Young parents, Andrew and Terrie, love the laid-back lifestyle in Ocean Beach, a neighborhood in San Diego, California. But raising two little girls in a cramped rental apartment is no longer working, especially when everyone is crowded into the hot galley kitchen at the same time. They're searching for a starter home with tons of vintage charm for Terrie, and a large yard for Andrew. But even with a $575,000 budget, they'll both have to make big sacrifices to find their dream cottage by the bay.
Cory and Colleen are tired of their small, hip Richmond apartment and are looking to expand into a home in the suburbs. They're looking for a large place where they can entertain out of town guests and eventually start a family. But Cory's picky personality is not making this house hunt easy. He's set on finding a home that has a basement (a rare find in Richmond) elongated, comfort-height toilets, and a massive deck for entertaining all for under $350,000. Will Colleen be able to reign him in, or will Cory's pickiness leave them without a home?
Chicago couple, Scribner and Amanda, are looking to get out of their five-hundred square foot apartment and into a house with a lot more space for themselves, plus room in the back for their latest interest: urban chickens. But their style preferences are not the same. She wants a place with plenty of vintage charm. He prefers something with modern updates, especially in the kitchen. Can this hip young couple find a nest that will make them both happy?
Jordan and Allison are ready to buy a house for their young family in Sylvania, Ohio. While Jordan wants something smaller than their expansive rental house, Allie wants to buy big since they plan to have more kids. Allie also needs a homeschooling room and a photography studio, extra rooms that are hard to find in smaller homes. Will this couple be able to come to a compromise and find a home that works for their family?
Aaron and Amy are ready to buy their first home in Austin, but they can't agree on style. He wants an older house with vintage charm, and she wants a brand new house with modern updates. Not to mention she dreams of a limestone exterior, he's obsessed with finding the perfect range hood, and they need a big backyard for their dog, Dolly. Finding all that within their budget will mean making compromises, but who's willing to give in?
Shaun has been staying at his parents' weekend house since he sold his starter home in Wilmington, North Carolina a few months ago. Now he's in a hurry to find a new place with historic charm, and a big yard with trees. But his sister Kellie, who's accompanying him on his search, thinks his refusal to compromise on his wish list is going to make finding the right home nearly impossible, and she may be right.
Native New Yorkers, Steven and Megan, are moving back to their home state to be near family, after eight years of living in other cities. They want a large home for themselves and their three kids in Westchester County, a posh enclave 45 minutes outside the city. But in an area of one to two-million dollar homes, Steven is determined to stay within their $700,000 price range, which poses a challenge.
After landing the job of Assistant Director for Athletic Performance at the University of Missouri, Lee and his fiance, Danyale, are moving from Texas to Columbia, Missouri. With plans to have a family, they've decided to buy a large 4 bedroom home, but they aren't on the same page with anything else. He wants lots of acreage in the country, so he can avoid being close to the neighbors. She wants to be in a neighborhood close to town, in a community where they can raise their future family. Will they end up in the country, or the city?
Jason is hoping to find a one-bedroom condo with an urban-industrial loft feel near public transportation in Washington, D.C. He wants a building with an elevator, nice views of the city, and he doesn't want to be on the first floor since it would require bars on the windows. With the help of his ex-girlfriend, Sarah, he's on the hunt for the perfect place for him and his dog, Ruby. Will she be able to help him compromise on his wish list?
Jonathan and Jennifer have just moved back to their hometown of Atlanta, and are staying in her parents basement temporarily until they got settled. After nine months of house hunting, two things are standing in their way: a limited budget and expensive taste. Making things even more difficult, they don't agree on the style of the home. She wants a Craftsman, he wants a Southern Colonial. Will they be willing to adjust their expectations to move out of the basement and into their own place?
Television personality, Ross Mathews, and his partner, Salvador, a wardroble stylist, want a Palm Springs retreat to escape the Hollywood fast life. But Ross wants cheap, practical and a pool, close to downtown, while Salvador is looking for a place with mid-century glamour.
NASA administrator, Omar, wants to buy a huge home in the Houston suburbs where he can create the ultimate bachelor pad. He wants over 3,000 square feet, a media room and game room, plus a huge yard where he can plant his beloved fruit trees. On a strict $240,000 budget, getting it all won't be easy. Making matters worse, his sister, Aisha, and agent, Sandra, are pushing their own glam styles on this no-frills bachelor, and are convinced that all the square footage he wants would be put to better use if he were married off.
Kate, an interior designer, and her husband, Brandon, are looking for their first place in the Chicago. But with this designer's long wish list, their relatively modest budget of $500,000 won't go far enough. Making matters worse, she wants a restored Victorian or Brownstone, and he wants the feel of a Colorado cabin.
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