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.
Mike and Jen are veterinarians from Wildwood, Missouri, with two kids Anthony and Isabella. Once avid boaters, Mike and Jen sold their boat after Anthony was born and are now looking to find a nice spot to vacation with the kids. After learning about the premier gated community of Innsbrook, they decided this would be the perfect place to search for their lakefront retreat for under $300,000.
A soon-to-be family of five is looking for a lakefront vacation home on Douglas Lake in eastern Tennessee. They're working with their real estate agent to find the perfect relaxation stop for both their family and the families they hope will rent their home.
Raymond and Christine are moving from California to Florida because of a job opportunity. Since they enjoyed living on the water in California, they are looking for a similar lakefront location in Winter Haven. They've spent time on the Chain of Lakes and think that's the perfect destination for their new home. With the help of a local real estate agent, they hope to find their new waterfront dream house for under $350,000.
Tom and Dana live just outside Atlanta and have three kids. With a very hectic home life, they are looking for a place to get away and relax. Upon discovering the hidden gem of Lake Nottely, just two hours outside of the city, they decided this would be the ideal place for their lakefront vacation house. With the help of a real estate agent, they hope to find the perfect lakeside home for under $350,000.
Dean, Maura, and their two daughters love living in the small town of Moses Lake, Washington. The area has an abundance of outdoor activities fit for the whole family, many of which Dean enjoyed as a kid growing up on the lake. After five years of living a short drive from the shore, this family of four is ready to make the big move to the waterfront, ensuring the girls have a childhood just like their dad's. A local real estate agent will help this local family find a permanent lake home, all for under $350,000.