At just 25 years of age, Marissa, a financial analyst and triathalete, is excited to buy a home after living with her parents in Morton, Illinois, for the past year. She wants to stay in her hometown of Morton, and is determined to get the most out of her $175,000 budget by buying a fixer-upper, despite having no renovation experience. Will she get in over her head?
Dawn and Jordan are college sweethearts who are ready to buy their first home together in the suburbs of St. Louis. Dawn, a bird handler, has one macaw and is looking to get more. She needs space for her birds, and their other potential future pets. Jordan wants his own space with a basement, and large private backyard. But with an entry level price range, who might be willing to compromise?
Tired of renting, Chris and Lindsey are ready to make the plunge into homeownership in Buffalo, New York. She wants a Craftsman style home that could some fixing, while he wants a move-in ready Colonial. While Chris knows they'll have to compromise, Lindsey is holding out hope that they'll find exactly what she wants.
Tired of squeezing into a two bedroom apartment, Albanian-born Gjergji and Albana, are seeking a bigger home in Queens, New York, with enough room for themselves, their son, and her parents. But in this crazy Big Apple real estate market, what kinds of compromises will they have to make to get the space they need?
A newly engaged couple are on the hunt for a family home in Arlington, Texas. Time is short, though, because they have to make a decision before he has to go back on the road for his job with the railroad.
Eric and Gretchen recently moved to the Portland area and are looking for a house with enough bedrooms and bathrooms for themselves, and their seven children. They also need a big yard for their son's diabetic alert dog, and a room to use for homeschooling their younger kids. Is all of that possible with a $400,000 budget in Portlandia?
Because of Boston's sky high rental prices, Tess and Paul are ready to take the leap into homeownership. They'd both love a place near the water, and a metro stop for an easy commute to work. But she has her heart set on a Victorian, and he'd like a Cape Cod style home. Paul also wants to play it safe and by something at the lower end of their budget, while Tess is willing to break the bank for the right house.
Adam, Paige, and their toddler are living with his parents in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and are looking to buy their first home in nearby Downingtown. She wants a one-story Ranch home that's completely updated and move-in ready. But he'd prefer a two-story Colonial fixer, so he can put his own touches on the house.
Jen and Dave recently moved from Colorado to Maui, where they hope to buy a home and convert it to a self-sustaining bed and breakfast, with a large organic garden, solar power and water catchment system. But she wants a Victorian, and he wants a cabin style home to remind him of Colorado. With Maui's sky high real estate prices, finding a good compromise isn't going to be easy.
Joshua and Melissa are tired of paying high rent for their Washington, D.C. apartment and want to buy a place of their own. He wants to a classic row home in the heart of the city. Knowing that their $500,000 budget won't go far in D.C., she would rather buy a new home in the suburbs. Which one's preferences will win out? Find out as "House Hunters" goes to Washington, D.C.
Lee and Tyler have been living under her parent's roof for almost a year now, hoping to save enough money for their own place in Delray Beach, Florida. Tyler wants something with vintage charm, but Lee wants modern all the way. They also have to have a huge wall space to accommodate their many TV's for football Sundays. Can they find a house that will fit all of their needs?
Clay and Kim have been living with her parents near Provo, Utah, but now this family of four is on the hunt for their own place. They want a large home they can grow into, including a huge backyard with room for soccer, where college coach, Clay, can teach his kids the game.
Mack and Jessica are on the hunt for a home in the Atlanta area. But he wants mid-century cool, and she wants more of a farmhouse feel. With differing budgets and wish lists, what kind of a compromise will they come to in the end?
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