After Margarita and Michel Lim got married, she moved into his cramped one-bedroom apartment. Now, after two years of living like sardines, they are desperate to make the switch from renting to owning. Michel works in the technology industry, so the couple shares their tiny space with several computers as well as his parents' furniture. They are anxious to move, but finding the right house hasn't been easy. Storage space is top of their wish list because not only is their space limited, but Michel is also a pack rat. The Lims want to find a home with two-bedrooms, an office space, nice backyard and plenty of storage. They have large families so they'd also like to have enough space to entertain. Real estate agent Chase Campen thinks he can find the house that will work for them.
Newlyweds Tamika and Bobby Quillard have enjoyed starting their married life in Bobby's cozy apartment, but with thoughts of expanding the size of their family from two to four (or even more), they are eager to find a bigger home to call their own. Since moving in, Tamika's design business has taken off, and she needs a larger home-based studio space. Bobby enjoys taking advantage of their large backyard, but would rather he didn't have to share it with the next-door neighbors. They would like at least two bathrooms, a large private backyard, an updated kitchen and a master bedroom with two large closets. Realtor Tamara Thomas is ready to help.
When Attorney Naresh Kilaru was still in law school, his studio apartment in Washington D.C. worked just fine. After his new wife, Vandana, moved in, they realized it was time to find a larger home. For starters, the apartment doesn't have a proper bedroom, only a partial glass wall that separates the bed from the rest of the apartment. Measuring a mere 400 square feet, the apartment has just one small bathroom, a tiny kitchen and one average-size closet. They like the trendy and historic area known as Dupont Circle and are hoping to find a home there. They are looking for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo with a view, a much larger kitchen and more privacy. They are also interested in the historic architecture in the neighborhood and would like to find a building that has a historical background. Realtor Hans Wydler is determined to help them find exactly what they want.
Twenty-four-year-old Steve Hobbs has been living with a roommate in a tiny campus dorm room for the past two years. The 150-square-foot residence leaves a lot to be desired--it's very cramped, extremely messy and offers no privacy whatsoever. Add a strained relationship with his roommate to the mix, and it's easy to understand why he is so eager to have a place of his own. There are only a couple of months until graduation, so finding a home of his own is becoming urgent. Will he be able to keep one eye on his grades and the other on a house hunt? Real estate agent Teresa Todd intends to make sure of it.
Newlyweds Arlene and Doug Hoang are living in a condo that is just too small for two. It was a great space for her when she was single, but after they married and he moved in, they realized there was no way it was going to work. The kitchen is tiny, and there's only one closet in the master bedroom so all of his clothes are in the guest room that also doubles as Arlene's office. The only outdoor space is a small balcony that they rarely use. In order to start their marriage off on the right foot, they need to find a home where they can both be comfortable. They also plan to have children, so they are looking for at least three or four bedrooms and a nice backyard. Plus, she is determined to have a pool. Realtor Teri Goldbaum is up to the challenge of finding a home that satisfies their tough standards.
Cindy and Rick Jucksch and their three teenage daughters are crammed into a three-bedroom, one-bath rental while they search for a new home. Although the cottage has charm and a huge yard, it is just too small. Two of the girls are sharing a bedroom, and all five family members share one bathroom! Needless to say, they are eager to have a space to call their own. Their only requirements that it be in the same neighborhood they are in now and that there are five bedrooms, three bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms. Sister-in-law and real estate agent Diane Kauzlarich is to help in the search.
With 30 days to go before banker Corliss Moore and her 13-year-old daughter, Amber, have to move, this mother-daughter duo sets out to find a single-family home. Having spent the last six years in the confines of a small townhouse, their living situation has brought this already close family even closer. But even best friends need their space, and this two-bedroom townhouse just doesn't have it. Though the complex has lots of amenities, they're willing to sacrifice them all for a larger home of their own. Corliss wants to stay in the same school district, and in this pricey neighborhood, that won't be easy. Real estate agent Tamara Hill thinks she can find a house that will work for them.
Nine months after their wedding, the honeymoon's not over for Martica and Gus Membiela. With space tight in their posh Miami Beach condo, the couple is ready to find a larger home and start a family. They currently live in what's called a condo/hotel, a unique combination of hotel rooms and condominiums that come with all the amenities of a high-class hotel. It is simply too small to entertain friends and family, and Gus wants an extra bedroom for an office. They decide to look for a home in the nearby community of Coral Gables. Real estate agent Jackie Cabrera is confident she can find a place to suit their needs.