New York City dwellers Robbi and Ray want a home upstate, where they can bring up the child they hope to adopt soon in a more tranquil setting. They're searching the idyllic Hudson Valley for a move-in ready place with lots of charm. But Ray has a few unusual demands: he'd like a place with a perfect Christmas tree spot, as well as a grand staircase where he can snap photos of their future kids on prom night. Will their $250,000 budget be enough to find them their fantasy house in the country?
Washington state transplants, Grahm and Dana, have fallen in love with San Francisco and are ready to buy their first home there. She wants a classic San Francisco Victorian or Edwardian, and he wants an urban loft. But the bigger question is whether they can find a home at all for under a million bucks in this supercharged real estate market.