Chris and his wife Jackie love their loft in downtown St. Louis but have outgrown it. Looking for more space to start a family, they're setting their sights on buying in the nearby suburbs. They're hoping for a two-story traditional home with a large yard. Most important to Chris is getting an unfinished basement he can customize. Jackie's more worried about something with an open floor-plan. Helping them look for the perfect home is Chris's brother, Drew. Let the sibling rivalry begin, House Hunters style.
Rye and Julie planned to build their dream home on family land in Durant, Oklahoma. They even had the design plans all ready to go. Then they realized that the land was too far away from Rye's job as a nurse anesthetist at the local hospital. So now they're looking for a home no more than 10-minutes from work. Julie wants the home to have everything they planned in their dream home and be move-in ready. But Rye wants to save a little money and buy a fixer-upper they can renovate to make exactly what they want. With different budgets and different tolerances for remodeling, this couple has their work cut out for them.
Pro baseball pitcher, Chad, may be in control when he's on on the mound, but when it comes to finding an off-season home in Vegas his wife Syndal also calls the shots. Will his desire for a Vegas party pad with a pool fall victim to her fixation on finding the safest home in the city for their baby boy?
After moving from Los Angeles to her hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii, Tiffani and her husband Brian are searching for their first home. The problem is Brian, a mainlander, dreams of living right by the ocean where he can kayak and enjoy the beach. Having grown up in Hawaii, Tiffani is all too familiar with the damage salt water can cause on a home and is concerned about the long-term maintenance. She's pushing to live farther inland. Adding to the challenge, they're discovering that their $800,000 budget doesn't buy you much in paradise.
Amateur bodybuilder, Salvatore, and his fiance, Giselle, have recently moved from Los Angeles to his hometown of Strongsville, Ohio. With their wedding approaching, they're looking for their first house together, but they don't agree on what type to buy. He wants a Colonial-style home like he grew up in, while she prefers the ranch style she's familiar with from her childhood in California. Who's wish list is stronger?
Alex and Anthony live in a 300 sq. ft. apartment in New York City, but they've decided that they'd like to start a family, so they'll need more space. Since they have a limited budget, they're targeting larger, more affordable condominiums in nearby Jersey City. Anthony, a flight attendant, is looking for a pre-war building, which he feels has the charm and character he has seen through his travels. Alex is an engineer who would like to find a sleek, modern, luxury high-rise with city views. Will these New Yorkers be able to compromise so they can become Jersey Boys?
Eric and Patrick are buying their first home in Philadelphia. This creative pair in their early 20's would like to transform their living space into something cool and unique, so a hip industrial-style loft with big open spaces and high ceilings would be the perfect place to call home. One problem: their broker is Eric's mother, Kim, and being a mom, she has other ideas about what kind of place they should buy. She'd like to see them in something more traditional, like a row home. Working with a $300,000 budget, who will win out?
Will and Katy have just moved from Chicago to Nashville to pursue careers in the country music business and are anxious to buy their first home. Will wants a single story ranch in the country while Katy prefers a two story craftsman in the city. With a budget of up to $250,000, they'll have to learn to sing in real estate harmony if they want to find a home.
Lesli is looking for a new home for herself and her six-year-old son in Atlanta, Georgia. She'd like to find a totally updated house with four bedrooms, a circular driveway, and room for an office. There also needs to be some significant space for her son, including both a playroom or basement and a fenced-in yard. Along for the hunt is her best friend of 20 years, Gina, who thinks she knows Lesli better than Lesli knows herself. Lesli would like to find a Cape Cod-style house like her childhood home in New England, while Gina explains that Lesli is not traditional in any way. Will Leslie get everything she thinks she needs, or will Gina's opinions win out?
Tanasha Anders is ready to trade apartment living for a place she can call her own in Dallas. Her two friends, Corey and Deya, have joined the house hunt to give their very vocal opinions. Tanasha fancies herself a real estate agent and designer, even though she has no formal training. Can her friends act as the voice of reason and keep Tanasha in check? Prepare for big drama in the Big D.
Helen dreams of owning one of Washington, D.C.'s historic Victorian row homes, but her husband Jesse would rather have a place with no shared walls and a big yard. They also want a large open kitchen, an en-suite master bath, and a finished basement that will give them more space for the foster kids they hope to adopt. But in D.C.'s seller's market, finding everything they want within their first time homebuyers' budget might mean they won't get any of it.
Vince and Jean moved from the burbs to downtown Chicago after their son left for college. But their one bedroom condo isn't big enough for his regular return visits, so they're ready to upgrade to something with more space. Unfortunately Vince is dead set on lake views, and Jean is all about the Chicago skyline.
Kefla and Lucrecia moved their family from Los Angeles to the Atlanta area 6 years ago so they could eventually buy a home in this less expensive market. Problem is, they're looking for a house that, as Lucrecia puts it, is grandioso on a budget. For $250,000, they expect to get a newer home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, not to mention a lower bed and bath for their parents. She's all about the high end details, and he's focused on a large backyard and a basement that he can turn into his man room. Will they compromise, or will their delusions of grandeur win out?
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