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Matt Blashaw: A Day in the Life 9 Videos

Spend a day with Matt Blashaw - learn to surf, meet his family and even go on some high flying adventures.

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Matt Blashaw

This licensed contractor honed his handyman skills while working at his father's lumberyard through college.
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Matt Blashaw realizes couples' wishes to own a vacation home mortgage free. The secret? He helps them shop for and renovate a "diamond in the rough" home in their dream location to command top dollar as a vacation rental. The end result? The couple rents out the renovated home for maximum income part of the year, covering all their annual expenses. For the rest of the year they live in a Vacation House for Free !
Season 1, Episode 4

Tahoe City Lake House

Matt Blashaw is determined to find the Gordon family the perfect vacation home in Lake Tahoe. They are hoping to buy a rustic, three bedroom-two bath home with convenient access to both the Lake and the mountains. With a central location being high on their list, Matt works to find an affordable fixer-upper that will get top dollar in the rental market after an extensive face lift. The Gordon's decide that putting time and money into a home in a prime location will ultimately allow them to live their dream in this year-round paradise.

Tuesday
Nov 18
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 6

Virginia Beach Vacation Condo

Brian and Yoonah are looking for a conveniently located vacation home so they can easily get away from their busy lives and schedules. Matt Blashaw shows the couple several retreats close to the water, with large enough living spaces where their family of six can congregate for some quality time. The decision is made when the family opts for square footage and beach-side living, despite a funky floor plan and lack of character.

Friday
Mar 20
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 2

Marco Island Beach Getaway

Matt Blashaw takes the Hicks family on a house hunt to find the vacation home of their dreams. The family is looking for a 3 bedroom, two bath with an open floor plan and pool for their four young children to enjoy. After seeing three homes within their price range, the Hicks opt for the spacious fixer upper that requires a complete renovation from the backyard to the front yard. Despite the overwhelming amount of work that needs to be done, the family ultimately values space over convenience.

Friday
Mar 20
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 4

Tahoe City Lake House

Matt Blashaw is determined to find the Gordon family the perfect vacation home in Lake Tahoe. They are hoping to buy a rustic, three bedroom-two bath home with convenient access to both the Lake and the mountains. With a central location being high on their list, Matt works to find an affordable fixer-upper that will get top dollar in the rental market after an extensive face lift. The Gordon's decide that putting time and money into a home in a prime location will ultimately allow them to live their dream in this year-round paradise.

Friday
Apr 24
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 7

Summer Love

Georgia and Walter began their love story summering at the Jersey Shore. They now want to include their daughter in this tradition by purchasing their very own beach house. Matt Blashaw has his work cut out for him finding an undervalued property with big potential in this pricey island escape. Will these childhood sweethearts be willing to take on a gut-job renovation or will they stretch their dollar to get the water view they always dreamed of.

Friday
Jul 3
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 2

Key Largo Retreat

Julie and Joe have fond memories of their teenage years vacationing in Key Largo and are now hoping to recreate those memories with their two rambunctious boys. While Joe is full steam ahead, Julie is apprehensive about getting stuck with the carrying cost of a second home. Matt Blashaw will have to work his magic to find these full-time Florida residents an affordable getaway with enough 'Keysy' character so they feel like they are escaping to paradise.

Sunday
Jul 19
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 5

Hilton Head Low Country Living

Marc and Celeste Schwitters are looking for an ocean escape, so they can spend quality time with their two sons and their extended family. Matt Blashaw has his work cut out finding a vacation house for this number-minded couple. After an extensive house hunt in the low country, the family looks past the odd and confusing layout of the home and decides that outdoor space, location, and canal-access are most important.

Friday
Oct 30
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 9

Wilderness Retreat

After visiting friends in the sleepy mountain town of Arnold, CA, Randa and Kevin decided it was the perfect place for their family to vacation. With an affinity for outdoor activities and a tangible real estate market, this multi-season haven is still relatively unknown. Matt Blashaw will help this family find their retreat in the woods before word gets out and they get priced out!

Wednesday
Jan 6
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 5

Las Vegas Vacation

Matt Blashaw is on the hunt for a vacation home in sunny Las Vegas for college sweethearts Shannyn and Blaine and their three energetic kids. Despite its rowdy reputation, Las Vegas has become a family and kid-friendly destination. This couple is craving some vitamin D and quality time together away from their hectic lives and Matt knows just how to find them the perfect home and turn their dreams into a reality!

Wednesday
Jan 6
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 5

Las Vegas Vacation

Matt Blashaw is on the hunt for a vacation home in sunny Las Vegas for college sweethearts Shannyn and Blaine and their three energetic kids. Despite its rowdy reputation, Las Vegas has become a family and kid-friendly destination. This couple is craving some vitamin D and quality time together away from their hectic lives and Matt knows just how to find them the perfect home and turn their dreams into a reality!

Friday
Feb 5
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 13

Rustic Paradise by the Lake

Jordan and Teagan are looking for an escape from their busy lives in Los Angeles, where they can enjoy spending time in the great outdoors with their two dogs and set their sights on Big Bear, where lake access and mountain views are only a quick car ride away. Matt Blashaw takes this young couple on a house hunt in the four-season resort town for a home that will be appealing to renters year-round. But finding a charming, lakeside home with enough space for hosting family and friends will prove challenging in this popular destination!

Thursday
Feb 9
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

Beachfront Dreaming

Sanjay and Sejal are in the market for a vacation home in the family-friendly seaside town of Carolina Beach. With its family friendly shoreline and nostalgic beach charm, Carolina Beach is a convenient getaway for this busy family of five. But homes close to the beach run a high price tag; so Matt Blashaw must convince this couple that a fixer upper on the beach is not too much for this couple to take on.

Thursday
Mar 9
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

Desert Dreaming

Matt Blashaw is on the hunt in sunny La Quinta, CA for a desert escape for Skip, Lara and their two teenage kids. This busy family is looking for a one-of-a-kind home where they can gather during the holidays and spend quality time together. Matt must work to find a diamond in the rough with Mediterranean charm that is affordable for this adventurous family and that will ultimately attract the vacationing snowbirds!

Thursday
May 25
6:30am | 5:30c

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