Jerald and Danielle are looking for their dream house in Raleigh, with enough space for themselves and their two children. He wants something brand new with all the latest updates. She wants to mix in some older character and live in an established neighborhood. She also insists on a kitchen backsplash with a diamond pattern (not square), while he has to have his own room in which to play video games without being disturbed. They'll have to make some compromises if they want their dream to come true.
Carl and Amanda currently live in a downtown Chicago high-rise. They like the convenience of living in the heart of the city, but since they recently celebrated the birth of their second child, they've decided to move to the suburbs to raise their family. They're targeting large homes in the community of Hinsdale with a one million dollar budget. Amanda would love a move-in ready Nantucket style home, ideally something new construction. Carl, on the other hand, prefers older Tudor-style homes with lots of charm and character. After looking at over 50 properties, who will win out?