After living in New York for years, 37-year-old bachelor David Ridley is returning to his roots in Waco, Texas. His all-in budget is $272,000 and he wants to stay close to the Mountainview area because of its proximity to Lake Waco. Chip and Joanna are excited for the challenge of finding a home for the man they consider to be Waco's 'most eligible bachelor.' They take David on a tour of three spacious lakeside houses. The Red Roof House is the first house they visit, and David is taken aback by its funky and odd 1960s style. Their next stop Chip dubs the Bachelor Pad. The inside is wide open with high ceilings, perfect for hosting. The backyard is smaller than David was hoping for, but the inside of the house holds so much potential, he really has to weigh his options. The Peach House is last, clearly outdated and in need of some work.
Stacie and Ben Childers are soon-to-be empty nesters with one daughter enrolled at Baylor University and another hoping to follow in her big sister's footsteps. Moving from California, Ben and Stacie are looking for a home in Waco to not only be near their kids, but also give their daughters a place to escape the rigors of campus life. With an all-in budget of $175,000, the Childers would like to find a three-bedroom, two-bath house full of original detailing and shiplap. The first house they visit, Chip names the 'Beanstalk Bungalow' after the large seedpods that dangle from the catalpa tree in front of the house. Next, they tour the 'Doll House.' Very small and quaint, it lives up to its name. Last, they visit the 'Christmas Craftsman,' which Chip and Jo name after the green trim and red accents on the exterior of the house.
Ken and Kelly Downs are a recently wed couple looking for a home they can both call their own. They've outgrown Ken's small bachelor pad and hope to find a place that reflects both of their individual styles. With a budget of $250,000 in Waco, Texas, they are looking for a home with wood floors, an open kitchen, and his and hers office space. The first house they visit is the "Chalk Ranch House," named after the large chalkboard wall in one of the bedrooms. Kelly isn't a fan of the brick exterior, but she agrees that a little paint would be a great improvement. The second house, the "Cutie Tudor," is quaint and only needs relatively few updates. It already has a layout convenient for a large master suite, but the biggest project would be renovating the kitchen. The last house is a wild card that Chip throws into the mix. He calls it the "Three Little Pigs House" because it seems so old and weathered, a stiff wind could blow it down like the wolf in the children's folk tale.