Single girl, Candace, wants her first home to have French style and be small enough to easily maintain. But her mom, Sharon, worries about the future and wants Candace to buy a house large enough to accommodate a future family. Mom's pushing for a two-story, but Candace only wants one. Mom wants to see large bedrooms for kids, but Candace is only worried about having a diva-worthy master. This search could turn into a family feud.
David and Frank are looking for a tropical waterfront retreat on Kauai, where they can escape their hectic mainland lives. But David wants something modern and open, while Frank is set on a rustic, Hawaiian plantation-style home. With their budget, finding anything with an ocean view is going to be tough. Will they have to buy a fixer to be on the beach?
Sergio is from Serbia, but he wants to buy his first home in Honolulu, Hawaii. His plan is to stay there for a few years, and eventually rent the place out when he's ready to move on. Sergio is picky about what he wants in this first place. It should be an upgraded modern condo right by coveted Waikiki Beach, with a modern kitchen, lanai, and views of the ocean. But in pricey Waikiki, his strict budget of $400,000 is going to make this search for perfection almost impossible.
Andrew has had a successful career as an investment banker, so he'd like to purchase a spacious home that reflects his accomplishments. Working with a $700,000-plus budget, Andrew's targeting 4 bedroom homes in the affluent Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe. But even with his hefty budget, Andrew may still have to make some compromises. Can his friend Peyton help him see what he can live with, or will her opinions create more problems?
Thirty-one-year-old Beth is a single 3rd grade teacher from San Diego. After years of renting, she's ready to get out of her cramped apartment and buy her first place. The problem; she wants a 2 bedroom single family home near scenic Balboa Park - a very popular neighborhood. With a budget that can't exceed $250,000, she may need to settle for a condo or townhome. With her good friend Lindsay along on the hunt, will Beth be able to handle all the compromises she'll need to consider?
After moving around for several years, Brad and Melissa are ready to settle down in Columbus, Ohio, near family and friends. Problem is, they disagree on what kind of house they want. Brad would like a ranch home on a secluded wooded lot, while Melissa wants a 2 story new build in an established neighborhood. With a long wish list inside the home as well, they'll have their hands full trying to find a place with a budget of only $325,000.
Cedric, an engineer, and Elise, a radiologist, are currently living in a very small home with 3 children. As Cedric puts it, the children are growing, but the house is not. So they're on the hunt for a home in the suburbs of Boston. Cedric is from France where most homes are all one level and fairly small. Elise is from New England where doctors own large Colonial-style homes. He also wants a room for his classic arcade games, which Elise can't stand. Will they reach some sort of detente and find a place that will make them both happy?
Gus and Rachel are excited to upgrade from their tiny Washington D.C. apartment and buy their first home together. But that's where the excitement ends. Rachel is set on a charming D.C. row-home near shops and restaurants. But her husband is happy to move to the suburbs, since it'll get him more space for his hobbies, which include brewing beer. Finding middle ground in D.C. is never easy.
Florida girl, Kasia, and her husband, Jake, have moved back to his cold hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin. He loves the snow, but she hates it. And the disagreements don't end there. They're looking for their first home, but she wants country charm, and he wants modern design. She wants a two-story, he wants a ranch. She wants lots of neighbors, and he wants none. Not to mention they also want a big porch, a huge garage, and a private yard, all within a modest, first-time homebuyer's budget. There's a definite chill surrounding this house hunt, in more ways than one.
With plans to start a family, Bob and Caitlin are ready to settle down and buy their first house. As excited as they are to buy, they have one problem. Caitlin has her heart set on pricey Manhattan Beach, California, even if it means living in a smaller place. Bob, who comes from Ohio where you can get a $200,000 house with a lot of square footage, would rather look outside of that area to get more house for their money. With one-million dollars to spend, who will win?
Seattle natives, Nick and Hillary, would like to get out of Nick's small bachelor pad and into an older, Pacific Northwestern house with lots of character. Nick's top priority is plenty of storage space for his collection of nearly 1000 bottles of wines. Hillary's more focused on making sure they buy a home in the family-oriented community of Laurelhurst. But that might be a big challenge, since that particular area is not only pricey, but also low on inventory.
After 8 months of searching, the Murphy family has seen its fare share of Murphy's Law at work on their house hunt. Now, with their lease set to expire, they're desperate to find a home in scenic West Hartford as soon as possible. She wants a historic charmer, but he's concerned about the upkeep. She wants to find a home within walking distance of the quaint shops and restaurants downtown, but he wants to live farther out on a large lot. Even with $650,000 to spend they may find out that, in this market, if it can go wrong, it will.
Scott and Misty are moving with their 2 kids, her parents, and 2 German Shepherds from Denver to Greenville, South Carolina. They're on the hunt for a gargantuan Southern-Colonial with all the bells and whistles, including a live-in space for Misty's parents. But Scott, who Misty calls "Mr. Fuss Bucket" won't make this an easy hunt, since he's demanding 20 foot vaulted ceilings for a massive Christmas tree, and his habit of racing through the houses makes him hard to follow.
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