Newlyweds, Troy and Tammy, are searching communities an hour south of Salt Lake City for a 3 bed, 2 bath home. They have a budget of $180,000, but are not on the same page when it comes to what they want in their first place. Tammy is looking for a single family fixer, while Troy is pushing for a move-in ready condo or townhouse. Adding to the challenge, 6'6" Troy needs high ceilings and a tall shower. Tammy, on the other hand, wants a white kitchen and, as a couponer, a large pantry. With a combined sibling count of 17 brothers and sisters between them, they also need enough entertaining space for family gatherings.
Polina met her boyfriend, John, nine years ago when they were in college. Now the couple lives in the Half Moon Bay area of Northern California where they work together at John's family business. Being in the financial world, these first time homebuyers understand that now is a good time to buy. But John and Polina don't want a cookie-cutter home. They want something very unique, with lots of character. They'd also prefer it to be a multi-level home, with no carpet, and a large updated kitchen. John also wants lots of natural light, which doesn't mesh well with Polina, who prefers a dark bedroom. Will the couple be able to find their unique dream home in the competitive Northern California market?
Joe and Blair, a newlywed couple from Atlanta, Georgia, are looking for a vacation condo five hours south on the Northern Gulf coast of Florida. Although they agree they want a modern high-rise building that's beachfront, Blair wants the popular (and often spendier) family scene of Destin. Business minded Joe, on the other hand, would rather be an hour east in West Panama City Beach, an up and coming area with better prices and newer properties. But trying to find something that either of them wants within their $315,000 dollar budget won't be easy in this popular vacation destination.
Newlyweds, Harrison and Leah, moved to Denver a year ago, and love their new city so much they're ready to buy their first home there. Both are hoping to find an older home with vintage charm, close to the restaurants and nightlife of downtown. But while Harrison is open to an attached home, Leah dreams of owning a single-family place. Their biggest challenge: the booming Denver housing market, which may prevent their $450,000 budget from going as far as they'd expected.
With a toddler at home, and a dog that wont stop growing, James and Deanna are running out of space in their condo. With a budget of $450,000 they want to find a large house in the Seattle suburbs. But with James wanting new and low-maintenance, and Deanna set on finding something with charm, they're realizing their wish lists are farther apart than they expected. Will they find a home before their condo bursts at the seams?
As a fan of the TV show, The Golden Girls, Michael has always dreamed of owning a vacation home where he can eventually live in retirement with his best friends - who he calls The Golden Boys. Wanting a change from foggy San Francisco, he's decided to look for his dream house in sunny Palm Springs, and he's asked three of The Golden Boys to help him with his search. With so many different opinions to consider, can he find a place that will make him and his friends happy well into their Golden years?
Adam and Andrew are twins living together in Dallas, Texas. They're tired of renting, and want buy a home together. Being twins, everything in life (and house hunting!) must be split 50/50. This means that whatever house they buy must have two equally-sized master suites. Making it even trickier, Adam wants a modern house while Andrew prefers traditional. This big D house hunt could be doubly difficult.
When she lived in Australia, Lisa fell in love with a very unique style home built out of shipping containers. Now that she's looking for a home of her own in Austin, Texas, she's hoping to find as close to that shipping container feel as possible. Her friend Peggy's along on the search to try to get Lisa to see the potential of a fixer upper, but Lisa just can't see past outdated kitchens and baths. With a limited budget, finding her perfect first home may not be as easy as she hopes.
After spending just over a year in Florida, Greg and Karyn have returned to Litchfield County, Connecticut, to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Now they're ready to trade their condo for a house with more space for family get togethers. But finding a home that has lake access, lots of land, historic charm and an open floor plan is going to be tough.
Newly married couple, Jason and Emily, want an older home in Colorado Springs' historic district with updated bathrooms, and a remodeled kitchen. They also want a yard big enough for their beloved dogs to run and play. Can they place with hundred-year-old charm that meets all their modern requirements?
After living in 4 states over 3 years, Blake and Sarah want to put down roots in Scottsdale, Arizona. Problem is, they're being very particular about what they want. Having a large home with a pool and a nice sized backyard for their son to run around in are top priorities. Since they've moved around so much, they also want to have a park nearby where they can easily meet other families. Sarah won't tolerate a dated kitchen and needs to have a house that's pet free, due to her severe allergies. Blake needs a large jetted tub, an office and a 3 car garage. But in the competitive Scottsdale real estate market, finding a house that meets all of their needs within their $600,000 budget will be tough.
Nick and his fiancee, Jennifer, currently live in Nick's bachelor pad. It's located in a great area of South Tampa, but it's a 3-story townhome with the kitchen on the 1st floor, and the master bedroom on the top level. Since Nick and Jennifer plan on having several children, they'd like to buy a larger home with a more family-friendly layout. But finding a place they both like will be a challenge since Nick wants a modern home with Spanish Mediterranean flair, while Jennifer prefers older Victorian style homes with lots of charm and character. Will Nick and Jennifer be able to meet in the middle and agree on a home that will take them into the next chapter of their lives?
Trevor and Bethany recently got married and are ready to upgrade from their cramped place to a more spacious home. They're targeting the planned community of Playa Vista in Los Angeles, near the beach. Trevor wants a modern place, while his wife prefers a Spanish-stye house with a warmer feel. Differences aside, they quickly realize that this work-live community comes at a price, and puts their budget to the test.
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