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Beachfront Bargain Hunt

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Purchasing a beachfront property doesn't always mean buyers have to break the bank. This series documents the journeys of families who are dreaming of living in a sandy locale with palm trees and warm ocean breezes, but those dreams are accompanied by a firm budget. And by budget we mean substantially short of a million dollars. The house hunters tour three to four waterfront properties -- each with surprisingly affordable price tags -- before choosing the one that turns the beach lifestyle dreams into reality.

Latest episodes

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A couple seeks a place in Surfside Beach, S.C.; a military family relocates to Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
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An engaged couple looks for a beachfront home in South Padre Island, Texas; a couple with three children searches for a vacation getaway on Dauphin Island, Alabama.
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A family lives in Madison, Wis., but their happy place is in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; after vacationing there for years, they are finally ready to purchase a home so that the daughters can enjoy the beach and their dad can golf.
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Both halves of a New York City couple with a baby on the way grew up spending time at the beach, and want to pass on that tradition; they search for a spacious weekend retreat along the Jersey Shore where they can get a break from apartment living.
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Lin first discovered Panama City Beach, Fla., while on a trip with her friends; she and her husband, Tony, now hope to find their own vacation property in this Florida panhandle hot spot to share with their friends and family.
aired 13 days ago
A Maryland couple that loves taking their four kids to the beach decides to invest in a beachfront vacation home in Ocean City.
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A marine biologist looks for her dream home on the Outer Banks in North Carolina; a Houston couple wants to find their own slice of paradise for weekend vacations in Surfside Beach, Texas.
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An Atlanta couple with two young sons look for a house on the spacious beaches of Fripp Island, S.C.; a couple dream of owning a beach home on the Bolivar Peninsula in Texas.
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After a trip to Galveston, Texas, with his family, a man feels the beach town is the perfect place to purchase a vacation home; his wife, however, isn't sure they will be able to find a property they can afford.
aired 27 days ago
A Washington, D.C., couple loves living in the city, but wants to find a property that will allow their kids a chance to explore the outdoors.
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A Utah couple ditches Salt Lake City for the mountainous coast of Shelter Cove, Calif.; two sisters search for a joint vacation home in their childhood vacation spot of Sunset Beach, N.C.
aired 37 days ago
A Texas couple and their two daughters are looking for their dream vacation condo; it's only their second time in Panama City Beach, Fla., but this young family has decided there's no time like the present to start making memories on the beach.
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A couple moves their family of seven from Japan to Norfolk, Va., to follow her job transfer; after seeing a picture of the beach during their research, they've got their hearts set on finding a house on the water.
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A couple with three kids looks for a vacation home in Ocean City, Md., to give their kids memories to last; hoping to leave a legacy for them, they are looking to invest in a property near the ocean that can also bring in rental income.
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Eric and Tanya live in Wake Forest, N.C., with their two children; tired of their landlocked lives, they're looking to move their family to the coastal community of Hampstead to be as close to the water as possible.
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A couple searches for a vacation home for their family along the Jersey Shore in Ocean City, N.J.; in order for things to work, they must find a property with great rental potential to help offset the cost.
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A newlywed military couple stationed on Florida's panhandle is eager to put down roots close to the water; they hope to find a permanent home in the luxurious community of Navarre Beach, but they must act fast to land a dream home.
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A couple in Myrtle Beach, S.C. is tired of renting and wants to find a permanent home with a short walk to the beach; a couple is eager to move into a house that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico in the cozy beach community of Matagorda, Texas.
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Missy and Ed have outgrown their two-bedroom condominium on Isla Mujeres, Mexico; now, they're on the hunt for a home with more living space and privacy to accommodate their family.
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A Texas realtor searches for her own family dream house in Crystal Beach, Texas.
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A young widow with two small children wants to fulfill a lifelong dream of buying a family vacation home in Gulf Shores, Ala.; her best friend has agreed to come along for the adventure.

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