Couples search for vacation homes. Included: Tropical views and modern amenities are must-haves for buyers in Roatan; a million-dollar retreat that's near the mountains and the beach is wanted in Italy; and a beach bungalow is desired in New Jersey. Also: a contemporary condo vs. a traditional villa in Spain.
Couples head West in search of their dream homes. Included: A lake-view property is desired in Austin; rustic charm is looked for in Bozeman, Mont.; and a fixer-upper is considered in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Buyers search for homes in Hawaii. Included: A married couple look for a Maui house with space and a view; a widow wants a property that her extended family can enjoy; and a family have $650,000 to spend on the island of Oahu.
Buyers look for homes in the Caribbean. Included: A London family consider spending their life savings on a dream abode; and a New Jersey couple debate whether to purchase a condo or a bungalow. Also: A getaway in Saint Martin is sought by a pair who work on a cruise ship.
Homes in Latin America are toured as a young married couple from Denver search for a simpler life in Montevideo, Uruguay, and a pair of empty nesters from Texas look to buy a vacation getaway in Costa Rica. Also, a London university administrator moves to Brazil and can't decide between a penthouse and a beachside mansion.
An Olympian and his family search for a beachfront residence in Puerto Escondido, Mexico; business partners want a high-rise property for entertaining clients in Chicago; and a couple set their sights on a Denver home that offers character and lush landscaping, as well as fine details and finishes.
Three couples search for homes that offer more space than their current digs. Included: A couple with a million-dollar budget search for a place with a pool in Key West, Fla.; Spanish architectural details are desired by a Los Angeles pair who are hoping to start a family; and a husband and wife in Dallas take their savings and splurge on a five-bedroom dream house.