Sue and Dan are starting to feel the walls close in around them. Currently sharing a rented townhouse with their daughter and granddaughter, they soon begin searching for a larger house to meet their needs for more space.
After rescuing a puppy and hesitant to give him away, Jennifer Cosgrove decides to find a place of her own since her current apartment building doesn’t allow pets. Jennifer then enlists the help of a local real estate agent to find the perfect place for her and her dog Snarla.
Karine and Ken Cruz have lived in their house since they were newlyweds. Over the past few years, their lifestyle has changed dramatically with the birth of their daughter, 18-month-old Isabela. They realize that their house is no longer large enough for their expanding family, but they would like to remain in their current neighborhood. Realtor Sharon Fane thinks she can help.
Interior designer Kenneth Brown is always seeking a creative challenge. His latest endeavor is to buy a fixer-upper home, then revamp it to meet his own artistic vision. In fact, he bought his current house when it was going into foreclosure, and he was able to salvage and convert it into a charming abode. Will he be able to do the same with his next purchase?
Bonne Chermak is looking for a smaller house for her and her 14-year-old daughter. The pair enjoy being near the water, and Chermak wants something unique and out of the way. They find just what they're looking for when real estate agent Jeff Chertow shows them a cozy home situated near a creek.
Lourdes and Tommy O'Brien's careers are playing an important part in their house hunt. He is a composer who works from their house, so he needs the new house to either have a detached garage or guesthouse that can be converted into a studio. She is a teacher who needs a spare bedroom that can be used as an office. They have a tall order. They need a home with enough space in the right place.
Susanne and Ted Pahle are a married couple in transition. Ted has a career that has required he and his wife to live in various countries all over the world. This time, they are relocating from the eastern United States to the West Coast. Currently the couple resides in a temporary hotel room, and although they have enjoyed the service the hotel has offered them, the novelty is wearing off. Will these world travelers finally settle down and plant some roots?
Artist Hiroko Momii is ready to find a new home with a few luxuries. She would appreciate a nice view and space to convert or build an art studio. She would also prefer a home that has a few large walls with no windows on which to hang her colorful paintings. Join us as she looks for a new home for herself and for her art.
Mark Van Der Zalm and Carina Coleman have been living at Coleman's parents' house while they saved money to buy a house of their own. After a few years of saving, they began a search of on their own. At one advertising call, they met realtor Bonnie Fernandez, who showed them one of her listings. Though the home wasn't a perfect fit, the realtor was. Now all they have to do is find the ideal home.
Brenda Rothaupt's story is one of change. This single house hunter recently left her fast-paced corporate job in favor of a teaching position at the local college. She currently owns a home in a quiet suburban community, where the horses outnumber the people. While she appreciates the neighborhood's charm, she has decided to buy a house by the beach. Join House Hunters as Rothaupt finds a great house that will allow her to trade in her saddle for a surfboard.
Alan Scalone is a single dad who is ready to find a bigger home for his family. Currently in a two-bedroom apartment, Scalone and his daughters, Felicia and Stephanie, need more space. He briefly considered renting a three-bedroom apartment, but because rent was approaching what a mortgage payment would be, he decided to buy. Watch as realtor Deborah McCoy takes the family on their journey toward a new home.
Twenty-nine-year-old Paul Zook is beginning to settle down and wants to buy his own home. While he's starting to mature, this young man still loves his toys, and they take up a lot of space. Is there a house out there with everything Zook wants and enough room for his camping gear, three bicycles and tools?
Ann and Rick Lopez are currently living in an adorable cottage that they have fixed up and added many personal touches. Although the two are comfortable living there, it is located on a busy street that can get noisy. Since the couple enjoyed transforming their current home, they welcome a chance to do it again with a new home.
Professional book editor Brenda Copeland has been living in her pint-size, 300-square-foot apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for eight years. Sharing the space with her two roommates, cats, Chester and Spanky has not been easy, and using her sofa bed as a guest room leaves her virtually no room. So Brenda has finally saved enough money for her own place, but with the super-competitive and super-expensive housing market in Manhattan, she hopes she can find something she can afford. Real estate broker Michelle Churchill signs on to help.
Gerarda Shields and Bill Taylor are a young New York couple who are ready to take the next step in their relationship and buy their first place together. Though the couple loves spending time with each other, the three hours of commuting between their two places has just become too much. They want to find an affordable co-op near where they first met five years ago in the Riverdale area of the Bronx. Real estate agent Eugenia Foxworth signs on to help them find the perfect space with an updated kitchen, plenty of closet space and a terrace that is in their starter-place price range.
New Yorker Dawn Sheggeby, a successful book editor, lives in the artsy East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. This trendy neighborhood suits her fun lifestyle, and although she has labeled her apartment "The Party Pad," she is not thrilled with living right next to one of the city's biggest nightclubs. She has decided to take the plunge and buy an apartment in a quieter neighborhood with hopes of getting some sleep in "the city that never sleeps." And she wants to do it in time for her 40th birthday! Her friend and realtor Kevin Meath agrees to help with the hunt.
After living in New York for several years, voice-over artist Yvette Lowenthal moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Now she's back in Manhattan and renting a studio loft in the Financial District for $3,000 a month. Tired of being far away from work, shopping and New York's happening nightlife, she is now ready to buy a one-bedroom apartment in Midtown Manhattan. With her two shaggy roommates, dogs Licky and Spirit, in tow, Yvette she is prepared to plunk down up to $500,000 to find just the right pad. Real estate agent Michele Lee agrees to help with her quest.
Babak Movahedi is a busy Washington, D.C., lawyer. Now he's hoping to add "New York City homeowner" to his list of credentials. He loves his four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home in D.C.'s Dupont Circle, but he is constantly traveling to New York to meet with clients--up to six or seven times a month! So he's decided it's time to buy his own studio apartment in New York's hip downtown area. Real estate agent Erik Bottcher takes on the challenge.