Jamie and Charlie love food. They love it so much that they drive an hour from their home in New Jersey to Philadelphia's thriving restaurant scene almost every weekend. But the commute is getting old, so now they'd like to find a pied-a-terre in the city, a small second home where they can stay on their weekend trips. But with a budget of $200,000, finding a place with a view, a pool, a fitness center, and a location right in the heart of the city may not be on the menu.
Washington DC attorneys Tim and Ellen are buying their first home. She wants historical charm and character, but he doesn't want to give up modern amenities or take on a lot of projects. Plus, they're both hoping for a yard for their dog, Barksdale. Will their $650,000 budget be enough for a place that meets all their requirements?
Schantel is ready to purchase her first home in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has $350,000 to spend and an extensive wish-list, including a master bedroom on the second floor, a sunroom for her 2 cats and house plants, and no lightly-colored cabinets. She'd also like to avoid carpet on the stairs, as well as gold trim. Keeping Schantel's budget in check is her sister, Sonya. But finding the perfect house for this Raleigh resident will take some searching!
First time byers and new parents, Ben and Hailey, are looking for a bigger home in Pensacola, Florida. But he wants a historic charmer and she wants cheap and fucntional. Will pragamatic mama prevail over starry eyed papa?
Erika and Kevin want the very best for their young daughter Audrey, including the best public schools. So they are determined to find a forever home in the top-rated Carmel, CA school district. But even with a budget of one million dollars, they're discovering they may have to make some compromises in this pricey real estate market. Something's going to have to give; will it be the schools or the space they need?
As a single woman in New York, Michelle was a die-hard city girl who loved everything the Big Apple had to offer; the culture, the nightlife and the 24/7 excitement. But after having her baby daughter, the city became less delightful and more daunting. So, after living away from home since she was 18, Michelle is going to sell her Brooklyn apartment and move back to her home town of Louisville Kentucky to be closer to family and friends. Michelle is also getting help in her house hunt from her brother, Bob, but he's concerned Michelle will end up with a house that's not much bigger than her 700 square foot Brooklyn one-bedroom. Will Michelle find the right spot with enough space?
Jonn and Jessica Abshire live with Jessica's son, Dylan, in a crowded Philadelphia apartment. With their budget of $325,000 their agent, Rich Enders, has the difficult task of finding the perfect place that Jessica, a straight shooter with high expectations, won't reject outright. Can she compromise her tough standards to get out of Philly and into the comfort of the suburbs?
Scott and Kim work long days together as soccer coaches for a top athletic training center in Bradenton, Florida. They want to find a new home that feels like a vacation spot, so when they go home at night they can leave their jobs behind and do some serious relaxing. They've set their sites on spectacular Anna Maria Island, a popular tourist destination just off the coast. Will their 400K budget get them the exactly what they want, or will they have to choose between the space Kim wants and Scott's dream of living right on the beach?
Tim and Leslie are excited about their move from Oklahoma to Waco, Texas. But their search for a permanent home is being held up by these first time buyers' quirky wish list. She insists on a yard big enough for a custom cat-enclosure, and he needs a shed where he can brew beer, and a place where he can display a vintage battle axe.
High school sweethearts, Rich and his wife Erin, are ready to purchase their first home together in Baltimore, Maryland. But finding a place that they both like isn't easy. Rich wants a Baltimore row home with charm, including exposed brick and hardwood floors. Erin would rather find a single family home in the suburbs. With $300,000 to spend, who will win out?
Jessica isn't your typical mother-to-be. She's determined to live the heart of the city, and has convinced her husband, Taylor, to look at condos and townhouses in the trendy Uptown area of Charlotte, North Carolina. But with a budget of $250,000 he would prefer to get a house that's just outside of Uptown, and big enough for them to grow into.
Army veteran, Josh, and his wife, Jessica, recently moved from Texas to Josh's home state of Ohio. They've been temporarily staying with Josh's brother until they can find a home of their own. Josh wants a house with lots of land, and a spacious indoor area to do his intense Cross-Fit workouts. Jessica, on the other hand, prefers a smaller yard with less to maintain, and her top priority is having a three-car garage so she won't have to park in the snow. But both agree that they don't want to live in a new development for fear they'll have to deal with noisy construction for the next few years.
Pittsburgh natives, Bryant and Jaci, have just moved back home after living in D.C. for 6 years, and are living at his parents' house with all their belongings in storage, until they can find the right house. Being typical first time homebuyers, they have a long wish list as they search the highly desirable suburb of Bethel with a budget of no more than $250,000. Bryant is determined to find a finished basement he can use as a game room, and a large wood deck for grilling. Jaci wants a wide open plan for entertaining friends and family, and doesn't want to look at any homes that are older than 25 years old.
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