House Hunters takes viewers behind the scenes as individuals, couples and families learn what to look for and decide whether or not a home is meant for them. Focusing on the emotional experience of finding and purchasing a new home, each episode follows a prospective buyer and real estate agent through the home-buying process, from start to finish.
A military family is on the hunt for a home in Rapid City, South Dakota. He wants a split-level house with potential for renovation projects as well as a basement bunker, but she is hoping to find a move-in ready ranch-style home.
A couple with a young son wants to upsize from their cramped Boston condo to a spacious new home in the suburbs. He's looking for a charming Victorian that might need some fixing, while she's holding out for an upgraded Colonial that's move-in ready.
A couple wants to find a home within walking distance of the sandy shores in Naples, Florida. He's looking for a Craftsman while she wants a modern farmhouse, but in a pricey city with Mediterranean architecture, they may have to compromise.
A retired judge is ready to move closer to the city lifestyle in downtown Tampa, Florida. He's hoping to find a condo with a lot of amenities and room for his collectibles. Will his budget be enough to find the perfect place in Tampa's booming market?
A large family is looking for a big house in Liberty, Missouri. With three little girls and a dog already, they both want a large enough home to add adopted foster children and even pet chickens to their brood as well.
A couple with two young children wants to move from the suburbs of Sacramento, California, to the city. They view several homes, but the one they really have their eye on was built over half a century ago by famed developer Joseph Eichler.
A young family is on the hunt for a larger property in the Sioux Falls area of South Dakota. She wants a cozy, ranch-style home with a finished basement, but he's looking for a farmhouse with a large yard and room for a workshop.
A young, quirky couple is on the hunt for a condo in the heart of Chicago. He wants nothing but floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the cityscape. She, however, is hoping for more rustic elements like brick and exposed ceilings.
First-time buyers in Kansas City need space for their three dogs and their soon-to-arrive adopted baby. Alex is a free-wheeler willing to spend for what he wants, while Jared wants to reign in the budget, so they'll have to find some middle ground.
A couple is hunting for a family vacation home in the popular beach town of Ocean City, New Jersey. He wants to be near the boardwalk, and she wants the beach. Finding either location won't be easy on a tight budget, though.
A couple is looking for a large family home in Minneapolis. He'd love a vintage fixer-upper like their previous homes, but she's ready for something brand new and move-in ready.
High school sweethearts are on the hunt for their first place in St. Paul, Minnesota. They want to find a cozy charmer big enough for themselves, their baby daughter and all of his bikes.
A single mom is hunting for her first home in Honolulu. Her top priority is a house close to the beach with enough room for her and her two children. The kids have wants of their own, including an updated kitchen with a dishwasher and a game room.
A cancer survivor in Florida wants to achieve her dream of homeownership, but her long wish list has her friend trying to bring her down to reality.
A young couple is looking to trade their apartment for a house to share with his young son. However, finding a home in the pricey Boston market will mean compromising on essentials like a second bath and high ceilings.
A young couple is ready to move out of their cramped apartment and into a bigger place where they can host parties. He wants a basement for guy time. She wants a deluxe kitchen. And both of them want lots of room for a new litter of puppies.
A Florida couple wants to downsize their home so they can live their dream of sailing the Caribbean. He's looking for something in need of renovation, but she's worried it'll bog down their goal of setting sail.
Buyers from Palm Springs, California, are on the hunt for a new home after selling their condo. One of them wants a move-in ready place with no stairs, but the other is a designer who wants a fixer that he can put his stamp on.
A single mom searches for a home for herself and her daughter in Agoura Hills, California. But while she wants acreage for horses and other farm animals, her best friend wants her to focus on low maintenance properties.
An interior designer and her fiance are searching for a home in Smithfield, Virginia. But while she wants to renovate a historic Colonial with lots of character, he'd prefer a single-story ranch that's move-in ready.
A young couple is looking for their first home near their alma mater in State College, Pennsylvania. High on their wish list are new construction with an all-white kitchen for her and a finished basement that he could turn into a bar or speakeasy.
A jet-setting single woman is looking for her first home base in the millennial-magnet neighborhood of Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. She wants to find a townhouse cozy enough for herself, her future dog and her extensive collection of Halloween décor.
A Michigan couple searches for a historic home with tons of charm. He'd like a place that's already updated to avoid the hassle of renovating, while she'd love to find a fixer-upper they can personalize.
Tired of living in a duplex, two Indianapolis women are on the hunt for a new place. But one is dead set on a midcentury modern fixer-upper, while the other insists on finding a move-in ready cottage. Making things more difficult, they also want enough room to house an identical twin sister and a giant German shepherd.
A barbecue chef wants a house in Gainesville, Georgia, with plenty of land and lots of projects to keep him busy. But things get cooking when his wife insists on a house in the heart of downtown.
She wants a house with charm in Winterville, Georgia, but he just wants a home that's move-in ready. Since he's the mayor, they've got to live in the city, which severely limits their options.
A couple hopes their fourth move in the last five years will be their last. They have $600,000 to spend on a new place in Albuquerque, but must first agree between the region's characteristic adobe or midcentury modern styles.
After showing her young client almost 60 listings, a Chicago real estate agent gives him one more day to see some properties and make a decision. But it may be a bust for this picky purchaser who insists on finding something move-in ready yet vintage with plenty of wow-factor.
Professional home renovators in Naples, Florida, want to be settled in their first home before their fast-approaching wedding date. But while he wants a fixer-upper with French country style and land for his archery hobby, she'd prefer something move-in ready near the beach.
After selling their home in Florida, a family is in a hurry to find something new in Atlanta. Their tight timeline is threatened, however, by disagreements on everything from budget and style to finding a garage big enough for the sports car he wants.
New parents outside Cleveland hunt for a house with ceilings high enough for him to practice his golf swing. But while she's focused on finding a turnkey house with an open concept, he's more concerned with the yard and having some projects.
A buyer about to finish his architectural degree wants his first home in Jackson, Mississippi, to be chock-full of character. However, his practical friend is along on the hunt to remind him that function takes priority to form when looking for a house.
A recently married couple is looking to buy their first home together in Atlanta. She has her heart set on a Victorian with character but the very idea of that feels like nails on a chalkboard to her modern-leaning husband.
A couple has $1 million to spend on a place in Destin, Florida. She's pushing for a condo right on the beach, but he'd prefer a single family home on the bayside.
Tom relocates from Denver to Los Angeles to be with Mike, and they want to find a home quickly before their wedding. Mike hopes to convince Tom to bust their budget and take on a fixer-upper so they can get more bang for their buck.
A young, nature-loving couple wants to buy a starter home in Denver. A large yard for their dogs and parking for their solar van top the wish list, and when it comes to keeping things clean, houses with lots of grout are definitely out.
A young, engaged couple in the Chicago suburbs is looking for a house with a backyard large enough to host their wedding. He wants at least 3 acres so he can also have a mini baseball diamond, while she thinks just 1 acre is plenty.
A Chicago couple buying their first home before they get married doesn't see eye to eye. She wants a vintage charmer, but he prefers an industrial loft.
A couple's search for a home in the foothills outside of Denver is complicated by their opposing wish lists. He dreams of a log cabin in the woods that he can update, while she wants a move-in ready ranch.
A Virginia couple with two young children hunts for a big family home near Chesapeake. She insists on at least five bedrooms and a big master closet, while he's focused on a media room. But their real conflict is deciding between buying a house near the beach or with a pool.
A Providence, Rhode Island, couple wants to buy a vintage home. But while he appreciates the ornateness of a Victorian, she finds them creepy and would prefer the simplicity of a Craftsman.
A former pro-football player and his family are looking to upgrade to a bigger home in Liberty Lake, Washington. But since they also want killer views and to be near the lake, things might get tricky in the area's limited market.
First-time buyers in Indianapolis can't agree between a move-in ready home or a fixer-upper. Additionally, her need for a Feng shui entry and her fear of basements could turn their house hunt into an uphill battle.
A couple searches Florida's 'forgotten coast' in Alligator Point for a quiet getaway far from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives in Atlanta. But while she is all about proximity to the beach, he is focused on boating in the bay.
A couple is hunting for a home nestled among the dunes of Ocean Park, Washington, where they can raise their daughter. They want their oceanside estate to be both move-in ready and on the beach with open space to play.
Newlyweds hunt for their first home in North Padre Island, Texas. They are looking for a place that can support their active lifestyle and growing family, but he wants a home on the bay with a boat slip and she insists on having a pool.
A couple hunts for a beachfront property in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, with plenty of room to entertain their friends and family.
Olympic gold medalist Bryan and his wife, Sarah, have been raising their three children in Southern California, but neither of their families live nearby, so the holidays have always been spent away from home. With Bryan's training slowing down and an increasing desire to wake up Christmas morning in their own beds, this family is on the hunt for a house outside Seattle, where Sarah grew up. Narrowing their search to the quaint city of Issaquah, the couple hopes to find a home with enough room for their family of five. But while she wants a traditional house that's easy to maintain and ideal for hosting her first Christmas, Bryan wants something with more character on a sprawling lot.
A couple with twin boys wants a vacation home in the Colorado mountain town of Breckenridge to share with their growing family. But homes in their desired downtown location are pricey and small, leaving them to decide whether to trade location for space, or squeeze their family into close quarters so they can walk to downtown.
Two acrobat enthusiasts bring their high-flying antics to their house hunt in Kansas. While they both want a big yard to set up their circus ring, one wants a modern house with a media room and the other is more focused on proximity to Mexican restaurants.
A first-time buyer on the hunt in Stockton, California, is bringing her 17-year-old son along as a wingman. She's hoping for a charming old craftsman, but he wants a big, modern two-story, and he's not shy about sharing his opinions.
Buyers in Orange County, California, want their first home to be their forever home. But while she's pushing for move-in ready with a master suite retreat, he wants a house with some projects and, most importantly, a pool to soak up the California sun.
Utah buyers with a $900,000 budget are scouring the San Diego area for a home near the beach. She thinks tackling a fixer upper would be fun, but he craves zero renovations and a maintenance-free home, even if it means forgoing an ocean view.
Trying to find a cottage by the water in Fernandina Beach, Florida, is hard enough for a single guy. This buyer also needs enough space for his girlfriend and her three kids to move in. Even though he's willing to take on projects to get a good deal, he still may be in over his head.
An engaged North Carolina couple hunts for a large home to grow into with the same Colonial style as the house from his favorite childhood movie, 'Home Alone.' While an updated white kitchen is high on her list, he's also hoping for a big two-story grand entrance.
A couple is moving back home to Birmingham, Alabama, to live a simpler life closer to family. But she has her heart set on a craftsman with charm, while he's hoping for something a lot more modern.
A writer-artist couple is selling their California home and going tiny in Pahoa, Hawaii. They want to live a life of adventure, and also hope that life on the island allows them to focus on their passions. They both want ocean views and plenty of space to write and create art, but the list of things they agree on stops there.