An Annapolis couple wants a home for $500,000 by the water, but their long list of must have's make the search futile. Shermeen finally convinces Sunny to bail on the waterfront, but Sunny insists that the house has to "blow him away." Are their expectations condemning them to search forever?
Karolina and Lukas are getting married in 7 months and are desperate to buy their first home before they walk down the aisle. They put in an offer but the seller plays a cat and mouse game over $1,500 and tries to pressure them into making a quick decision. Lukas and Karolina feel very played and reject the seller's counter offer. Will someone blink, or will this home sale die over the last $1,500?
Alexis and Dan are bickering over location. Dan wants to buy their first place 45 minutes out from Baltimore, to get more bang for their buck. Alexis wants to stay closer in to shorten her commute. Touring homes in both locations doesn't solve the conflict. Will they find the house that makes compromise an easy option, or will they give up their house hunt to keep their marriage intact?
Soonlyweds Holly and Kurt are buying a house the same time they're saving for their upcoming wedding. They want a move-in ready older home with charm in Fort Worth, but they have no money for renovations or closing costs. When they finally find a turnkey home, they bid low, hoping the sellers are game to negotiate. When the owners don't come down as much as Kurt and Holly hoped for, they must make some tough choices about whether to spend their money on their home or their wedding.
Carolyn and Devon set out to find a house in a specific walkable DC neighborhood, but struggle to find suitable space for his 6 bikes. When they find the right place, stiff competition convinces them to put down $50,000 earnest money, which they will lose if they walk away. Will their gamble pay off, or leave then flat broke?
Melissa and Andy have moved from pricey New York to affordable Dallas and are psyched to buy more than they could have in NY. Their stumbling block is budget. Andy doesn't want to go as high as Melissa, because he wants more mad money than they enjoyed back east. But when they finally find a home that meets her needs and his budget, the deal is threatened by a multiple offer situation.
Faced with only a few months before their wedding, LaKeasha and Jared race to find their first place in Baltimore. Already paying $1600 in rent to go month-to-month, they are eager to get out of their small apartment and settle in before the nuptials. When they find what they think is the perfect place, they overlook a potential deal breaker. Could their dream of homeownership get derailed before they even leave the station?
With their conflicting taste, it's hard to imagine Audra and Justin ever agreeing on a house. But when they finally find a home that meets all their must-haves, they impulsively leap before looking. Can they get out of this contract? And will they ever find a place they both love?
Frankie, a picky, perfectionist nurse at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, has his mind set on finding a rowhouse with all the bells and whistles under 200-thousand dollars. He always gets what he wants, so why should this be any different? Will Frankie's diva attitude get in the way of his house hunt? Or will he be able to find exactly what he wants because he sticks to his guns?
Emily and Adam think first about their dog, Butters, when considering their first place in the Dallas area. If it doesn't have a big backyard, forget about it. When they find the perfect place, Adam is determined to get a great deal and adopts a lowball strategy. Will he be a hero negotiator, or will they wind up in the doghouse?
Keia, a single mom of 7-year old Eduardo, makes an offer on an Annapolis townhome and gives notice at her rental before she hears the offer response. She's shocked when she's forced to walk away from the seller's counter, but is now under the gun to find a new home for herself and child before the month is over. Keia catches real estate fever and makes offers on four houses at the same time. Will Keia find a house to buy or will she have to rent again?
Newlyweds Sarah and Matthew want to buy their first place in Annapolis. After bidding and not hearing back on a foreclosure, they bid on a second place simultaneously. The same night they hear back on the foreclosure, they learn the second seller has multiple bids in, so Sarah and Matthew have to choose between putting up their highest and best offer on a house they might lose, or settling for a sure thing they're no longer sure they want.
Korynne is a businesswoman who wants a low maintenance, high security town home or condo in Dallas, complete with granite, hardwoods, and other amenities. She also wants a value price. When she finally finds the condo of her dreams and there's already a cash offer on the table, Korynne still low-balls. Will her cheap strategy cost her the one home she actually likes?
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