Pamela and Joe, run several successful businesses in Bedford, N.H. and they're ready to reward themselves with a vacation home on gorgeous Lake Winnipesaukee. While Joe wants 5000-square-feet of luxury, Pamela would rather have less space to maintain. Both agree they'd like a boat house, and a gourmet kitchen that overlooks the water. They're willing to spend as much as $2.5 million for the getaway of their dreams, even with that kind of budget, finding all the amenities they want in this prized setting will be a challenge!
Jessie, Spence and their young daughter Marleigh, are living the dream: they own a hotel on a beautiful island in Florida. The only problem is that they also live in the hotel in a one-bedroom suite, which means Marleigh's room is just a converted walk-in closet. They are ready for more space and a home of their own, but dealing with the oddities of island real estate might be more of a challenge than they think. From tropical-themed furniture, to houses on stilts, to termites, this house hunt may not be the dream they've been hoping for.
Cassie is a professional photographer who loves Fort Collins, Colo. She's tired of renting and is ready to buy a home. Cassie also loves antiques, and her love of all things old will figure big in her house hunt. She insists on a Pre-50's home, with creaky floors and lots of old charm. She even wants to live in Old Town: an historical section of Fort Collins. Cassie has asked her sister, Alyssa, to come along on the house hunt to offer advice; although, Alyssa's not too keen on old homes. She thinks they're a bad investment because of up-keep and repairs.
Jeff Liang and Mikaila Fulfs, are college sweethearts and recent Portland, Ore transplants. They're dying to get out of their tiny studio apartment. After seeing 53 homes, they have yet to find one that meets their needs and fits their $150,000 budget. Will they find a place they love, while still providing a space for Mikaila to live her dream of raising urban chickens?
Entrepreneurs, Chris and Jacque, want the best of everything, especially when it comes to their new home. They want a large house in an exclusive neighborhood, with a view of the Vegas strip. Hoping to find a place that will give them room to grow and start a family, they set out with a budget of $1 million. Will their money get them everything they want, or will they have to sacrifice space for scenery?
Sarah and Robert, are passionate about their acting, and picky about their house hunting! They're eager to escape their loud apartment for a starter home in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Ill, but they won't settle when it comes to their personal wish lists. While Robert hates prominent garages and outdated ovens, Sarah can't handle layouts where the furniture would have to be next to a window.
Winnie's job recently moved her from Texas to Southern California, and now she'd like to put down roots and buy a townhome or condo in Orange County. Unfortunately, she's bound to have a Texas-sized case of sticker shock. Will she get everything she wants in her new place, or will she have to make some sacrifices?
Tommy, Rose and their young triplet sons, have moved from Dallas, Texas, back home to San Diego. Looking for a home that will suit young triplets is complicated enough, but it doesn't help that Tommy wants modern construction, while Rose prefers a ranch with character. It's up to their real estate agent Kathy Grust to help them find a middle ground.
Mike and Sean, are commerical airline pilots, who live in Argyle, Texas. While they love their custom built home, they've decided to buy a vacation house in their favorite vacation spot - Breckenridge, Colo. With a budget of $800,000 - $1 million, Mike really wants a true log cabin house and is willing to look farther away from Breckenridge to get it. Sean, wants to be in a ski-in/ski-out home and is willing to consider condos in the heart of downtown.
24-year-old, first time buyers Brian and Denitsa, are ready to move out of their small apartment and into a bigger place. But with their lease ending soon and their wedding in a few months, they need to find a place fast! Brian would like to be further out in the suburbs to get a newer and bigger place for a better price. Denista, on the other hand, would like to closer to the city to enjoy the nightlife and a have a closer commute to work.
Justin and Jenny, think they've found the perfect place to raise their two little girls, so they're pulling up stakes in Sacramento, Calif and moving to the suburbs outside of Boise, Idaho. While they're excited about how far their $400,000 budget goes in Idaho's affordable housing market, Justin still wants to spend wisely. Jenny, on the other hand, has a long wish list. Will they be able to find their dream home without breaking the bank?
Levi and Jennifer, have lived in cramped apartments, dirt huts and student housing all over the world. Now that they have a daughter, 14-month-old Eleanor, it's time to settle premanently in one place. They're looking for a large home in Davidson, N.C. a suburb of Charlotte. These first time buyers can't seem to agree on anything. He wants a fixer close to the center of town. She wants a new southern style home with an updated kitchen, porch and sunroom to have tea parties with her daughter.
Robert and Charla, are looking for their first house. They don't want to leave the San Diego area, but they don't have a big budget. They need more space for their 2- year-old daughter and all her toys, including her huge play kitchen, and a long driveway for their three cars. Plus, Charla has one major dealbreaker: she hates shower doors! Can they find an affordable home that meets their requirements in one of the nation's priciest real estate markets?
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