New Jersey couple Lori and Tom love to travel with their large family of 8. They've been all over the world, but the group's favorite destination is Key West, Florida. To get a break from New Jersey's cold winters, they've decided to buy a vacation home everyone can enjoy. Lori loves the history and conch-style architecture of Key West, and wants that reflected in their new place. Tom, who works in Manhattan, loves everything sleek and modern. Disagreeing on style isn't this couple's only problem- Lori is eager for a house she can renovate, while Tom wants something turnkey they can enjoy immediately. Even with a healthy budget of 2.5 million, their real estate broker Maya Thomas has her hands full finding a place they both like.
Engaged couple Katie and Greg are currently living in separate tiny apartments in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, so they're ready to get their first place together. She wants a traditional brownstone with a white kitchen and definitely a laundry room. He's hoping to find a mid-century modern style condo with a bit of a 60's swagger. They'll have to make some compromises if they want to find a place that will make them both happy.
Recently engaged, Bri and Eric, are eager to purchase a home together in Tampa before their wedding. He loves the Mediterranean style that's so prevalent in the area, while she hopes to find something more Colonial in style, much like the homes she grew up around in Pennsylvania. With a budget of $300,000 and a vastly different wish list, it's not going to be easy for this couple to find something they can agree on.
Jace, Josh and their son Sawyer have been staying with relatives since they sold their home. Now they're in a hurry to find a Southern Acadian style house near Gonzales, Louisiana, that can accommodate their growing family. But she wants a subdivision home with an luxury, updated kitchen and dual sinks in the master, and he wants a place in the country with lots of acreage, a backyard pond, and no neighbors.
January and Andre are searching for a home in Arlington, Virginia, that'll suit their D.I.N.K.Y. lifestyle within a $400,000 budget. She wants a high rise condo with all of the amenities. He wants a home that feels like a single family house with a yard. Who will win out?
Former Marine, Rick, and his wife, Lena, are excited to buy their first home after 20 years of living on bases and in rentals. They're targeting homes in and around Oceanside, an area about 38 miles north of San Diego. Rick has his heart set on a Spanish Style home that's near the beach. Lena, on the other hand, would prefer a home that has a country style in a rural area inland away from other homes. Which one will they choose?
Seattle area Navy recruiter, Leo, and wife, Jillian, are looking for a large home for their family of 5 kids, and a mother-in-law. He wants to invest in a fixer-upper, but germaphobic Jillian insists on clean and move-in ready. It's all hands on deck for this Puget Sound battle.
With her pink toolbox and sledgehammer in tow, a 22-year-old navigates the Pittsburgh real estate market looking for a classic Victorian fixer-upper four times her age. Will she bite off more than she can chew?
Brett and Jennifer are looking to buy their first home in the Denver suburb of Westminster. He wants to settle into a huge home for their kids. But as Jenny points out, they don't have any kids. She'd rather they buy something smaller and low maintenance that suits their current lifetyle. Who will win out?
Ever since Kris moved to Las Cruces to be with Trevor, she's grown to love New Mexico. But the Southwestern house style Trevor loves is a no-go for Kris. Now that they're buying their first home together, can these newlyweds negotiate their first big disagreement?
Mike and his wife Mariksa, both Las Vegas natives, are anxious to trade up from their starter home to a larger place for their growing family. They have a long wish list that includes a large yard and pool with a minimum of 5 bedrooms and 4000 square feet. Most of all, she's looking for a fairytale vibe. Will this house hunt be a dream come true, or total nightmare?
Auburn University alums, Glenn and Shannon, are devoted to their alma mater's football team. Now, after spending several years in Florida, they're moving back to Alabama to raise their two boys in their old college town. Neither of them can live without a big yard where they can pass the football with their kids. Can they find the outdoor space they require without blowing their $400,000 budget?
T.J. and Monica left Northern Virginia two years ago for a military assignment in Texas. Now that assignment is up, and they want to move their kids back to Loudoun County, Virginia, where Monica grew up. Since they plan to expand their family through adoption, they're looking for a five bedroom home.
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