Former beauty queen, Lisa, and her husband, Tri, a retired professional football player, just had a baby girl. Now they're ready to buy their first home in the Philadelphia suburbs. Tri's needs are simple: he wants a big backyard where he can play sports with his friends, and a private space to escape the ladies now and then. But Lisa's list of demands is longer: she wants fancy finishes, a beautiful exterior, upgraded bathrooms and lots of space. Will the couple be able to find a place that suits both of their needs?
Boston-area residents, Andrea and Steve, have always loved Cape Cod. Now they've decided to buy a vacation house in the town of Falmouth. They want enough space for themselves and their three grown children, with extra room for guests. Steve wants a place as close to the water as possible, and doesn't mind doing some construction to make the house perfect. Andrea on the other hand prefers to be near the center of town, and doesn't want to take on any projects. Will the couple be able to find the right place for them, or will Cape Cod just have to wait?
French-born David and his wife, Christina, are sick of living in their cramped rental in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and are looking to move to a larger home. With four kids to accommodate, they need a house with a least 4 bedrooms. Christina wants a traditional home with an office to house her home staging business. David, an avid cook, is set on having a gas cooktop, and wants minimal work in the home. He's also looking for some European features that remind him of home. Will this couple be able to combine their European and American sensibilities to find the perfect home?
Brandon is ready to sell his home in the suburbs and move to downtown Cincinnati, where he spends most of his time. With a budget of $200,000 and the help of his childhood friend, he's looking for a modern space that has character, and a garage with a plug-in for his electric car. This wishlist might be a tall order when looking downtown, as inventory in booming downtown Cincinnati is limited.
Kurt and his fiancee, Chandler, are searching for their first home. They'd love to buy a bungalow near the beach, but finding their ideal three bedroom-two bath with a yard in the pricey South Bay area of Los Angeles is proving to be a challenge. If they want an ocean view that's under budget, they'll have to accept a true fixer-upper. They're going to need to compromise; will it be the perfect location, or the perfect house?
Erin and Ross want a high-rise condo with upscale amenities and killer views in downtown Chicago. Unfortunately their budget is more in line with a low-rise on the outskirts of town. Will they lower their expectations, or luck out with a great deal in the windy city?
When Denny and Melissa put their house on the market, they had no idea that it would be sold in a matter of weeks. They were forced to rent an apartment in Raleigh, North Carolina, but with two growing boys their apartment seems to be closing in on them. They're in the market for a large home with at least four bedrooms, plus a space for Melissa's photo studio. Denny insists on a large garage so he can set up his woodworking shop. And their two active boys need plenty of space to play, so they want a big backyard. Can this family of four find their dream home and stay within their budget?
When Ben gets his dream aeronautical engineering job, he and his teacher wife, Katie, leave cool Michigan for the desert heat of Lancaster, California. But getting used to the climate is the least of the challenges these 22-year-olds face as they try to find the perfect starter home on a frugal budget.
Recently Nick and Jennifer gave up the glamour of Los Angeles to move to Lincoln, Nebraska, so they could afford a nice sized home for their growing family. But until they find the home of their dreams, this couple and their 18 month-old son are staying in Jennifer's parent's basement. They both want a home with a big back yard in a South East Lincoln suburb. However, Nick only wants to spend around $170,000 and isn't afraid of making a few improvements. Jennifer would rather spend more money in order to find a home that's move-in ready.
Michael and Maria have some unique demands for their dream home in Sacramento, California. As avid travelers who love the sound of jet engines, they want to live as close to the airport as possible, and even want to be in the flight path. Italian-born Maria refuses to compromise on her very specific pet peeves, such as no dated kitchens and no hardwood floors. Michael wants high ceilings and to have enough wall space for their art. Most importantly, the house has to speak to them. Will the couple be able to compromise and find a home that suits them both?
When Boston residents Steven and Bethany went to visit Charleston, South Carolina, they fell so in love with the area, that they decided to buy a vacation home there. Steven is hoping for a single-family home with a small piece of land separating their neighbors. Bethany has her heart set on a home with nice hardwood floors and a working fireplace. Both Steven and Bethany would like to be in walking distance to shops and restaurants, but she doesn't want her home to be on a street where she will see any horse-and-carriage tours common in the historic town.
Engaged couple, John and Laurie, are hoping to find a home in Denver before their big day. She's in love with the classic turn-of-the-century bungalows in the area, but John, a self-described clutz, is concerned about hitting his head on the ceiling in these small, older homes. He'd prefer something in the mountains, with an open floor-plan, and a massive basement where he can watch the basketball games of his beloved alma mater. Will the couple be able to find a compromise?
Jacade, a professional rodeo cowboy, and his wife, Kari, are looking for a home in Salt Lake City. But these 2 picky twenty-somethings aren't making it easy. Jacade wants to be north of the city, close to his family and his rodeo practice venue. She wants to be south of the city, close to her family. Who will hold on the longest in this wild Utah house hunt?
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