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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.

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An Ohio couple quickly fell in love with Gulf Shores, Ala., after visiting the resort city with their two daughters; they are looking for a property that can double as their dream vacation home and a rental for extra income.
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A Connecticut family look for a beach house to help them spend more time together; they love nearby Stonington, and with its unique maritime history they think it's the perfect location for their new vacation home.
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College sweethearts from northern Virginia lead a hectic life with four kids; their favorite place to escape is the historic town of Cape Charles, and after saving for years, the family is ready to buy a vacation home.
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A Georgia family is eager to find a vacation home on Tybee Island; while previously living in Hawaii, they fell in love with the beautiful beaches and are hoping to get back to that lifestyle within their budget.
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Jeremy and Jennifer are in search of a beach house along the shores of the Delaware Bay. While they agree on where they want to spend their summer weekends, they can't agree on the size of the property.
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A couple decide to find a home on Emerald Isle, N.C., after a long history of visiting the town with their teenage son.
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A Minnesota couple with two daughters has vacationed in Florida for years; he wants to celebrate turning 40 years old by purchasing a vacation condo along the gleaming waters of Destin.
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Cayce and Jennifer live in Port Neches, Texas, with their children; they both grew up vacationing in nearby Crystal Beach and have finally saved enough to buy a beachfront vacation home there so their kids can have their own great childhood memories.
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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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Tim, Arelys and their kids love everything about the Florida Keys and imagine growing their family there; hoping to provide a future for their kids, they are looking to purchase a beachfront investment property to generate rental income.
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Houston couple Casin and Amy have always loved the beach and even got married in Cancun; hoping to create memories with their children, Casin and Amy seek to purchase a vacation home in Surfside Beach.
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Two sisters, who grew up coming to the shores of Sunset Beach, N.C., are now looking there for the perfect vacation home for their families.
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Utah natives, Mark and Lori, decide to make a move from Salt Lake City to the mountainous coast of Shelter Cove, Calif., after watching their son fall in love with the beach lifestyle while on a family vacation.
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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.
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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.
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A married 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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A metropolitan couple left the busy streets of Philadelphia for the warm sands of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; they love the area but are tired of renting and want to find a permanent home with a short walk to the beach.
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A Virginia couple with six kids wants to start new traditions with the large family; they decide to search for a vacation home near the beach in the historic district of Cape Charles.
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A couple search for a vacation home on Saint Martin; they both want a property with rental potential, but while she's looking for a single-family home, he hopes to buy a condo that doesn't require a lot of maintenance.
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Chris and Rachel live in Tillamook, Oreg., with their five children; they think that the nearby coastal community of Lincoln City would be the perfect place to make memories with the kids, so they've saved up and are finally ready to invest in a vacation home that can also bring in rental income.

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