Shortly after they married in small town Pittsburg, Kansas, Amy and Ugo moved to Ugo's hometown of Lagos, Nigeria, with a population of 21 million. Now they're back in small town Kansas, and are looking for a home with more space for future kids and family visits. Will they find a home big enough with room to spread out, or find themselves crowding into a smaller house?
Christina and Josh recently moved from Portland, Oregon, to San Diego, California, for the great year-round weather. While they both want a single family home, they know they'll have to compromise on space, as their $325,000 budget is well below the median home price in the area. Still, Christina isn't willing to give up on her dream of having a grand Mediterranean style house that's also brand new.
Stephanie and Brian recently relocated from Northern California to the island paradise of Key Largo, Florida. Brian wants a home with a Spanish style, but his top priority is a strong, sturdy house since hurricanes are common in the area. Stephanie, on the hand, would prefer a home with a Florida Keys look that's pastel and tropical, but most important to her is a shotgun style layout to take advantage of the nice tropical cross breezes. Working with a $450,000 budget, this hunt could get stormy.
A Los Angeles-area doctor is leaving his parents' home on the coast in Palos Verdes to be closer to his work and friends in West Hollywood. His folks have offered to help him buy a home, so he's torn between the single-family home they want him to get and the sleek condo near the action that he really wants.
With his wife and children wanting to stay in their current house on Lake Chautauqua, a New York man has some convincing to do to persuade them to agree to move to a house with lots of acreage, and room for his toys. Who will win this western New York battle?
Preston and Amy have just returned to the Kansas City area to buy a home for their family. They both love older, historic places, but she wants a vintage single family home, while he'd prefer a restored urban loft. With $450,000 to spend, will they find a compromise?
Carter and Lindsay host a weekly church fellowship meeting at their small duplex apartment, so now that they're in the market for a house, they want something with plenty of space for entertaining. They're hoping to find a home in the competitive Crieve Hall community of Nashville. Carter wants a ranch with a brick exterior and dark wood interior, and perhaps some of the rustic furniture that he himself builds. Lindsey prefers a cottage or bungalow style decorated in bright colors or a coastal blue motif that makes her feel as though she is on a continuous vacation at the beach.
Chicago couple Peter and Meredith are on the hunt for a condo with killer views in neighborhoods near Lake Michigan. They have to find a place that's pet-friendly for their two beloved Chihuahuas, but their agreements end there. She's set on a luxury high-rise with amenities galore, but he's not a fan of elevators when it comes to walking their dogs and would prefer a more convenient townhouse.
Antoinette is a widow with three children, and has moved back home to Nashville to be near family. With step-mom Barbara along to help, Antoinette is hoping to find something fabulous, with two master closets. She also wants a porch, a low-maintenance yard, and an open kitchen with a center island, all within her $275,000 budget.
Karin recently moved back to her hometown of Rochester, New York, and is on the hunt for a home with space to entertain, and a yard for her dog, in the suburbs. But her sister Kourtney thinks a single professional like Karin should by near the nightlife in the heart of the downtown. Can she convince big sis to put her social life ahead of her wish list?
After accepting a new job, Robert is moving his family from southern Virginia to the coastal town of Stuart, Florida. For Robert, who grew up in Miami, having a Mediterranean style home with a swimming pool is a must. Having grown up in Minneapolis, Carol Dee would rather have a ranch style home. But working with a tight time frame, and a limited supply of homes in their $300,000 price range, finding the right place is going to be a challenge.
Sherman and his wife Iris recently moved back to his hometown of Key West, Florida. The couple and their two daughters are temporarily renting while they search for a place. They're targeting Caribbean conch style homes located near Sherman's new job. Sherman would like a house that's elevated, since storms are common in the Keys. Iris would prefer something lower to the ground to avoid a lot of stairs.
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