Annette has moved back home to Michigan after completing college in Chicago, and is ready to purchase her first home in the hip college town of Ann Arbor. She'd like to find something historic with vintage charm that matches her artsy personality. She loves to craft, and would like space for her crafting supplies. She also works from home, so a home office is essential. Helping her with the search is her childhood friend, Elisa.
Steve, Greta, and their three young boys are looking to buy their 4th home in the suburbs of Fort Worth. But after completely remodeling their last 3 houses, Greta is looking for a break. She wants a move-in ready home, with a large pantry and a bedroom for each of their children. Her husband Steve has other plans. This remodel enthusiast is determined to sink his teeth into another flip. He's also looking for a house with a huge backyard and a dedicated home theater room that seats 12. Will they be able to handle a fourth house, or crack under the pressure?
With their first child on the way, Chris and Chelsea need a home with more space than their current apartment in Alexandria, Virginia. Chris has an extremely long, multiple-page wish list that makes him hard to please. Chelsea has her own preferences, and they don't always match up with Chris'. Can they find a house that will make them both happy before the baby comes?
Catherine and Thomas live in Derry, New Hampshire, with their young son. They're ready to buy a house together, but there's one major problem. Neither can agree on which state to call home. Catherine wants to move to Massachusetts, near her work. Thomas is set on staying in New Hampshire. Another hiccup is Thomas' giant antique armoire, which must fit in whatever house they buy. Will the couple be able to come to an agreement or remain divided?
Jennifer and Deas both want a vacation getaway in Santa Rosa Beach on the coast of Florida's panhandle. But he wants a place that will attract the renters that flock to this thriving tourist area, while she wants a place that will feel like a real home when they stay there during the winter months. Even with a budget of $850,000, they may have trouble finding a property that works for both of them.
After a few years living the Chicago fast life, college sweethearts Aubrey and Brian are getting married and heading back to the Detroit suburbs. But before wedding bells ring, they want to find a home with a few quirky items, including excellent cell phone reception, and a gourmet kitchen with no stainless steel. With their wedding less than a month away, will they compromise, or will they have to move in with her Mom and Dad after the honeymoon?
Tom, his wife Lisa, and their three kids have migrated to La Crosse, Wisconsin, for Tom's new job. They've been renting a three-bedroom condo, but are looking forward to buying a four-bedroom home with plenty of yard space for the kids. Lisa would love to live in a Cape Cod style home with neighbors at arms length. Tom wants a secluded log cabin with popcorn ceilings. There's trouble brewing for this dairy-land house hunt.
Brittany and Kevin are college sweethearts who want to get married, but are determined to buy their first home together beforehand. They're searching St. Louis for a place with a big kitchen for entertaining, a finished basement, and a yard. But while Brittany wants to be close to downtown, Kevin's convinced they'll get more space for their $225,000 budget out in the suburbs.
Mike and Danielle have moved from Florida to Michigan, where they hope to find their dream house on the lake in Midland. But in this area where rustic houses are all the rage, the couple's desire for a modern-style home will make this house hunt next to impossible.
After moving to Fayetteville, Georgia, for a new job as a pastor, Jim and his wife, Laura, have decided to buy a home there. With a budget of $220,000 - $250,000 they're looking for a large 4-bedroom house with a stately yet inviting exterior, hardwood floors, crown molding, a large kitchen with upgraded countertops, and a wooded backyard. Laura wants a formal dining room that's big enough for her family heirloom furniture. Their two daughters want a large backyard with a pool, but Jim is concerned about the maintenance.
Baz has been living in a Boston suburb rental with his four roommates for several years, but he's decided it's time to take the plunge and buy. Since the thought of swinging the entire mortgage alone is a little daunting, and these guys get along so well, he'd like to find a large enough house where they can all live together. Ideally Baz would like a five-bedroom Victorian or Colonial style home. A large kitchen is a must because they like to cook and they enjoy brewing their own beer. With five different house hunters, there are plenty of different opinions.
Michelle, a real estate professional from Austin, and her husband, Pat, are in the market for a beachfront rental property in the community of Treasure Island, just outside of Galveston, Texas. They're looking for a good investment opportunity, as well as a place for their son Max to live while he finishes up college in Galveston. Michelle wants a beachfront fixer that she can put her own stamp on, but Pat wants something newer that's move in ready.
Christina is ready to buy her first home in Tyler, TX. She's determined to buy in an area that has a school district she prefers for her six-year-old son, Eli, and a poker room for herself. But even with the help of Eli and her co-worker, Theresa, finding a home with a low $100,000 budget won't be easy.
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