Seth loves to brew beer, but he and his wife Angie's dinky apartment basement isn't cutting it. With just weeks before their lease expires, they're searching the Kansas City suburbs for a home with a bar, and a basement for Seth's brewery. But when Angie insists that they find a home that isn't split-level, in an area where split-levels abound like BBQ rib joints, their options become limited in a hurry.
Miranda and Rob are moving from Southern California to Austin, Texas, to follow Miranda's dreams of making it big as a singer/songwriter. Miranda hopes to find a Victorian-style house in the heart of downtown Austin, where all of the action is. Rob, on the other hand, would rather take advantage of Austin's numerous lakes and find a newer-construction home with water access. Also important in any potential house is a music studio for Miranda, as well as a home office for Rob.
Jared and Kirsten love old houses, and have both renovated their 19th century farmhouses in Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania. Now they're looking to buy a home together. Kirsten, who works in land preservation, wants a home with at least 10 acres of land. Jared, on the other hand is concerned about the amount of work involved. Both agree, however, that only 18th or 19th century homes will do. While the historic Brandywine Valley area has plenty of these to choose from, it won't be easy to find one that meets the expectations of these avid preservationists, and has the right amount of land to make them both happy.