George and Sven fell in love at first sight, and they built a life together in George's hometown of Dallas, Texas. But with retirement looming and Sven itching to return to his roots, the couple has decided to move back to Sven's native Netherlands. They know that space comes at a premium in The Hague, but downsizing from Texas will be a challenge.
Andrew Christian's life as a fashion designer in Los Angeles is fast-paced and non-stop. He's learned that getting out of the country is a great stress reliever, so he's ready to buy a second home in his favorite escape of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Mike and Stacia are recent empty nesters, so when Mike got a job transfer to Groningen, Netherlands, they jumped at the chance to fulfill a lifelong dream of living in Europe
Chase proposed to his wife, Jen, at the top of Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence and their eventual plan has always been to live in Italy together.
After years of sharing homes, a flight attendant prepares to settle into her own permanent home in the Abruzzo region of Italy.
Sandra and Barkley have frequented St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands over the years and even got hitched there. Their 10-year-plan to move to St. John quickly became an immediate reality when a major Chicago snow storm destroyed their apartment. Barkley will be working from home and would love to live in the more popular Cruz Bay area, while Sandra wants to be further from town so she can enjoy some peace and quiet.
After completing their respective PhD field research, a young couple is moving from London to the Western Cape of South Africa for a job opportunity. As first-time buyers, they want to find the perfect stand-alone home with space for entertaining, but one income will only get them so far in this competitive market. Will she be able to compromise her vision in the wine region of the Western Cape?
A Canadian couple is ready to leave below-zero winters behind and relocate to sunny Honduras. They love Roatan, off the northern coast, for its lush tropical jungle, sandy beaches and world-class scuba diving, but that's where the agreement ends. She dreams of a turnkey property on the beach and he wouldn't mind a place that needs a bit of work - he just needs space to build a workshop.
Tyler and Emily are leaving Washington, DC, to follow a job transfer to Paris, France. This outdoorsy couple are well traveled, but have never lived abroad. She'd like to be in the city center so she can explore Paris, but that would make his commute a long one. They want an updated apartment, with Parisian charm and outdoor space, but considering Paris is one of the most expensive cities in the world, they may have to take what they can get.
Bastin and Debbie are moving to tropical San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, with the intention of giving back to their new community like they have on previous outreach trips to South Africa.
Seeking a stress-free lifestyle, Jon, Shawna and daughter Acacia are leaving their 100-year-old farmstead in Manitoba, Canada, for the rainforest and beaches of Nosara, Costa Rica.
A couple of successful, self-made business owners are faced with a tough decision in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
After years of living in Mississippi, a family of five moves to Cochabamba, Boliva.
Private chef Caroline was raised in New York City, but the city has started to lose some of its luster for her. She's targeted Guardia Sanframondi in Italy to make her new home.
Gary and Stacey decided to sell their house after Gary got promoted to a new position in Fagersta, Sweden.
A young couple and his best friend leave their careers for an opportunity to work together in Manta, Ecuador.
JoAnne and Ken have decided to give up freezing upstate New York winters and buy a place on Cayman Brac Island in the Caribbean.
Jennifer knows Crystal Lake, Illinois, is a beautiful hometown, but she also knows that eighty percent of its citizens never leave the Chicago suburb.
Croatia native Ivan's career move to Breda, Netherlands, is fulfilling his wife's childhood fantasy of living in Europe. Ivan just wants his new home to be within budget and close to his job, but his wife, Lindsay, daydreams of living in the pricey city center in a home with enough space to comfortably house their families. The homes within their budget, though, aren't big enough to for all of Lindsay's dreams as House Hunter International gets a glimpse of life in Breda, Netherlands.
After a scuba diving trip to Roatan, Honduras, Stacy and her son, Ryan, fell in love with the island's charm and decided to search for a vacation home for the entire family. With Ryan taking some time off after his first year of college, Stacy agrees to let her son live in Roatan while he figures out what to do with his life. The desire for beachfront living comes with a hefty price tag, though, so this mom and son duo must work together to keep their priorities straight in order find the perfect home
After years of living stateside, Markus is ready to return to Europe with his new American wife, Cory. He's been accepted into the University of Lund in Sweden, and he doesn't want their first marital home to be a dorm room. These newlyweds will need to battle 40,000 other students in Lund's busy rental market. As she waits for her Swedish work visa, Cory is feeling the budgetary pressure, but she would still like their home to meet the size and standards to which she has grown accustomed to in the States. Agent Michael will have his work cut out for him when House Hunters International goes on a honeymoon in Lund, Sweden.
A job transfer takes a US family of avid cyclists abroad to Kaiserslautern, Germany. But finding a home that can fit their nine bikes and drastically different priorities will be a tough task for their real estate agent.
Just a few days removed from their wedding, John and Megan are leaving life in Ohio behind to move to London for John's new job opportunity. The young couple met while running track in college and have targeted London's Hampstead neighborhood due to the expansive Hampstead Heath, which is perfect for runners. But with John providing their sole income until Megan finds work, finding an in to one of the most expensive areas in all of the UK won't be easy. They knew things would be more expensive in London, but they soon discover that their limited budget might not get them as far as they'd hoped. Find out if they can afford the life they want when House Hunters International returns to London, England.
Glenn and Lisa's three kids will all soon be off to college and they're beginning to think about the next phase in their lives. Glenn works hard to keep his construction business running, and he's looking forward to buying a place where he can relax, retire and reconnect with his wife. But Lisa has different ideas. She wants a place where they can bring the whole family together and has dreams of living right on the beach, a dream that Glenn knows could cost enough to push retirement back over the horizon. See which sensibility prevails when House Hunters International visits Puerto Plata of the Dominican Republic.
Texas and dreamed of starting a life together as they focused on their careers. However, a huge job opportunity from Greg's job is about to upend their Texan dream. It's an amazing chance for Greg to gain some experience but the job is in Aberdeen, Scotland. Although Jessica would love a dog-friendly place that's spacious and roomy, a home with a huge kitchen and closet space is going to stretch the budget. Since they're relying solely on his income, the budget has Greg concerned. Find out if this couple can find the space they and their dogs will need when House Hunters International travels to Aberdeen, Scotland.
Leaving his snowy Canadian backcountry for her native Sunshine Coast, a young family is hung up at the in-laws until he is finally employed and their long awaited house hunt can begin. They agree their ideal home is somewhere within the areas just beyond the coastal districts. But finding their bliss amongst the rural areas, the farmlands, the fascinating towns and the bushland that make up the hinterland of Australia's Sunshine Coast, is not so sunny a journey as they had hoped. Bedeviled and bedazzled by one property after another, they fight to find their perfect Aussie nest without compromising on room to be wild.
Having dreamt of a total life change, Ashlee is breaking out from the confines of small town Kansas and heading to Germany. In order to meet new people and immerse herself in the culture, she wants to be in the heart of Dusseldorf's city center. Real estate agent Mario knows her heart is set on leaving the suburbs behind, but he's not so sure his client is ready for urban life. And with apartments being snapped up quickly in Dusseldorf's highly competitive rental market, she'll have to decide what's most important to her before it's too late.
Ever since he spent time abroad as a college student, Reid has wanted to return to Europe. Now 10 years later, he's happily accepting a job transfer to Brussels, Belgium.
With their daughter Megan graduating from college and their son Colin not too far behind, Greg and Pam Rzonca can see an empty nest on their horizon. For the next phase of their lives, they're looking to escape from harsh Illinois winters and snowbird in the warmth of Costa Rica. Greg and Pam want to own a property in beautiful Manuel Antonio that will be a family escape for years, but it will need to double as a rental vacation property when they're home in the States. The kids are eager to tag along on the search with real estate agent Scott Williams, but their two cents could potentially push Greg's million dollar budget into the stratosphere. In the battle of beach versus budget, only one side can claim victory when House Hunters International moves into Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.
Before they were married, Donna and Gary loved the conveniences of living in New York City. But after the birth of their second daughter, their living quarters became cramped. And in a city where space was a premium, they couldn't afford to upsize. So like many young families living in Manhattan, the couple were pushed out of the city and into the suburbs. In Westchester County, Gary and Donna bought a large house with a spacious backyard for the kids. But, commuting to their jobs in the city was difficult, and the hour long train ride to and from their offices was taking a toll on family time. So when Gary's company offered a transfer to Edinburgh, Scotland, they jumped at the chance to return to urban life, and reside in an affordable city with reasonable commutes. But when the family landed on UK soil, they realized prices in Scotland's capital were higher than they expected. And getting a downtown apartment with four bedrooms and a garden cost more than their 2,400 dollars a month budget. Find out if they sacrifice size, location or cost when House Hunters International seeks city living in Edinburgh, Scotland.
After decades of rushing around in the rat race, Edward has retired and become an artist. Now he wants solitude to pursue painting, photography, and cooking. His wife Gracie is still working but it won't be too long before she also retires. Unlike Edward in just about every way, she is a people person who wants friends and group activities. The only thing they seem to agree on is the place they want to retire, Puerto Penasco, Mexico, which is also their favorite vacation spot. But the agreement ends there, as they battle it out over peace, tranquility and solitude versus people, activities and amenities.
Craig always wanted to test his independence by moving as far away from Long Island as possible, so when a job at his NY firm opened up in Australia, he didn't hesitate to hop a plane. When a friend introduced him to several like-minded guys also looking for a place down under, Craig opted in, and the search for a four-bedroom casa in Sydney was on. But while the benefits of sharing a space are plentiful, so too are the demands. Each roommate has different needs, and if a harmonious home is the endgame, the greatest test of Craig's leadership and independence may be leading his roommates to compromise.
Andrew and his wife Natasha have been living in Seattle with their children, but Andrew's work involves operating a tour business in various cities across Europe. The business is based in Slovenia, and Andrew feels that Slovenia closely resembles the America he grew up in and would be the ideal place to live and raise his kids. But his wife Natasha, who came to the states from Russia, has already made one big move across the globe and is reluctant to jump headlong into another. While Andrew wants to live near the city for work, Natasha is adamant about settling in a more rural area so the kids can run outside and play without her having to worry. See whose wishlist gets fulfilled as House Hunters International tours through Slovenia.
Sharing a dream to leave city life behind for a life of farming in the Welsh countryside, Simon and Julie sold their house in Worcester to make their dream a reality. Contending with learning the language and fitting in, in this foreign land, Julie is anxious to find a property in the area's tight market. Coming back to the area where he grew up, Simon's familiarity with the area makes him strive for more as House Hunters International has a Wales of a time in Anglesey.
A half American, half Parisian family of four move from one of the most cosmopolitan locales in the world to a city that is arguably even more so. As expensive as Paris is, London has a cost of living that is about twenty percent higher. But this glamorous family is not accustomed to dour living quarters. Their search for a proper flat for their two princesses takes them first to a maisonette, then to a traditional row house and, finally, to a Mews. Along the way, British charm chips away at the hold that Paris has over them.
Stephanie Clark has always loved escaping the daily grind in Maryland to spend time with her family in St. Thomas, USVI. When her boyfriend Shawn Burman proposed while vacationing there, Stephanie decided that she never wanted to leave. With a desire to continue his education, Shawn didn't require much convincing to embrace Stephanie's dream to move to the Virgin Islands. Relying on her income while Shawn returns to his studies, Stephanie understands that their budget will be tight, so her desires are simple. However, if Shawn is hitting the books at home, he'd like to study in style. Real estate agent Rob Barringer knows that, in this pricey paradise, either Shawn will have to lower his island expectations or Stephanie is going to have to break the bank when House Hunters International sets sail for St. Thomas.
K.J. had a great life and close network of friends in Boston, MA, his home for 16-years. But the city's traffic jams and cold winters were becoming unbearable, and he craved a change of pace and warmer climate. K.J. dreamed of moving to the Caribbean to start a small business, and hoped his girlfriend Kate would come along. When he approached the subject of relocating, Kate threw caution to the wind and agreed, and soon after the couple were bidding farewell to family, friends and their careers. Deciding an American territory was the easiest place to start a business, the duo set their sights on St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. But once they arrived, it became clear, they were split on where to call home. Kate wanted beach access and a property on the island's tropical north end. But K.J. disagreed, favoring views and an apartment on the livelier east side. And with no jobs, no home and no resolution in sight, they feared the experience would damage their relatively new relationship. Watch as they navigate rocky terrain in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
David Lazarus-Priestley would have been very content living with his family in the quiet pastures of Wiltshire County, England. On the other hand, his wife Alex wants to show their four year old and two year old sons there's a whole world to explore so, she requested a job transfer to the bustling city of Johannesburg. David usually never steps out of his comfort zone, so getting him to embrace even slight changes can be a challenge for Alex. She knows she'll have to work hard to not only find a spacious home that works for their family, but also help David settle into a life outside rural England in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ben and Nicole Miller loved Franklin, Tennessee so much they recently built their dream home there. However, when a job opportunity came up in Paris that could boost his career and also afford Nicole the chance to pursue her passion of photography, they knew a move there would be too good to pass up. With its countless photo ops, Nicole wants to live in central Paris but with Ben's job located outside the city, he doesn't want to commute through congestion every day to get there. Ben also grew really comfortable with suburban living and with two small dogs to also think about, Nicole knows it will be a struggle for him to be swooned by the allure of being in the heart of Paris, France.
With a background in farming and humanitarian work, Mickey saw the potential for a stronger agriculture industry and lower malnutrition rates in Zambia. After a few visits to the southern African country, Mickey was offered a job providing farming outreach to rural communities outside the capital city, Lusaka. His wife Mandey agreed to the relocation and soon after the couple was carting their five-year old son, and three-year old daughter to the other side of the world. And once they arrived, it became clear they were split on where to live.
It was supposed to be a six week adventure around Honduras and Guatemala. But Amanda never made it past her first stop on the island of Roatan. She met Jonathan, a handsome scientist, on the beach and decided to stay. They really were hitting it off, so she decided to move in with him to really test the relationship so she could know whether it was going to work and if she should return after her vacation was over. Things went well and he passed the audition, so she's on her way back to pick up where they left off. But a new, larger place to live is in order, so it's time to find out how well they mesh on a house hunt. This is a tough task for anyone, and could be the true test of their love.
Aspiring artist Lisa has lived abroad her whole life. She moved frequently with her family, and never really had a long-term place to call home. Recently finished with grad school, she's looking to move to the center of the art universe, Paris, in hopes that her first true masterpiece will be a settled home of her own. Her budget is functional, but her wish list is long. Lisa may be a dreamer with her head in the clouds, but if she wants to sign a lease in fast-paced, high-priced Paris, she'll need to come back to Earth before all the good apartments are gone.
When their busy tech careers took over their day-to-day life, Jasmina convinced Stephen that moving back to her motherland of Croatia would give them the relaxing future of their dreams. Giving up their jobs and moving to the popular coastal town of Novi Vinodolski, Stephen's growing captivated by the culture and wants to find old world charm in their new home. But after years in the U.S., Jasmina's looking for a more modern home as House Hunters International cruises into Novi Vinodolski, Croatia.
Two women from Louisville, Kentucky hit Panama's shores with high expectations for their new life abroad. Exploring the Panamanian coastline, with a substantial budget, this dynamic duo is in search of a home that has access to both beach and culture. Every option they see has some wow factor but a long wish list and a shortage of calm are a combustible combination. By journey's end, however, they realize that the Panamanians can teach them a thing a two about patience.
Now that Sean and Jessica are expecting their first baby, they want a total life change. So, they're swapping the hustle of New York City to hopefully run a bed and breakfast in Costa Rica. With little experience running this sort of business, Sean and Jessica are banking on Playa Hermosa's thriving tourist trade. Jessica wants the easier transition of a turn-key property, but Sean's ideas are more ambitious and on a bigger scale. Caught between her clients conflicting needs, real estate agent Brooke knows even with a generous million dollar budget, there is just no way to get around making some modifications if this couple wants to live on site of their dream bed and breakfast in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.
Nick left his home in York, England, at the age of 18 and has been traveling the Baltic region studying the Russian language and culture ever since. Nick's last stop was in Latvia's capital, Riga, where he focused his Master's dissertation on the Russian population living there. Upon finishing his studies, he returned to York, but Latvia was calling. When Nick learned that his old friend of University, Silvia from Italy, was moving to Riga, Nick knew that he has to follow in her footsteps. Armed only with money from his job as a waiter, plus a credit card from his Dad, Nick must find a job and an apartment in Riga. While Silvia thinks that it's more practical to live in traditional Soviet housing on the outskirts of the city, Nick is focused on returning to the gorgeous city center area he lived in as a student. See if Nick can find Baltic bliss when House Hunters International visits Riga, Latvia.
After Relena was offered a fellowship at Bangor University, she and her husband, Israel, relocated to northwest Wales. Now these two ecologists are searching for a home on a grad school budget. Israel's seeking a serene space to work on his dissertation, take afternoon hikes and cultivate a vegetable garden. But Relena's planning to bike to school each day and a manageable commute may trump her desire for a rural lifestyle. Faced with incongruous priorities and a fast moving market, someone will have to bend. House Hunters International communes with nature in Bangor, Wales.
Having visited over 80 countries and lived in 12 of them across the globe, Marcello Arrambide never usually sticks around anywhere for very long. He's been able to fund his world traveling lifestyle through day trading in the stock market and now he wants to teach other people to enjoy the same freedom he has. Marcello's plan is to start a day trading school in the one spot in the world he can see himself settling down, Medellin, Colombia. He's asked his buddy, Tyler Hare to help in the search for a penthouse apartment that can not only house the school but also fulfill Marcello's dream of living a lavish lifestyle in central Medellin. Tyler knows Marcello always seems to bite off more than he can chew, so it won't be easy showing his friend the benefits of securing something sensible in the City of the Eternal Spring, Medellin, Colombia.
Zach met his wife Jane at a bus stop in Chicago and they've been saying yes to adventure and opportunity ever since. When Zach got the chance to transfer his job to his pick of international locations, he and Jane decided that moving to Sao Paulo, Brazil would take them the farthest out of their comfort zone and shake up their lives. Jane, who won't be working until she can find a new job, is more focused on finding a nice apartment where she can spend her time, but Zach would like to save some money on their new home and spend more exploring Brazil. Find out which sensibility prevails when House Hunters International sambas into Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Jersey natives Urlin and Stephanie have built a sensible but hectic life together without ever having to leave their zip code. Their pragmatic approach has allowed them to build a solid foundation for their family's future. After a quick trip to Aruba, however, Urlin fell in love with the rather impractical idea of a beachfront Caribbean dream home. It's an investment that could threaten the family's financial future, but Urlin is determined to explore the possibilities. Wanting to be supportive, Stephanie has agreed to come along for the ride, but if they can't find a suitable property and a way to pay for it upfront, Stephanie may force Urlin to leave Curacao empty-handed.
Serial renovators Andy and Gill are finally doing something for themselves. After years of buying and renovating homes to rent to others, they're ready to pick up a property for their own family. With one eye firmly on retirement, Andy is hoping for something work-free and turnkey. Gill feels that the only way to get what they want is to build it themselves. With an open-ended budget and a wish list full of high-end demands, to build or not to build will be the real question for Andy and Gill in Tenerife.
Photographers Dawne and Dean had an idyllic life in Shushan, New York. Surrounded by family and friends, they felt secure and content in their beautifully restored farmhouse surrounded by lush forests. But that all changed after a photography trip to Le Perche, France. Blown away by the beauty of the region's manors and castles, they realized it was time for a change. So 45-years into their marriage, they decided to embark on the next chapter of their lives and relocate permanently to the French countryside. The move was risky since neither of them could speak the language, and when their home hunt started, reality sunk in. As they scoured Le Perche's quaint villages and towns, they quickly discovered getting a home that recreated the magic of their holidays would cost more than the 200,000 dollars they were willing to spend. And as they searched, they struggled to find a place with traditional charm for Dawne, but required no renovations for Dean. Find out if they find their French fairy tale when House Hunters International looks for a happy ending in Le Perche.
After 10 years in Washington D.C., Nicholas is restless to return to Europe. He's teaching at an international school in Helsingborg, Sweden, but his ultimate goal is to travel every weekend. After acquiring a big American lifestyle, his friends aren't convinced Nicholas can easily relax his high standards. Along for the hunt, his friend Nita has to remind him the more cash he saves, the more he can travel. And in the competitive Swedish property market, Nicholas is learning the hard way a penny saved is a penny earned.
John and Laurie Quam love crazy adventures, but retiring early to Costa Rica is one impulsive decision without a safety net. While they're happy to pare their lives down to the bare essentials to enjoy coastal water sports with their dogs, their dream of beachfront living could wipe out their wallets. The ultimate Quamventure begins when House Hunters International buys a one-way ticket to early retirement, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
After leaving Australia to attend college in New Zealand, Crystal Capewell was feeling homesick and decided it was time to come back to Perth. She's returning to her roots not only with her boyfriend, Nick Preston but also with their two dogs in tow. Nick has never lived in a big city before so he's excited to experience the hustle and bustle of living in downtown Perth. For Crystal, finding a comfortable suburban home with enough space for the dogs both inside and out is her top priority. With only limited savings until they find jobs, the pressure is on to find a place that can stay within their 4,000 dollar a month budget and somehow meet both their needs. Nick and Crystal will try working through their differences in Crystal's hometown of Perth, Australia.
Mike and Kate have great lives in Brooklyn, he as a science teacher, and she as a publicist for a publishing company. Along with their dog Maggie, they have friends and all of NYC at their doorstep. But they also have a desire to live abroad before they settle down. When Mike received a sudden job prospect in Bermuda, they jumped at the opportunity, which involved breaking the lease on their apartment, and Kate leaving behind her job. Being very career driven, she worries what she's going to do with her time, especially on a tiny little island in the middle of the Atlantic. With one income and a high cost of living, they hope to find their new home in sunny Bermuda.
Mark and Terra were settled in Kansas City, but a job offer presented them with the opportunity to experience life abroad in South Africa. However, with only a six week window until their new baby arrives the Snyder's need to move fast. Terra wants the perfect home that's within their budget but Mark wants to settle his growing family into a home that's close to his job. The pressure is on for this young couple to compromise as House Hunters International visits Pretoria, South Africa.
When Jacquie volunteered in South Sudan, she unexpectedly found love after meeting Johann, a paramedic from South Africa. Six months later, they tied the knot and planned to build a life together in her native Canada. But shortly into their marriage, the couple's future was derailed. His paramedic qualifications were not recognized and he was unable to work in his profession. Instead, Johann landed a job in Mozambique and the newlyweds soon found themselves relocating to the other side of the world. And for convenience, they chose to settle in his home country, across the border in Hoedspruit, South Africa. Located in the African bush, the town's a gateway to Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest and most famous game reserves. And a recent boom in eco-tourism's made the town a hot spot for tourists, but a competitive place to buy real estate. So when Jacquie and Johann started their house hunt, they discovered their 100,000 dollar budget wouldn't go far, and they were divided on a place that met both their demands. She wanted a location close to town, but he preferred a home in the thick of the African bush. Find out how they compromise when House Hunters International goes on safari to Hoedspruit, South Africa.
Nicole is a married mother of two and all her life she's dreamed of having a little place of her own in Italy to share with her family one day. She's been saving what she can for years and has been researching areas in Italy where she can find a bargain. Nicole has zeroed in on the medieval hamlet of Calitri in Italy's Campania region and hopes to find her dream home amidst dozens of properties that have been vacant for decades. Nicole's mother is along for the search and is somewhat skeptical that her daughter's savings will be enough to land her a decent home, but Nicole is determined to find herself a great deal. They'll both find out just how far Nicole's money will go when House Hunters International visits Campania, Italy.
New Yorker decides connect to her roots and give back to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Archaeologist Mike Terlep has always had an adventurous spirit. After accepting a job with the Marshall Islands government, Mike's searching for a home with the Western conveniences that will make him feel comfortable.
Anthropologist Matt Riding looks for a waterfront home in the very limited Marshall Islands market.
Paul's job transfer is moving his Indiana family to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
A couple learns lessons on living together in the Netherlands' city of Rotterdam.
Karl and Aude leave Spain to raise their kids in Tuscany.
Pro surfer Scotty Hammonds makes a permanent move to Bali for the love of waves and a woman.
Californians hope to recreate the magic of their holidays by buying a home on the French Riviera.
Georgia couple David and Rene have different opinions on what they want in a retirement home.
After long and stressful careers in Portland, Oregon the Espinosas are retiring in the Latin city they love, but the dream of living in Puerto Vallarta means two very different things to Jorge and Jeannette.
After a relocation to Sao Paulo, Brazil, Renee seeks amenities while Tom tries to save money.
Eli leaves California to start a business with his wife Tia in Romania.
A family moves to Auckland but can't settle until they face the city's auction-based housing market.
Christina wants to live on the beach to expand her mom's Caribbean swimwear business to Australia's Gold Coast. But her friend Carolina is working part-time while finishing university, so her student budget limits their options.
Sharing a love of Spanish culture, three young American women return to Spain to teach English after completing college. Now, these three amigas decided to meet up, quickly become acquainted, and search for an apartment.
Even though they're originally from Chile, Consuelo isn't happy about leaving the U.S. for Anibal's new job as a food scientist. Anibal may need to have more than one trick up his sleeve as he tries to bring Consuelo around.
Ana and Andres have known each other their whole lives, growing up together in Colombia. Their families left their home of Medellin 25 years ago. Now they want to return to start their own cupcake shop in Medellin, Colombia.
After desperately trying to manage his seasonal affective disorder in overcast Vancouver, Andrew decided he couldn't endure one more Canadian winter. So he and his wife Debbie are retiring early and heading to sun kissed Mexico.
Can Skip and Andy settle their differences when House Hunters International visits one of the world's priciest places to live Melbourne, Australia?
Tarina and Randall moved to Stockholm and they're shocked to learn that properties are bought with a bidding process. With their meager savings on the line, they're battling to have it all in Stockholm.
Pulled in opposing directions, La Verne struggles to find everything she's looking for under one roof. House Hunters International plunges into the property market in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Newlyweds Joe and Laura were planning their wedding and preparing to leave the country at the same time. Shortly after the blessed event, Laura moved in with Joe and then they shipped off together to Brisbane, Australia.
The time demands of owning a tree service business have weakened a family bond. Watch as Radek, Vanessa and the boys try to close a chapter on their stressful old lives when they turn the page in the Czech Republic.
Sarah and Selby have dedicated their lives to helping others, often through non-profit and volunteer work. They have a lot in common, including a deep love of South American culture, especially for Ecuador.
For Erica Frost, Powdersville, South Carolina is the center of the universe. After a positive foreign exchange in Germany, Jason wants their daughter to see more of the world. But an international family experience won't be cheap.
Fed up with long distance dating, Anita decided it was time to leave her native Latvia and be with her boyfriend Michael full-time in Amsterdam. She quit her journalism job, said good-bye to family and friends.
After working long hours behind her desk, corporate lawyer Emerald realized cooking was her true passion. So, she's giving up a stable job in Perth to pursue a dream job in Paris, France.
For Lisa Anselmo, visiting Paris has always felt like home away from home. So when her mother passed away she looked to France for rejuvenation.
Drew and Shannon found the perfect home in the perfect town in Ohio, but about a month later Drew received an international assignment to Brussels for work.
Brits Tony and Alison moved to the US 17 years ago. 11 homes and three children later, they have yet to settle down for too long.
Travel writer Liz Carlson is giving up a life of hostels and hotels to make her home base in Wellington, New Zealand.
Cathy and Michael have always loved visiting Punta de Mita, Mexico. They've dreamed of retiring amongst the sun and surf.
The last time that April Cielica lived abroad, she met her husband Kuba, so when her job offered her a position in Bucharest, Romania, April was thrilled.
Joel and Kate Chury have comfortable lives just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. But they wish to flee Canada's high-cost living to live off of one income in Asuncion, Paraguay.
Hailing from the small, sleepy town of Iroquois Falls, Canada, Shari Denault was hankering for a change. So, she accepted a teaching position in Poland's bustling capital, Warsaw.
A job opportunity has Chandru moving his family from Seattle to breathtaking Barcelona. He hopes this move will bring his busy family closer together.
Australians Sam and Lisa Chiodo have been professionally renovating homes for over 15 years. They look for properties with a story, move in, fix it up, sell it, and now they've set their eyes on a fixer-upper in Piedmont, Italy.
Living a busy, work-dominated life in Silicon Valley finally caught up to Mark and his wife Nelly, and they've decided to leave California behind.
Hawaii's high cost of living means single mom Nancy has to work constantly to keep the money rolling in.
After devoting his life to the ice, US Gold Medalist Kelly Witt is taking a break from his hectic LA life, to buy a retirement home in his place of respite, Costa Blanca, Spain.
Nik has been working for a gold mining company in Fairbanks since he first got married to Jennifer. Knowing that there are gold mines all over the world, he has his eye on La Serena, Chile.
As a Washington native, Ryan McFarlane always looked forward to the Northwest's change of seasons. So when he moved to his wife Mackenzie's hometown of Gilbert, he became a little confused.
Sydney and Ciaran have made the commitment to put down roots in his native Northern Ireland, but just what kind of property to purchase for their first home together is the question.
Humberto Estrada grew up straddling the border between the US and Mexico and loved experiencing both cultures. With a real estate downturn in the US, Humberto sees an opportunity to return to Rosarito.
Married for eight-years, Brunela and Jaime had two girls, five-year old Sol and Mia who's three. They had no complaints about their house in Vista, California but grew tired of their crowded beaches.
Nikolay from Bulgaria and Vitalina from the Ukraine fell in love and got married in the US while studying in Baltimore.
After returning home from a vacation in Perth, Anel made a life-changing decision. Enamored with the beauty of Australia's western coast, she secured a job on-line and moved.
Floridian Bekah met Brit Tom in South Korea while on a trip to teach English and figure out the rest of her life. South Korea didn't unlock all of life's mysteries.
Brent is leaving behind a comfortable life, a great job, and a skeptical family in San Diego to fulfill wife Tea's dream to live in Berlin.
Matt and Corinna met at university in Perth. They've lived there together for two years, but for Corinna, a South African native, life in Australia has been unfamiliar.
After enjoying three years of living the country life in Cape Verde, Mareika got a job teaching English in the capital, so she's making the move to Praia.
When Moses got the opportunity to leave Dallas for a new job in Germany, he was thrilled ... that is until his girlfriend Ericka received the opportunity of her dreams.
College sweethearts Mike and Sarah left Minnesota and moved to France to complete masters' degrees. For two years they lived idyllic lives in the countryside.
When real estate agent Jennifer moved to Granada for a new adventure, she never thought she would be the co-founder of an animal rescue.
Robert and his wife Sofia were living a good life in Las Vegas with their three young daughters when a new job opportunity changed everything.
Deidre and Jason Mize have dreamed of living in Mexico since they visited years ago. But instead of talking about it, they changed careers, sold their house and said "let's go!"
After years of a long distance relationship, Australian national, Tanny is ready to settle down with her Danish boyfriend Jonas, in Denmark.
Juan and Emily met in his hometown of Buenos Aires. He gave up his city life when he moved to the suburbs of her native, North Carolina.
After years of enjoying the surf in Costa Rica, Tim and Kim are ready to move their family to Jaco so they can take advantage of a relaxed lifestyle.
New Yorker Aimee turned to yoga to get her through the most trying time in her life. As a result, she pursued an MBA at a prestigious university in Breukelen.
American girl Pam and Dutch boy Jarno fatefully met on a trip to Belize and now four years later they live together as husband and wife in Jarno's sleepy home town.
Emily Gensley is at her happiest when exploring Europe, so when a long-term relationship ended back in the States, she knew exactly how to work through it.
After twenty years of Texas living, The Arecchis are headed back to where their romance first began, Fiona's former home of Competa, Spain.
Andrea and Harris Fellman always dreamed of living in a tropical paradise, but put the move off for years. When Andrea's father passed away, the tragedy spurred them to move.
Marcus and Alicia fell in love and started a family, but their union is hampered by the presence of a hemisphere between their native homes.
Lori Ann has a rich life in New Jersey, but after residing in Paris for 10 years, husband Bill knew living in New Jersey wasn't for him.
Fresh from the altar, Jared and Tara Wells are embarking on the adventure of a lifetime as both of their jobs transfer them from Minnesota to the Jersey Shore.
When Armando, an American architect living in Los Angeles lost his job during the recession, he decided to get out and see the world.
Dan and Leslie from Houston, Texas caught the travel bug early on in their relationship, spending a semester abroad while in college. So when the opportunity came to go on adventure in China, there was no doubt in their minds.
When John Tisa was offered the promotion of a lifetime to oversee wine sales in China, he leapt at the chance. Now, he and his wife Samantha are moving to the far east.
Ten years ago, Andrea left her native Colombia during difficult times. Now she and husband Dan return to Bogota where Dan wants to develop a new business.
As an international business consultant, Muhammad Hutasuhut has seen a lot of the world but most of it without his wife, Catherine.
At 26, both Sarah and Alex never ventured far from their native Houston, happy with dating and living at home with family and friends surrounding them. Now they are ready for something different.
Life in Oklahoma is just OK for media entrepreneurs Jon and Ivy. They have three great kids and a growing camera business, but they want more.
Despite a string of unsuccessful marriages, both Dory and Kenney never gave up on finding true love. Upon meeting, they worried their checkered pasts would warn them off of each other, but it only brought them closer. Now they want a clean break in Belize.
After 25 years working as a marketing executive in New York City, Thalia has decided that she wants to give her twins, Zara and Lev, a taste of a slower pace of life in Cyprus.
Jon enjoys his outdoor coastal life in Victoria, British Columbia. But when a job opportunity in microfinance in developing landlocked Mongolia calls, he jumps on it.
Brad and Amber aren't just newlyweds, they're partners in crime. They understand what it means to support each other, and they did just this when they made the decision to move to Thailand.
Heather and Duarte were friends for three years before they started dating. While teaching abroad in Pakistan, a spark was ignited, flicking their feelings from pals to lovers. They want to take their new romance to Ho Chi Minh City.
Rick and Melanie are both physician's assistants in Atlanta, Georgia and met each other at work. After falling in love, their conversations turned towards how much they want to move to Guam.
Educator Erin had a career she loved, but after years of living stateside German husband Rob wants to be head of the class.
Three years after a family vacation to Belize sparked an interest in animal rescue, Heather Beck is making the drastic move, with hunting help from mom.
Food enthusiast Teresa had a life she loved life in San Francisco. Now, after years of living stateside, Swedish husband Henrik wants to slow down and start a family in Stockholm.
When winemaker Jonathan Medard was offered the rare chance to grow a winery from root to vine, he jumped at the opportunity of a lifetime.
Peter and his wife Helen plan to leave the chilly rain of Northern England and retire to a new home on the sunny Greek island of Rhodes.
Bob and Jen have been living the good life in Boston with family, friends and a very active social life. But now Bob has received a job offer in Amsterdam.
Sailing enthusiasts Lily and James met 25 years ago at a boat race in Holland. Married and living near Leamington Spa, UK, they have decided to invest their savings in Montenegro's budding real estate market.
Darryl and Jen love their life, their kids, and their home in Valencia California. It's almost perfect. Almost.
Canadians Luis and Marcela have been discussing and saving to buy a vacation home in Aruba since they first visited there three years prior.
Young educators Shannon and Chris aren't ready to settle down like their friends in the Michigan suburbs, so they take a pay cut to teach in Italy.
Karin was happy to move to Italy to be with her husband, Luigi, but being uprooted a second time to settle in Tuscany is an entirely different story.
Carmen and Kyle love life in San Diego, but they've been itching for adventure, and it's a call they can no longer ignore.
Being able to stay focused is one of the reasons IT consultant Elizabeth Grace was good at her job. She was able to build a comfortable life for her family, but now wants to take her family to Roatan, Honduras.
Years of vacationing and surfing Nosara's breaks made Jeff and Erin Shapiro feel at home, so now they're going to buy one.
Avid travelers Charles and Karen have visited nearly 100 countries on all seven continents, but have returned to their very first destination, Puerto Vallarta.
Mark and his wife Danielle had been living together in Seattle until inspiration struck to change their lives and move somewhere else.
College sweethearts Lauren and Adam Westin have always dreamed of a return trip to explore Europe.
Since Sonia could remember, Ron, her husband of 15 years, pinned for his childhood days on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
Jane and Johannes liken their love story to a Korean soap opera born in different lands, but sharing common heritages, they met overseas and fell head over heels in love. Now they are retracing dad's roots to Aalen.
Michelle and Tom nurtured a relationship 8,000 miles apart these last six years since they can't legally work in each other's respective countries of the US and UK.
When scientist Alistair met financier Hannah, the chemistry was instant. But after Alistair received a job opportunity in small town Denmark, they're packing up and leaving.
Josh and Sarah Brown fell in love with Italy during their European honeymoon fifteen years ago. Now they've decided to leave behind their fast paced lifestyle for Veneto.
For the last five years, George and Kathy have made Huatulco, Mexico their getaway from the cold Canadian winters. They love the area so much that they've decided to move there.
The expansion of her husband's business into Europe means a change of scenery for Latin recording artist Alondra. She's leaving the excitement and glitz of Miami for Andorra.
Michelle is 100 percent Chinese but was born and raised in the states. She has always wanted to experience the culture and embrace her roots by living in Asia.
With a full house back in Vancouver, Arnie and Diane decide it's time to take action and buy a vacation home. Their love for wine and food has them feeling a strong about southern Italy.
Juan and Diana have spent their lives moving from place to place for work and family. Now they are looking to Medellin's emerging marketplace to start a pet store.
A job transfer out of Austin and into Buenos Aires brings Jaime, Mary, and their young son, Drake, to one of Argentina's hottest cities.
Elisa and John met while singing opera in a show together. But two years after moving in to Elisa's small Parisian studio, John's ready to purchase a property he can sprawl out in.
After asking their daughter Caila to move 5 times by age 11 for their corporate careers, Joe and Heather Kelley seek some semblance of stability for her in an island home.
When the relentless drone of commuter culture became too much to bear, John and Rachael Flynn decided to drop out of the rat race and pursue a more relaxed way of life on the Croatian island of Korcula.
After a recent vacation to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Andy from Los Angeles decided he needed to have a place to escape from his busy life.
Jaclyn has spent 11 years building an untouchable career at the largest code consulting firm in NYC. Now she is putting her career on pause to support her husband and move to St. Kitts.
Naichi and her husband Perry have been living the American dream ever since coming over from Taiwan several years ago. Now they have a new dream: Grenoble.
Bill and Chrissie met while studying geology in University. After graduating, they married and had three children. Now they want to tackle new ground in Ghana.
In the nine years Adam Graves and his wife Allison have been married, they have relocated for his career to Kansas City, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Cleveland. Now it's time for Switzerland!
Ruth and Todd Richert love almost everything about their native Calgary. They met there, have family there, and its proximity to tons of outdoor activities. But they want an adventure in Bangkok, Thailand.
Kristen and Dave met on an online dating site and quickly determined they'd make better friends than lovers. But the platonic roommates are now moving to romantic Italy!
After 15 years in North Carolina, Sandra longed for her hometown of San Sebastian, Spain. So she and husband Keith, who realized the benefits that a European life could have, are moving to Spain.
Canadians Mike and Lisa Oleksiuk and their friends, family and business partners John and Linda Madsen, are as tight as 4 peas in a pod.
For Vinny Bennekers, a job opportunity in the Netherlands paved the way for a long overdue homecoming. But for his wife, Celeste, the move means a major upheaval.
Since her first visit as a 17-year-old exchange student, Karin has dreamt of living in Paris full time. He boldly decides life is short and now is the time to finally make the move.
During their 19 years of marriage, Angie has always supported Matt's dreams. So when he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach sports medicine, she agreed to move with him to Rwanda.
Sharon and Vee fell in love with Costa Rica after taking a vacation to Ojochal. After years of traveling they realized it's their favorite spot and want to retire there.
Molly and John met while attending college in their home state of Tennessee. After graduating, they married, bought a house, got a dog and lived comfortably. They are now looking to uproot for Potsdam, Germany.
For almost fifteen years, Esther Ndichu has called Atlanta home. From her friends to the weather, she has loved everything about her time in Georgia, but as of late, she finds herself longing for a life in Brussels, Belgium.
Jada was tired of being up in the air as a flight attendant, so she grounded herself in her destiny to help an airline take off in Botswana.
Janet and John have been together for over 30 years, and they enjoy a happy family life with their young daughter, Vivien. Although they love Sydney, they've longed to live in Malaysia for the culture.
The Goehrings are an adventure loving couple. After years of travel, they've finally found their favorite place in the remote volcanic island of Ometepe in Nicaragua.
Recent college grad Molly met her girlfriend Nicole in Portland, Oregon when Nicole came from Argentina to visit her aunt. Now the two are looking to relocate to Mendoza.
After 30 years of career and family life in California, Patty is moving back to Italy to care for her aging parents in her hometown of Chioggia. Patty's eager to reconnect with her roots, and though she faces limited rental options, she's uncompromising about her adopted American standards when House Hunters International angles for a balance in Chioggia, Italy.
Katie and Jake have dated since high school and always wanted to travel the world together. After their wedding, they bought tickets and landed on Koh Samui, Thailand. Eager to stay, they took a Teaching English course, then found jobs at the International School in Lamai hoping to finance an endless summer. Now all they need to do is find the perfect place with a pool in paradise.
Just months after the first child was born, Andrew surprised Jackie with news that he'd gotten a new job in Lae, Papua New Guinea. For Jackie, giving up her family, friends and modern conveniences is a major sacrifice. Faced with a radically different culture and the instability of a developing nation, she's adamant about living in a well-secured expat compound. But, wary of the lacking privacy and noisy surroundings, Andrew's angling for a stand-alone house. Watch what happens when House Hunters International gets a taste of the local lifestyle in Lae, Papua New Guinea.
Veronika loves her life in Athens, but there's a problem. Greece is in the throes of a prolonged economic crisis, and it's no place for a young woman to start a career. So when a promising opportunity emerges in Cyprus, Veronika decides to take a chance on this once-Greek isle, even though she doesn't know a single person there. With only two weeks 'til her first day, Veronika agrees to live with Irina, roommate she's never met. They may have friends in common, but with vastly different priorities, these blind date roommates will need to put in overtime to find some common ground.
All work and no play, TV Exec Fiona thought she had it all. But after she and husband Craig started a family, she knew their pace of life had to change. So when he was offered a job in his native Tasmania, he knew there they could spend more time together as a family. But in this tiny property market, she's not sure if she's ready to compromise the rustic life she's dreamt of for his desire to live in a modern home. Watch when House Hunters International jumps feet first on the island state of Tasmania.
Immediately after Maggie finished university in Canada, she took a teaching position in London, England. Enamored with Europe's rich history, she used the opportunity to soak in the sights. Two years later, eager to discover the East, she accepted a job in Kiev. Since Maggie's family left the Ukraine for Canada three generations ago, the thirty-year-old history buff was curious to learn more about her heritage. But, despite her background, Maggie doesn't speak the language and doesn't know a soul in the country's capital city. Faced with finding a flat in a foreign place, Maggie enlists her friend Michelle to help out. They hope two heads are better than one, but once the search starts they struggle to find a modern flat that's close to Maggie's downtown office on her modest budget of $900 a month. Find out if Maggie finds comfort in Kiev when House Hunters International takes a class on the Ukraine.
With an eye on working less overtime, Russ accepts a job that takes him, his wife Erin, and their two boys to Osaka. However, coming from a 6,000 square foot home in Utah might not be the easiest transition to Japan's notoriously tiny living spaces. Russ wants to keep the family close together, but for Erin it might be a little too close for comfort. Watch as House Hunters squeezes into Osaka, Japan.
After two and a half years, Cheryse, an interior design student in Florida, and her boyfriend Sebastien, a chef in Massachusetts, are done with long distance dating. So, they make a move, get engaged, and relocate to his native France. Although life in Provence should be slower paced than the U.S., the couple soon find themselves overwhelmed with finding a place to live and planning their wedding. And, to top it off, Sebastien is in the midst of launching a food truck business with his brother. As the couple searches for a starter home, they struggle to find a flat with secure parking for his truck and that's similar in size to American homes. Find out if the challenge brings them together or tears them apart when House Hunters International gets hitched in Provence, France.
For history buff Derek Smith, his job transfer from Houston, Texas to England's Surrey County is a dream come true. With its pastoral setting mixed with buildings standing from the time of the Tudors, Surrey County has all the old British charm that he could ever ask for. His wife Libby, however, is not interested in living in the past. She is giving up her job at NASA and is looking to her future by enrolling in design school. Libby gravitates to a modern aesthetic, not only in her design style but also in the type of home she wants to live. Finding middle ground on character is already going to be a challenge, but with rental homes in Surrey County here and gone in the blink of an eye, time is not on their side to endlessly debate old or new. Watch as Derek and Libby try to come to a decision before all their choices are history when House Hunters International takes a trip through the past, present, and future of England's Surrey County.
Concert pianist Julian has loved every minute of living a musician's life in New York City, having played in countless well known venues all across the world. Now that he and his wife Elektra have a new baby daughter, Nikita, Elektra has convinced Julian to move across the globe to Athens, Greece where she grew up, so their new baby girl can be raised amongst her family. As a new father, Julian is ready to put his daughter first but with no way to move his 107-year-old grand piano to Greece, it will have to be left behind. It's up to Elektra and realtor Ellen Sannier to show Julian that life in Athens is every bit as good as life in Manhattan, but if Julian can't find room for a new piano, all bets are off. Find out if Julian will be able to compose his next masterpiece when House Hunters International visits Athens, Greece.
The Phillips family is leaving the security of their perfect life and big house in Utah to move to a small town in Sweden near the Arctic Circle. Eric will realize his dream of working internationally, while his wife Gini will have to quit her job and become a stay at home mom. Along with their one year old baby, they'll have to adjust their new lifestyle near the Arctic Circle, with its long, dark winters.
Volunteer English teachers Kylie and Carly are moving in together to start teaching in Kathmandu, Nepal. The only catch is that they have never met. These two strangers not only have to navigate the Kathmandu rental market on a tight budget, they have to compromise on whether Carly will get what she wants in the center of town or if Kylie will get what she wants out in the country. Watch, as House Hunters International says Namaste to Kathmandu, Nepal.
Lana McCoy has always dreamed of living abroad. Her husband Chris wanted the American Dream. After a fateful test trip to Africa, Chris saw the light and took a job with an international company to make his wife's dream come true. But about a year into living in Serbia, Chris's company wants him to move to Belgium. Lana's leaping at the chance to explore, but Chris has reservations about starting over - again. He wants a rustic home close to work, and she wants modern living in the heart of Bruges. Now, they'll have to find a middle ground when House Hunters International seeks a sweet spot in Bruges, Belgium.
It takes a special kind of bond to build a happy home, and an even more complex partnership to, well, live in a school bus you built together. As happy as their homemade mobile home is, artists Nikki and Ben are ready for an even bigger adventure. They're ready for the jungle. They're ready to move their relationship, and their careers, but not their bus, to the jungles of Belize, guided by only one mantra, the wilder the better. So with a well-heeled sense of adventure and a semi-vetted plan, Nikki and Ben park their bus-home and head south to the unknown. They may be up for anything, watch how far they can stretch a starving artist's salary in paradise when House Hunters International goes to San Ignacio, Belize.
Victoria likes to keep busy, and Paul likes to lay back. When the couple decides to unwind with a vacation home on the coast of Spain, they learn it's not all siestas and sea views. With these opposite personalities, there's going to be a compromise. Watch as House Hunters International dials it back in Oliva Spain.
The Horners want a home on the remote Caribbean island of Nevis to enjoy their retirement together once their teenage children leave their Florida nest. But 18 years of savings isn't enough, so they must purchase a property they can successfully rent out until their retirement. Shay's long term goal to invite her future grandkids to visit challenges Steve's practical short term need for a rental. Find out if they can agree on a house or a condo, when House Hunters International retires to Nevis.
After living together in Chicago for several years, Daniel Gahleitner received a job transfer back to his native Austria. For his wife, Kerry, the move means a chance to finally master the German language, and both are looking forward to a more outdoorsy lifestyle. But, with only one income and very limited inventory, finding a home with rural views in close proximity to both Daniel's job and Kerry's classes in Salzburg is a tall order. Watch what happens when House Hunters International seeks the great outdoors in Obertrum, Austria.
A new job in Amsterdam has Californians Robert and Mary Jo ready for a fresh start. After a bike accident forced Robert to stop working for seven years, Mary Jo stepped up and became the sole breadwinner for their family of six. Now that Robert's ready to return to the workforce as a Europe based marketing director for his company, he's excited to repay Mary Jo for helping him get back on his feet. She not only gets to return to the stay at home mom role she wants to fill, but Mary Jo also has the chance to recreate her childhood in the process. Growing up in the Irish countryside, she had an idyllic upbringing and she would love nothing more than for her family to have a similar experience in the Netherlands. The only problem with Mary Jo's dream, is the countryside is far from Robert's office and with his plan to cycle to work daily, finding the right balance of country charm and convenience, with space for their four young children, could be a challenge for real estate agent Roz Fremder. Find out if quaint will put practicality out to pasture, as House Hunters International and the couple find a whole new outlook in the Netherlands capital of Amsterdam.
When Danielle's boyfriend Jared mentioned he'd be willing to move to London, she jumped at the chance to make her dream of living abroad come true. But this couple's long wish list combined with their differing tastes in style, has their agent scrambling to meet their great expectations within the tight and pricy real estate market of London's chic, Chelsea neighborhood.
Steve and Dana have grown tired of their small town in Arkansas and decide to take off on an adventure into the unknown in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador. Steve's profession as a writer puts them in a perfect place to report back to other Americans on assimilating into the culture, but in order to get the full experience, they will have to look outside typical expat gated communities. With limited local options available, they find themselves looking at older construction, and they're starting to realize that some of the native Ecuadorian accommodations aren't exactly meeting their American needs.
After finding himself in Australia's Magnetic Island several times a year, Ed Gamester of England has decided to purchase a home on the island where he can crash between adventures. Ed will have the assistance of his good friend, Australian native bikini model Allessa, but her level headed thinking might be no match for Ed's inflated sense of what he can and can't afford. While Allessa urges her friend to be more conservative and select a home that fits his budget, Ed is being seduced by the island's beauty and the idea of infinity pools, ocean views and extra bedrooms. Find out if real estate agent Rita Dickinson can help adventurer Ed get everything on his wishlist or if excess will give way to reason when House Hunters International visits Magnetic Island, Australia.
Before Lauren and Oliver's whirlwind romance began, they each fell in love with expat life in Berlin. Now their once bohemian haven has become a hot spot and now they find themselves priced out of the city they've adopted as their own. So when a new job in more affordable Dortmund came up, Oliver knew they had to make the move. While Lauren wants a yard and suburban savings, he wants a city lifestyle at any cost. Real estate agent Janina will have a difficult time reconciling her clients' differing priorities as they figure out what's most important. Watch, When House Hunters International says guten tag to Dortmund, Germany.
Drew and William moved to the tiny town of Saluda, North Carolina to take a step back from the rat race. Now they are ready to jump back in, and this time in the historic city of Budapest, Hungary. They like to put their own stamp on their homes, but after a lengthy experience renovating their home in Saluda, they said never again. Given William's background in architecture, a renovation project will be tough for them to resist. Drew's business is expanding into Europe, so their new home will need room for him to work as well. Robert Weiner will have his work cut out for him when he attempts to help this couple find their perfect home when House Hunters International goes to Budapest, Hungary.
When Sarah encouraged her husband Dave to apply for post-doctoral studies all over the world, she never dreamed the first place he'd be accepted would be in Belfast Northern Ireland. Dave has already left Sarah behind in Michigan to start work and now she's putting her own education and teaching career on hold to join him in Belfast. Sarah will be looking for all the comforts of home, while Dave is more concerned with living close to his work. They'll also have the added stress of finding a suitable home for their dog Toby, who is accompanying them on their journey abroad. Find out if everyone can get what they want or if moving to a new country is just the start of Sarah's sacrifice as House Hunters International visits Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Eli Hale leapt at the chance to transfer to Ireland when his husband Marcio Noia's work visa expired. But they're discovering very different opinions on the size of living space they desire. Marcio wants a large house to spread out in, but Eli thinks an apartment is a better fit. Now they'll have to find a compromise when House Hunters International takes a swig in Dublin, Ireland.
After a visit to Spain left her enchanted, Raphaella decided to leave behind the daily grind in London to teach yoga in Barcelona. She wants a flat near the beach with enough outdoor space for a yoga class, but her friend Alasdair knows he'll have a hard time keeping her focused on her budget. Watch when House Hunters International breathes deep in Barcelona, Spain.
Paris and Antonio are leaving the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley, California to find their dream home in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. But the problem has been that until now, they're all look and no buy. They've toured over 200 homes already, and even lost a deposit once before. Paris is fearful on settling, worried that just after she buys a home, a better one will crop up. Antonio, on the other hand, is afraid that the search will go on forever. He's sick of being a visitor and wants to be a resident. It's high time for this couple to find a home that works for both of them, and the sooner the better.
The Hastings family already attempted to buy a house in Leon, Nicaragua. For risk analyst Jeff, though, the numbers didn't add up. So he brought his wife Natalie and two sons back home to Cincinnati to clear the deck and start researching all over again. Now, armed with the proper data and pushed along by his enthusiastic family, Jeff has returned one last time to Leon.
When photographer Katie was shooting a wedding in Tamarindo, she not only fell in love with the idyllic beach town, but she also met her future boyfriend, Jeff. A year later, she felt divided between working at a flower shop in Aspen and pursuing her dream job. She knew it was time to make the leap and relocate to Costa Rica. While she starts up her business, she wants to stay close to town, but Jeff dreams of the surf. Find out if finding a budget friendly solution will add even more to Katie's fiscal concerns when House Hunters International catches a wave in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
After years of running businesses from their farm, Canadians Doug and Jules are planning ahead for their retirement in sultry and slower paced Dominical, Costa Rica. But with their retirement savings on the line, their move to paradise hinges on striking the balance between her emotional and his financial divide when House Hunters International casts its net to Dominical, Costa Rica.
As a trained gemologist, Hilary Grant has learned to hone her eye to spot even the tiniest of flaws. This ability has opened the door for her to be recruited from California to apply her skills at a jewelry store in the Caribbean. Unfortunately for her husband Shawn, this attention to detail is not something she can easily turn off and on. Hilary is not shy about wanting the finest things in life and is willing to stretch their $2,900 a month budget to land the perfect place close to work. Shawn is not as flexible on budget, but as long as he has a space for a home office, he won't sweat the small stuff. But as they are both about to learn, any property in St. Maarten's expensive rental market comes with concessions. Watch as paradise is put under the microscope when House Hunters International visits the Dutch country of St. Maarten.
When Chris Nealon's global auto company transferred him to Frankfurt, his wife, Katie, put her own beloved career as a speech language pathologist in limbo. With her future uncertain, she's anxious to find a space she can feel at home in. While Katie adores traditional detail and period features, Chris is all about clean lines and modern decor. With diametrically opposed preferences, this strong-willed young couple must find a way to compromise. House Hunters International learns that a house divided cannot stand in Frankfurt, Germany.
Philadelphia natives Cara and Denis were in the midst of planning their wedding when out of the blue, Denis was offered a promotion in Melbourne, Australia. Deciding it was the best move for their future, the couple relocated halfway around the world and got married all in the space of a month. Down Under, the newlyweds find themselves far from home and faced with figuring out their new roles as husband and wife. Their marriage is put to the test as they fight to find a house that caters to his contemporary side and her taste for tradition. Find out if it's marital bliss or calling it quits as House Hunters International takes an extended honeymoon in Melbourne, Australia.
When Randy Lawrence's company offered him a chance to work in France, wife Rebekah leapt at the opportunity to immerse her young daughters in the country's rich history. While Randy wants a modern home to ease the transition for their children, Rebekah craves a traditional property with a French feel. Now they'll have to choose between contemporary or traditional when House Hunters International experiences la vie in La Baule, France.
Jeff's constant commuting between New Jersey and Chicago was putting a damper on the quality time he had to spend with his family. So when he was offered a unique work opportunity that would allow him to spend more time at home, he and his wife Emily knew he had to take it. The catch was that they would have to move to Bern, Switzerland. It will be a major culture shock for the kids, but they are up for it. Watch as real estate agent Barbara helps them keep it all in the family when House Hunters International travels to Bern, Switzerland.
For Carla and Andrew Nickodemus, Traverse City, which is Michigan's natural beauty and close knit community, made it an ideal place to raise their three kids, Brennan, Cassidy and Gavin. But when Carla was suddenly offered a job promotion in Cambridge, England, the family was thrown for a loop. Realizing it was a great opportunity to expose their children to a different culture, the Nickodemus family decided to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. But once they arrive on UK soil, they quickly learn traditional British homes lack the big American features they've grown accustomed to. Mom and Dad worry about the children's well being and about going over budget to get the size and central location they want. Find out if they can locate a comfortable property that fits their family of five when House Hunters International charters a course to Cambridge, England.
Tired of living with regrets over not seeing the rest of the world, Maisha is leaving her life in Brooklyn behind to move to the United Arab Emirates. Maisha has been living a rich and full life in Brooklyn, NY with more friends than a girl could ask for and an active social life, but after she was not accepted into a graduate program, she made a bet with herself. If she applied to an international job and got it, she'd get on the plane and go. Now that she's received a job offer in Ajman, Maisha is on her way to a new life in the United Arab Emirates. Find out if this girl with a passion for the night life can adjust to a more conservative lifestyle in the Middle East as House Hunters International caravans into the United Arab Emirates.
Wisconsin-born Samantha met Giorgio while the two were studying down under, and after months apart, they decided to tie the knot and settle down in his native Milan, Italy. But they're currently living with his parents, and it's much too close for comfort. Samantha hopes to find a fashionable place in hip, downtown Milan where she can easily find other ex-pats like herself. Giorgio, on the other hand, is looking for an apartment that provides some quiet, studying space as well as a garage for his beloved car. The journey to find the perfect home may get a bit bumpy, but these newlyweds are determined to find something they can call home - for better or worse.
After living and working in urban Shanghai, China for nearly two decades, Michelle has decided she's ready to get back to nature. On a whim she packs her bags to move halfway around the world to Panguipulli, Chile where she can start her own company and also learn how to farm. With help from her old friend, real estate agent Jeanette, Michelle searches for the perfect home. Will Michelle find a space that meets all of her needs or will she have to start entirely from scratch? Find out when House Hunters International goes to Panguipulli, Chile.
Aaron's job as a helicopter pilot has enabled the Croft family to travel the world, but an exchange program with the French Air Force lands them in the coastal region of Arcachon Bay searching for a home base on a tight deadline. They must get the kids situated into a normal routine before Aaron is once again deployed, and the area's limited market of holiday rentals isn't making it easy for them to find a place to settle down. Add in the growing hostilities over whether to get a luxury kitchen for Shiloh or a garage where Aaron can keep his toys, and the battle begins in Arcachon, France.
When Greg Brinker was given a job opportunity in Pattaya, Thailand, wife Michelle leapt at the chance to dive into a new culture. But Greg's work is in the industrialized Eastern Seaboard Zone, and the culture she craves lies 30 minutes away in Pattaya. Now they'll have to choose between commuting convenience or cultural immersion when House Hunters International travels around the globe to Pattaya, Thailand.
Chiropractor Kyle and his wife Desiree have one last box to tick on their pre-baby bucket list, and that's to live abroad. Desiree is the adventurer of the two and as an ESL teacher, she has experience living abroad while Kyle has been a homebody. They aim to use Carrick on Shannon as a springboard for travelling around Europe, so they are keen to stay on budget. Working with their tight budget, Real Estate Agent Celia will have her work cut out for her. Find out if it will be town center or river views when House Hunters International goes to Carrick on Shannon, Ireland.
For Americans Sean and Neissa Gallahar, the Croatian city of Split has special meaning. While on separate vacations, they crossed paths outside an ice cream shop there, locked eyes, and eight years later, they are now happily married. The experience had such an impact that when they decided to start an administrative staffing company out of their home, they knew exactly where it would be. They are confident their $275,000 budget will be enough capital to start their company and find a spacious, centrally located property that can accommodate a home office. Reuniting with the place where they fell in love seems like a perfect plan, but as they are about to find out, they may have to start their business and budget in the red to get what they want. Find out if Sean and Neissa will be able to fall in love again with Croatia when House Hunters International visits the historical city of Split.
A married New England couple is looking to put having kids on hold while they explore a life abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Despite having problems with getting both their Visas, this couple is determined to leave Chicopee for the Mediterranean coastal city. Real Estate Agent Raluca Tronaru will try her best to give this couple everything they want, which is a lot, although it may jeopardize their future plans of starting a family. Find out if this couple can get their dream house when House Hunters International goes to Barcelona.
After Laurel fell in love with Hugo while doing volunteer work in Quito, Ecuador, she decided to move from San Diego and live with him permanently. Now that they have a six month old baby, the time has come for Hugo and Laurel to get out of Hugo's family's home and find a place of their own. But with Hugo's father giving them the money for their new home, his opinions will weigh heavily into the decision. Hugo Sr. wants his family to remain close to his apartment while Laurel is looking for a little space after living in such close quarters with her new in-laws. Find out if Laurel gets what she wants or if father knows best when House Hunters International goes to Quito, Ecuador.
No shirt, no shoes, no job. Kite surfer Nick Taylor has left cold Southport, England to join his best friend Tommy in Four Mile Beach, Australia. In search of a job and a house, they'll need more than just their good looks to land both. They'll need the help of returning real estate agent Heidi Rawlings. However, it will not be easy for her to get Nick and Tommy a rental with just one income.
Unable to endure their long distance relationship, Becca accepted a job opportunity that will unite her and boyfriend Michael in Germany. But as they delve deeper in the hunt for their first home, differing priorities emerge. She wants to be city center and close to work while he just wants to be on budget. But with a shortage of homes in pricey Munich, they'll both have to compromise. Watch as House Hunters International says prost to Munich, Germany.
Bonnie and Kale were happily dating and living comfortable lives in Phoenix, Arizona where they enjoyed hiking, cooking and hosting game nights with friends. But that all changed when Bonnie jumped at the chance to start a company in Los Cabos, Mexico. She convinced Kale to join her business venture and the two set sail for south of the border. Bonnie, who's mad about all things Mexican, is a Los Cabos vet, but for Kale who's never been, the idea was both exhilarating and terrifying. Before their business can begin, the couple must settle on their first home together. Find out if the experience will tear them apart or bring them closer when House Hunters International cruises to Los Cabos, Mexico.
After helping to launch a new division of his company in Bracknell, England, Greig and wife Nicole hope to explore other parts of the world as a family after finding the right home near Greig's job. But in a high priced area with a competitive rental market, Greig and Nicole are worried they won't be able to fulfill the American comforts their kids have grown accustomed to when House Hunters International finds its cup of tea in Bracknell, England.
For Elissa, the Canadian side of Niagara Falls is the best place in the world to live. Working at the Winter Olympics brought her together with Jason, and they built a family near what their toddler son calls the big water. But extended family, friends and deep personal history are suddenly disrupted when Jason lands a job producing major sports events in Glasgow, Scotland. Jason thinks finding an apartment in a modern high rise will ease their tough transition to the UK while Elissa has set her sights on traditional Glasgow flats. Shopping a white-hot rental market with a modest budget, battling over apartment styles and feeling homesick, Elissa, Jason and their son reach for gold in search of a new home.
Cedric's quaint French existence is turned on its head when he meets Aussie Joe and they hatch a plan for adventure on the high seas in Australia. But upon arrival in Daintree, Cedric realizes he may not be ready to get his feet wet full time. Making the argument for a house on land in addition to their hatchling charter cruise business, Cedric rocks Joe's boat and threatens the new partnership before it even sets sail.
Andrew was living in Illinois with his wife Marci, his two dogs and his own home maintenance business when a rare opportunity presented itself. The couple were visiting Andrew's brother abroad when he received the chance to interview for a new job that would relocate them internationally. Once Andrew had the job offer - and the location was revealed - he and Marci knew moving to beautiful Busan was an opportunity they could not pass up. Watch as real estate agent Chil helps this couple find a new home for themselves and their dogs when House Hunters International travels to Busan, South Korea.
Dr. Jayne Lee fell so in love with Paris that she geared her career in medicine towards moving there. Soon enough she found a job practicing telemedicine and fell in love with Edouard. But for these newlyweds, buying an apartment in one of the most coveted and expensive cities in the world isn't as easy as falling in love. While Jayne needs an office as soon as possible, Edouard wants to be sure there is room for a future family. Property Consultant Adrian Leeds desperately searches for a compromise when House Hunters International goes to Paris, France.
Mary and her Aussie boyfriend Ben decide to start their life together in Mission Beach, Australia
Alex Ulrich was offered the job of a lifetime in Sydney, Australia, but fiancée Chelsea must give up her career as a personal chef for the move. Now, she's imagining Mai Tais on the beach while he's hoping to walk downtown to work. With divergent desires pulling them in different directions, someone's going to have to compromise their dream when House Hunters International throws another 'shrimp on the Barbie' in Sydney, Australia.
After Hurricane Mitch devastated Nicaragua in 1998, the Heidorns began making trips back and forth from their hometown of Waxhaw, North Carolina to volunteer with rebuilding and education projects. Having formed strong connections to the people and city of Granada over the years, they're now looking to purchase a property with room for their family as well as groups of volunteers and outdoor space for sustainability projects. Spending their family's life savings, husband Stephen is trying to keep a tight grip on the budget. But with social 19-year-old daughter Siara wanting to live in the city, and wife Naomi's vision for remodeling, Real Estate Agent Carlos Gutierrez has to get creative to find such a large and unique place when House Hunters International gives back to Granada, Nicaragua.
Kathleen grew tired of the materialism and sense of entitlement she identified in Marin County, California. Wanting a fuller life for her 5-year old adopted Guatemalan son, she rented out her house and brought her little boy on a ten-month journey through Central America in search of a place they could call home. When Kathleen wandered into Granada, Nicaragua, she fell in love with the city's beauty and sense of community. She's since returned to the U.S. to pack her belongings and move her family permanently down south. With a plan to open an organic shop and café, Kathleen is looking to buy a live-work space close to the city's center. But she'll soon learn that Granada's swelling expat community means a competitive real estate market, and finding a property in her budget will be a difficult feat. She hopes she will be able to set-up her dream shop. Find out when House Hunters International goes green in Granada, Nicaragua.
Kevin and Cassidy were just starting their life together in Texas when a job opportunity summoned Kevin to Jamaica. Although they love life in Houston, the allure of an adventurous international opportunity was irresistible. With beautiful beaches, amazing food and a legendary music scene at their fingertips, they thought moving to paradise would be no problem (mon), but making a new home in a developing nation won't be as easy as the slogans say. With a limited budget and sometimes-conflicting priorities, these two will have to agree on what paradise really is before they can find one love in sunny Jamaica.
American Caroline and Brit Mark met through mutual friends and fell in love while Mark was working in America. After a few years, they were married and the proud parents of their son Sam. Now Caroline and Mark are moving from Dublin to Loughborough for Mark's new position as a lecturer in chemistry at the University of Loughborough. However, Caroline has had some trouble adjusting to the tiny housing that is typically offered in the UK. With their limited budget, it will be a real challenge for Real Estate Agent Anna Hart to find the perfect balance between price and size in the English countryside. Find out what happens when House Hunters International goes to Loughborough, England.
When his company offered Drew a chance to work in Auckland, New Zealand, he was beyond excited that his high performance track record was paying off. His wife Katie agreed to go, but she would have rather bought a house to start a family in North Carolina. Moving is their first financial struggle as a newlywed couple, and homes go quick in this big city. Drew wants a water view, while Katie wants the modern comforts she's used to. Real Estate Agent Wayne Maguire knows Drew will have to compromise or his great expectations will put Katie's comfort on the back burner. Watch this newlywed couple adjust as House Hunters International goes to Auckland, New Zealand.
Carrie Grimes found a job in booming Brisbane, Australia, but her partner Sean isn't sure about leaving their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. He wants to enjoy the surf and sand of beach living, but Carrie's hoping for an easy commute to work in the city. With desires to live in two different regions, this couple's seeking compromise when House Hunters International goes down under in Brisbane, Australia.
Newlyweds Kurtis and Kathleen Badger have plans to leave the Big Apple for Big Ben. Kurtis is ready to give up his steady sales job for a chance to study law in England. As a lifelong New York resident, Kathleen is willing to leave her hometown so Kurtis can pursue his dream. She's already gotten a job with an accounting firm in London and feels the city's hustle and bustle will make for an easy transition. The only problem is that his school is far out in the country, and the long hours they both will be putting in is creating friction over which location is a better place to find a home. If they stay in the city for Kathleen, small flats and big prices are waiting for them. If they venture out to the country for Kurtis, they'll get more bang for their buck, but the added cost of the commuter trains into central London could raise their monthly outlay to as much as living in the city center. With only Kathleen's income to pull from, Richard Blanco has a tall order finding a property anywhere that will work for their $1,900 a month budget. Find out if it will be close to school or close to work as House Hunters International comes to a verdict in London, England.
Arlene's friends and family in the United States are settling down, but she's got itchy feet and is ready for a new adventure. She's taken a new job abroad in Cork, Ireland and is moving to embark on a new chapter in her life. To keep her loved ones updated on the progress of her journey, Arlene has started a blog. Through the blog, she's already made a new friend in Cork, a man named Fintan, who has offered to help Arlene find her new home and provide a local's perspective. Arlene will try to find her pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow, but she'll find out if her new home is better suited for a leprechaun. Find out when House Hunters International goes to Cork, Ireland.
Irma is an American with Eastern European Roots whose recent studies in international business have led to a full time instructor position at Izmir's Space Camp Turkey. Despite having a multinational background, she will be immersed in a completely new culture. Along with her roommate and colleague, Taylor, these two will have to find a living space that is close to Space Camp and can accommodate their vegan lifestyle. Real Estate Agent Didem Gulsoy will have to reach for the stars to find the perfect home for Irma and Taylor when House Hunters International goes to Izmir, Turkey.
Vural, a Turkish family man living in Texas, has a business mind that can turn on a dime, and his push to move the family back to his native Turkey for a great career opportunity caught his wife Taneya off guard. But Vural can be convincing, and now his parents -- and their modest-sized apartment in Istanbul -- are acting as hosts. Taneya loves her in-laws, but after being cooped up in a cramped apartment with her newborn Gabriel to care for, she's eager to find a proper, freestanding home like her family left behind in Texas. But in this ancient crossroads of civilization that is one of the most densely populated cities on earth, the high-rise condo is king. So it's house versus high-rise in the one and only Istanbul. Featuring real estate agent and expert event organizer Senem Selimi.
Michael always dreamt of living a simpler life when he retired, and now his dream has become a reality. But finding a new home won't be as simple as it sounds. Living off his pension will make it tough for him and his wife Victoria to find a home that meets their wish list. Watch as this family hunts for the home of their dreams without breaking their budget when House Hunters International goes to Marbella, Costa Rica.
After 10 years in Hoboken, New Jersey African natives Chris and Laura Luckhurst are returning to their home continent where Laura will take a new position with a solar power company in Cape Town. Working from home, Chris wants a large house steps from Cape Town's beaches, mountains, and vineyards. But with a job in the city center, Laura wants a short commute which also comes with a bigger price. Real Estate Agent Chantelle van Zyl hopes to give them the best of country living and city access when House Hunters International heads to Cape Town, South Africa.
Huw left the UK to move down to Jolly Harbour, Antigua in pursuit of work captaining super yachts. His new wife Charley has been back in England packing up their lives and getting ready to join Huw in the sunshine of Antigua. Charley is excited for her new life in the Caribbean, but it might not be smooth sailing for Huw as Charley's mother also has a home in Jolly Harbour and will be coming along to help the newlyweds pick out their first home together. Huw is not willing to compromise on his desire to live on the water, Charley wants a home with privacy and mom is never shy about sharing her opinions. Will everyone get what they want out of the hunt? Find out when House Hunters International goes to Jolly Harbour, Antigua!
Collin races go karts and his dad, Michael sells parts. Now they are racing from South Florida all the way to Vilnius, Lithuania. When Michael lost his mother he decided to get back to his family roots. So they are moving to Old Town and starting a new book in their lives. Finding a new school for Collin and working with Michael's wish list presents its challenges to human recourses expert Daiva and real estate agent Gierdre. Will they make it to the finish line or will they skid off the snowy tracks? Find out when House Hunters International goes to Vilnius, Lithuania!
Craving a warmer climate - and a new way of life from her native England - 38-year old Louise took a job in Queensland, Australia. After relocating half way across the globe to the coastal town of Freshwater, she's faced with finding a home that fulfills her fantasy of rainforest living. But she'll soon learn that owning a piece of paradise won't be easy, especially since she insists on having a four-bedroom home in a prime location. Will she go over budget to get her dream home Down Under? Find out when House Hunters International gets its feet wet in Freshwater, Australia.
Sarah has a wealth of experience as a world traveller and expat. Born in the US, she's lived in 6 countries throughout her 27-year career, and is no stranger to airports, hotel rooms, and duty free shopping trips. Now with her current job in London winding down, she's eager to take a break from the grind and finally find a place to call her own. With a deep love of nature, animals, and the ocean, Sarah's decided that the world's greenest country, Costa Rica, is the right place to settle down, plant some roots, and raise her brand new puppy. So with good friend Steve in tow, she sets out along the Costa Rican countryside to try to find an eco-friendly, dog-safe, oceanside abode¿on a budget. But with a lanky wish list and a low tolerance for trade-offs, how far will $300,000 go in paradise?
Scott Baker always wanted to live in France. When he discovered a job opening in Nice, he leapt at the chance to fulfill his French fantasy. But the apartment he rents has been falling apart around him. Not ready to give up on his dream, Scott's decided to purchase his own home in Nice and is leaning on Nice-native and close friend Clara for advice. Clara's eagle eyes are spotting potential pitfalls in every home, and Scott will have to decide if he's willing to renovate or spend to get the perfect property when House Hunters International goes to Nice, France.
Todd and Karin Smith have carved out a comfortable life for their family of four in Clear Lake, Minnesota. They enjoy taking their two boys outdoors and spending time with their tight knit extended family. Karin was content with the way things were but Todd's job transfer to Brussels, Belgium is turning her world upside down. Karin likes her American creature comforts and is reluctant to give them up. Todd sees this as an opportunity to not only advance his career but also broaden his family's horizons. He wants to experience everything the city has to offer, from its world-renowned chocolate and beer, to its historic architecture. One thing they can agree on, Brussels' notoriously congested traffic is something that has them both worried. Karin will have to take the boys to and from school, while Todd will have to drive to work, so they're both pushing hard to find a home that would cut down their commute. With the school and the office on opposite ends of town, real estate agent Steve Hubert will have a difficult time finding not only an ideal location, but also an affordable house that could ease Karin's transition to life in Belgium. Which location will win in the end, as House Hunters International gets a taste of Brussels, Belgium?
Chris and Michelle are children's books writers, but they are about to take their creativity to a new level. A passion for history and the desire to expose their children to different cultures has brought them to Majorca to renovate a historic Spanish estate. Having to factor renovation costs into their budget will be tricky. Can these writers, re-write the history of a historic ruin? Find out when House Hunters International goes to Majorca, Spain!
Derek and Jade wanted to embrace their love of nature and hatched a plan to live semi-retired off of only one income along Panama's rural, Pacific lowlands. But as real estate agent Tedd Tennis is quick to point out, with less income coming in now the Mazerolles can't quite cover the extra cost of a spacious home overlooking the ocean and may need to settle on a longer commute to Derek's beloved surf action.
When Jerry accepted a job assignment in Europe, he and his wife Amy knew Nice is where they wanted to be. So she's setting aside her successful career in fashion to make it work. They both love what the south of France has to offer them as a couple, but she wants city life while he dreams of the countryside. But finding any long term rental in a prime holiday destination will be a challenge. Watch when Hunters International comes together in Nice, France.
Now that her son is grown and she doesn't have anything keeping her tied to San Francisco, Toni decides to take second shot at a fresh start in Orvieto, Italy. But as a travel writer with a very limited budget, she must be financially savvy in order to make the move stick. With her son, Andrew, at her side trying to keep her on track, Toni will have to decide whether her dream life is one she can afford.
When their best friend moved to Alexandra Headlands, Australia, Molly and Sara decided to give up life in their icy hometown of Kelowna, British Colombia to find their place in the sun. But with only one percent of rentals available, this threesome will have to battle the market and each other's diverging priorities as House Hunters International surfs into Alexandra Headlands, Australia.
When Gio and Courtenay had son Marcello, it inspired them to reconnect with his extended family in Barranquilla, Colombia. But the city's bustling economy and subsequent booming rental market, presents high hurdles on their hunt to find a suitable family home, when House Hunters International dances into Barranquilla, Colombia.
Europhiles Andrew and Farrah want to expose their kids to European history and cultures, but downsizing from the large suburban home they are leaving behind to a cozy townhome in a Dutch village is easier said than done. For better or worse, the Ritter family steps outside their comfort zone in Tilburg, Netherlands.
Sherry and Corrine Federer are passionate travelers, but they are passionate parents as well. When Corrine was offered a full-time job in Amsterdam they jumped at the opportunity of going back to Europe and giving their twin sons an international upbringing. Will their strict budget sink their dream of a canal view? Find out what happens when House Hunters International goes to Amsterdam!
After two years of waiting Patricia has finally been transferred to Paris for her work as a nutritionist. Her desire for an apartment with Parisian charm and a mix of modern décor presents a challenge in finding the perfect home. With the help of her friend Ulla, Patricia is on the hunt for a new home to live a healthy life in Paris. Find out what happens when House Hunters International goes to Paris, France!
When Evan accepted a new job teaching in Australia, he eloped with his girlfriend Jessica without telling their friends and relatives. Tensions have been running high in Jessica's family as they struggle to accept that their little girl is now married and moving to the other side of the world. More concerned with adventure and new experiences than family squabbles, Evan and Jessica are leaving Texas and moving to Melbourne, Australia where Evan will be teaching at the local university. Brought together by their mutual desire to shake things up, their varying priorities could pull them apart. Jessica is hoping this fresh start will allow her to live a green life with chickens in her backyard garden, but Evan is more concerned with living close to work and keeping his commute to a minimum. Can these newlyweds put their differences aside and make the biggest decision of their adult lives? Find out when House Hunters International goes to Melbourne, Australia!!
Mike Gilbert has taken an international sales position in Prague and hopes that his family will learn to love living abroad. But for wife Wendy and three teenage boys leaving behind friends, family, and the comforts of the suburbs for the unknowns of a foreign city is a lot to digest. Forced to move, the twins Nathan and Wesley want one thing- to no longer share a bedroom. Wendy wants a modern kitchen and space for the family, while Mike is concentrating on old world charm and quick access to public transportation. But finding an apartment with four bedrooms in the center of the medieval city poses a problem as House Hunters International Czech's out Prague.
Darren, a scientist met his British wife Virginia when he gave her a tour of his lab in California. Five years later they were married and starting a new life together. Virginia has been dreaming about moving back to Europe to be near her family. So when Darren was offered a position in Austria they jumped at the opportunity. As if finding a new home and new job wasn't exciting enough, it turns out that Virginia is pregnant with their second child! Expect the unexpected when House Hunters International goes to Vienna, Austria.
Tonya Sharp is a Texas crime novelist who has big dreams for her career. So when the opportunity comes to move to Australia with her family to promote her books, she is ready. Husband Steve is her biggest fan, so with little resistance he agrees to leave Granbury, with their son Dylan, to help Tanya fulfill her dreams. As water lovers, the decision to move to the beautiful beach town of Caloundra is a no-brainer, but once there a new challenge awaits. Tanya, who loves to live Texas large, wants to find a modern home that meets her high standards. Budget conscious Steve, is looking for a home within their means. Can this couple meet in the middle and create their own happy ending? Relocation expert Gaye Hind has the difficult task of finding a home that has modern luxuries at a nice price. To see what happens in this family's next chapter, follow as House Hunters International dives into Caloundra, Australia.
Chris and Allison met in London and after a short courtship decided to get married and start a new life together. Itching to get back across the pond Chris took a transfer to Amsterdam. Still getting to know each other and each other's styles finding a new home presents its challenges. Watch as styles collide when House Hunters International goes to Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Dusty Waldron left behind life in the states, taking a job in Rotterdam to fulfill his wife's dream of being closer to her family. They've decided to go the distance together in the Netherlands, but their culture clash could come between them. And while they both want their son to learn about Stephanie's culture, Dusty wants a city life close to work. But finding a child friendly home in their budget in cosmopolitan Rotterdam, presents a challenge. Watch what happens when House Hunters International goes to Rotterdam.
Mark and Mary McElroy have a very busy life for themselves in Dallas, Texas. Mark is a President and CEO of a successful technology company, while Mary manages a vibrant household with their four children. Whenever the pressures of handling all their responsibilities gets to be too much, escaping to the pink sand beaches of the Bahamas for vacation, is their go to solution. Mark and Mary are willing to deal with the fast pace until the time comes to retire, but after that, they have decided to spend their well-earned golden years on the island of Eleuthera. Even though they are a few years off from retiring, the McElroy's are feeling an enormous pressure to get a home now. With a land area roughly a hundred miles long and a mile wide, beachfront real estate is at a premium and as more people have caught wind of its secluded beauty, the competition to join Mark and Mary is getting more intense. Mary is willing to fix any space up as long as she is beachfront, but Mark is looking to keep costs down around their million-dollar budget. Will Mary's creative eye make Mark only see the dollar signs or will the here today, gone tomorrow housing market pass them by before they even have a chance to decide? Watch as House Hunters International tries to live the good life on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera.
Amber is leaving her job working on a ranch in New Zealand to join her younger cousin, Codie, for a lesson in loosening up in Rainbow Beach, Australia. But when Amber arrives, her old habits of worry die hard, and the two girls must find a way to put their differences aside and learn how to get along while living under the same roof.
For a decade, Rebecca enjoyed a nomadic life, living in six different countries and traveling the world. The American-born globe trotter rarely let the grass grow beneath her feet, that is, until she met Jens in Copenhagen while working on her PhD. Now she's making a big move, going halves on a home and putting down roots in the Scandinavian city. But, Jens has two kids, so instead of shopping for a quaint love-nest, they'll be looking for a home that's fit for four. And, despite being deemed 'the most livable city in the world', Copenhagen's cost of living is high, and the price of homes is expensive. Can Rebecca handle the challenging housing market and family life? Find out when House Hunters International copes with a new way of life in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mikal enjoys a rewarding career as a helicopter pilot in Texas. The problem is, he and his wife Amy live in Florida, and for work, Mikal regularly spends two weeks of every month away from home. The grueling commute wasn't a problem when their daughter Isabella was an infant, but now she's five, and having a part time dad is taking its toll. Knowing that things have to change, the family decides to move to Mikal's native Norway, where the commute to his new job will be reasonable, and family roots will fill the gaps in between. But with extremely limited housing options in the tiny town of Aurland, and Mikal's job still two hours away in the city of Bergen, the family will have to decide if the roots they're recasting are better set in a tiny town, or the big city.
When her husband'sprestigious new job means a move to Auckland, New Zealand, aspiring chef Grace leaves her love of the big city behind. But when this cosmopolitan city's limited market and her husband Antonio's creative director demands clash, finding a home that has it all proves to be an uphill battle as House Hunters International makes waves in Auckland, New Zealand.
Family is the most important thing to Ben. So when wife Leah's parents moved from chilly England to the sunshine coast of Australia, he knew even though it meant saying goodbye to his family, he and Leah want to raise their children in a more cheerful climate. While they're both united on the move across the hemisphere, they're having a tough time agreeing between a traditional or modern style home. In the end they'll depend on real estate agent Brooke-Lyn to find them a home that's best for everyone. Watch when House Hunters International makes a leap of faith down under in Kawana, Australia.
Joe Cavanaugh has been racking up plenty of business class miles traveling between his company's offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Blackburn, England. When an opportunity to take a manager's position opened up in the U.K., for Joe, it was an easy decision because it is not only a major career boost, but also a chance to fulfill his lifelong dream of experiencing the world outside of Georgia. His wife, Mandy, however is not as enthused about the change. She's content with the modern conveniences and routine that her and their two young boys have in Cumming. Mandy is willing to support her husband's wishes but she is making it a goal to try and find the comforts of home in rural England. Unfortunately for Mandy, Joe wants a short commute to his office in the city center and trying to find a modern, spacious slice of America there, on their two thousand dollar a month budget is going to be challenging for real estate agent Haesel Abbott. Mandy may or may not be willing to get Georgia off her mind while Joe may have to miss out on getting an authentic English experience. Watch as House Hunters International takes a turn through tranquil Blackburn, England.
Darryl and Amanda have a gypsy spirit which has moved them across North America, Central America, and the West Indies. Now they're relocating their three kids and two dogs from Austin, Texas to the Isle of Spice-Grenada, to open a bicycle café. In choosing a home, they're driven by a feeling or vibe, but with the financial uncertainty of a new business, their budget doesn't quite measure up to their wish list as everything is listed above their budget. Not to worry, Real Estate Agent Robert assures them, everything is negotiable in Grenada!
After attending university, Chi landed a job in Cambridge, Massachusetts that most grads would envy. At twenty-three years old, she had a lucrative job in the corporate world, managing accounts for high profile businesses. But, despite her achievements, Chi felt unfulfilled. Born in Nigeria and raised in the U.S., Chi had always been drawn to Africa and dreamed of living and working on the continent. Taking a leap of faith, she quit her job and accepted a position at a teaching academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. When Chi first arrived, she was given the opportunity to live on the school's campus. A few months have passed, and now Chi's ready to move out on her own. But, she can't leave the dormitory until she finds a furnished apartment that's close to her work. And, with young professionals arriving in Johannesburg every day, affordable rentals are hard to come by. She hopes that she isn't destined to dorm life forever. Find out when House Hunters International gets schooled in Johannesburg, South Africa.
After a personal relationship came to an end for financier Amber Holmes, she decided to escape NYC to follow her passion for fashion in Paris, France. But with only her savings to live on, Amber's having to downsize her Upper East Side lifestyle and this fashionista isn't ready to settle for anything less than central Paris. Find out if this fresh-faced financier turned fashion bloggess can compromise between location and a tight budget when House Hunters International travels to the City of Light, Paris, France.
David and Courtney are globetrotting junkies who have already lived in Texas, Spain, and St. Thomas. Now they have their sights set on the beautiful, remote island of Mauritius off the coast of Africa, but it won't be smooth sailing. With Courtney taking a sabbatical, they've got just one income to fall back on in this expensive rental market. And coming from the tiny island of St. Thomas, the larger island of Mauritius presents some challenges they weren't prepared for. Along with their son Pace, see if this family can fit in when House Hunters International island hops to Mauritius.
In 1997, Ron and Lisa Cyrier took a vacation to Belize. They've been dreaming of going back permanently, ever since. Now they are making their dream a reality, selling their high-maintenance home in Charlotte, NC for a condo on the beach. With a plan to work less and play more, the Cyriers came with a conservative budget. But the cost of their dream home is unexpectedly high. Watch what happens as House Hunters International goes to San Pedro, Belize.
Sera Steves has been a zoologist at the San Antonio Zoo for five years and has a passion for exotic creatures. After doing some research she jumped at the opportunity of a whole new life as a wildlife ranger at the Billabong Sanctuary in Townsville, Australia. Though she might know these animals better than anyone, she hardly knows her new roommate and colleague, Christina. It's up to these two wildlife enthusiast to find the perfect home for themselves and the animals they love when House Hunters International goes down under in Townsville, Australia.
Angie and Scott are busy engineers tired of the daily grind of living in a U.S. city. After the birth of their daughter, Elsa, they leave St. Paul behind and head for San Juan del Sur to slow down and regain the lost hours of their lives. Nicaragua seems like the perfect place for sun, surf, and Scott's dream of owning a home on the beach, but when Angie's practical side kicks in, reality starts to threaten their carefree coastal living.
Wanting to escape the cold climate of her home town, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Mandy seized an opportunity of a lifetime. She landed a job as the event coordinator for the 2012 solar eclipse viewing in Rocky Point, Australia. Recognizing a great opportunity for their daughter, and a solid real estate investment, Mandy's parents decided to use their savings to purchase a home on the island while Mandy made a go of her new life down under. After traveling miles to the coastal town, Mandy quickly learned the town's popularity means affordable beach-side homes are hard to come by. Will she find a house before the moon turns to day? Find out when House Hunters International goes star gazing in Rocky Point, Australia.
Vance and Nicole have always been adventurous and globally minded, and they've raised their three daughters to be the same. They love their life in Colorado, but now that the girls are old enough, they've decided to move the entire family to Spain so the kids can develop an international perspective of their own. While the decision to move may have been easy, the logistics are proving difficult: Vance will have to commute to Colorado occasionally to maintain his business, making their budget tight. Nicole has her heart set on a city property with tons of local flavor, while Vance longs for the more touristy areas along the beach. With one fixed budget and two differing opinions, will Vance and Nicole be able to find a family-friendly home with the right mix of local flavor and luxury to satisfy them both?
As a twenty-something, native New Yorker Lauren found herself at home in Amsterdam's laid back lifestyle. After ten years of building her hectic career in the big apple, she's trading the stressful city life for the relaxed cafe culture she fell in love with. But in this small city's already limited market, Lauren's biggest challenge is overcoming her high expectations from the past, while she navigates her future, as House Hunters International cruises the canals of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Following the success of their debut album, the band Cover Drive, has decided to return home to Barbados for inspiration on their sophomore album. Despite all having different personalities, these young musicians will have to find a place in their native home which they can all agree upon, without breaking the bank. Find out if this band can stick together in Barbados on House Hunters International.
Rachael and Andrew fell in love after meeting each other their freshman year of college in Colorado. After graduation, work forced him back to his native Belize but the distance became too much too bear. After 2 years apart, Rachael is setting off for an adventure in Belize City, where Andrew and his friend, Real Estate agent Hugo Moguel, will try to find her the American amenities she is used to. But if Andrew wants to keep the price reasonable, something will have to give. House Hunters International gets a lesson in culture in Belize City, Belize.
Tech whiz kids Justin and Dustin are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Brisbane and have decided to pack up and take on the Australian bush town of Kin Kin. They want to start their own company and become their own bosses. But with conflicting priorities and style preferences, Justin and Dustin will have to compromise. Find out if these two can agree on a bachelor pad when House Hunters International makes the trek to Kin Kin, Australia.
Abby Gordon memorized maps of Paris before ever setting foot in France. So when a job transfer to the city of her dreams came up, she took the chance. Now, after five years of renting, Abby is ready to take her relationship with the city of light to the next level. She wants to buy an apartment that reflects her personal style. But in one of the priciest housing markets in the world, property consultant Adrian Leeds knows Abby will have to adjust her ideas of perfection. See what happens when House Hunters International settles down in Paris, France.
Airline pilot Ashlan Richardson and his new wife Eliza are moving to the Middle East. A flight attendant from Cape Cod, Eliza is giving up her career as a flight attendant to be a homemaker in Muscat, Oman. After two years of flying in different directions, they are hoping to spend more time together. But the new culture and different way of life will be an adjustment, especially for Eliza. Watch as the Richardsons navigate the real estate market as House Hunters International goes to Muscat, Oman.
Young nurse Fiona Herring spent many happy summers vacationing with her family in Australia, her father's homeland. Now a job offer is giving her the chance to move and make a home with her boyfriend Patrick Milano. But the Sydney rental market is fierce, and they have only a few days to find a place to call home before Fiona's job begins. Will the challenge be too great for this young couple? Watch what happens as House Hunters International goes to Sydney, Australia.
Rachel, a Pilates instructor, has been living in Bali, Indonesia for six months when her friend Amy escapes an unsatisfying life in Seattle to join her in the beautiful seaside town of Seminyak. Rachel has been living in her boss's home, and now the two must break out on their own to find a two bedroom, open-air house close to Rachel's Pilates studio. In Bali, rent must paid one year up front. For Amy, who doesn't have her own instructor job yet, this crimps the budget. And she's not yet able to ride a motor-bike, the primary way to get around Seminyak. The new roomies have to reconcile location and price as they search for spiritual fulfillment in Indonesia.
Bob and his wife Monique have grown weary of cold winters in Frederick, Maryland and have set their sights south to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, one of their favorite vacation spots. They're not only considering buying a second home there, but they'd also like to expand their home restoration business to an international level. Finding the perfect second home won't be a walk on the beach as husband and wife have conflicting priorities. Bob, who manages the projects they take on, is more of a beach bum and wants to live near the ocean, while Monique, who heads up the planning and organization of projects and also runs a bed and breakfast out of their home on the side, is more interested in living near Playa del Carmen's many shops, restaurants and cafes. Further complicating matters is Bob and Monique's strict budget which will make getting everything on their wish lists a challenge. Watch House Hunters International to see if they find their heavenly hacienda or if reality falls short of their expectations in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
David and Andrea fell in love years ago when he brought her to Puerto Vallarta on vacation. Now, with a hot property market in Mexico, businessman David wants to purchase a retirement home that he can rent out until his golden years. But while wife Andrea is looking for surf and sand views from a veranda, David's worried about profit margins and potential renters. Find out if these English expats can find a condo that satisfies them and future renters, when House Hunters International goes down Mexico way in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
James has a growing career as a professional fitness coach. His prospects may be on the rise, but they come at a price: he's never able to stay in one place for very long, and his wife Amber is feeling unsettled. For over a decade, Amber has been a loyal partner to both James and his career, but now she has a dream of her own: she wants to stay in one place for a while. With a tight budget, a language barrier, and a demanding new job all in play, Amber and James will have to team up together to find a way to make Lisbon a dream city for them both.
A military transfer moves the Buckleys from their San Diego home to Sicily, Italy. And while wife Jamie is excited to fit in with the locals and get an authentic Italian experience living off base, she is having a hard time handling the slow Sicilian pace and the lack of American conveniences. Will she find the house of her dreams before the military deadline? Or will she be forced to settle on something less than on par with her standards from the states? Find out when House Hunters International takes a bite out of Sicily, Italy.
Rosie's interest in diving landed her a job as an instructor in Australia. Sorry to leave her native England, but excited to start a new life in the tropics, Rosie is heading half way across the globe to the coastal town of Port Douglas. But, she'll soon find out the town's popularity means affordable homes in prime locations are hard to come by. When she dives into the property market, will she sink or swim? Find out when House Hunters International takes the plunge in Port Douglas, Australia.
After being separated by thousands of miles, Tiffany decided to move her family from California to be with her husband in Antigua while he follows his dream of attending Medical School. Their current home in Antigua is in a retirement community that's too far from the school and it also lacks the essential amenities that the family needs. With student loans mounting, they will have to stretch their dollar to find a more suitable home that the whole family can enjoy on House Hunters International.
With a toddler and a new baby on the way, Johanna and Chris need to double their living space as they move from Paris to London for Chris's job in finance. The cool couple wants to find a family-friendly home that's also hip and close to the pubs and clubs. Their real estate agent navigates London's distinct neighborhoods, looking for a perfect balance between green space for the kids and nightlife for their parents. Can a happening family of four put down roots in trendy Shoreditch, or would the more sedate area of Islington be the better match for their new lifestyle? Find out as House Hunters International goes cool-hunting in London's most sought-after neighborhoods.
Roberto and Marla Diaz had been living a laid back life in Orange County California with their daughter Lily and Roberto's son Garrett, but a gradual decline in their children's book business led to Roberto seeking employment elsewhere. A new opportunity in Roberto's home country of Panama has led this family of surfing enthusiasts to head south towards the Panama Canal, but leaving California won't be as simple as packing their bags, as Roberto's son Garrett will be remaining in Orange County with his mother for school. Moving on to the next phase of their lives won't be easy without Garrett, and a conflicting set of priorities between Roberto and Marla will make this house hunt a challenge. Roberto wants to live near work to maximize his time with family, but Marla isn't leaving her life in California for a sterile high-rise apartment. She wants ample outdoor space in which to garden, practice yoga and play with her daughter. Watch House Hunters International to see if Roberto will get his wish of living close to the city, or if Marla's love of the outdoors prevails in Panama.
After being engaged in Turkey and married in Tanzania, travel loving Chicago couple Bill and Jamie are up for a new adventure. So when Jamie is awarded a Fullbright scholarship to teach and work in Budapest, Bill quickly finds a teaching job of his own, and they pack their bags. Once in Budapest they face an unexpected challenge. It's turning out to be harder than that thought to find a traditional Hungarian home without sacrificing comfort or blowing their budget. Will Jamie convince Bill to settle for a low cost but run-down apartment that will leave them with extra money to do the traveling they love? Can Bill convince Jamie that price is no object if they can live in an Historical abode on the banks of the Danube river? Find out when House Hunters International satisfies your hunger for Budapest, Hungary.
John and Denise Obbagy have made frequent trips together to the U.S. Virgin Islands, and for them, there is no place better than St. John. Staying in St. John as often as they have, they've gotten to know the ins and outs of what it takes to make a vacation villa a success, so they decided to take a chance and try running one themselves. John sees this as a great opportunity to leave his construction business behind and live a simple life with Denise managing a move in ready investment property. Even with a one point three million dollar budget, finding a villa that satisfies Denise in tourist friendly and pricey Cruz Bay may not jibe with the stress free plan that John had in mind. Watch as Denise and John see the business side of being in paradise when House Hunters International sails to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
When John Mocny's company offered him a position in Thailand, he leapt at the chance to bring his wife and family back to her home country. But wife Sopa is discovering that much has changed in Thailand while she's been gone for 30 years. She wants a traditional Thai home, while John's hoping for modern comforts. Find out if these fish out of water can find common ground, when House Hunters International returns to Pattaya, Thailand.
Jonathon and Quinn leave everything behind in San Francisco to pursue their dream of opening a socially conscious business in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. But its Quinn's first time in Central America, and although her heart is in the right place, her head can't handle the thought of sacrificing the comforts of home. At odds with Jonathon who is trying to save most of their money for the business, will Quinn be able to splurge for some luxuries? Or will Jonathan wind up championing for just the bare necessities? Find out when House Hunters International lands in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
Sharing a love for music and travel, Kevin and April met and fell in love with each other nine years ago in Reno. After seeing a struggling economy in Nevada they decided it was time to try life in a new country, so Kevin found a job in Wellington New Zealand. Kevin is set on finding a place with new views close to his work, while April wants the amenities she had back in America. Real Estate Agent Madeline struggles to get them both to appreciate the quirks in Kiwi housing when House Hunters International heads down to Wellington, New Zealand.
While Lindsay was singing with the Pittsburg Opera, she met and fell in love with a young patron named Linas. Shortly after, the love birds flew to his native Lithuania to live with his family and plan their wedding. One week after they tied the knot, the couple was en route to Stuttgart, Germany where Lindsay accepted a job at the city's Opera House. But, before she can begin work, the newlyweds must agree on an apartment that's quiet and close to public transit. With rentals hard to come by, will they be in for marital bliss or property pains? Find out, when House Hunters International takes the stage in Stuttgart, Germany.
After a Caribbean vacation, Rhode Islanders Rob and Ken decided St. John was where they wanted to be. So, they planned and saved for five years to make this dream come true. They're starting a new business so Rob wants a home near their pet shop, but real estate agent John McCann knows their $500,000 budget means they'll have to renovate if they want to be close to the city center. Ken is willing to roll up his sleeves if there is long term value, but Rob is unconvinced they can handle the challenges of rehabbing a home while starting a new life. See what happens when House Hunters International takes a risk in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Kim lived in Iceland as a teenager and never thought she would return, but when Iceland's financial crisis threatened her parent's non-profit business, she and husband Andy agreed that moving back to Reykjavik to help her parents might also be the perfect opportunity to help themselves. So, sick of the daily grind, the couple trades their hot summers for hot springs, set on finding a Texas-sized house in Reykjavik for themselves and their young son. But there aren't many apartments opening up, and when they do become available, they're gone the same day. With the pressure mounting to secure a family-friendly space fast, Kim and Andy will need to find a way to fulfill their big Texas dreams in the badlands of Reykjavik, Iceland.
Three years after their engagement lead them to live in relaxed Exmouth, Australia, Sinead and Paul are packing their bags to move into a settled future in her hometown of Perth. It's always been Sinead's dream to live in the city, but to make her dream a reality, it means not only navigating the area's booming market, but also her high class tastes and fiance Paul's practical priorities, as House Hunters International slides into Perth, Australia.
After years of layovers in Nicaragua, Wisconsin pilot Scott always dreamt of living there and after meeting Lucia, he knew Granada was home. They started their new life in Wisconsin, but Lucia missed her family. Scott decided it was finally time to make the permanent move, but they quickly realize their $350,000 budget doesn't leave room to satisfy both of their expectations. He wants the gorgeous Granada he fell in love with but she just wants space to be with her family. Watch House Hunters International as Scott and Lucia find the perfect house for her homecoming in Granada, Nicaragua.
Texan Liz Knight started her love affair with Italy's capital city when she was 18. After living there for four years, Liz moved back to Texas to train as a lawyer and save up for her return to Rome and now her dream is finally coming true. She knows she'll have to sacrifice space for her budget, but a bigger challenge arises when the choice comes down to location or city views. With the help of real estate agent David De Arce, Liz searches for the perfect apartment when House Hunters International returns to Rome, Italy.
Life in the military can often mean lots of moving around. After starting their family in Gulf Port, Mississippi, James and Brooke knew they wanted to expand young Josiah's horizons. When the Navy offered James a position in Naples, they jumped at the opportunity. They're looking for a home that will give them the European life they want to show Josiah, but will also give them the comfort and security they feel back home. Moving to a city that dates back to the 2nd millennium BC can really add some challenges as James and Brooke will find out, when House Hunters International sets sail for Naples, Italy.
With the ability to work from anywhere as a web performance engineer Willie Jackson is switching things up and moving to Buenos Aires. While he loves his friends, his apartment, and the food he has in Harlem, New York, he hopes to get a taste of a new culture abroad in Argentina. Having never lived overseas, he's enlisting his friend Dan to show him around the barrios of Buenos Aires and help him find the perfect one bedroom rental. Watch as Willie tries to get past his expectations and embrace the South American style when House Hunters International goes to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
When Justin Mecklenborg accepts a new job in Loreto Baja Mexico, his wife Tamra and their two kids and Labrador Sam load up the family wagon and head south from San Diego to the sunny shores of Mexico. But with Justin extremely busy at work, how will stay-at-home Mom Tamra adjust to life in a new country where she and her children don't even speak the language? Further complicating matters is the couple's apparent split on important issues surrounding their new home. While Justin prioritizes a short commute to work and plenty of space to entertain clients, Tamra is more concerned with the safety of her children and ensuring their new home has nothing that could be potentially hazardous to her two young kids. Will Justin relent and select a place that makes Tamra and the kids feel more at home or will Tamra and the needs of their kids take a back seat to career demands? Find out when House Hunters International goes to Baja!!
After graduating from college, Vivi felt restless. Unsure about her next step, she traveled to Buenos Aires and there found inspiration in its frenetic streets so different from what she's known. So she's breaking out from the shelter of Boise to teach English in South America. Her concerned parents and new friend all have opinions on what will make the best home and real estate agent Victoria Pease will show her all the options, but in the end, Vivi has to choose for herself. Watch, when House Hunter International grows up in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Beth Morehart knew that when her newlywed husband Tyler enlisted in the Coast Guard, it would have an impact on their family. With Tyler gone for weeks at a time at sea, Beth has grown weary of their long stretches apart. Not only is she missing time with Tyler, but he is also away from their one-year-old daughter, Alaina. So when an opportunity came to get off the boat and into the office, Beth pushed him to seize the chance. The assignment is a win-win for Beth, because not only does she get to spend more time with her husband, but their whole family gets to do it basking in the sun of picturesque Puerto Rico. The problem however, is Tyler and Beth have never really shared the same space since saying, I do, so they're going to have to learn about their new surroundings while figuring each other out. Fortunately, they have help finding a house at their $1,800 a month budget from real estate agent Raquel Esquenazi. The thing Raquel may not be able to assist with is helping Beth and Tyler adjust to life under the same roof. Watch as the Moreharts try to learn about themselves and the rich ports of San Juan when House Hunters International travels to Puerto Rico.
After years of having an affair with France, twenty-two year old Melania Malavazos leaves small town New York behind for good to pursue grad school and a new life in Paris. Unlike any friends her age, Melania has chosen to buy instead of rent, but not any old apartment will do. For this trendsetter, a place in the spotlight among the stylish and the chic is a must, but with prices rapidly rising in the hippest districts, Melania will either make a smart decision with her nest egg or will go down the drain for a passing trend. Watch as House Hunters International comes of age in Paris, France.
When Chris Maloney's PhD program offered an internship in Leuven, Belgium he leapt at the chance to study abroad. Now, new wife, Kelly is giving up her job and leaving her friends and family in Rochester to join him, but they're discovering that they want very different homes. She desires the historic districts Old Europe charms, while engineer Chris wants modern, clean lines. Find out if they can settle on a home that makes them both happy, when House Hunters International takes a bite out of Leuven, Belgium.
Young American newlyweds Stephanie and Ryan Palmer moved in with her parents after their wedding, in anticipation of their big move to Spain. With an opportunity for Ryan to teach English, he is living his dream. Despite her lack of knowledge of the Spanish language, Stephanie is taking the bold move with him. Watch as the Palmers try to find their perfect first home together as husband and wife, as House Hunters International goes to Cartaya, Spain.
Rod and Michelle fell in love with the people of the Dominican Republic when they hosted minor league baseball players from the island in their Montana home. Their fondness for the country grew deeper after visiting the isle and experiencing its culture first hand. Now the couple wants to purchase a vacation home in the north-east town of Cabarete but can only fulfill their dream by splitting the cost with Michelle's parents Pat and Angie. The foursome must find a home that meets everyone's needs, and has enough privacy for two couples to coexist. Watch as Rod and Michelle find a true vacation getaway when House Hunters International gets calienté in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
With her husband Greg working long hours as a city planner, Jennifer demanded that her family take one weekend away to reconnect. They discovered the Mexican resort town of Puerto Peñasco and began to notice the transformative effect that it had on their sons, who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum, and decided to it was time to put down roots in this special place. But while Greg and Jennifer are both united as fierce advocates for their sons, they are divided on just about everything else in their house search. Jennifer is willing to go over budget to get her family the best space inside while Greg is looking outside for a spectacular view that's under budget. Their real estate agent desperately tries to bring them together when House Hunters International heads to beautiful Puerto Peñasco, Mexico.
With tough economic times in California hindering her artistic creativity, Artist Jen Tenance is moving to Santiago, Chile to find fresh inspiration and begin a new start. But facing a tight market with limited means, fulfilling Jen's creative reveries will mean a compromise in her desired style, budget or location, as House Hunters International focuses in on Santiago, Chile.
Amber always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian, and when she was accepted into school in St. Kitts, husband Chris joins her to help make her dreams come true. They long to enjoy life on this idyllic island together, but with their home search already hindered by limited means and tight spring break timeframe, it's also divided by shifting priorities; she's determined to stay on budget while he's focused on everyday comforts as House Hunters International takes the leap into St. Kitts.
Kelsey's leaving Boulder, Colorado for Manchester, England to get her PhD in atmospheric science. Waiting there is her boyfriend Richard, whom she hasn't seen in over half of their two years as a couple. Ending their long-distance relationship and getting up close and personal means a lot of differing opinions. Kelsey does not trust Richard to find an apartment on his own, while Richard must use his wit and sense of humor to deal with Kelsey's picky nature. Can their relationship survive the stresses of finding a home together for the first time? It's a leap of faith that scares them both as they search for a home in Manchester's hip and colorful neighborhoods.
Brandon and Heather Bizzell loved their life in suburban Atlanta with their two young sons Avery and Bryson. But Heather's company approached her with the option to relocate to their headquarters in Brussels, Belgium and after much deliberation, they decide to leave behind familiarity to tackle a colder climate, a foreign language and a complete change in lifestyle. For Brandon, who is giving up his career to make this move, it is imperative to have a big yard where he and his sons can play. However Heather wants to be close to the city in order to reduce her daily commute. It's a tough challenge to find the green space that Brandon demands close to the city. Watch the Bizzells' compromise as House Hunters International braves Belgium, Brussels.
Allan Woo is dedicated to the two loves of his life, his girlfriend, Jasmina Owczarek and his work. Having lived in Abbotsford, British Colombia, Canada his whole life it has been very easy for Allan to fall into a pattern of work, sleep, and repeat. As someone who is fun loving and tries to take life at a slower pace, Jasmina is ready to return to the sun kissed shores of Australia where their relationship began while on vacation four years ago. She feels finding a house and jobs close to the pristine beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is just the remedy to help Allan leave the grind behind. Watch as Allan expands his comfort zone to embrace a new stress-free lifestyle, while finding a home without jobs, at their $1,200 a month budget as House Hunters International says relax in Cairns, Australia.
The Stine family lived comfortably in North Carolina until Jeff moved his wife Kim and their three kids to Copenhagen, Denmark for a job opportunity. Although the couple looked forward to showing their children another part of the world, finding a new home was less desired. The average home in Copenhagen is considerably smaller than in the U.S., and a house with two-bathrooms is a rare find. Watch as the Stines find a Danish home with American comfort when House Hunters International downsizes in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Veterinary student Kelli Bogard moved to St Kitts to pursue her dream of being a vet. Now, her fiancé Gavin is sacrificing everything to make the big move to be with her. But it's this couple's first time living under one roof and they're discovering different desires. Kelli wants room to study, but Gavin wants rooms with island views. Find out if they can agree on one point of view, when House Hunters International goes hog wild in St. Kitts.
After a decade of living the American dream, Paul and Suzanne Sloan are ready to leave it all behind in L.A. Tired of the fast pace and rigorous work schedule, the couple and their son are moving to Suzanne's spectacular Tahitian homeland. But satisfying his wife's dream of the perfect island cottage makes Paul wonder if they've made the right decision to move. Watch as the Sloans try to find the middle ground as House Hunters International goes to Moorea, Tahiti.
Parisian real estate pros Tahminae and Martin are five months pregnant and about to experience the market from the other side. They want a second home for their family in the peaceful region of Provence, but finding the perfect stone house in one of the most expensive areas in the world won't be easy with their small budget. In fact, real estate agent Jacques Leroy knows it's impossible but these brokers won't settle until every stone has been turned. Watch House Hunters International for the pursuit for perfection in Provence, France.
Celine and Kyle are looking to shed the hustle of New York for the tranquility of the Bahamas. After five years of focusing on their careers, the couple is ready to slow down their fast paced lifestyle to start a family on this island of paradise. They must focus on what they will be giving up with the convenience of New York City living compared to what they will gain with the cost of island living. Find out as House Hunters International starts a new life in Nassau, Bahamas.
Cathy, a stay at home mom from Nevada is looking to return to university to study Spanish and live abroad as a family. To make her dream come true, husband Bob left his comfortable career in Reno behind for a riskier one with a startup that allows him to work from anywhere in the world, and Cathy has her sights set on Bilbao, Spain. University housing consultant Rosana Calvo will have a tough time finding an apartment large enough for this family of five that meets Cathy's expectations while staying within Bob's budget. See what happens when House Hunters International starts a new life in the Basque Country.
Tom and Sarah met on a Jewish dating site and after two years together in San Francisco have decided to move to Tel Aviv where Tom will join his family's business. While Tom will be right back at home, Sarah will be thousands of miles from her family, friends, and native language. They're looking to rent a two bedroom apartment by the sea while they decide if this move is right for them, but in a city with a high demand for flats, their low budget may be a problem. House Hunters International puts love to the test in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Melanie is an up-and-coming mechanical engineer with big dreams and the ambition to match. When a high tech lab in Wurzburg, Germany offers her the job of a lifetime, she hops a plane and doesn't look back. Before long, she realizes that she might be in over her head: she doesn't speak German, her realtor doesn't quite get her, and she starts work in two weeks. With best friend Mary in tow, Melanie will need to manage a stressful house hunt, learn the ropes in a brand new town, and ink a deal with a landlord, all before her first day of work.
Darren Atkins and his wife Jessica are leaving behind snowboarding and Frisbee golf in Denver Colorado to move to Reykjavik Iceland. Darren was recently accepted into a graduate program in sustainable energy, and despite her trepidations about living in a foreign country and not having any plans of her own, Jessica is joining her husband on his year and a half journey abroad. Neither can get work permits, so they'll have to stick to a strict budget in order to conserve their savings, which will seriously limit their options in terms of where they can live. Darren is hoping for an apartment close to his school, but Jessica is uncomfortable living in densely populated areas and prefers apartments further from downtown Reykjavik. Darren will need to opt for an apartment within walking distance from his school as well as make Jessica happy by agreeing to an apartment further away from the action of the city. Find out when House Hunters International visits Reykjavik, Iceland!
Cowgirl Julia is saddling up to a new career in Mossman, Australia. She's looking for a change of pace from her urban life in Hamburg, Germany and quickly realizes to afford a place in this expensive rural hideaway, she must find a roommate and quick. Luckily, her boss Kirsten is looking to move closer to the cattle ranch, but searching a home together could either be a dream come true or a second job for this odd couple. Watch as House Hunters finds a home on the range in Mossman, Australia.
Michelle and Soren's world was turned upside down when her record label went under, killing Soren's American record contract. With his band finding success in Europe, Soren wants to move back to his home country of Denmark but Michelle's struggling to give up her life in New York. Find out if she can she cope with co-op living and communal bathrooms when House Hunters International makes sweet music in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jenny is currently a TV presenter on a home shopping network in London but her boyfriend, Pete, has just been recruited for a new job in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Living a comfortable lifestyle is not a problem when the two are both working, but when she moves to Dubai without having already secured a job, they'll have to figure out a way to live their champagne lifestyle on a beer budget. Pete is going to have to agree to break the budget to reward Jenny for following him thousands of miles across the globe, as Jenny will have to compromise some of what she wants in order to live comfortably within their means. Watch as House Hunters International takes a leap to Dubai.
Katherine is a successful Hollywood screenwriter who's aspired to live in Paris since learning of her French heritage as a child. Now a mother herself, Katherine wants to buy a home in her favorite city so she can explore her past, inspire her daughter's future, and show her aging father a glimpse of their family's roots. Katherine is looking for a space that embodies the Paris of her dreams: somewhere replete with the history, romance, and charm that has become the city's signature. Watch as House Hunters International makes every little girl's dream come true in Paris, France.
Best friends, hockey fanatics, and pet lovers Kae and Sarah want to experience the world while they're still young and single and decide on Finland, a 'hockey nation' similar to Canada. While finding jobs overseas was easy, relocating three cats and a large dog pose quite a challenge as they discover homes are smaller and more expensive than expected. Can Kae and Sarah find a Scandinavian home that will also please their pets? Watch when House Hunters International is unleashed in Helsinki, Finland.
John and Stacey Alvarado live the good life with their young son, Andrew, on the island of St. Thomas. It's all a day at the beach until John gets a job on neighboring St. John, adding an extended commute via ferry across islands. Motivated to regain the lost family time and invest in their future, John and Stacey decide to relocate to St. John, but there's an added perk that comes with the move. They can bring their beloved dogs after deciding to take the plunge and purchase a home, since most St. John rentals don't allow four legged tenants. Investing in their family, both human and furry, fuels the search for John, but Stacey's fear of hurricanes makes buying an island home a stormy experience.
While on vacation in Ireland, Maureen had a chance conversation with a peace activist that would inspire her to refocus her life. So to live her dream, she's packing up her quiet country existence in Massachusetts to return to school in lively Dublin. But her desire to buy a quiet home in the frenetic city presents a challenge to both her and real estate agent Jamie Douglas. With her modest student budget, he'll need the luck of the Irish to find Maureen a home in Dublin's pricy property market she's comfortable with. Watch when House Hunters International searches for a pot of gold in Dublin, Ireland.
Colin suffers an Irishman's fate, he's addicted to sunnier climes. So when his best friend Gordon, an expat living in Doha, Qatar, started raving to him about the posh, outdoor lifestyle along the Arabian Riviera, that's all the convincing Colin needed. With the expertise of real estate agent Anna Figueiredo, these two hopeful roommates want a party pad where they can throw pool parties and have the time of their lives--that is, however, if they can afford it in one of the world's most expensive cities. Watch as Colin and Gordon try to find the high life in the sultry, desert playground of Doha, Qatar.
Frequent world travelers Jennifer, Clint, and their six-year-old daughter Vivien are finally settling down. They're moving to Italy from Chicago to return to Jennifer's Italian roots, and to expand Vivien's horizons through living abroad. They've placed Vivien in an International School in Milan but have left themselves only one week to find an apartment before school begins. Milan's rental market is tight, and their schedule is even tighter, as the family chases the dream of going home again.
It was not long after Felipe was living with his family in Orlando when he met Blandine who was working there as an au pair. For the new couple's career aspirations, Strasbourg seemed like an ideal city to set up shop after taking the giant leap from Felipe's parent's home in Orlando to Blandine's parent's house in Gouaix. Felipe and Blandine are gambling all their savings on a move to Strasbourg, France to further pursue their studies and careers in international affairs and law. These newlyweds are quickly finding out that these little pieces of paradise are pretty pricey for their pocketbooks of only $850 a month. Watch as this fresh new couple weaves their way to the storybook city of Strasbourg, France.
After completing his undergraduate degree in urban planning, Ryan Sandwick is ready for graduate school and has chosen a program in Scotland. Ryan is used to the San Diego, Canlifornia sunshine and moving to Glasgow will be a big adjustment. Hoping he can find something his style within his budget, Ryan gets help from his friend Gabe Teague and real estate agent Iain Williamson. Watch as Ryan weathers the move as House Hunters International gets schooled in Glasgow, Scotland.
Heather left Wisconsin for Prague in search of a European adventure. But her work as a teacher was sporadic, and noisy roommates made her home life a nightmare. Now she's moving to Germany with hopes of living alone, traveling, and enjoying the lifestyle. Watch as Heather and her best friend Courtney experience the surprises and pitfalls of the tight rental market when House Hunters International goes to Nuremberg, Germany.
Lisa O'Rourke has left her high-powered fashion career behind for the chance at love and a new beginning. Her new boyfriend Aurelian is in the states to help Lisa pack up and bid her New York life adieu. With only Aurelian's income to support them, finding a space large enough to accommodate her trove of vintage clothing and passion for fashion is a tall order. Facing one of the world's priciest cities on a single salary, the need for compromise is at a high request. Watch as Lisa and Aurelian attempt to pursue a relationship as House Hunters International travels to Paris, France.
Andrea is a foodie who fell in love with the wine, cuisine, and culture of Lisbon, Portugal, while studying to be a chef and sommelier in New York. Drawn to the character and mystery of this ancient city, when things got serious with her Portuguese boyfriend Miguel, she decided to take a chance on a budding relationship and a whole new life. Inspired by the local customs and cuisine, Andrea is looking for views and a place that reflects the flavor of the city. Miguel wants a space in the center of town, but as a local, he has a more grounded approach to their budget and needs. Can these two find the right ingredients for a fresh new home together? Find out, when House Hunters International spices things up in Lisbon, Portugal.
Katie and her boyfriend Feargal have grown tired of the expense and hustle and bustle of Dublin. She's a fashion designer, Feargal teaches woodworking, and both are leaving their jobs to move outside Coimbra, a students' and artists' mecca in the center of Portugal. But neither has employment waiting for them, causing Katie to worry about house prices and renovation costs, while Feargal wants to dive into a renovator's house and use his skills straight away. Balancing prices and uncertain incomes, the couple starts a challenging house hunt with little money but a passion to create new lives, and livings, in the Portuguese countryside.
When Kevin was offered the chance to relocate to England for his job, his fiancé Liza was thrilled until she learned it was not in bustling London, but the sleepy small town of Beverley. It took some convincing, but she agreed to leave Chicago behind as long as she could still have access to the conveniences of a city. Kevin's hoping a little old world English charm will win Liza over, but those properties aren't materializing close to town where Liza wants to be. Watch as House Hunters International attempts to find common ground in Beverley, England.
Carol and David have had it with home renovations in Alberta, Canada and need a getaway. Their plan is to head to the lush jungles and beautiful beaches of the Northern Coast of the Dominican Republic to relax, reconnect, and purchase a vacation home that will double as a rental property. Agreeing on another home could be walk on the beach for a dreamer and a realist, or prove disastrous. Find out when House Hunters International escapes to Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
Newlywed Cory's company offered him the opportunity to transfer from San Francisco to their newly-launched Shoreditch office. Cory, with his new wife Lynn, packed up and left for London. They are looking forward to planting some roots, meeting people, and making the city really feel like home. Watch as House Hunters International takes a leap to London's Shoreditch.
After scientists Karen and Oscar had their daughter, they wanted to do what was best for her, and for Oscar, Salt Lake City was the perfect place to raise a family. Now, Oscar has the opportunity of a lifetime to work at his dream lab in Portugal, and Karen knows this is their chance to give little Frida an international experience by the sea. While Karen embraces a new life in Lisbon, Oscar is determined to replicate their home Utah. Will real estate agent Elisabete Sanches Nabeiro be able to balance Oscar's very specific wish list with easy going Karen's desire to live by the water? Watch when House Hunters International discovers lovely Lisbon, Portugal.
Teachers for the American military schools, Xavier and Nicole have spent nearly ten years in Sasebo, Japan. Now, they're being transferred to Kaiserslautern, Germany, and with two young sons in tow, they've decided the time is right to jump on the property ladder. Intrepid travelers, they've voyaged far and wide, but as first-time buyers the property market is unchartered territory, made all the more daunting by a new culture and a language barrier. Nicole is hoping for a fixer-upper that will allow her to make her mark, but Xavier is set on a turnkey property they can move right into. Watch as real estate agent Kryspina Muenchschwander tries to bridge the divide between these two property newbies in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Rachel and Tim Heath have traveled the world, devoting their lives to serving communities in need, but a move from St. Petersburg to Estonia is necessary to plant roots and gain stability for their two growing daughters. While the Heaths are eager to embrace the local culture, they're not ready to go old-world all the way. Modern comforts and design are what this family seeks, but in the limited market for new constructions will they be able to find a contemporary home in an ancient land that's playing catch up in the twenty-first century? Find out as House Hunters International travels to Tallinn, Estonia.
Cristina Parenti grew up in Rome but moved to the United States to study at Temple University, like her mother before her. Cristina got her degree and met her husband, Shawn Slon, while living in Philadelphia. After living together for two years, Shawn and Cristina married. Now, after five years in the United States, Cristina misses her family and wishes to be closer to her hometown. Shawn has agreed to leave his family behind and move back to Rome with his new bride. Shawn is struggling to learn Italian, but he has romantic dreams of his own private balcony where he can drink Italian coffee and watch the scooters go by. Cristina, however, has different priorities as she is more focused on their budget and the apartment's proximity to her family and friends. These two young lovers need to figure out how both can get what they want. Find out when House Hunters International visits Rome, Italy!
Seeking Perfection in Playa del Carmen Roger and Sue Wright have been visiting their personal paradise of Playa del Carmen for twenty years and in the past three have gotten serious about purchasing a vacation home. But this couple has never found their perfect property. Now their real estate agent has some big news and they have one last chance to find a new home. But can they finally have their ah-ha moment when House Hunters International dips south of the border, to Playa del Carmen, Mexico?
Caroline Farrell is a self-proclaimed planner who was more than hesitant when a job opportunity came up across the globe in Seoul, South Korea. Even though her heritage is Korean, the idea of moving with her husband and young son Jonah from their comfortable life in Hoboken, New Jersey made her more than uneasy. Husband Darren, on the other hand, was ready to jump at the chance to shake things up and have a family adventure. After some convincing, the family makes the choice to pack their bags and head to the Far East where an even bigger challenge awaits. Find out if this family will find a place within their budget or if the Kimchi hits the fan when House Hunters International takes in the sights and sounds of Seoul, South Korea.
Breaking out of her small Texas town to travel the world was Alison's dream. But after 5 years of discovering the world, she is now heading into a deeper mission, to find herself a new settled life in Bangkok. In a buoyant rental market, finding an apartment should be easy, but Alison's uncompromising fighting style proves to be the biggest challenge in her homesearch. She's determined to find an apartment that has it all or go down swinging. House Hunters International rolls with the punches in Bangkok, Thailand.
As the preservation planner for Roanoke, Virginia, Erica Taylor fulfilled her passion for history, but she couldn't shake the memory of a brief Roman holiday. She's giving it all up to realize her long held dream of studying art history in the city she adores. Rome's tight property market, means finding her idea of la dolce vita comes with limitations that could threaten her home-search. Will she find a home that has it all or will her dreams be compromised in Italy's eternal city? Find out when House Hunters International discovers there's no place like Rome, Italy.
When Andrew gets a job opportunity he can't refuse, the Garnett family pack their bags and move to Trinidad. They are looking forward experiencing a new lifestyle and culture. Will they be able to find a home that has both a local feel with the comforts of home on this Caribbean island?
Twenty-two years of marriage, three active kids, and cold Canadian winters have made David and Lynne realize it's time for a break from their routine. Although they've never been there, David has been actively researching vacation properties in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. David was intrigued by Tamarindo due to its glowing reputation as one of the most beautiful, peaceful, and environmentally sound places in the world. The slow economy has created a window of opportunity for the Canadian family to invest in a property that they can use themselves and rent out to visitors. David is concerned with what kind of return he'll get on his investment and hoping that through rentals the property will pay for itself. Lynne is more focused on buying a property that feels like home and brings the family together. See which sensibility prevails when House Hunters International visits Tamarindo, Costa Rica for a taste of Pura Vida!
High school sweethearts John and Whitney were on the fast track to life. They married young, and were ready to settle down and start a family in San Jose, California. One night at a dinner party they noticed their peers were all moving around the country and the world. They reflected on their life and realized they needed an adventure of their own while they're still young. So after some dicussions among their closest friends, they decided to head to Ireland. It was an impulsive decision and now they must learn to make it work in their new country. Rental agent Dave is up for the challenge of pairing these two smalltown kids with their first home in a bustling metropolis. Watch what happens when House Hunters International jumps into Dublin, Ireland.
Czech Republic native Tereza came to the United States eight years ago on a tennis scholarship, but her homeland was never far from her mind. Even after falling in love with Scott and settling down in Kansas, Tereza had an eye to returning to Europe and living closer to her family. Her company has offices worldwide so when an opportunity came up in Munich, she and Scott decided to take the leap. Living in Germany puts them close to Tereza's family and right in the center of Europe. Scott had never traveled abroad before meeting Tereza, but credits his wife with broadening his horizons. But moving from a three-bedroom house to a one bedroom rental will surely take some getting used to. Watch what happens as House Hunters International explores Munich, Germany.
German living is all work and no play for Nadine, but she's ready to make a change. Heading towards the sun and surf of Tarifa, Spain she has great expectations. But with no job waiting for her when she arrives, will Nadine be able to afford same comforts she's accustomed to, or will she be left sleeping in the sand?
When Paul Boutcher is offered his dream job at a children's hospice in Scotland, his family of five flies to Glasgow from Halifax, Canada to start a new life. Paul and his wife Lynn met in Scotland, so this is a romantic homecoming, with a catch. They're staying with Lynn's parents, a cramped situation that makes a speedy move essential. Paul wants to live near Loch Lomond, Scotland's legendary lake, while Lynn's afraid of the isolation there and would rather be close to Glasgow. Taking care of three energetic kids and dealing with differing preferences, the Boutchers search the Highlands and Lowlands, when House Hunters International returns to the land of the Scots.
Just after getting married to Meena, architect Ken jumped at the chance to help design Doha's new international airport. So, they're trading in the golden state of California for the golden lands of Qatar. But as these newlyweds discover each other, the new city of Doha is also discovering its own identity as it moves towards the future. From sleek new development to traditional neighborhoods, real estate agent Ana Figueiredo will help them navigate Doha's changing landscape. Watch as House Hunters International uncovers all that glitters in Doha, Qatar.
Inspired more than two decades ago by the lyrics of Jimmy Buffett and fed up with Toledo's icy winters, Mike Holly and his wife, Alison, are looking to the sun-drenched shores of Tamarindo, Costa Rica. With a waterfront restaurant newly purchased, Mike and Alison have little time to find a home base. And with Mike focused on his business venture, finding a space where Alison will be comfortable is essential. But in a town with limited real estate, locating a pool, a tennis court, and the Spanish style Alison favors may prove to be impossible. Watch what happens when House Hunters International seeks out "La Pura Vida" in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
After growing up in landlocked Czech Republic, Veronika Koplikova moves in with her new boyfriend Tyler Gibson in his hometown, Townsville, Australia. Veronika desires more space, but it will come at a price. Watch as Veronika and Tyler get to know each other while searching for their first home together as House Hunters International settles down in sunny Townsville, Australia.
Emma's fashionista and party girl persona was fine as an escape from her nine to five office job, but now that she's grown tired of it, she is ready to drastically simplify things. It took only a quick search for Emma to decide on the polar opposite of Leeds in Mission Beach, Australia. The lure of living beachfront immediately drew her in, but making this move without much planning or even a job waiting for her there is definitely a risky venture. Fortunately for Emma, she has found Jasmine Baker, a local chef, as a roommate to help ease the transition. The one thing Jasmine may have a difficult time with is how they will be able to afford a spacious apartment that equally fits her wishes for a big kitchen with Emma's unwavering desire for living seaside. Will they be able to find a place that will please them both at their $1,500 a month budget or is their new friendship already starting out in rough waters? Find out when House Hunters International takes in the unblemished beauty of Mission Beach, Australia.
Struggling actor Yaron is leaving Jerusalem to pursue better acting opportunities in London. He's joined by friend, fellow actor, and London resident Josh. Together, they're pooling their funds to keep costs low, but Yaron's dreams aren't so easily tamed, and Josh's practicality is at an all-time high. Drama isn't just for the theater when House Hunters International takes to the stage in London, England.
Lisa and Jonathan Ferland love their lives in Atlanta, Georgia. They both have successful careers, a wide and supportive network of friends, and a new addition to the family, their son Calvin. When Jonathan's firm advertised for a vacancy based in Stockholm, Sweden he applied on a whim and could not believe it when he got the job. The Ferlands are packing up their family home, their two dogs and one-year-old son Calvin, and starting the search for a house with a minimum of two bedrooms, outdoor space, and an easy commute to Jonathan's office in the city. Watch as House Hunters International leaps across the Atlantic to Stockholm, Sweden.
Sean Kelly and his wife Dahiana Cedeno are ready for a complete lifestyle make-over, from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles to a small fishing village in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador. Dahiana hopes to raise a family in the town where she grew up, but they discover that the village is pricier than they'd expected. Watch House Hunters International as Sean and Dahiana search for paradise on the beach in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador.
Josephine Mengeler has just graduated school and now the 20-year-old wants to leave Germany to see the world. Her uncle Andre has offered her a sweetheart deal, a job at his exotic resort in Queensland, Australia and the opportunity to live in the investment home he's buying. They must agree on a house while Josephine confronts her fears of living alone, the Australian wildlife, and making a big decision.
Paul and Emily Dubrowski have scrimped and saved to leave her parents' Baltimore basement and follow Paul's job promotion to Cologne, the cultural center of Germany's Rhineland. Price and location are important to them both, and as a vegan baker, finding a home with a furnished, American-style kitchen is high on Emily's list. But a tight rental market could present problems as House Hunters International gets a whiff of Cologne, Germany.
Bogged down with busy careers in London, England, a newly engaged couple wants to slow down their pace and think about starting a family somewhere sunny. So they've chosen Cannes, France as their new destination. But even with a million dollar budget, they're finding the posh Cannes real estate market might be out of their reach. Come along as House Hunters International explores million dollar apartments in Cannes, France.
After being bit by the travel bug at a young age, Iain McNamara is determined to leave it all behind in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. With no job lined up and living only on his savings, Iain decides to move to the big city of London, England. With the help of his friend Emma and knowledgable real estate agent Mark O'Kane, watch House Hunters International to see if big city living makes or breaks Iain.
Best friends Brooke and Lisa jump at the chance for a new adventure when a job opportunity presents itself in Perth, Australia. When the excitement of their new hometown wears off, they find themselves once again in search of the glitz and glamour that a new city will bring. Landing in the expanding metropolis of Brisbane, these American girls crave the lifestyle of the young and the trendy, but living among the hustle and bustle doesn't come cheap. The city is thriving, and the constant flux of the hip and chic make for an extremely competitive rental market. Will the girls be able to find a chic alternative housing solution that doesn't break the bank?
For her entire life, Adriana and her two children, Ingrid and Ivan have lived only a few miles from the Mexican border in Laredo, Texas. Even though they are so close, they have not seized the chance to experience their heritage to its fullest. With her husband Javier's job transfer, things are about to change. When the opportunity arose to work in San Luis Potosi, Javier and the rest of the family jumped at the chance to set up a more permanent base in Mexico. In order to find a modern Texas-sized house, close to the kids' school, on their $1,200 a month rental budget, the Garcias may have to also deal with the headache of renovations, something they are not at all thrilled about. Can they find a way to adapt to the culture shock? Find out when House Hunters International forms a bond with the City of Gardens, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Lee Ann and Bill desire something different from their New Jersey life, so this dynamic duo set off to find an equally spacious and appealing home in tropical Roatan. While Lee Ann loves homes that inspire her, Bill is a master negotiator, creating a war of idealism versus practicality when it comes to home buying. Watch as the sparks fly when bargain hunting meets beauty in Roatan, Honduras.
Wisconsin girl Marilyn has never even left the country, but when her Swedish boyfriend CJ pops the question, she decides to trade her small town life for Skovde so they can start their life together. He wants an apartment close to work, and she wants something in the center of the city that will make her transition easier. Will these two be able to find a house and plan a wedding all at the same time? Find out, when House Hunters International swaps something old for something new in Skovde, Sweden.
Rob Cameron has spent 12 years with his wife Jennifer in London, but always yearned to return home to Brisbane, Australia. Jennifer, however, isn't ready to leave London, the city she loves and home to her extended family. He wants acreage in the countryside and she wants space in the city proper. Can these two find a home that suits them both, when House Hunters International goes down under in Brisbane, Australia.
Food writer Leigh Vincola has returned to her ancestral homeland of Italy to partake in some of the best cooking in the world. But after living in tourist-ridden Florence for a few months, Leigh wants to live at a slower pace in the southern city of Ostuni, Italy. She's looking for outdoor space in the city center and peace from the crowds. But can she relocate to this medieval place, home to Italy's finest cuisine, without landing back in a tourist area? Find out when House Hunters International finds its roots in Ostuni, Italy.
Kim and her three children hail from British Columbia, Canada in the small town of Quesnel. Kim owns and operates a contracting business, while her children at the ages of 10, 15, and 17 all have a passion for travelling and exploring. They've travelled extensively around Mexico and the Caribbean. After experiencing the little known paradise of Huatulco, Kim is now looking for a place in the sun to recharge. Watch as House Hunters International travels Central America's top vacation properties in Huatulco, Mexico.
Fredrik moved to Houston 8 years ago expecting to live there for a year at most, but when he met Elisse he decided to stay. Now, he's ready to return to his small town home of Laxa, Sweden, but Elisse is a big city girl through and through. He wants peace and quiet but she yearns for the convenience and entertainment of nearby city, Orebro. Can these two find one home that suits them both when House Hunters International switches back to Sweden?
For years agricultural consultants Brent and Kari lived to work. Now this hardwired couple wants to take it easy. With laptops and spreadsheets in tow, they're heading south of the boarder to unwind. But in the serene and unhurried resort village of Huatulco, construction is the name of the game and finding a quiet home to work from is anything but peaceful. Will they be able to relax and get with Mexico's mañana mantra? Find out, when House Hunters International works hard to take it slow in Huatulco, Mexico.
After living in Cuenca, Ecuador for two years, an American family relocates to Puerto Cayo on Ecuador's Pacific coast. Dad has a new career there and the family wants to live in a house on the beach. A veteran real estate agent gives them the advice and direction they need and finally lands them a classic property on this majestic beachfront. When House Hunters International hits the beach in Puerto Cayo, Ecuador.
Canadians Glenn and Sheila met by chance in a cafe in Cairo, Egypt. Soon after Glen followed Sheila deeper into Africa for six weeks. They've since been to over 60 countries, but when their family grew, they decided to station themselves in Vancouver. When Glenn got an offer to relocate to St. Lucia for work, Sheila saw it as an opportunity to teach their young daughter, Cairo, to love travel as they do. The job offer was immediate, so the hunt is fast and furious. The problem is Glenn and Sheila don't always see eye to eye: she chooses with her heart; he with his head. Will these intrepid travelers end up on the same page? Watch what happens when House Hunters International gets a job in the tropical paradise of St. Lucia.
Almost twenty years ago, Natalie Devoy felt the overwhelming urge to flip the script on her quiet life in Northern Ireland. The relaxed pace had lost its luster and she made the bold decision to travel the globe. After stops in Europe along the way, Natalie finally found herself smack in the middle of energetic Hue, Vietnam, parlaying her hospitality background into teaching at a tourism school. In her time in Hue, she grew to love the vibrancy of the city but now she is coming full circle, returning to another sleepy fishing village, this time in Hoi An, Vietnam. She's going back to a lifestyle that she abandoned and it's all in the name of love for her fiancé Julien. They met in Hoi An, where he runs a restaurant, and now it's where they want to own their first home together. The only issue is that in order to get Julien his coveted beach access at their $50,000 budget, they may have to settle on something decidedly dated, which will not please Natalie. Will they be able to find a seaside home that can meet her modern tastes? Find out when House Hunters International travels to the Ancient Town of Hoi An, Vietnam.
Burned out on the bustle and congestion of Hong Kong, Vicki Tang is dreaming of greener pastures. Her job in the tourism industry has allowed her to see many exotic locales, but it was the laid-back paradise of Cairns, Australia, that captured her imagination. Looking for a change of lifestyle, she applied for work with Tourism Tropic of North Queensland, and landed the job. After bidding g'day to her family she heads 3,500 miles south to begin her new life. Watch House Hunters International to see if Cairn's tight housing market will undermine Vicki's dreams of living the idyllic tropical life.
Texan Alex has been working in the mining industry and met Australian Tony on his travels. Tony informed Alex about gold outside the town of Dimbulah and the two business partners are now in hot pursuit to get as close to the action as possible. Watch as House Hunters International strikes gold in Dimbulah, Australia.
Camille and Wesley met eight years ago in Mississippi, where French-native Camille was learning English. They fell in love and continued a long distance relationship for two years before getting married. Although happily settled in Philidelphia, when Wesley got offered the opportunity to transfer to France with his job, he and Camille jumped at the chance. After living stateside for 4 years, Camille is excited to show her husband the French way of life, but being in a country where architecture reflects a nation's lifestyle, finding a home can be a culture clash in itself. Will this couple manage to bridge the gap in order to find a Lyon love nest?
Vanessa Tate is giving up the bright lights of Auckland, NZ for the dirt roads of Cape Tribulation, Australia for the chance at running her own tourist resort. She knows the climate in the tropics will be a huge improvement to the cold Kiwi winters but her fear of snakes, spiders and wildlife of all kind may be too much for this city girl to handle. Luckily, long-time friend and colleague, Dave will be sharing a home with her and helping her settle into her new life in the jungle. And with the help of real estate agent extraordinaire, Mark Whitham, these two adventure seekers are sure to find their dream home amid the world's oldest living rainforest.
After living in hot and dry Fresno, California for over ten years, Lisa Crews has reached her boiling point and now needs something different. Echoing Lisa's frustration with Fresno's distance to the Pacific Ocean, Lisa's two children are joining her in the search for something better. Lisa thinks she's found the perfect spot to spend her hard earned money: Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Lisa plans to rent the house out when she's back in California working, but her kids are looking towards immediate satisfaction. Will they agree or will there be trouble in paradise? See what happens when House Hunters International drops into Bocas Del Toro, Panama.
Alistair and Sara were each other's first love as teenagers until Alistair left Brisbane, and Sara, to travel the world and start his career. After losing touch for years, the couple found each other again, and this time Alistair's not leaving Brisbane without Sara. They want to begin a life together in romantic Lake Garda, Italy. He wants the perfect Italian villa, and she wants it at a great price. Can adventurous Alistair and sensible Sara find affordable perfection, when House Hunters International makes a splash in Lake Garda, Italy.
Married for under a year, a young couple decides the time is now to give up their comfortable lives in Brooklyn, New York. He's a musical playwright, she works in advertising, and for them both, London will open doors to new opportunities. But with a long list of demands and a tight budget, will they be able to settle into a flat that will give them enough space to work? Find out as House Hunters International makes its way through London, England.
At their RV dealership, Dwain and Valerie have made a business of helping other people escape from everyday life. Now that their four children are grown, they've decided to take time for themselves and leave the Canadian winter behind for the sun kissed shores of Mexico. But in the tiny village of Puerto Morelos, an influx of foreigners has stretched home supply to the limit and prices along with them. Will Valerie find her ocean retreat or will budget-conscious Dwain put a damper on her dreams? Find out when House Hunters International reconnects in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
Jodi spent a year studying abroad in Granada - during her tenure as a student, she fell in love both with the city and Gonzalo. Thirteen years state-side and a child later, they are making the trip back to Spain and settling in the romantic town of their whimsical youth. House Hunters International recovers the magic of Granada, Spain.
Kerry D'Amato grew up traveling the globe and remembers the Caribbean as a place where life was simpler. With her first trip to the island of Bequia, she felt she had found sheer perfection and now wants to share that lifestyle with her 8 year old son. But on a remote island of just over 5 square miles, it may be tough to find a house on Bequia where she can recapture those memories of a time gone by. Will she find her island paradise or will memories fail to match reality?
After falling in love in Germany, Kris and Joe knew when they had children they would take them to see the world. Now three girls later, a job transfer is taking the whole family to Panama. But finding a family friendly home that also has the Panamanian experience Joe wants presents a challenge. Determined for a total 180 from suburban life in Ohio, will they really be ready for a city existence? Find out when House Hunters International embraces life in Panama City, Panama.
Because of his father's job, Jeff Coltharp has never been grounded to any place for longer than a couple of years and this fostered a love of traveling that has carried through to his adult life. Jeff was able to parlay this into a career where he could traverse the globe teaching English. It was on one of his stops to Ukraine where he met Katya, and being the first English speaker she spoke to, they quickly formed a bond and now are happily married. Katya is ready to spread her wings and Jeff is excited for her try something new so the couple have chosen to move to Krakow, Poland. Where they differ however is in how they will live once they get there - Jeff is more free-spirited and as long as there is room to teach in, he can justify almost any type of living situation. Katya on the other hand, is more practical and has a clear vision of wanting to live in an updated surrounding. Finding modernity and space, together in the coveted Old Town district is rare, so if they want to land a place there, they may need to be willing to stretch their $600 a month budget. Find out when House Hunters International tries to settle in the Royal Capital City of Krakow, Poland.
When Scott was offered a job transfer to Querétaro, Mexico, he and his wife Megun jumped at the chance for their children to live and learn in another country. But they didn't expect to be increasingly distracted by their polar opposite preferences in a home. Scott is steadfast in seeking a modern home, while Megun takes aim at a more traditional style. Someone will have to submit, when House Hunters International travels to Querétaro, Mexico.
Jan-Joost and Dawn-Marie, are getting ready for the next phase of their life: marriage. Their wedding is only a few months away and they want to start their new life in a new home. They have both always dreamed of living in an historical property, but in industrial Rotterdam, this isn't possible. The Medieval city of Gouda is only a short drive away and is full of old properties for these two to fall in love with, but a special request from artist Dawn-Marie may put a spanner in the works. She wants a house with enough space for an art studio, so she can paint from home. Jan-Joost, is focused on finding a home before they tie the knot and he knows the need for a studio space will only limit the hunt. Will they find their nest before the wedding party arrives? Find out when House Hunters International goes Dutch in Gouda.
Cooper and Allie, live for adventure. In the few short years this young couple has been together, they've been to 32 countries and Cooper's new job in Singapore makes it 33. Cooper has been working in Singapore for a month and as soon as Allie makes the 25-hour trip from NYC to Singapore the hunt is on. He wants something high and modern and close to work, she wants some comforts of home and prefers to be closer to ground level. Veteran rental broker, Petronella Teoh, has her work cut out for her as House hunters International moves to the Lion City: Singapore.
After a two year long distance relationship, a young woman's heart can't bare being apart from her boyfriend any longer. She gives up her life in Dubai, to be with her man in Loughborough, England. Planning to go to University together, they begin the search for the perfect home. But on their strict budget and with developers scooping up properties quickly, will they be able to find a place to focus their school and each other? Find out as House Hunters International heads to Loughborough, England.
Glenn and Jennifer love the outdoors, but Utah's endless winters put a damper on their fun. With a mail-order auto parts business for off-road vehicles, the couple can work from any location in the world, just as long as they have Internet access. So, they're packing it in and flying south with all the other snowbirds to San Carlos, Mexico where they hope to find their beach front hacienda. But will their budget allow them to live the lush life they've been dreaming about?
As children, Kelly and Nate were both raised abroad. They both attended an international school in Ecuador and later on went to college together in Illinois. The couple started to crave a life more fulfilling that also offered more time to spend together as a family. When alerted about job notices at the international school they attended, they couldn't ignore the opportunity. Moving to Ecuador with their two children exposes many adult decisions for the young couple. Watch as House Hunters International flies the coup and lands in Quito, Ecuador.
Ben and Miranda Bagley, have had a whirlwind of a year. They've gotten engaged, bought a loft, renovated the loft, got married and now Ben's received the opportunity of a lifetime to fly big jets for an international company. The job comes with strings attached, and now they're giving up their beloved Chattanooga loft for the smaller spaces of Hong Kong. Miranda, wants indoor storage for all their wedding gifts, but country-boy Ben wants outdoor space. Can one opportunity offer them both? Find out when West meets Far East as House Hunters International explores Hong Kong, China.
For Chris and Suzanne, Paris has always been a special place, as it is the city where they became engaged to be married. Now a job opportunity for Chris is bringing them back to the City of Light. Starting a new adventure together couldn't be more romantic, but satisfying Suzanne's American sized appetite could be a problem. Watch as House Hunters International tries to fit in to Paris, France.
Susie and her Argentinian fiancé, Max, met six years ago online. They wrote to each other every day without fail for nine months before meeting in person. After five years and a beautiful daughter, Allegra, Max was offered the job opportunity of a lifetime in Paris and the prospect of living in one of Europe's most stylish and historic capitals was too much for Max and fashion and beauty journalist Susie to turn down. Although Susie is incredibly close to Max's family, and the pair will sorely miss the support of their network in Argentina, the move has offered Susie the chance to reconnect with her father who is able to visit far more frequently now that the couple are a comparatively short hop away. The hardest part of the move for the couple will be the language barrier as neither of them speaks French. Will this couple find their perfect Parisian paradise? Find out when House Hunters International explore the streets of Paris, France.
Genetic scientist James Hughes has always set his standards high. Being chosen for a prestigious fellowship to study the University of Rome, he's bringing his high expectations to Italy's capital city. But in this tight market, his ambitious wishes could prove to be the biggest battle in his search for the perfect property. Will he find a home that can live up to his standards? Find out when House Hunters International follows the road into Rome, Italy.
Ryan Kelly and Lauren Ziemski are tired of the LA rat race and working for others. So they're striking out to be their own bosses by opening a bed and breakfast in tropical Bocas Del Toro, Panama. But, with a limited budget and a need to get their business venture off the ground fast they might have to sacrifice on-the-water locations for move-in ready, when House Hunters International bets the house in Bocas Del Toro, Panama.
After living apart for a year, Adam and Rebecca are reuniting. Adam's leaving the family business behind in Bathurst, Australia to help his wife run a children's school in Kathmandu, Nepal. But will the culture and the lack of modern amenities be too much for Adam to handle? Find out as House Hunters International browses the busy streets of Kathmandu, Nepal.
After growing up in the confines of a small town, Denise is looking for the thrill of big city life. So she's packing her bags and leaving behind her sleepy Norwegian town to attend medical school, in vibrant Budapest. But buying a home in Hungary on a student's budget, that also meets her strict Nordic standards, might be a challenge for real estate agent Zoltán Dévald. Watch what happens as this adventure seeker takes the pulse of Budapest, Hungary.
Ashley and John Butler, have been on a rollercoaster of life changes lately. They recently married in their home of Washington, D.C. A week and a half later, movers were coming to pack their stuff and send it across the pond to London, England. John's job provided him the opportunity to transfer there, which on the surface for these city dwellers, seems like an easy transition. The only hang-up is his work is located an hour outside the city limits of London in the suburbs. With no option of public transportation, and John not being thrilled with the idea of getting behind the wheel to get there, they will have to make some tough choices. Deciding whether to live closer to work and give up the city life they both love may not sit well, especially with Ashley who craves the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan area. Pinning them down to a location that works for both their comfort and their $5,000 a month budget is going to be a tall order for real estate agent, Gavin Fleming. Will they choose the "burbs" over Big Ben when House Hunters International treks across the majestic city of London, England?
Texas natives, Aidan and Paul Larson, first met and fell in love attending University. After honeymooning in France, they've spent the following years plotting how they could live there permanently. Paul's job enables him and his family to live abroad. Their first overseas home was in Bray, Ireland. 5 years later, the passion for all things France was still burning strong. Paul's job is now giving them the opportunity of a lifetime to return to France. Now with three children, they're moving to the town of Montpellier. Will they live happily ever after? Find out as House Hunters International seeks French charm in Montpellier, France.
Heather and Craig, didn't start dating until two weeks before Craig left the Gold Coast of Australia for his fishing job in Weymouth, England. Less than a week after he left, Heather knew she was in love, and knew she had to move in order to be with Craig. She saved for five months and left her friends and family behind to move almost halfway around the world. Now she and Craig are looking for their first home together.
After climbing the corporate ladder, ambitious corporate recruiter Sandy received an amazing promotion to manage her company's office in Sarajevo, Bosnia. But behind the former iron curtain, Sandy's tenacious, uncompromising style proves to be the biggest challenge on her homesearch. Will Sandy find it all or compromise her goals? Find out when House Hunters International lands into Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Outdoor enthusiasts Josh and Gabrielle are always looking for their next adventure. They moved to the Southern Alps of New Zealand 6 years ago, and they are now ready for something new. This move may be their last as Josh is finally ready to settle down. With their life savings on the line, they're looking for the perfect property, but are finding out they don't agree on what's just right. Can this couple compromise on a home that makes them both happy? Find out when House Hunters International seeks new adventures in Port Douglas, Australia.
Jimmy Maurer, always dreamed of playing professional soccer, so when he received an offer from Chile's premiere league, he and his young family packed up and headed south to Concepcion. The devastation of the recent earthquake has wreaked havoc on a housing market that's already being squeezed by a robust job market. Kristen wants a spacious family home that reminds her of Atlanta, but Jimmy thinks a cheap and central starter home is the way to go. Will this young family find common ground? Find out when House Hunters International kicks things off in Concepcion, Chile.
Tired of the dreary skies and chilly climate of Aberdeen, Scotland, Tim and Donna found themselves inspired by a trip to Newell Beach, Australia and decided to make a radical move. They're packing up their daughter, Kaci, and relocating to the idyllic seaside community on the other side of the world. Donna is quickly blown away by spacious homes, luxurious details and picturesque views. Tim has a slew of pragmatic concerns, and this headstrong couple is quickly learning that passion and practicality don't always mix, even a million dollar budget doesn't ensure perfection. Watch what happens when Donna's impulsive and passionate personality battles Tim's pragmatic nature, in the pristine paradise of Newell Beach, Australia.
Michael and Samantha Parker, wanted to get away from the rat race and swap the precious hours they were spending inside their car stuck in LA traffic for a life away from LA, doing volunteer work somewhere new and exciting. Michael, is a musician who composes jazz, electronic and electro-dance music, but who was rarely able to indulge this passion with his demanding full time job, while Samantha is a foodie who loves challenging her culinary expertise by discovering and learning to cook with new ingredients.The couple spent a year planning their adventure, visiting Argentina, Chile and Peru in April of 2011, before settling on the capital of Tarija, Bolivia. Built during the Spanish colonial period, Tarija's customs and pace of life seem to have been frozen in time, with leisure time for family, friends and fun considered a priority rather than a luxury. However, when it comes to house hunting, tradition can often translate as tatty by modern standards and can quickly lose it's quaint charm when it comes to getting things done. Will expat realtor Martin Rattray be able to satisfy Michael and Samantha's property wishlist, while they survive on their savings? See what happens as this couple travel and take time out in Tarija, Bolivia.
On husband Cordel's oil well worksite, life was cramped and lacking quality. So he and his wife, Melody, decided to risk it all on a move to her dream locale, Puerto Morelos, Mexico. When her husband's grueling work schedule forces him to stay behind in Canada, Melody is on her own for the house hunt. Finding her dream home, within the the limitations of the area's holiday market, while also fulfilling her husband's wishes, proves to be a pressure-filled hunt for this normally care-free Canadian. Will Melody find a pitch- perfect match or be forced to settle on her dreams? Find out when "House Hunters International" casts a line into Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
With their home base in Key West, Fla. Lindsey and Tad have lived in their sailboat home for years. Looking for solid ground to build their future on, they chose the small diving resort town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico. With their dive shop ready to go, all they need is the perfect beach view home. With beachfront property in their budget scarce, will they have to sacrifice a sea view? Find out as House Hunters International dives into Puerto Morelos, Mexico.
Christine is moving for matrimony from Washington, D.C .to ancient Italy. She is overly excited to finally live and love, amidst the city's historic charm, but her Italian fiancé, Antonio, won't stray from his practical preferences in a home. While they differ on their approach, they are in lock step about their love. These two romantic visions will soon become one, when House Hunters International travels to Florence, Italy.
Frank and Dan live in chilly Toronto and want to retire where the sun shines year round. They fell in love with Mexico while on vacation and want to invest in a property before prices increase. As a landscape architect, Dan wants a green-space where he can get his hands dirty, while husband Frank wants a pool to relax in. Frank enjoys colonial-style homes although Dan's looking for something more modern. Can this couple compromise on a home with the backyard for both of them? Can a property live up to their high standards? Find out when House Hunters International finds a spot in the sun in Merida, Mexico.
Mackenzie and Danny Wheatley love to travel, and they're passionate about sharing adventures with their two children. When Danny was offered a job in Brussels, he asked Mackenzie what she thought, and she said 'run back and say yes!' Brussels' location in Europe makes it a perfect home base for world travel for the whole family. The big problem was that it was a quick move, and they're living in a hotel until they can find a suitable home. Brussels' rental market is fast and furious, and Mackenzie isn't sure if she wants to live in the city or the country, but she does know that this will be a dream come true when they find a home.
Andrew Zirkin, is an entrepreneur and internet marketing consultant in California who attacks his work with both intensity and focus. He is used to teaching seminars on how to achieve financial freedom working anywhere in the world, but lately, Andrew felt as if he was not practicing what he preached. Realizing he didn't have to sell the company he started over seven years ago, Andrew is now seizing the opportunity to run his business abroad and explore the other passion of his life, Asia. Fascinated by the Asian culture from an early age, a vacation to Thailand cemented in his mind that he could rediscover himself, in both body and mind. With its blend of history, spirituality and a suddenly thriving economy drawing him in, Andrew, with the help of his ex-pat friend Billy, will try to find a rental that is close to the hustle and bustle of the city center. Knowing that size, style and location may not be as harmonious a blend as Andrew would like, real estate agent, Robert Russell, could have a difficult time finding the right property when "House Hunters International" takes in the beautiful Rose of the North, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Hoping to raise a family in the charm of Ireland's capital, a young Irish wife and her American husband relocate to Dublin. Dublin's real estate market is in a state of flux. It's a high priced rental market in a country where credit and mortgages have become impossible. Nobody's buying. Everybody's renting. Their plan to find a home near her family in Dublin's north side combines an ambitious wish list with high expectations, for the same amenities and space they've been accustomed to in their suburban Boston condo. A veteran-Dublin real estate agent shows them a variety of neighborhoods and properties, but none is a hands-down winner. It's time for compromise as House Hunters International goes back home to Dublin.
Scott and Dionna Goodman, are a home grown success story. They've created their own web business and things are going well. what's even better is that they can run their business from anywhere in the world. So, they've chosen the tropical isle of Barbados --not just because of its fabulous beaches and great climate--Scott has relatives on the island, and he has a lot of fond memories of playing on the east coast as a kid. Dionna is all for finding their own piece of paradise in Barbados, but the east coast of the island--the more rugged, remote end of the country, isn't quite the locale she had in mind. The selection of updated homes, with pools to die for, seems a bit better along the very popular south coast, and Dionna is taking note. So with help from professional real estate agent, Manuela White, the Goodmans need to define where real island living can happen.
Jim and Kelley, are parents to four children, aged 19 to 5 years old, each born in a different country as the family has moved around with the Air Force. They're currently stationed in Hoensbroek, Netherlands, surrounded by other military families, and they have been happy there for six years. However, Jim has now retired and has landed a job, which is based in the city of Bydgoszcz, Poland. It's an exciting, but apprehensive, time for the family as they've been living on American military bases in mainly English speaking countries surrounded by other Americans. Now they're about to embark on a whole new culture,and they have to learn another language without having the familiar support of the U.S. military. The family is excited to embark on another amazing chapter in their lives.
Paul met his Norwegian wife, Trude, in Australia while he was working as a fire fighter, and she was studying psychology. By a strange twist of fate, Paul was actually learning Norwegian at the time and wooed Trude with his mastery of the language! They married a year after the birth of their daughter, then Trude's mother fell ill. They sold up and were in Norway within 12 weeks of receiving the news. Paul has a desire to renovate, while Trude has her heart invested in a quality kitchen. Watch what happens to these new parents when "House Hunters International" goes to Kongsberg, Norway.
Londoners, Holly and Sam, both work in the fast paced fashion industry. But their true passion for skiing and snowboarding has turned their jobs into a daily grind. So, they're swapping city style for salopettes in order to realize their dream of living on the slopes of the Swiss Alps. But settling in this pricey resort town comes with some concessions, and finding a home that meets their needs and their expectations won't be easy. Watch what happens as this spontaneous duo lives life to the fullest in Verbier, Switzerland.
Amsterdam-based-snowsport fanatics, Tv and marketing duo, Arno and Claire, dreamed of finding a way to convert their passion into a profession by heading to the Austrian Alps to set up their very own extreme sports and holiday movie production company. However, the area's status as one of the hottest ski holiday destinations in Europe, means that long term rentals are few and far between- and prices ride high. Will this couple's extensive wishlist Vs. limited budget, put an end to their fantasy of waking in a winter wonderland, or will they find a way to compromise to make their snowy dreams come true? Find out when House Hunters International glides into Solden, Austria.
Illysia, decided to pursue a career in fashion and vowed to one day live in the city of lights. Now, with a successful career as a fashion stylist, Illysia is ready to make the second part of her dream a reality. She and her husband, Alec, are purchasing a pied-a-terre, which will serve as a frequent getaway from their Detroit suburb as well as an investment property that they may rent out when they're not there. But finding a place that will suit a family of four, appeal to potential renters and align with Illysia's strong sense of style, is a tall order. Watch what happens when "House Hunters International" strolls the fashionable avenues of Paris, France.
Ivan and Devin, built a life together in DC: they worked jobs they loved, shared their home with their beloved dog and exchanged wedding vows. But when Ivan's work visa expired, he had no other choice but to head back to his native Bogota, Colombia with his American husband, Devin, and their dog, Danger. Ivan's mother is delighted her son is back home and has extended her indefinite hospitality, but the couple agrees it's time to find their own digs. With few dog-friendly buildings, and an extensive wish-list, real estate agent, Sam Miller has his work cut out for him. But will he deliver the goods? Find out, when House Hunters International sets its sights on Bogota, Colombia.
After the monotony of suburban life, Matt and Nicole knew that there was something more they could be doing with their lives. When they discovered that there was a need in Lima, Peru to help orphaned children, they decided to pack up their own three kids and head to South America and volunteer. Now they need to navigate a new country to find a home that not only fits five, but that also doesn't bust their budget. Can they live without the comforts of home and downsize their entire lives? Find out when House Hunters International visits Lima, Peru.
Jo met Dan at the pub across the street from her home in small town England where she was born and raised. Now Dan is transporting Jo across the world to resettle in his native New Zealand. The two agree on living an outdoor lifestyle, but indoors they are at odds. Dan wants her to feel at home, but won't sacrifice his ideal location just outside of town. This active couple will have to strike a balance when House Hunters International travels to Wellington, New Zealand.
Chris started a successful band in his early 20's and was a touring musician for almost 20 years. When he met Rachel in 2005, he was touring almost 300 days a year. In addition to being in a band, Chris also has a passion for poker. Since the birth of their son Henry in 2009, Chris has been playing online poker so he could tour less and be home more with his family. Being a successful online poker player and having worked in the music industry lead to a job offer from the largest online poker site in the world. The only issue is that their headquarters are based on the remote Isle of Man. The Jonat family wants a change in pace but will they be able to find their ace in the hole on a small island? Or will they have to fold? Find out as House Hunters International shuffles into beautiful Isle of Man.
Trendy Williamsburg couple Luke and Darla met in college where Luke recorded Darla's album for his senior thesis. They've been making beautiful music together for the past five years, but now Luke's company is sending him across the pond to open a new office, in London, England. Darla's worried that finding a new apartment, a new job and planning NY wedding will overwhelm her. They're looking for a hip neighborhood, but they're finding high prices. Can this couple balance space and location desires with budget realities? Find out when House Hunters International kicks off a new career in London, England.
Not ready to completely give up the lives they built in the U.S. over the last eighteen years, Californians Bee and Kien are buying a second home in Penang in order to raise their son Gareth with a connection to his Malaysian roots. Bee wants the newest generation of the family to grow up around all his cousins, aunts and uncles while at the same time be close to the family they miss as well. Being a food blogger about Asian cooking, Bee also notices this as an opportunity to be able to explore the recipes of her homeland straight from the food preparers and purveyors that make Penang the epicenter of Malaysian cuisine. They unfortunately are coming up against a real estate market that is as fast paced as the lifestyle of this rapidly expanding, diverse urban landscape. Even with their $400,000 budget, it still may not be enough to create the perfect blend of city center living at an affordable price. Find out when House Hunters International reunites with the Pearl of the Orient, Penang, Malaysia.
Daryn and Paige are ready for the next step. Although they are ready to settle down together, they disagree on some key home-ownership details. The South African harbor town of Durban has a great urban vibe. As a girl who likes living in cities, this is good news for Paige. Daryn, the dreamer, has a different setting in mind: he wants to buy a house in the country with as much land as they can afford. So with the assistance of real estate agent Nikki Relph, can Daryn convince Paige on the joys of bucolic homesteading? Find out when these two young hopefuls pursue the good life in Durban, South Africa.
Florida residents Giovanni and Steven are co-owners of a company and hope to open a new business branch down in Lima, Peru. But agreement on what city to move to is where the harmony ends because they are torn on which of the city's major districts they like best. As a native Peruvian Giovanni is not impressed with the chaotic areas around downtown and he would rather have a home-based office in one of Lima's leafier suburbs. As a newcomer, however, Steven is also here to live it up and wants their business located near all the hip restaurants and sun-soaked beaches. Although it is hard to blame Steven for wanting to live next to the ocean professional real estate agent Alexander Brown will try to broker a peace agreement for this location war.
Unable to endure the long distance from his girlfriend any longer, Attorney Mark Kawakami is leaving behind his job in New York City to start a new life with her in the Netherlands. After trading in a cushy bachelor's life for a lower income as a junior researcher, finding an apartment with a small budget will be a challenge for real estate agent Erik Bessems. And with affordable rentals few and scattered, how much will they be able to compromise on their first apartment together? Watch as House Hunters International digs into Maastricht, Netherlands.
Crystal and Tony met while she was completing a master's degree in London. After two years, her student visa expired and she was forced to leave and head back to Seattle. They stayed together while living seven thousand miles apart, and now they're picking up where they left off two years ago...this time as a married couple. But they're finding they don't see eye to eye on the style of their first dream home. Tony is a DJ and prefers to live in London's trendy East End where he's lived before and feels part of the community, but Crystal is looking for a character property to contrast what she is used to back in Seattle and she's been charmed by the West London neighborhood of Earl's Court. It'll be a battle of East End boys and West End girls, when House Hunters International nips across the pond to London, England.
After falling in love in her native Texas, Cassie is following her heart to live with her long distance boyfriend, Guillem, in Barcelona Spain. But the city's old world style presents a few challenges for this modern gal's Texas sized wants. Real estate agent Benny Mouckley tries to tick all the boxes on the wishlist while keeping in budget, but will Cassie have to compromise on her ideals or pay the price to have everything she wants? Find out when House Hunters International focuses in on Barcelona, Spain.
As Texans Chad and Emily looked out over the azure waters of St. Croix they said to themselves¿we should have moved here sooner! But as other island homeowners can attest the small availability of homes here can be pretty outdated and buying a home can be a nice chunk of change for a house that doesn't have the right vibe. There is, however, the option of buying beachfront land and building the perfect dream home from scratch¿that would certainly provide great ocean views and water access right out the backdoor, but that is also a dicey option fraught with financial risk and a greatly extended time frame. Do Chad and Emily really want to rent for over a year more while they try to manage a huge construction project? So with the help of real estate agent Alexandra Bentley they will try to answer this very question: should they build it, or should they buy it?
In Geneva, Switzerland, Abigail had a great career, friends and all the perks of living the Swiss life, but something was missing. When she visited Berlin, Germany for vacation, everything changed. The creative atmosphere of the city was inspiring and she knew it was the perfect place for her to start fresh. Now she will work as a freelance designer and open her own business in a live/work apartment. Real estate agent Allyce Kluver has three options that can fit her needs with a bit of ingenuity. But can Abigail create a space that will be perfect for both greeting clients and living her brand new life? Find out as House Hunters International visits Berlin, Germany.
An American woman returns to Peru where she lived sixteen years ago. Charmed by the city she knew as a young girl, and knowing Lima's reputation for fine cuisine, she creates a business model to present foreign tourists a taste of Peru's gastronomic delights. But her house hunt through Lima's diverse neighborhoods is difficult in this time of national prosperity and higher prices. Her budget and wish list are knocked about as she hunts for a property suitable for both her new business and her deepest wish, to settle and live in this place she loves. Her stunning dedication faces challenging decisions as House Hunters International opens the menu in Lima, Peru.
Rebecca has left the life she knows in New York to follow her career all the way to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She can't wait to immerse herself in south Asian culture, and hopes to live in the heart of the action in the city center. But when she's confronted with the realities of local living on her limited budget, will this young designer struggle to part with her western ways? Find out when House Hunters International travels to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
While in Haiti, Cheryl and Laurens adopted twin sisters to add to their family of five. The decision to leave Haiti and move back to Ontario, Canada was tough for Cheryl and Laurens, so they've decided to buy a second home in the Dominican. A second home is also the perfect escape to those cold Canadian winters. Will Cheryl and Laurens find the perfect home to accommodate their growing family? Find out when House Hunters International goes to Caberete, Dominican Republic.
Elizabeth and Roy McClean bonded over their mutual love of Asia. After marrying, they explored Korea, China, Thailand and more together. But after 8 years of bouncing around Asia, they're missing their families and want a home base in Cianciana, Sicily to make family reunions a little easier. But Roy wants a historic fixer-upper and Elizabeth's leaning toward a move-in ready property. Can this couple find a middle ground or will Roy's renovation dreams, be Elizabeth's nightmare? Find out when House Hunters International makes time for family in Cianciana, Sicily.
After losing their high paying tech-jobs, Annie and Blake spent a year with family before deciding to take a chance on a better life in the south of France. She wants to start a home business, he wants to write a book, and they both want more time together with their three kids. They decided that the answer to all of their dreams can be found in Marseille. They just need to keep to firm budget as they'll be living on savings until Annie can get her home business up and running. Watch as House Hunters international moves the family to Marseille, France.
World traveler & UK native Ben Southal won the Best Job in the World contest, and took his travels to the Whitsunday Islands of Australia. His life on the go style was a perfect match for his new job, but meeting his fiance Sophee, soon made this on the go guy ready to settle into the next phase of life in Sophee's hometown of Brisbane. But with its booming real estate market, finding Sophee's dream home in the city presents a challange of price, and differing expectations; fitting Ben's only wish of housing his beloved car and Sophee's practical concerns. Will this couple find everything thiey're looking for in the city or will either be willing to compromise on their dream for their first home together? Find out when House Hunters International comes ashore in Brisbane, Australia.
Sharmi got turned onto Denmark when she learned its people ranked as the happiest in the world. She soon met her Danish love and began writing a book investigating Danish happiness. She believes their simple values and lack of materialism is what brings them joy and she is now getting ready to ditch her princess with a platinum card attitude and find true happiness with husband Jesper and daughter Nina, in Denmark. But can she drop the princess role? Or is she looking for a castle to rival the Charlottenlund Palace? Find out when House Hunters International pursues happiness in Charlottenlund, Denmark.
Southern belle Gina Cooper has all the trappings of a comfortable life in Atlanta: a good job, a nice car and a great apartment. But, ease and security have become monotony and Gina's looking for a change of pace. So, she's packing her bags and leaving behind Atlanta's urban sprawl for the bustling streets and vibrant culture of Madrid. But Madrid's high rental prices mean that Gina must live with a roommate, and finding a flat that suits both their needs and satisfies Gina's lengthy list of demands is no easy task. Watch what happens as this Georgia peach attempts to adjust to an entirely new way of life in Madrid, Spain.
When Jake and Becky met at a wedding, they recognized in each other a love of travel and of immersion in other cultures. Soon after marrying, and settling down in Chicago, this globetrotting couple seized the opportunity to transfer to romantic Buenos Aires. Shifting to one income at first, they hope real estate agent Jaime will find them a charming apartment in a pricey furnished rental market. Will they find the newlywed love nest they've dreamt of in the Paris of South America? Watch when House Hunters International tangos to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Brent Pitman and his husband, Adam, have ambitious careers. Their recent promotions mean they'll both be leaving Australia's sunny shores behind. While Adam will be spending the next six months in the sweltering heat of Doha, Qatar, Brent is moving to the frigid nation of Finland. With Adam planning to join Brent in Helsinki, Finland after his project is complete, Brent must hunt for a home that will suit them both. Locating a place with the modern amenities, and the traditional style that Adam favors, in the downtown neighborhood Brent prefers, is a tall order. Watch what happens when House Hunters International makes the trek to Helsinki, Finland.
College sweethearts Kate & Mike Coyne were born and bred in New Jersey and have been married for 3 years. Once out of college, they decided to move to the beach town of Belmar, New Jersey since they love the beach and outdoor activities like surfing, kayaking, biking and running. The one thing they don't like about living on the east coast is the harsh winters. They say they only have half the year to spend outside and the other half hibernating indoors. With nothing tying them down, they felt the time is now to make a move. A few years earlier they spent a holiday in Puerto Rico and realized it could be a great place to live. They've now chosen San Juan as their future home since it has year round tropical weather. Mike and Kate are always adventurous. Any opportunity to try something new, they jump at it. But will they be able to find a beach side property within their limited budget? Find out as House Hunters International soaks into sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Wendy and Damien met while working in Papua New Guinea. When Damien accepted a job offer in Indonesia's Borneo one year into their relationship, Wendy decided to join him. In Papua New Guinea, Wendy loved living like the locals for a sense of cultural immersion, even when it meant sacrificing western luxuries. But Damien's job will pay their rent in Borneo, providing an opportunity at a more lavish lifestyle. Will they forgo their objective of immersion for the finest in ex-pat living, or will they find a home that has the Indonesian lifestyle they crave? Find out when House Hunters International travels to Borneo, Indonesia.
Allen lives in Boston and is an assistant professor of music business at Berklee College of Music, the world's largest school of contemporary music. Berklee is opening a new campus in Valencia, Spain and they've offered a promotion to Allen. He will serve as the director of global entertainment and the music business studies program. Allen is excited to get away from the rain & cold of Boston but sad to leave his beloved friends. He'll need to find the perfect home to keep him grounded in Valencia and he's enlisted his good friend & Berklee colleague, Janelle, to come along and help. Will Allen strike up the right chord in the house hunt? Or fall flat? Find out as House Hunters International slides into Valencia, Spain.
A job opportunity at a cancer research lab allowed Andrew and wife, Virginia, to live the dream in southern France. After seven years away from Sydney, they've decided to return home to be closer to family but in their absence, the Sydney property market has grown beyond their imagination. With a modest budget, they'll have to make sacrifices but can they agree on the level of compromise? Find out when House Hunters International comes Home to Sydney, Australia.
Arriving in Berlin German as a tourist, Schway Wang decides to stay and make it his permanent home. A young successful engineer, he's also a first time home buyer. But will finding the right location in Berlin's diverse real estate market be to challenging for Schway? Find out as House Hunters International shops East and West Berlin.
Greg, a single guy with a background in geography, isn't just accepting a new job offer 186 miles inside the arctic circle¿he talked his Miami-based friend Marc into helping him move there. So welcome to Norway! But as this blustery winter wonderland puts their 'bromance' to the test, can an intrepid scientist find a swank bachelor pad in one of the most remote places on earth? Find out when Greg drags his buddy Marc thousands of miles up to the one and only Tromsø, Norway.
After fourteen years away from home, Rose is returning to Puerto Rico and she's bringing her husband and their daughter Jasmine. It's a chance to slow life down and be closer to their extended family. Alan found a job, so the only thing this family from New Jersey needs to do is find a suitable home. Rose wants a change of pace and Alan wants Rose to be happy, so as long as real estate agent Raquel Esquenazi can show them a winner, it'll be smooth sailing in the Caribbean. Watch what happens when House Hunters International returns to the island of enchantment, Puerto Rico.
Two years ago stateside, Taj and Katheryn kicked off their relationship by moving to Malaysia for his work. Now, he's chasing his dream job to Tokyo, where Katheryn will have to say goodbye to her career and inexpensive cost of living. With a $3,000 dollar per month budget, they'll depend on real estate agent Shinichi Taira, of Tokyo Apartment Inc, to navigate them through the complicated apartment rental process in Japan. Will they be able to downsize in one of the most expensive cities in the world. Find out when House Hunter's International says konnichiwa to Tokyo, Japan.
After dating for 2 years, recent college grads Alex Clavelle and Molly Gray are ready to move out of their parents' houses in small town Vermont and in together. Seeking an adventure, this young couple sets their hearts on San Juan, Puerto Rico ¿ where they can immerse themselves in language and culture without needing a passport. Having never lived on their own, or outside of Vermont, setting up a new life will be a struggle. Hoping to find an affordable apartment close to work opportunities and the beach, Alex and Molly enlist help of Real Estate Agent Oriana Juvelier. With a $1000 per month budget they quickly realize living in a central location means making some sacrifices. Find out when House Hunters International settles in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Artist Sarah Peterson was a world traveler by the age of 22. After an inspirational trip to London resulted in a love match with her boyfriend Pedro, Sarah decided to take a chance on a dream of living abroad with him. But renting an apartment in their ideal location, London's Hackney district, has this young couple facing many challenges; a tight budget, London's notorious lack of space, and diverging priorities. Will this quirky couple agree upon an apartment in Hackney, or will they go out of town and over budget for happiness? Find out when House Hunters International marches into London, England.
Captivated by the Parisian way of life, nomadic couple Rich and Rachel are excited for the job opportunity that's allowing them settle long term in the City of Light. Paris is known for its beautiful yet cramped architecture, but with baby number two on the way, space is more important than ever. Hoping to find enough space for their soon to be family of 4, Rich and Rachel have decided to stretch out into the banlieues, or suburbs, of Paris. Property Consultant Adrian Leeds knows their $1300 budget will go farther in the banlieues but even here, space is considered petite by American standards. Rich and Rachel try to find a home that fits, when House Hunters International peruses the villages outside Paris, France.
Even though Law professor Karla McKanders has a successful career and a loving family, she's decided to spice up her life by applying for a fellowship to teach abroad. With her sister along for the house hunt, she's unsure if a traditional Moroccan apartment is the best way to immerse in Rabat's rich and vibrant culture. As the initial culture shock wears off and the reality of the market sets in, Karla will depend on real estate agent Laurent Paul Alteresco to help her find the right fit. Will she be able to make a final verdict on a new oasis? Find out when Karla spreads her wings in Rabat, Morocco.
After moving around the world six times, Milos, Mirjana and their two small children are finally going to be able to settle down near family in London. Unfortunately for them their in-laws live in one of the priciest areas in the city. With a limited budget they'll have to compromise on space for the best location. They've already downsized from a three bedroom to a two bedroom, but can they possibly go even smaller and still live comfortably with two children? Find out when House Hunters International visits London, England.
Northwest natives Ian and Ebe are leaving Seattle to live in Berlin, again. They tried it in 2007, and came back to Seattle to get married. Berlin has always been in their hearts and they're moving back, but they're not alone. Because of Berlin's, low market prices and trendy neighborhoods, it's one of the hottest cites to live in Europe, and competition is fierce. Veteran agent Tim Bogen is challenged with Ian and Ebe's tight budget, and shows them with a little more money they can have more than they expected. Watch as House Hunters International goes back to Berlin.
After first meeting in Italy, Terrence and Hillary raised a family in Sesto Calende, Italy. After three years, and three kids, they were ready to make their commitment to the community more permanent. But finding a suitable apartment for a family of five, in one of the most expensive towns in Italy with their salary, proves to be a challenge for their agent Dominique Van Dingnen. After looking at affordable and spacious homes out of town, will this couple take a risk on an unfinished home in the town they adore? Or will family obligations push them to settle elsewhere? Find out when House Hunters International comes ashore in Sesto Calende, Italy.
While working at the same company in Washington D.C., Rosie and Kelsey both decided that they needed and new adventure and a change in their lives. After discovering that their company had an office in Australia they decided to take on a job transfer. Now they're relocating half way around the world together and becoming brand new roommates. A two-bedroom apartment is on the horizon, but who will get the master suite? Find out when House Hunters International visits Brisbane, Australia.
After the birth of their first child, Rohan & Lyndsay Yarr have decided it's time to change up their lifestyle. They're packing up and moving from Lyndsay's historical city of Edinburgh, Scotland to Rohan's home beach town of Port Douglas, Australia. They've saved up for 6 years and are very excited to buy their first home in the relaxed tropical climate. Rohan is returning to help run his brother's successful backpackers resort and Lyndsay will be a stay at home Mom. Although Lindsay is leaving behind her parents and two sisters, she does appreciate the opportunity to get closer to Rohan's family. Lyndsay has gone from one great support network to another, which makes her move to Port Douglas a lot easier. Will they be able to spend their savings wisely? Find out when House Hunters International sails into Port Douglas, Australia.
Canadians Eva and Alfonz both share Hungarian roots and decided to raise their family in Europe, but the harsh Budapest winters put a damper on their ability to make a living. Alfonz visited the Languedoc region of France on a motorcycle trip, fell in love and convinced Eva that was the place their family could prosper. They settled on the small, tourist friendly town of Capestang and compared to the neighboring Côte d'Azur region, prices here are more affordable but their small budget of $300,000 is hardly a cakewalk for real estate agent Mallory Moore. And Eva and Alfonz's requirement of space to open a gite, or holiday rental, makes it next to impossible. It looks like major renovations might be in order, when House Hunters International lugs a tool belt to the Languedoc region of France.
Fed up with Ontario's frigid winters, accountants Ian and Jaslyne Bridges are opting for a change in climate and also a change of pace. Relocating their family to a beachside rental on Grand Cayman Island seemed like the ideal move, but after six months they haven't been able to settle in. The Bridges hope to make this island resort a home by setting down roots in a more family friendly space. They want a luxurious canal front house with edgy style and high end features. With a two million dollar budget the Bridges know what they like and aren't willing to compromise. Armed with a dynamic range of properties, real estate agent Cathy Williams still has her work cut out for her. Will she be able to find the home that can wow this picky couple? Find out when House Hunters International takes the plunge on Grand Cayman Island.
A young couple relocates to Gothenburg, Sweden so the husband can enter a post graduate degree program there. It's a two year, temporary relocation and they're thrilled about living and learning in Europe. But they soon learn there are thousands of applications ahead of them for every available rental unit in Gothenburg. Their only option is to buy. Gothenberg's real estate market presents roadblocks throughout their house hunt as budget frustrations, design surprises and wish list challenges collide. But class is in session and there's no turning back, as House Hunters International takes the final in Gothenburg, Sweden.
San Francisco based couple Betty and Karen are cooking up a business plan down in Mexico and all their friends are invited to the party. The Yucatan Peninsula is a hot locale for adventurous restauranteurs, but when home financing isn't an option can these expat foodies find a colonial home to die for with enough cash left over to fund Betty's venture in southern cuisine? Find out, with professional real estate agent Arturo Novelo, when Betty and Karen follow their dreams to Mérida, Mexico.
In search of an international learning experience for their family, teachers Tara and JB decided to transfer their teaching careers from the laid back shores of southern Australia to the busy streets of Manila, the Philippines capital city. The thriving property market here offers a variety of modern, Western-style homes, but high demand has left rentals in short supply. Real estate agent Maria Rodis has a tough challenge with their $2700 monthly budget, especially when JB is unwilling to compromise on a pool for their boys. These Aussies are determined to find the perfect family home when House Hunters International relocates to Manila in the Philippines.
When Hannah Dittmer's company proposed a job transfer to England, she and her husband, Bryant, had only a week to decide, but with the royal wedding looming large, they decided to take the plunge. Eager for a change of pace, they're leaving city life behind and seeking a home in Buckinghamshire, a charming area in the English countryside. Hannah's hoping for a romantic cottage straight out of a Jane Austen novel while Bryant's got something more practical in mind. But with only one salary, it's their budget that may have the last word. Watch as this classic battle between sense and sensibility unfolds, when House Hunters International crosses the pond to Buckinghamshire, England.
Halfway through college in Seattle, Washington, Chris and Chelsea pack up their books in search of a university beach paradise. They find it in Gold Coast Queensland, Australia. But with differing priorities and their tight student budgets can they ride the wave or will they wipe-out in this surfers' paradise? Find out when House Hunters International goes way down under to the Gold Coast of Australia.
Shannon Hiller has always wanted to make an impact on the world around her. After spending the last year of her life in a governance job in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, she fell in love with the country and decided to stay. Now she's got a new job at the SALT Academy in Battambang, where she'll help young women learn leadership skills through her other passion, soccer. But Battambang is a little more rural than what Shannon's used to so she'll have the sacrifice creature comforts for basic necessities like hot water. Can this soccer player find the perfect fit, or will her house hunt go into overtime? Find out when House Hunters goes for the goal in Battambang, Cambodia.
A job promotion has sent Leah to Berlin Germany to manage a clothing store. Her fiance, aspiring golf pro Michael, will join her, just as soon as he plays his last round of the season. Excited for their first European experience, they're looking for a home for them and their two dogs, Gracie, and Tahoe. With the dogs and their preference for an inexpensive apartment, Agent Tim Bogen, sees a challenge. Watch as House Hunters International gets promoted in Berlin, Germany.
Tomislav met Nikki and they quickly fell in love. After a long distance romance spanning three years and 4300 miles, Tomislav proposed and Nikki is on her way to start a new life in his hometown of Zagreb, Croatia. Now living in the same city they have a new challenge: finding the perfect apartment, but still being able to save for their wedding. Can they overcome the high cost of city living but still land their dream newlywed apartment? Find out when House Hunters visits Zagreb, Croatia.
Native South Carolinians McKinley and Natalie have lived in their hometown of Columbia their whole lives. Married for several years now and the parents of four little children, they feel it is time to branch out and explore parts of the world outside of their southern comfort zone. After a vacation in Belize they realized it would be the perfect place to move their family. The children are still young and therefore very flexible and both parents want them to experience a different culture, a change in landscape and grow up in a place where outside activity supersedes sitting in front of a television or video game station. Mom and Dad are outdoor enthusiasts as well so they also look forward to the outdoor activities available in Belize year-round. In order to finance the move, builder McKinley recently sold his construction business and plans to get into real estate sales in Belize once relocated. Looking to start off renting as they investigate the housing market, the couple's budget cannot exceed 5500 dollars and McKinley is adamant about that. Seeing as they need a house big enough for a family of six and both want to be close to amenities such as the beach, pools and tennis this might be a challenge for real estate agent Macarena. But she knows her stuff and will try her best to get this active family settled into a home and location that works for everyone. Will she succeed? Will McKinley and Natalie regret the move or embrace the tropical adventure they are so ready for? Find out when House Hunters International takes a long hike to Belize.
Australian Pauline Porter has lived in the United States for fourteen years. Now with her American husband Michael and kids in tow, she's ready to leave behind the fast paced lifestyle of San Francisco for the ultimate in island quality of life on her native Norfolk Island. Pauline is a professional chef and needs a home with a modern kitchen, while Michael has a painting business and needs an American sized garage for his supplies and his truck. Can they navigate their way through the unique locale's local quirks and find a home that accommodates their professional requirements? Find out when House Hunters International travels to Norfolk Island.
The chance to live and work in Switzerland has Bernie and Minoo giving up their beloved forever home in blustery Calgary. But they've never lived in an apartment before and trying to clone the spaciousness they took for granted in one of the world's most expensive cities to live in could leave this Canadian family feeling a little home sick. It's a lesson in downsizing, with relocation expert Sabine Baerlocher, when House Hunters heads to Geneva, Switzerland.
After spending a year in Izmir, Turkey on Fulbright scholarships, two friends decide to make a permanent move there. But on their low teachers salaries, will Izmir's growing real estate market be more then they can handle? Find out when House Hunters International jets to historic Izmir, Turkey.
California couple Christine and Brian Gardner never considered moving to Japan. But when the Misawa Air Force Base offered Brian his dream job, they decided it was time for an adventure. Relocating with an energetic toddler is tough, and adjusting to a new culture is daunting. With their furniture en route, Christine and Brian are anxious to move out of their cramped hotel room and find a home fast. The military offers on base housing, which is convenient and affordable, but small. Off base housing might be more spacious and offer an authentic experience, but might not have the comforts of home. Real estate agent Shino Breeden is up for the challenge, but with a budget of $2500 a month and indecisive clients, there may need to be some compromises. Find out when House Hunters International arrives in the land of sushi and shrines, Misawa, Japan.
Dan and Eva come from opposite sides of the globe. When they serendipitously met and fell in love they knew they wanted to start a family of their own in New Zealand. Eva has her heart set on a family friendly home, but as a former desert dweller Dan has his eye on beach views. With a $600,000 budget, they'll need real estate agent Jane Park to hone in on an affordable home in a city with high housing costs. Moving to the next chapter of life might mean compromise when House Hunters International settles down in Wellington, New Zealand.
Soon after Ilan and Sarah married, they got earth shattering news that Ilan, a foreign correspondent, would be transferred overseas to Madrid, Spain. Months of passport issues later, they're finally reuniting to begin their married life together, but Madrid's housing market, where only 15 percent are rentals, doesn't promise an easy start. Ilan's focus is being close to his new job, but Sarah wants a comfortable kitchen to cook in and a nice terrace to relax on. In this tight market, real estate agent Pierre-Alban Waters hopes to combine their seemingly simple wish-list on a $1500 a month budget. But nothing's easy, as House Hunters International prepares to compromise in Madrid, Spain.
Ashley Maddox spends her time working between the US and Paris and decided that a long-term stay in a cramped hotel room wouldn't do. An architecture buff with an entrepreneurial spirit, Ashley decided to purchase an apartment that could serve as both a pied a terre and an investment property. But Paris is one of the world's most expensive cities, and with property prices rising more than 20% in recent years, finding the centrally located two-bedroom flat Ashley has her heart set on may be an impossible task. Along with her friend and business partner, Tahminae, Ashley weighs space versus location, and vacillates between a renovation project that will allow her the freedom to make her own mark and the convenience of a ready-to-rent flat. Watch what happens when House Hunters International touches down in the City of Light.
Tina and Jack Fussell bonded over their mutual love of travel. After marrying, they explored the world together and when their first child, Hailey came along, they just kept traveling. Now they have three kids and have lived in Morocco and Spain, moving 20 times in the past 12 years and Tina's ready to trade in the frequent flyer miles for a permanent home in Copenhagen, Denmark. But Jack wants to live in the thick of things with an apartment in the city center while Tina dreams of a suburban home with a backyard. Can this couple compromise or will they stay on the road until they find the perfect place? Find out when House Hunters International settles down¿in Copenhagen, Denmark.
After studying abroad in Malta several years ago, Mike and Jessica have decided to leave the frigid winters in Halifax, Canada to return the warm shores of this Mediterranean island for good. With sea views and office space for under $1500 a month, their wish list in simple. But as this tiny, ancient island struggles to keep up with demand, the task is challenging for real estate agent Lorraine Bonnici. It's a tough choice between views and practicality, when House Hunters International warms up in Malta.
A young married couple who teach and coach tennis on international assignment fear future opportunities may separate them. They decide to accept full time coaching jobs at a tennis academy in Perth, Australia and life is suddenly turned upside down under. Their new world is ten thousand miles away and work starts next Monday. There's enormous pressure to find a new home with little time and no sleep as House Hunters International plays doubles in Perth, Australia.
Successful careers and owning numerous properties have kept the Scotts on a chaotic schedule for years. They have decided to sell everything they own in Toronto, Canada and regroup in Mexico. But after spending so much time apart, their priorities have changed. Will they be able to come together and share one home together, or will they find their way back to their old ways? Find out when House Hunters International heads south of the border to Merida, Mexico.
When Lennie Ignatowski's company proposed a transfer to Brisbane, he and his wife, Kate, jumped at the chance to leave DC's wintry weather behind. After discovering that Brisbane is an easy commute from the nearby Gold Coast, the couple decided to make Australia's most idyllic shores their new home. But with Kate launching a business, money is tight and finding beachfront property on a budget is no easy task. Kate must either convince Lennie to sacrifice coastal proximity for a larger layout or endure bustling byways and noisy neighbors to help her husband realize his dream. Watch what happens when House Hunters International seeks the perfect wave on Australia's Gold Coast.
Michael and Julia had been living a hectic life in New York City when they decided to relocate to North Carolina to adjust their work-life balance. After travelling to Italy many times and discovering the beauty and splendor of Umbria, they decided that purchasing a second home there would be a perfect way to carry their love of the laidback lifestyle over to one of their favorite places in Europe. They look forward to enjoying local wines, perusing local markets, cooking traditional Italian meals and embracing the relaxed pace of this beautiful region. But first they must find a house. While Julia would prefer something a little more rural, Michael would rather be closer to a town center, maybe even within the town itself. Real estate agent Tiziana Mirgottini will show them how far their money will go in both country and city settings and then, the couple will have to decide: who will have to compromise the most? Find out when House Hunters International says 'ciao' to 'la dolce vita' in Umbria, Italy.
Cory St. Clair met Karen Ann Peterson on a beautiful beach in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic. The two quickly fell in love despite living apart from each other until Cory proposed on Christmas Eve. Now they're meeting up in Aruba to share the news with Karen Ann's family before starting their life together in Punta Cana. But Cory wants to live his fairway fantasy with a home on the golf course, while Karen Ann dreams of sun, sand and a beach house. Can this couple compromise or will the stress of planning a wedding and house hunting end this marriage before it even begins? Find out when House Hunters International picks sand traps or sandy beaches in Punta Cana.
Nick and Michelle grew up in Toronto, Canada only a few miles apart, but they did not find each other until work transferred them to the isle of Curacao. At first, the young couple was free to move around the island as renters, but after starting a family, short-term housing was no longer practical. With properties ranging from modern resort condos to a historic colonial home, agent Nick Miro will help them navigate the Curacao real estate market. Will they be able to make the leap from renting to buying? Watch what happens when House Hunters International lays down roots in Curacao.
A rare job opportunity is taking a growing family from San Diego, California to the small ocean side community of Rota in Spain. They need to find a house large enough for them and the new baby they're expecting, which will be tough in Rota's small market. Fortunately, Agent Raphael Gomez has three houses rich with Spanish flavor to sweeten the move.
After world traveler Jodie Braley took a chance trip to Australia, her focus shifted from the world, into settling into family lifestyle with new husband Marty in Cairns, Australia. They want a home in the bustling & pricey city center, close to Marty's work and prospects for Jodie. As their realtor leads them through a search for the perfect city abode, they find that the best bang for buck in Cairns lies outside their desired locale. With their focus on a future family, will this newlywed couple find a chic city apartment, or venture outside the city limits to find a place they'd love to call home? Find out when House Hunters International docks Cairns, Australia.
Tanya and Colombian native Armando have lived in Florida their entire married life. After twenty-five years away, Armando takes Tanya to his mother country for the very first time and they are both instantly taken by the calm mountain vistas and the slower pace of life. With little deliberation, they decide to sell up in Jacksonville and buy up in Colombia. Properties in the Andean foothills offer a variety of styles from which they make a surprising selection. Watch what happens when House Hunters International visits Cali, Columbia.
Derek & Laura are newly wed and reside in the city of Boston. Laura is a Forensic Psychologist and is able to work from home but Derek on the other hand, is starting up business ventures in Europe and that means he must now live in Europe. Both Derek and Laura have a common bond to the country of Germany. Laura was born in Lawrence, Germany and Derek grew up in Munich and also spent part of his childhood in Berlin. Berlin is the capital city of Europe's largest economy and with it's geographically centered position in Western Europe, Derek realized Berlin is the perfect place to start up an investment business with clients throughout Europe. Derek and Laura love pre-war architecture but might be swayed by the modern amenities of the newer buildings found in Berlin. Will Derek & Laura find the right investment? Or have to withdraw? Find out when House Hunters International banks into Berlin, Germany.
Recently married journalists Jeff and Patricia fell in love in the newsroom, and have since traveled the world together. But after a snowy stint living in Canada to be close to Jeff's family, the cold was too much for Patricia to handle. They found new jobs and a middle ground in the sun soaked world of the Bahamas. But with Patricia's expectations of a modern home, can Jeff afford the fantasy views he's always dreamed of? Find out when House Hunters International travels to Nassau, Bahamas.
Budding anthropologists Julia and Kareem share a love of learning and, if studying different cultures is the goal, then attending university overseas is the logical choice. But finding a flat near to campus and on a student budget is a tough assignment. Will the temptation of a real Scottish setting divert them from the task at hand? Find out when House Hunters registers for class in Edinburgh Scotland.
When BenJoe's company asked him to start a call center in the El Salvadorian capital, wife Delena was at first intimidated by the city once known for its civil war violence but soon realized it was a great opportunity for her young family to experience other cultures. So they sold everything in Utah and are headed to San Salvador, where behind heavily guarded walls lie beautiful homes and lush gardens. They are leaning on Real Estate Agent, Julie Bottari, to find them a furnished home under $1300. But with furnished homes an unfamliiar request in this market, she has a tough task ahead of her. They might just have to settle for what this traditional city has to offer, when House Hunters International heads to San Salvador, El Salvador.
Running a hectic catering and event planning business together in San Diego, California leaves little time for best friends Zapher and Derick to relax. So they decided to put their money together and invest in their leisure time by buying a vacation home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They don't always see eye to eye on business decisions and searching for a vacation home is no different. Derick wants to be close to town while Zapher seeks quiet seclusion and stunning views. Can compromise come easy or will paradise come at a cost? Find out when House Hunters visits Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Heidi's two passions in life are fashion and Italy, leaving her destined to live in Milan. Having grown up sewing with her mother and traveling to Italy with her family, it was a natural progression for Heidi to immerse herself in this fashion capital. She studied design, learned the language and now this ambitious fashionista is moving to Italy to start her own clothing line. She wants an apartment that is stylish and sophisticated, but she also needs enough space for a design studio in her home. She prefers to live where it is trendy, yet budget constraints may mean expanding into less familiar locales. Can Heidi find a balance between the Italy she knows and the Italy she's only just beginning to discover? Find out when House Hunters International travels to Milan, Italy.
Mel, single mother of two, born and bred on the small island of Norfolk has met the man of her dreams and is now giving up island life and moving with her children to be with him in the big city of Brisbane, Australia. While Mel was on vacation in Brisbane to see her mom, she met Nathan and fell in love. After a few trips to Brisbane and a long distance relationship, Mel is now packing up her Island life and moving to the big smoke. Norfolk Island has a population of only 1800, has no traffic lights and is only 14 square miles in size. Brisbane has a population of over 2 million! Mel is excited but also nervous as she has only known Nathan for a short time and is worried for the safety of her children moving to the city. Will Mel survive the house hunt in the booming metropolis of Brisbane? Or will she run back to her tropical paradise? Find out when House Hunters International rolls into Brisbane, Australia.
Miranda and Bart moved to London from The Netherlands with a plan to return home in just a couple of years. But that was twelve years ago and now, caught up in the hectic pressures of job and career, they realize they have little time to enjoy their two young daughters, or each other. They revisit their plan to move back to The Netherlands until Bart is offered a position with a firm in Melbourne, Australia. After touring the city, they decide to relocate and soon begin the process of finding their new home. Real Estate Agent Donna Morsman steers them away from Melbourne center in favor of shore-line suburban properties that lie along Melbourne's Port Philip Bay. Their selection is beautifully challenging. One house is a contemporary custom design right by the beach. Another has a quaint village charm, while another has a tropical inside outside design where rooms open to the outdoors. In the end, their decision is carefully tuned to which property best for the children; as House Hunters International finds this young family a new home and a new way of life in Melbourne, Australia.
David and Lindsey are two restless globetrotters that have lived throughout the UK and Australia but they just can't seem to find the right city to live in. That is, until now. They've made a self-diagnosis that they are really beach bums at heart and with past moving experiences as their teacher they've pegged a small beach town along Australia's Sunshine Coast as the best place to raise their three rambunctious boys. So if their instincts finally prove right this time around, and with some key help from professional real estate agent Brooke-Lyn Webber, deciding to live the good life along Aussieland's Pacific coast should be the last move they make for quiet sometime.
Frenchman Ulrich met Debi while he was visiting her hometown of Orlando and they quickly transitioned from friends to sweethearts. With Ulrich back in Burgundy, Debi was fully on board for the transition from her hectic career to a slower pace in France's charming wine region. They want to start their life together in a traditional French home in the villages outside Chalone-Sur-Saone, but Real Estate Agent Benjamin Haas knows that what's considered traditional here may strike Debi as just plain old. He must find a home that fits their vision but still remains practical for these newlyweds and their $1,350 a month budget. Find out what happens when House Hunters International discovers a taste of Burgundy, France.
Nate and Jen aren't your stereotypical accountants. Years ago, the military dangled an enticing carrot in front of Nate: he and his high school sweetheart could be stationed abroad and live an exciting adventure. It didn't work out, but that didn't mean they forgot about the idea to live somewhere exotic. They finally decided it was time to escape harsh Pennsylvania winters and make the move to Grand Cayman - the largest of the Cayman Islands and a world financial center. Here, their careers are transferable But their two incomes might not be enough to live the island dream Jen envisions. The cost of living here is among the highest in the Caribbean and this young couple is shocked to find their $2700 dollar budget is on the low side. She wants views and fashionable furnishings at any cost. He just wants access to the beach to kite-surf - and he wants it in budget. Will fellow expat and real estate agent Tony Catalatano be able to find something that will both wow Jen and win over number cruncher Nate? Find out when House Hunters International goes for broke in the Cayman Islands.
Moving from California to the Bahamas wasn't something that CJ and Denise had ever considered. However, Denise was offered her dream job as a marketing executive at a new resort in Nassau, so they're taking the leap. To make it happen, CJ will have to give up his own business and hobby of designing and restoring motorcycles. In Nassau, CJ wants a large garage where he can still tinker around on old cars and vintage motorcycles and Denise is hoping for a spectacular ocean view. Taking on the blue waters of the Caribbean shouldn't be difficult, but can they take on each other's wish list? Find out when House Hunters visits Nassau, Bahamas.
John and Fiona are trading the 8 months of Calgary's winter for the long Sydney summers. They're making the move now while their two boys are young enough to adjust to a new life down under. They just don't want to leave their house behind, but Sydney's rental market is hot and Agent Elysha Harris explains, if they see something they like they should move on it now, because it might not stick around. They've got to look fast and be decisive. Watch as House Hunters International moves the family to sunny Sydney Australia.
Jessica and Kevin Doherty have been together since they were in high school and have had a whirlwind relationship for the past 10 years they've been together. While Air Force-enlisted Kevin was in Korea, Jessica and their three year old son, Liam, were separated from Kevin for about a year and moved back to their home town in Carmel, Indiana. Soon Kevin returned home and they found out they will be moving again and this time to the historical town of Pisa, Italy. Even though the two have never traveled to Italy before nor speak any Italian they will be moving once again and this time for a 3 year stay. This young couple is looking for a home they can share off the military base, but close for Kevin to go to work and still near all the local scenery. They have a very short amount of time to get all they need and at their rental budget. So with this short time and language barrier will this eager young couple find their home in ancient Italian town of Pisa? Find out on this episode of House Hunters International goes to Pisa Italy.
Twenty years ago, Chad and Roshan Hyson met as teens in lovely Grenada, but they didn't fall in love until a decade later when they reconnected after college in Miami, Florida. Ten years later, their lives are busy with two growing children and no spare time. Now, they're ready to return to the country of their youth for a more laid back lifestyle and the chance to reconnect with the country that truly feels like home. They're hoping a slower pace will allow them to spend more time together and finally have time to enjoy the most important thing of all: family. But moving to a small island means a small real estate market and Chad and Roshan have very different needs. Chad wants gorgeous beach views, but Roshan needs a home office that offers peace and quiet. Will real estate agent and family friend Pearl Forrester be able to balance Chad and Roshan's priorities? Or will the stress of house hunting send this couple over the edge? Find out when House Hunters International reconnects with its roots in Grenada.
To carve out his own path in life, 23 year old chef Jim Wheatley risked his savings to depart from a shaky UK economy, to dive into the tourist market on Australia's North Stradbroke Island to live with his sister Sophie. Jim's looking to find a job in Point Lookout, making it the center of their home search. But as the hunt begins, Jim & Sophie revert to their days as sibling rivals, bickering over bedrooms, bathrooms, and everything in between. Will this dueling duo find a home they can agree upon, or will the fighting continue after they sign on the dotted line? Find out when House Hunters International lands on North Stradbroke Island, Australia.
Sutiya Shingleton came to study in England by herself when she was only 16 years old. She quickly adapted to English life and began to lay down roots. She literally bumped into Ben and the rest is history. The couple married and settled in his native Essex where they've raised their son, Aiden. But now a business opportunity in Thailand will uproot the young family from England. Sutiya's family hopes Ben can expand their established landscape business to include expats that reside in Hua Hin- but relocating so far away also means saying goodbye to family and risking their stable jobs in England for a more relaxed lifestyle in Hua Hin. With more and more foreigners moving to Thailand, the real estate business is booming. So, they'll need Flemming Bo Sorenson's help to navigate Thai real estate. Will Flemming be able to balance Sutiya's need to be close to amenities with Ben's preference to be walking distance to the beach? Or will they have to reconsider how far from the city center they can live. Find out when House Hunters international takes root in Hua Hin, Thailand.
Ever since childhood, Josh Hallett couldn't sit still. His career as a pilot allowed him to see the world and he and his wife, Wendy, moved seven times in the first ten years of marriage. But after their sons, Connor and Hayden, were born, the Halletts decided to settle down in Collierville, Tennessee. Now, after nearly a decade, Josh's wanderlust is reawakening, and a job opening in Düsseldorf, Germany, is providing the perfect opportunity for the Halletts to expose their children to an entirely new culture. But Düsseldorf's housing market is extremely limited and finding a duplicate of the sprawling 4,000 square foot home the Halletts are leaving is an impossibility. Will Josh be able to convince his family that an authentic urban experience is worth the adjustment to tighter quarters? Or will Wendy's reluctance to sacrifice space land the Halletts back in the suburbs? Find out when House Hunters International says auf weidersehen to Tennessee and touches down¿ in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Chicago professionals Nicole and Matt live very busy lives and seldom for rest and relaxation. Instead of a big wedding, they saved their money to invest in a second home on the Caribbean island of Roatan. For these newlyweds it's a chance to leave their busy lives behind and focus on each other. Agent Andrew Storms gives them several options: views, views, and views. See paradise as House Hunters International realizes a dream on the island of Roatan in Honduras.
Lavar and Natalia Simmons met in college. After graduation, Lavar became a professional basketball player with a team in St. Etienne France. For years, he has lived and worked in Europe while Natalia stayed behind with their two sons. Now that Tae, the older son is ready to start school, Lavar and Natalia have decided to keep the family together year round in France. In Etienne, about thirty miles south of Lyon, France, real estate agent Luc Grange has selected three properties. None is a perfect match for the Simmons' wish list. But by staying focused on what's best for their son Tae and his little brother Eli, Lavar and Natalia manage a difficult selection combining space, location and budget decisions with each house they see. For Lavar, whatever makes Natalia happy is fine with him. And for Natalia the decision means spinning problems into assets when House Hunters International brings the family together in Etienne, France.
Working hard to since college, young newlyweds Jerry and Robin were unhappy with their careers and the high cost of living in Washington, DC. On a whim, Jerry proposed moving to Bogota, Colombia. With the low cost of living there, Robin's love of Latin culture and their desire to become fluent in Spanish, they take a chance at a fresh start in Bogota. But with small savings and no job prospects, will they be able find happiness and new friends in one of the largest cities in Latin America, or will they be phoning home for help? Find out when House Hunters International hits the elevated streets of Bogota, Colombia.
Julie, Bob, and their four young kids have a happy and successful life in Chicago, Illinois but the daily grind was starting to wear on them. They wanted to live more simply, so after a summer spent volunteering at a Nicaraguan orphanage they found their answer: relocate to Nicaragua full time. Immersing their kids into another culture has always been a dream, so they packed five suitcases and are now ready to start a brand new life on the beaches of Central America. Bob needs to keep his business afloat remotely, but Julie wants them to be able to experience a new culture stress free. Can they find a home that gives them office space to work remotely, time for volunteering, plus a more relaxing lifestyle? Find out when House Hunters visits the tranquil shores of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
Bryan and Issis live at the intersection of impulse and adventure. They've been surfing together since their first date, and they take full advantage of the outdoor activities of their native California. But this well traveled couple has long fantasized about living overseas. So when Bryan received a job opportunity in Naples, Italy the couple quickly packed their bags. But after spontaneity comes reflection, and they are quickly confronted with stark differences of opinion in their choice of home. Issis wants to live by the sea for easy access to the water sports she loves, but Bryan prefers a more urban setting where he can interact with the community. Will they struggle to bridge these differences amidst their hasty move, or will striking a balance between their urban and rural divide be just one more adventure? Find out, when House Hunters International travels to Naples, Italy.
Fred and Jen Whatley realized that they were hardly spending any time together as a family with their daughter, Eliana in their home in Alameda, California. A move to Nicaragua was going to help them get away from the material world, and reflect on what truly is important to the family. Fred, a nurse and Jen, an elementary school teacher hope to find work in their professions once they become fluent in Spanish. But will Jen, Fred, and Eliana be able to adjust to the new life style and learn a new language in time before it breaks the bank? Find out when House Hunters International travels to Hacienda Iguana, Nicaragua.
Canadian wildlife biologists Vanessa and Mathieu are growing tired of doing all their work out in the field and living out of suitcases. They've always had a dream of setting up their own biology lab at home so that they can continue their studies as well as house students who are conducting their own research. Vanessa works primarily with reptiles and Mathieu with birds. With lush tropical rain forests, ocean, rivers, ponds and streams, Belize is the ideal spot to start this ambitious project and get their dream in motion. However, this entire plan hinges on finding property that not only serves as a home for them personally but has the space and structures for their research station. With criteria such as acreage, water and jungle access, real estate agent Macarena Rose has quite a challenge. Will Vanessa and Mathieu find a home and property that's all set-up and ready to go? Or will they have to purchase a place that is a huge project in and of itself before they can even start work on their professional endeavor? Find out when House Hunters International takes the biology lab to the tropics of Belize.
After living in Boston and enduring cold harsh winters for the past 5 years, young couple Nick and Gwen are now eager for new experiences and a change in climate. They both have a freedom that most can't fathom. Their jobs give them the luxury to live & work in any city in the world and they've decided on sunny Cannes France. Nick and Gwen both share a love for French living, but the house hunt may reveal disagreements. Nick loves to go biking and wants to live on the outer part of the city near the hills and Gwen wants to live downtown in the heart of the city close to the shopping and restaurants. Will they be able to put their differences aside and find common ground? Find out when House Hunters International cycles into Cannes, France.
Derek originally put in for a job transfer to some place tropical like Hawaii, but things didn't go according to plan and now he and wife Sara are unexpectedly looking for their first home together in an enchanting land of history and hedge rows. Can this English fairy tale have a happy ending? Find out, with professional real estate agent Alexandra Worth, when Sara and Derek discover the charms of Merry Olde England.
American in Paris, Laura missed her return flight home. That mistake started a chain reaction that would lead her to meet her future husband, Ben. She stayed in Paris and now they have two toddlers. For many years, the young family has been living in a cramped apartment in a neighborhood with none of the charm of Parisian village life, but they had a goal to save $4 million dollars to purchase the home of their dreams. Despite the fast moving Paris market, there is a shortage of apartments, creating a high demand and high housing costs. They will need real estate agent Kerstin Bachmann to hit the ground running in search of a property that encompasses their needs: space, budget, and location. Laura longs for a spacious home with classic turn-of-the-century details, but practical Ben just wants to stay within budget. Will Kerstin be able to find a home that meets all this criteria, or will the young couple have to temper their expectations. Find out when, House Hunters International moves up to live the Parisian life in Paris, France.
Hailing from a longstanding tradition of travel, it was Matt Gibson's dream to pursue a career as an adventure travel writer. But work in his native British Columbia, Canada was hard to come by. After a string of odd jobs, Matt's decided to go to Taiwan ¿ an affordable country with easy access to other Asian destinations. Matt quickly fell in love with the southwestern city of Tainan. Now, he's back home in Canada to say his goodbyes before making Tainan his permanent home. With a dearth of writers in the area, Taiwan is an untapped market and Matt is looking forward to finally making his mark on the world of adventure travel writing. But before he can get started, he needs to find a suitable live-work space. With a small ex-pat community and very few English speakers, navigating Tainan's rental market is a formidable task. Will Matt opt for a beach-side dwelling in Tainan's newest neighborhood? Or will he choose a more traditional lifestyle among the city's oldest residents? Find out when House Hunters International navigates the ancient alleyways of Tainan, Taiwan!
Years ago, Nick and Karen Walsh spent an anniversary on tranquil Anguilla, only to find themselves falling in love all over again -- with each other and the island. Now, Nick has the opportunity of a lifetime to work and live on the island his family loves. But moving to the Caribbean means missing friends and family and giving up Karen's stressful career in fashion. Real estate options are limited on this tiny island and there's heavy competition for anything available. Nick's attracted to the luxuries of island life, but with toddler Molly in tow, Karen needs a home that's family friendly. Will real estate agent Ian Sugar George Edwards be able to balance Nick's high-end desires with Karen's concerns for Molly? Or will this house hunt throw cold water on their relationship? Find out when House Hunters International reignites its passion in Anguilla.
Lou, an IT marketing professional, has finally gotten his chance to work abroad now that he's accepted an offer from his company, a permanent position in Taipei, Taiwan. Lou is thrilled with the opportunity, but his friend and colleague, Eugene, reminds him it won't all be a piece of cake. Lou is going to have to do some serious downgrading from owning his four-bedroom and three-bath house in Texas to renting a tiny apartment in the city of Taipei, where foreigners are not allowed to buy property. He's going to have to learn to live without the amenities he's used to in order to make it work. Will the drastic downgrade dampen Lou's transfer to Taipei? Find out when House Hunters International travels to Taipei, Taiwan.