Matt, a pilot with the Coast Guard, and his wife, Amber, recently relocated from San Francisco to Atlantic City for his job. They'd like to purchase something updated and low-maintenace to rent out when Matt gets transferred again in a few years. Important features in their new home include a garage for Matt's classic car, as well as a modern kitchen for Amber, who is learning to cook.
Newlyweds Craig and Katherine have decided to buy their first home near Dallas. The problem is, they can't agree on anything that they want. He wants a new build, she wants an old home with character. He wants a two-story, she wants one. He loves carpet, she wants hardwood. She longs for a pool, he hates pools. If these two want to find a home in their budget, someone's going to have to give, but who?
With their rent scheduled to jump twenty percent, Alyson and Brian have decided to take the leap from renting to owning. But he wants a modern, low maintenance, townhome and she wants a cozy, single family home with a big yard. Throw in Brian's non-negotiable need for an in-house sports bar and they are going to have to overcome some serious house hunting gridlock in the D.C. suburbs.
Alicia and Gio moved to Connecticut from New Jersey thanks to Gio's job transfer. They're newly married and the next step for them is buying a home. She likes older charm, but he wants a home as new as possible so he won't have to spend time fixing it up. They've already seen over 75 places so far, and can't agree on one. As the winter weather sets in, they're determined to get into a house by spring.
Recent Virginia Beach tranplants and newlyweds, Corey and Michelle, are looking to buy their first home. Corey, who travels a lot for work, is just looking for a place that has little maintenance and a man cave where he can unwind. An Oahu native, Michelle's looking for a place that's walking distance to the beach, and has a formal dining area to entertain, a large kitchen with all updated appliances, and a brick exterior like the house she grew up in. She's completely opposed to ranches and homes that have bedrooms on the first floor, for fear of break-ins.
Madison, Wisconsin, real estate agent, Josh, is used to demanding clients. But he didn't expect house hunting with his own wife, Jenna, to be his such a challenge. Jenna cares more about the size and design features, while Josh is focused on being in a location where he can ride his bike to work. Josh may have no trouble finding the right home for other people, but will this agent come through with the perfect place for his family to live in?
Within a few days of arriving in Columbus, Ohio, a young couple and their 2 year old daughter were robbed, and didn't feel safe in their rental. So they've broken their lease and are looking to buy a home. They would like a 4 bedroom, move-in ready house with a large fenced in backyard. But with just $150,000 to spend, will they find their safe haven?
Cardiac nurse, Connie, is recently divorced and ready to make a fresh start in a new town. She's moved to the small town of Rome, Georgia to be close to family, and wants to buy a home that's close to the city center where the action is. But her grown daughter, Brandie, would rather see her mom buy in a quiet suburb, and while Connie's open to a fixer, Brandie insists that she finds something more move-in ready, so she can start her new single life hassle-free. But with a budget of just $70,000, both women will be forced to compromise.
Musical tribute artist Leo has been impersonating a rock legend on stage since his teens. Now he and his wife, Ashley, are settling in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Leo is determined to find a home that's fit for The King. Armed with a $250,000 budget, he hopes to find a house with grand style and luxurious touches, including crystal chandeliers and porcelain lions that greet him in the foyer. They also need space for a grand piano, and a room where Leo can rehearse his moves. Can the more conservative Ashley rein in Leo's lavish tastes.
After extensive research, a Vancouver couple has decided to focus their search for a vacation home on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, even though they've never been there. They're hoping to find someplace close to the beach with plenty of backyard space for their two small children. But even with a million dollar budget, they soon discover that they can't get everything they want. Can they make their Hawaiian dream come true?
Jeremy and Margaret sold their condo after the birth of their son, and have been living with her parents while they house hunt in Knoxville, Tennessee. While they're ready to get back out on their own, house hunting has proven to be a challenge. Jeremy wants a new build where no updating is needed, but his wife prefers something older with character. Who will win the age-old house hunting fight - old vs. new?
As an interior designer, Diane dreams of finding a vintage home with architectural detail in Grand Rapids, Michigan. But her brother, Chris, thinks older homes are more trouble than they're worth, with hidden problems and expensive updating. Can he get her to look past the hardwood floors and crown moulding to see his point of view?
Brett and Laura are recently engaged, but have been on the hunt for a new home in Denver for what seems like forever. Brett is resistant to buying a place in the burbs, where she wants to live, even though finding a place in the city with all the indoor and outdoor space they want will be nearly impossible on their budget. Can Laura convince him to abandon his dreams of downtown and settle in suburbia?
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