Justin Sloggatt runs a growing film and video production company from inside a shrinking one-bedroom apartment. Now he's on a mission to buy a house for both business and pleasure. He'll need room for all of his equipment and a small staff, plus a generous private space to unwind at the end of the day. Not surprisingly, this budding entrepreneur is on a tight budget. Can he find an affordable fixer that's not too hard to fix?
Ellie and Anthony Perico bought a pristine new home in the suburbs when they got married. But now, two years later, they are fed up with the long commute and miss their family and friends back in town. Ellie, a high-school teacher, and Anthony, a probation Officer, really like their spacious two-story, but aside from their two Akitas, there is no one to share it with. They have decided to give up their suburban palace and search for a place closer to home.
Marsha Payne is a single mother of 20-something daughters Monique and Melanie, who both still live at home. Mom Marsha believes it is time for them to leave the nest and find a place of their own. Marsha's mother bought her a home when she was starting out, and now she wants to pass along that tradition to her girls. They are looking for a three-bedroom home near their mother's house. Real estate agent Alvin McGilbray signs on to help them find everything on their wish list.
Jill Bigelow and Gabriel Morales own a successful restaurant. They dated for several years before moving into an apartment together four years ago, but now they are ready to sign their final rent check and buy a place to call their own. While they love their current neighborhood, it is pricey, so they will have to move farther out to find a place they can afford. They don't mind having a long commute and they are not opposed to a fixer-upper, as long as they can find a home that is worthy of their hard-earned profits.
Sixteen years ago Rosana and Edward Chermisqui left Brazil and moved to Beverly Hills, Calif. A few years later they bought what they thought would be a starter home. But after raising their two boys and making lots of upgrades, the Chermisquis are still there. Now the couple is finally ready to trade up, and this time they're searching for a home with a few more amenities--things like an entryway, guest bath and an open floor plan for entertaining. And they definitely want to stay in Beverly Hills! Real estate agent Laurent Bertet will help them with their hunt.
Clothing designer Mario Cunha moved from Brazil to California a few years ago. After living in a small one bedroom apartment that is also doubling as his office, he decides that it is time to find a larger place. Not minding if his new place needs some work done, Mario turns to real estate agent Cliff Wadama to help find a home he could put his personal stamp on.
After meeting and falling in love at a local theater group a few years ago, Kristine and Allen are getting married in three months time. They currently live in a cramped one bedroom apartment and Kristine decided they should take the plunge and purchase their first home before their big day. With the help of a nearby real estate agent, the couple begins looking for a place that has at least two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
After living in their hip loft for several years, Megan and Mike Corcoran have grown tired of climbing down so many floors to walk their dog and having to do many of their errands on foot. As a result, they have decided to move into a more suitable house in the suburbs. With the help of their real estate agent, the couple begins searching for a two bedroom home that has a lot of closet space and a yard large enough for their dog to run in.
Disappointed at having to put their plan of purchasing a home after their wedding on hold for a few years due to the hot housing market, newlyweds Dana and Anthony Behar decided to start looking for a home that is larger than the apartment they currently live in. With the help of their real estate agent, the couple tries to find a two bedroom home with a nice sized master suite and large yard in their budget.
Robert and Maricela are engaged and getting married soon. Currently living in separate rooms in his parents’ home, the couple decided to find their own home before getting married. With the help of their real estate agent, the couple begins to focus on finding neighborhoods that are halfway between their respective work places and locating a home that has a lot of character and is structurally sound.
When Lili married Brian Lillie she became Lili Lillie--and that was just the beginning of the fun. They bought a condo, which they updated themselves, and settled into nicely with their dog, Ringo, and their collection of monkey art. The condo's been great, but now they're thinking of starting a family, so it's time to trade up to a larger home with a private yard. Can this offbeat couple tear themselves away from the condo they love and find a new place that suits them?
Colleen McCurdy and Armen Kaprelian want to buy a home before their wedding day. She lives with her parents, while he lives in a two-bedroom bachelor pad with Colleen's brother, Ryan. With the ceremony just 10 weeks away, the pressure's on. They are looking for a condo or townhouse with at least two bedrooms and enough storage space to accommodate two converging households. They may have to consider a fixer-upper or move farther from their jobs and friends, but they are willing to make that sacrifice in order to start off married life in a home they own together. Family friend and real estate agent Dianne Pawlowski is eager to help them meet that goal.
Andrea Peterson and Michael Gonzales want to begin their married life together in a new home. Right now they live in two different places--he rents a town house, and she owns a condo. They are looking for a modern three-bedroom with an open flow that is closer to Peterson's work. Real estate agent Robin Zacha signs on to help the newlyweds.