World travelers Fabio and Rafaelle are looking to upgrade their condo in their home base of Atlanta. While they both love the modern look, Rafaelle also enjoys homes with some European charm. They'd love to find a place with a view as well as some green space for their dog, Ultimo. They also need room for when Fabio's parents come to visit, and they want to make sure they are in within walking distance to the train station and shops and restaurants.
Jess and Brett are in love with Sheridan, Wyoming's small town charm. So they're ready settle down and buy their first home here. But she wants a historic Craftsman with lots of projects, and he wants a rustic log cabin that's move-in ready. Can these first time buyers meet in the middle or are they headed for a showdown in the old west?
After moving to Chicago two years ago for his job as a university professor, Ebbin and his wife Brianne have decided to buy. While they both agree on the $450,000 budget, they have very different ideas on what to buy. Ebbin is very traditional and would like a brownstone with lots of wood and exposed brick. Brianne is looking for a contemporary condo or timber loft with an open layout and modern finishes. Most importantly for Ebbin, there has to be a den for his beloved Chesterfield sofas.
Josh and Jess are mortgage brokers that would like to buy a large home with character outside of Chicago. Josh has his heart set on a Prairie style house in his hometown of Evanston. Jess would prefer a Victorian style home, and she thinks living outside of Evanston would be wiser since you can get a better deal on a place.
Newlyweds and resident doctors, James and Harita, are looking for their first home in Houston. She wants a pool, he doesn't. He hates red brick, she likes it. And with intense work hours and student loans to pay off, a house that needs work is a no-go. Problem is, in their budget finding a move in ready home they can agree on won't be easy.
Jeff loves everything quirky and different, and wants anyone who sees his house to have a strong reaction, be it good or bad. Rania, however, wants a contemporary house with super-clean lines. And neither wants to budge in this Denver house hunt.
Dana and Ryan, who both work in television production, travel for months on end working on different tv projects. While they love their jobs, they have been living like nomads, setting up house in each city that they're working in. For the times when they're not traveling, however, they've decided to settle down and buy a home of their own in Wilmington, NC. While Dana loves the beachy, open feel of a Key West style place, Ryan has his heart set on something with Spanish character. Something they do agree on: a pool, which tops their wish list of must haves.
Tom and Becky are tired of condo living in downtown Dallas and want something bigger for their future family. They love the look of East Dallas's century old homes, but are scared of a remodel. So they're looking for new homes that are reproductions of older homes. Add to that a laundry list of must haves, and you've got a tough hunt.
Midwesterners Jen and Andy have recently relocated from Indiana to Boise, Idaho. Happy to embrace the potato state's culture, Andy hopes to find a log cabin-style home with tall ceilings and a woodsy, rustic interior. Jen, on the other hand, wants a new build that's move-in ready, and located in a nice neighborhood with plenty of kids around to play with their 18-month-old daughter. Can these two find a home that will start them off on the right foot in their new life?
Newly engaged Virginia couple, Cara and Jared, are ready to move out of Jared's bachelor pad and into a single-family home. She wants to move to Virginia Beach so they can be close to the water. He prefers to find something out in the suburbs, where he feels like they can more house for their money. She's also against a fixer, but his priority is a good investment, so if he sees potential he's open to renovation.
Newlyweds Luis and Kena are looking for a home in L.A.'s Pacific Palisades that can accommodate their combined five children, and his collection of exotic sports cars. And ocean views are a must. But even with a 3 million dollar budget, the ultra high price of real estate on the California coast mean's they'll have to compromise somehwere.
Army Staff Sargeant, Shanise, is eager to move her 3 kids off of a Washington D.C. area Army base and into her first place. Problem is, she wants a brand new home with high end details in the pricey burbs, while sticking to a $300,000 to $350,000 budget. Meanwhile, her outspoken friend, Rasheedah, is pushing her to get an updated, older home that's closer in. How much is she willing to compromise to get everything she wants?
Ohio couple, Bob and Heather, are eager to find a home since they and their kids have been living with Bob's parents. They're targeting spacious homes north of Columbus in Delaware County. Bob wants and older home with lots of charm and character. Heather, on the other hand, would prefer new construction. Can this couple looking for homes on the opposite ends of the spectrum meet somewhere in the middle?
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