retreat, but is still close enough to downtown to enjoy all that Gatlinburg has to offer. Problem is, they're having a little trouble agreeing on a style. Tommy wants an A-frame chalet and Robby wants a rustic-log cabin. Figuring out how to compromise, may make this hunt for a vacation home more work than play.
Parquer and his wife Kristin are in the market for a pre-1960s home because they like the traditional layout of older homes, including no open floor plans. With two little ones in the mix, this family of four needs a big enough place that has an office space for Parquer, and an updated kitchen - all for under $200,000. With a few disagreements: she loves older tiled sinks, He hates them. He likes shiny marble kitchen floors, she doesn't. Will this couple have closed minds when it comes to finding a home without an open floor plan?
Amon and Hana, love the idea of buying their first home in Manhattan, but they're shocked to find out how little their money will buy them. Can they find something in the city with enough space to fit their budget, or will they have to expand their search to the nearby boroughs?
30-year-old Yvonne has wanted to own a Brooklyn brownstone since childhood, and she has been living with her parents to save money to fulfill that dream. She's looking for a multi-family brownstone in the neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant, and her plan is to live in one apartment and rent out the rest. But with a budget of $550,000 finding a place that's in good condition- and has the quintessential brownstone stoop that she wants- is going to be a challenge.
Sylvia works and is about to start pharmacy in Hartford, CT. Right now she lives with her sister an hour-and-a half away. So she's ready for her own place in or near Hartford. Armed with her mile-long wish list, and a firm budget of just $200,000, she'll also need her best friend Natalie to keep her realistic.
For almost 8 months, Dan and his wife Robyn have been forced to live on opposite sides of the country. Dan's job transferred him to Connecticut and he had to move immediately. Robyn and their two daughters stayed behind in Utah to finish out the school year. With the girls graduating in a few months, it's time to put the house hunt in Connecticut into full gear. Unfortunately their search won't be easy, considering Robyn likes a project and wants to put her personal stamp on things, while Dan is focused on the budget and keeping costs down. Plus, a six-foot-seven-inch tall husband searching for a spacious home in a pricey real estate market, may mean they have their work cut out for them.
Bill and Antonio decided to buy a new house in Downtown Philadelphia on a whim. However, one wants modern and the other wants quaint. Even with a $ 2 million budget, their vastly different tastes in homes are going to make this a difficult search.
Jon and Ruthie are your typical busy 20 year-olds: busy jobs, plenty of hobbies, and a cute dog. It's no surprise that after getting married a year ago, they're finding their tiny rental in Central Austin just isn't cutting it anymore. They have a hefty $350,000 budget for first time home buyers. With a long wish list, and the desire to live in one of Austin's most desirable master-planned communities, their search won't be easy.
John's been living the good life photographing actors and models in Hollywood. Now he wants to expand his business to Las Vegas. He needs room for a photography studio in order to help pay the mortgage. His biggest obstacle is what he calls his functioning OCD; He hates tiles, carpets and wants everything recently updated, and won't look at anything more than 10 years old. With a budget of just $100,000, will John be able to see the potential in a less-than-perfect home?
Nicolette and Adam are tired of their small-noisy apartment in Boston, and they're looking to buy their first home in the suburbs. These outspoken newlyweds are quickly realizing when it comes to the type of home they want they couldn't disagree more. With a budget of $500,000, Nicolette wants a modern-move-in ready colonial style home and a formal dining room, so they can host their families during the holidays. Adam prefers a ranch-style home with an open layout because he thinks having two floors and any type of formal living area is wasted space.
In her current apartment in Chicago, Erin doesn't have a laundry, a dishwasher or a parking space. She's looking for an upscale condo with some modern conveniences, like an upgraded kitchen,bathroom and a great view. With her modest budget, can she afford the high-life?
Former Michigan State football player, Josh, and his wife Carrie, are ready to buy their first home together in East Lansing, Mich. near their alma mater. Carrie wants a historic home loaded with charm and character, and Josh is only interested in new construction that will comfortably fit his six-foot-six-inch frame.
Tony is a party-loving internet entrepreneur who's addicted to house hunting! After the Las Vegas-based businessman bought and remodeled homes in Los Angeles and Chicago, he wants to do it yet again in Manhattan. Along with his longtime designer, James, Tony will be searching for a contemporary space he can transform into an entertainer's paradise. Even with a million dollars to spend, this hipster will discover he'll have to make major sacrifices to have a pied-a-terre in one of the most expensive cities on earth!
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