A couple hopes to find the perfect vacation home in Indiana for under $399,000 with the help of a real-estate agent. Chris and Jim from Palos Heights, Illinois, both grew up spending time on the water. They've brought their three daughters to Paw Paw Lake, Michigan, every summer, hoping to provide them with similar childhood memories and now want a home in nearby Koontz Lake.
Newly engaged Jordan and Nick are on the hunt for their first home. They have been visiting the lakes of central Minnesota since they were children, and with Nick stationed in the area, they think a lake home will make for a perfect permanent home. With plenty of outdoor activities, the area offers the opportunity to find a fun getaway home with a chance to get in touch with nature. A local real-estate agent helps these soon-to-be newlyweds search for their first home under $229,000.
A couple from Gaithersburg, Maryland, visit Deep Creek Lake together, and both fall in love with the year-round attractions that the area offers. Since recently purchasing a boat, they are ready to buy, but for less than $300,000.
Dana and Tyler are from the suburbs of Chicago and struggle to find time to get out on the water with their kids. With the help of a local real-estate agent, they hope to find the perfect lakefront vacation home in Castle Rock Lake for under $350,000. Tyler grew up in Wisconsin and is familiar with Castle Rock Lake, which is a good midway point between their permanent home and their friends and family.
Nathan and Anna live near Fort Wayne, IN, and have two daughters. With Nathan's hectic schedule working in the medical profession, the family decide that buying a lakefront house will allow them time to get away, relax and make memories with the kids. They are most familiar with Adams Lake, but are open to other lakes in the area. With the help of a local real-estate agent, they hope to find the perfect vacation home for under $325,000.
A family of five from Minneapolis search for a home along the picturesque shores of the Brainerd Lakes region in central Minnesota, where they have enjoyed vacationing together for several years. With a tight budget of $199,000, they might not be able to get everything on their wish list, so they hire a local real-estate agent to aid with the search.
Dana and Joey are from Chapel Hill, Tennessee, and enjoy spending time with their family on the water. The couple hope that moving the family closer to the lake will provide them with more quality time together, so they're hunting for the perfect lakefront home.
Desmond and Khristy currently live in Missouri City, Texas, with their two kids, Kennedy and Kortlandt. They love being close to the water, but wish they had a lake right in their backyard. With all of the great lakefront communities sprouting up in the area, they think now is the perfect time to make their move, so they're looking for a new waterfront home for under $375,000.
Pam and Rick live in Mount Airy, Maryland, with their two children. After years of visiting Pam's family in central New York, they discovered the nearby Finger Lakes region and fell in love. They are sold on Seneca Lake's wineries, waterfalls and picturesque farmland and are ready to commit to the area by purchasing a lakefront vacation home. A local real-estate agent will help this family of four settle into the sloping hills of Seneca Lake, all for under $250,000.
The Irish Hills region of Michigan is Rick's favorite vacation spot. From the age of 10, he's been going back every summer and now wants his family to see those beautiful rolling hills that invoke a sentimental feeling as soon as he gets there. With a budget of just under $300,000, Rick, his wife, and three children are looking for a new place to keep an old family tradition alive.
Chicago city dwellers are on the hunt for an escape from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. Even though their primary residence is near Lake Michigan, they want a place on the lake that feels more like the country, where they both grew up. After checking out various locations, they discover the quaint town of South Haven, Mich. They fell in love with the place and hope to find the perfect lakefront vacation home for under $300,000.
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Premiered: September 1, 2014
Premise: Buyers search for their fantasy home on the water.