Kristi & Jared's relationship has become serious and buying their first place together could be the test of whether they should get engaged. But searching for the right home in the right neighborhood could teach them more about each other than they wanted to know. Will their search end in a place to start a new chapter, or will they close the book on their house hunt and their relationship?
Teddy, a residence hall director, lives with his wife and two kids in a Boston University dorm. They search for a multifamily home in the Dorchester neighborhood but get burned by older, multifamily homes that require a lot of work.
Figuring out who's going to pay closing costs may cost a young couple their first place in Austin, TX.
Jessica has a tight budget and will only consider homes that are move-in ready. With options dwindling, how much is Jessica willing to compromise in order to take the leap to homeownership?
A first-time buyer paying cash for a condo thinks he's struck gold when he goes under contract on a funky fixer upper. But when he learns the place is a money pit, will he gamble his life savings or pull out of the deal?
Christi only wants high-end materials, but new husband Grady doesn't think they can afford it. They find a home with granite they both like, but the seller already has two offers on the table. Will competition drive the price beyond the couple's reach?
Michael is looking for a condo in St. Louis to be closer to his family. He loves the first place he sees, priced at $149,900, but after talking with his lender, he learns his budget is only $110,000. The only place he likes in his price range is a short sale. But as the months go by without a closing date, Michael fears the deal could fall through.
Stephanie and Ryan are looking for a single-family home in Boston's suburbs, but Stephanie's talent for discovering deal breakers has cost the couple more than one house. Will they get lucky and find a place that stands up to her scrutiny?
The first time Margaret and Jason attempted to buy a house, they ended up divorcing. Now remarried, they're ready to give home buying another shot. But when they fall in love with a potential first place that comes with a load of problems, the deal may be in jeopardy.
Kyle wants to buy a downtown condo he can share with his friend and roommate, Sarah. With Boston condos at sky-high prices, can Kyle stretch his $450K budget to find a place with enough space for them both?
A man and his girlfriend must decide whether to pay more to live in their favorite urban location near St. Louis, or move further out to get more bang for their buck.
Julia is a twenty-something professional looking for her first place in Boston. She quickly finds out that her $700K budget doesn't afford much luxury in the trendy South End district. Will she hold onto her independence and price point, or accept a loan from parents to bring her price point to a million dollars?
Danielle is re-entering civilian life after a stint in the Navy. When comps don't support the asking price on the place she wants to buy, she has to decide whether it's worth it to pay for more than what appraisers think the house is worth.
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