After living in six different countries, Denmark's Daniella is ready to put down roots in Toronto with husband Chris. They're looking to buy a modern home in a mature neighborhood... And since Danes typically buy a house for life, their expectations are high.
After a stint in Montreal, Peggy and Kevin are moving back to Toronto. And because these virgins are wary of Toronto's sky-high real estate prices, they're prepared to take out a hefty mortgage and hoping to find a property with a rental unit to help offset their costs. Enter real estate expert Sandra Rinomato. She promises to find them a house that fits the bill... But after the first tour, the couple is overwhelmed and disappointed by how little house they can afford. Sandra encourages them to keep the faith. But when they later find an ideal property, will the ensuing bidding war be too much for them to handle?
While fitness entrepreneur Jim is willing to spend top dollar on his first home, his wife Robyn has her eye on the bottom line. Growing up in a small town, these high school sweethearts got used to sprawling homes on ample lots... But is either one prepared for the reality of Toronto's red-hot property market? Enter real estate expert Sandra Rinomato. She promises to find a home to make them both happy... But when the first couple house tours open their eyes, they put in a call to their mortgage broker. Will shopping at a higher price point deliver the starter home of their dreams? And when they visit a home that fits the bill, can they agree on their maximum bid?
Tired of paying a premium for their cramped, 400-square-foot rental, recent business school grads Alison and Jeff are ready to invest in their very first condo. They'd like to find a perfect pad in Toronto's popular West End. But are nervous they won't find much in their price range. Enter real estate expert Sandra Rinomato. She promises to show them plenty of options to fit their wish list and their bottom line. But will they be willing to sacrifice location, or square footage to seal the deal? The couple is impressed from the start. But, when they fall for two very different listings, can Sandra help them decide what to do?
Determined to put an end to their long-distance relationship commute, Tom and Christina are looking to settle down in the same city. And, since they've been spending more time in their cars than in their homes, are hoping to find a suburban Delaware property complete with all the comforts. Enter real estate expert Sandra Rinomato. She promises to find them a perfect, three-bedroom home in Wilmington's North End. But is the indecisive pair ready to sign on the dotted line? Amazingly, the first home they visit delivers everything on the couple's wish list. But when they decide to view a few more properties, will they lose the dream home to another buyer?
Ready to take the real estate plunge, Kelly is hoping to buy a Philadelphia starter home for herself and her two friends... But with a seriously limited budget, fears she'll either fall in love with a house she can't afford, or worse yet, end up with a real dive. Enter real estate expert Sandra Rinomato. She promises to find them a suburban property close to a commuter rail station... But are these property virgins prepared for the challenges of a fixer-upper? Since the trio has already given up their apartments, they're in a major hurry to find a new home... But can Kelly settle on a property that meets their expectations and her budget?
Tired of tiny inner-city rentals and splitting the distance between their jobs in Manhattan and Philadelphia, Ashley and Brad have relocated to prestigious Princeton and are now hoping to buy a spacious family-friendly home on a sprawling, manicured lot. Enter real estate expert Sandra Rinomato. She promises to find them a gracious property with all the comforts of home. But will their dream home vision measure up to the market reality? A dilapidated mansion with loads of potential and a bargain price tag eventually catches their eye. But will they take a risk on a sale that might not go though? And how long will they be willing to wait?
Single, hardworking, and career-focused, Maggie is ready to move out of her parents' place and into a three-bedroom home of her own. But although she's got the down payment she needs, this virgin admits she doesn't know the first thing about maintaining a sprawling suburban property. Enter real estate expert Sandra Rinomato. She promises to find her the perfect home in a family-oriented New Jersey neighborhood close to the Interstate... But is Maggie ready to face the area's sky-high property taxes? Maggie tours several homes with very different features... But when she finally zeroes in on the property she wants, will she lose the house to another buyer?
Desperate to end his crazy commute, New Hampshire's Mark is hoping to move out of his parents' place and into a bachelor pad of his own. The 24-year-old has saved up a tiny down payment and is looking for a maintenance-free, two-bedroom condo near Boston that fits his limited budget and active urban lifestyle. Enter real estate expert Sandra Rinomato. She promises to find Mark a bachelor pad that suits. But is this property virgin ready to take the plunge? Mark visits a few listings outside of town, but none compare to an affordable two-bedroom condo Sandra shows him in Boston's desirable South End. Mark decides to put in an offer - But will this well-priced condo be too good to be true?
After living in her parents' basement, business-savvy Danielle has saved up a tidy nest egg and is looking to buy a Boston home of her own. With her finances on track, she's looking forward to independent living. But even with the support of her family, she fears she might be jumping into home ownership too soon. Enter real estate expert Sandra Rinomato. She promises to steer Danielle to the perfect property. But can she decide whether she wants a condo or a detached home? After a few visits, Danielle is torn between a gracious move-in ready condo and a charming 200-year-old fixer-upper just minutes from work. And when she finally makes up her mind, learns there are already other offers on the table. Will she outbid the competition?
Tired of the New York City rat race, Addam and Yimara relocated to Boston and are now hoping to buy a home where they can start a family. Just minutes from downtown, they've set their sights on prestigious Coolidge Corner. But with a fixed budget and high standards, will they find a home that meets their lofty expectations? Enter real estate expert Sandra Rinomato. She promises to find them a spectacular home in their dream neighborhood. But will they be willing to compromise? Sandra is surprised when an exceptional listing in the perfect location fails to impress. And when the couple tours another home, the space and price tag are ideal, but the location just doesn't measure up. Can these virgins hope to find a home that has it all?
Ginger and Scott met by chance after work one day, fell in love, and now they're looking to buy and renovate a duplex just outside Boston. Eager to knock down a few walls, they'd like to find an investment property they can put a sledgehammer to. But are these newbies truly ready to become homeowners and landlords? Enter real estate expert Sandra Rinomato. She promises to find the couple a spacious two-family home in their price range. But after two weeks and over 30 home tours, they're frustrated and losing hope. Sandra sits them down for a serious chat, but are Ginger and Scott ready to shift gears? And will they eventually find a property that suits both their needs and their budget?
Christina and Clarence moved from Toronto to Boston a few years ago, and after putting down roots, are now ready to buy their first home. They'd like to find a well-appointed three-bedroom suburban home where they can start a family. But is this Canadian couple ready for the realities of New England real estate? Enter real estate expert Sandra Rinomato. She promises to find them a perfect home in just the right neighborhood. But are they ready to be flexible with their Toronto-centric perceptions? After a few home tours, the couple is torn between a turnkey townhouse and a sprawling ranch home in need of a few updates. And when they finally decide to make an offer, they take an aggressive approach. Will the negotiating tactic pay off?
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