Helen dreams of owning one of Washington, D.C.'s historic Victorian row homes, but her husband Jesse would rather have a place with no shared walls and a big yard. They also want a large open kitchen, an en-suite master bath, and a finished basement that will give them more space for the foster kids they hope to adopt. But in D.C.'s seller's market, finding everything they want within their first time homebuyers' budget might mean they won't get any of it.
Eric, Kelly, and their 2 young boys are sharing a one-bedroom guest house on Eric's parents' 9-acre ranch. With all 4 crammed into a single bedroom, this young family is in desperate need of more space. Kelly, who stays home with the kids, wants a large, updated house with plenty of room to grow. Eric, who has gotten used to the privacy and space of his parents' acreage, wants at least an acre of land. With a budget of $225,000 it's next to impossible to find both, so will it be big house, or big land?