Well-heeled New Yorkers Dave and Andrea are desperate to own their first home. But even with their hefty budget and sizeable down payment, they can't afford a Manhattan property that delivers everything on their wish list. Property expert Egypt Sherrod promises to set the newlyweds up with a swank two-bedroom pad with all the perks. That is, as long as they're willing to move to Brooklyn where their money will go a lot further. The hunt is on for a move-in ready condo that ticks all the boxes. But Dave and Andrea soon realize they'll have to compromise on either location or size.
With their feng shui requirements, newlyweds Mary and Efi are looking for the perfect starter home that's guaranteed to bring happiness and good fortune. But even with their healthy budget, their dreams may be too big for their wallets. Property expert Egypt Sherrod promises to lead the couple to a spacious suburban home that fits the bill. But with such a demanding wish list, she says they'll need to be flexible. At first, Mary can't get past esthetics and a few potential properties are sold out from under them. And when they finally visit a house they love, Egypt tells them to prepare for a bidding war.
After dating for eight months, city dwellers Antonio and Ileana can't wait to move out of Manhattan. Ready for a new start and an easy suburban commute, they're hoping to find a puppy-friendly home with plenty of privacy and space. Property expert Egypt Sherrod vows to find them a three-bedroom home that fits the bill. Since they don't yet know where they want to live, she warns they'll have to narrow down the options to make it happen. But after visiting more than 50 homes, the couple's house-hunt is more challenging than they'd ever imagined.
Greg and Erin have been renting a property in Yonkers but dream of raising their two daughters in a home of their own. They've saved up a down payment and now they're looking to put down permanent roots in a family-friendly community. Property expert Egypt Sherrod promises to track down a comfortable move-in ready property in the suburbs an hour outside Manhattan, but warns the couple they may have to compromise on their substantial wish list. Greg wants a swimming pool and Erin has her heart set on an en suite bathroom just for her, and the challenge is getting them to see beyond the details.
Single mom Karen has been living with her parents in New Jersey since her divorce six years ago. But now she's ready for a fresh new start and is searching for a home she can share with her eleven-year-old daughter. With a healthy down payment but just one income, property expert Egypt Sherrod promises to lead Karen to an affordable home she will love. With friends in construction who are ready to pitch in, Karen says she's wiling to take on a fixer-upper. But after a few house tours, confusion sets in and Egypt advises her to take a step back. When Karen is finally ready to move ahead, her house hunt takes a surprising turn.
Jasmine and Jose both grew up in crowded, low-income apartments in New York City. But their hard word has paid off and now they're ready to purchase a multi-unit home they can share with her parents. Property expert Egypt Sherrod promises to set them up with a budget-friendly duplex in a community they will love but also warns there will be tough choices along the way. After a few house tours, these life-long renters are shocked at how far their money won't go. Egypt then shows them a higher-priced option in their dream neighborhood that could be a real moneymaker. But it's up to Jose and Jasmine to decide on the risks their willing to take.
Ready for the next chapter, newlyweds Brian and Danielle are looking for a suburban New Jersey home where they can settle down and start a family, and they're hoping to find a picture-perfect move-in-ready property in record time. Property expert Egypt Sherrod promises to help, and with hundreds of homes that match the couple's wish list, she warns the process may take longer than they expect. As it happens, Brian and Danielle fall for the very first property they visit and then it's up to Egypt to make sure they keep an open mind.
James and Monica still live at home with their parents but they're ready to take their relationship to the next level. Instead of spending their money on a wedding, they're hoping to buy a two-family New Jersey home where their tenants' rent will help pay their mortgage. Property expert Egypt Sherrod is determined to help them find a great starter home but with their bargain budget and supersize dreams, warns their learning curve may be steep. At first, the couple says they're willing to put in some sweat equity but are shocked by their first few home tours. Egypt helps them make some tough choices and comes up with an unusual opportunity that could pay off.
Adrienne and Kobir have been living in a Long Island apartment owned by her parents. It's allowed them to save a down payment. But privacy and space are at a premium and the couple is ready to move their growing family into a dream home of their own. Property expert Egypt Sherrod vows to find them an affordable move-in ready house in a great neighborhood but warns they may have to trim their extravagant wish list to make it happen. Kobir sees potential in just about every home they visit. But after dozens of tours, Adrienne is still determined to find a picture-perfect property.
High school teacher and cheerleading coach Ariana is ready to strike out on her own, and with help from her contractor father, she's hoping to find a two-bedroom home she can put her personal stamp on. Property expert Egypt Sherrod promises to set her up with a fixer-upper in Westchester, New York that will maximize Ariana's first-time buyer's budget. But real estate in her parents' neighborhood is pricey and Egypt warns she will have to be flexible to get the most of what she wants. With dad by her side, the search is on to find a great house that won't turn into a money pit.
Jose and Prisca have worked hard to be able to afford a home of their own. Now ready for their share of the American dream, the couple is hoping to invest their nest egg and fulfill a long-standing family goal. Property expert Egypt Sherrod promises to help them find a piece of the Bronx they can call their own. The search is on for a family-friendly property they'll both love. But once they've toured a few properties, striking a compromise proves more difficult than they'd anticipated.
Ready to start their new lives together, soon-to-be-weds Steve and Melissa are busy planning their big day and the last item on their list is a spacious home in Queens, New York. Property expert Egypt Sherrod promises to help them find an affordable house close to family and friends but warns their location-fixation may cost them. The first house they visit delivers almost everything on their wish list but when they hesitate, the home is sold before they can make a move. Steve and Melissa are still convinced they can find perfection but as the search drags on, their confidence wanes.
Mitch lives with his parents and works with them in the family business. But now the 23-year-old is ready to buy his own Long Island home. That is, if he can find a property they can all agree on. Property expert Egypt Sherrod promises to track down a three-bedroom property they'll all love, and since Mom and Dad are willing to pitch in, the budget is flexible. Mitch is also flexible about the location and while that leaves the field wide open, he soon learns there is such a thing as too much choice.
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