Over the past several years Steven and Erin have traveled all around the country for work. It was easy in the beginning when their children Preston and Mason were young, but as the boys grew older, Steven and Erin realized it was time to settle down in one location. They decided to lay down roots and raise the kids in the quaint, rustic community of Lake Lure, North Carolina. They're currently renting a home roughly 20 miles away from the lake and feel it's time to not only find a place of their own but a property that's right on the water. With the help of a local real estate agent, Steven and Erin hope to find the permanent lakeside retreat of their dreams for $260,000 or less.
After 20 years away, Sloan is returning to the lake he grew up on to purchase a home with his girlfriend, Krystal. Set in the foothills of the Appalachians, Weiss Lake offers a number of activities in and around the water and is the perfect place to shift to permanent lake life. With help from a local real estate agent, this couple hopes to find their first home together on the water of Weiss Lake for under $299,000.
A Syracuse, NY, family is looking for the perfect spot for family getaways along the shores of Star Lake in the Adirondack region. They enlist the help of a local real estate agent and set out to find a rustic sanctuary that's just right for them and also falls within their budget.
Nancy and Scott have worked toward a lakefront home their entire lives. Scott has had a job since he was twelve years old and Nancy, an immigrant from Argentina, worked her way up from housekeeper to business owner. After years of hard work, this self-made couple is ready to reward themselves with a family lake home on Lake Sinclair in Georgia. Located within two hours of their home in Marietta, Lake Sinclair is the perfect retreat for Scott, Nancy and their two children. With help from a local real estate agent, this couple hopes to achieve the ultimate American dream with a family lake home on the water for under $350,000.
Kandi grew up in Warsaw, Indiana, and spent her summers vacationing along the nearby shores of Tippecanoe Lake with her family. After graduating college and securing a job in Warsaw, she moved back in with mom and dad in their full-time home on the lake. However, her parents love to host their very large family, leaving Kandi wishing for more privacy and independence. With the help of local real estate agent, Kandi hopes to find a Tippecanoe lake house of her own for $199,000 or less.
College sweethearts are looking for their first home together along the stunning shores of Lake Erie. With help from his mother, a real estate agent, the couple sets out to find the perfect spot in Lakewood, OH, but find this location may be harder on the budget than expected.
Larry and Rene are from Lewisburg, Tennessee, and have two wonderful kids, Ryan and Curtis. Even though they own a boat, they currently live on a farm without much water nearby. They've spent time visiting Alabama's Smith Lake, and with the kids getting older, now seems like the perfect time to buy a place of their own. With the help of a real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect lakefront property for under $350,000.
Greg and Lisa are siblings from Godfrey, Illinois, and are looking to purchase a lakefront home with their families in the gated community of Innsbrook, Missouri. While Greg and Lisa's spouses, Tarah and Tim, were the ones with the idea, Greg is still a little hesitant that this would be a practical purchase for their families. With Lisa on board, the three of them are taking Greg to Innsbrook to convince him that this will be the perfect place for a vacation home. With the help of a real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect lakeside property for under $250,000.
Ryan and Lori live in Chicago with their two children, and they love getting out of the city and heading to southwest Michigan to enjoy its many lakes. Ryan and Lori both grew up near the water, and they want their kids to have that same experience of making memories and having fun. With all the great activities in the area, they think this location will serve as the perfect family retreat, and they're on the hunt for the ideal lakefront home.
A Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, couple with a young son has been visiting the Finger Lakes region of New York for over four years. They hope to find a vacation home where they can enjoy all of their favorite activities, including visiting wineries and sailing on the open water.
A California couple with two children is ready to move to the lake. Previously, they've lived in Montana where they frequented the astoundingly beautiful Flathead Lake. Now they're ready to return to Big Sky Country to follow a job opportunity and hope to find a full-time family home on Flathead Lake's fresh water.
An Atlanta couple is ready to move out of their condo and into a home with more space for their growing family. Lake Jackson has always held a very special place in their hearts, and they've decided to move out of the city and onto the lake.
A couple and their three children live an activity-filled life in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. They enjoy unplugging in nature and having fun on the water at nearby Rough River Lake. They search for a lake house where their energetic family can kick back and relax.
High school sweethearts Casey and Faith are engaged and living with their parents in West Milford, New Jersey, while they save for their first home together. Faith grew up along the shores of Greenwood Lake, which stretches across the border of New Jersey and New York, and she introduced Casey to all the great activities the lake has to offer. They're hoping to find the perfect lake house before they tie the knot.
A couple wants to find a lakefront vacation home in North Carolina. After he proposed at a lake house, they both thought it would make the perfect getaway. With Hyco Lake located only about an hour away from their home in Chapel Hill, NC, they're hoping to find the perfect rustic retreat of their own.
An Indiana couple with three children is ready to find a lakeside vacation home. They first discovered the Cordry Sweetwater Lakes region of the state when visiting friends and were instantly drawn to its private resort feel. Now they're hoping to purchase their own lake house to enjoy with family and friends.
A couple from Four Seasons, Missouri, love their current home but want to provide their two sons with a lakefront lifestyle. They decide to search the nearby shores of the Lake of the Ozarks in hopes of finding the perfect lake house.
A hardworking firefighter from Madison, Wisconsin, is looking for a permanent home on nearby Lake Wisconsin where he can unwind. He also wants his new home to have space for entertaining family and friends, so his sister-in-law is joining him on the hunt as he tries to make his dream a reality.
A Stevens Point, WI, couple with two young children is looking for a vacation home. The couple grew up visiting Nepco Lake and enjoy its pristine, secluded atmosphere and close proximity to their hometown. They're unsure, however, if they can compromise when it comes to choosing a contemporary or rustic style for their new lakefront property.
Jen is a wildlife biologist who moved to the Highlands County area of Florida for work a few years ago. She eventually moved away to Tampa, but misses all the nature and lakes in the area. With help from her boyfriend Scott, she's moving back to town, hoping to find the perfect lakefront home on one of the area's over 100 lakes.
Amber leads a busy life in Jacksonville, Alabama, with her two children. She has been visiting Lake Wedowee for a while and is eager to share its secluded shores with her family, as a place to spend more time together and relax. She's bringing along her daughter and best friend to help her choose a waterfront getaway and achieve her dream of a home on the lake.
A family in Roebuck, SC, owns a boat that they love taking out on the secluded waters of Lake Greenwood. However, they currently store the boat at a marina and want to purchase their dream vacation home that comes with a dock of its own.
A New York couple loves living in Rochester but wants to move their family closer to the water. After years of saving, they are finally ready to find a full-time home on Lake Ontario.
A St. Petersburg, FL, couple wants to spend more time with family up north, but they don't want to give up waterfront living. They've decided to look for a vacation home on Ohio's Lake Lakengren that has the potential for full-time living where they can maintain their active lifestyle.
A Westfield, Indiana, couple with five children is relocating the family so they can enjoy lake living full-time. He grew up going to a lake cottage and wants their kids to have the same experiences, so they're looking for a place on nearby Morse Lake.