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House-hunting programs on HGTV cover all the options, from buyers honing in on fixer-uppers and off-the-grid options to cabin cribs and container homes. On "Lakefront Bargain Hunt," the spotlight is on water lovers who dream of weekends or summers living by the dock of the bay. In each episode, a family on the hunt for an escape from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives tours multiple waterfront properties. With the help of a real estate agent, the hope is to find the perfect lakeside home without breaking the bank.

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Chris and Susan meet at a local running group and bond over their love for the outdoors and their children; now married and raising three teenagers, they look to purchase a lakefront home for their blended family to enjoy weekend getaways together.
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As Bethany and Matt raise their son, they realize that living in Chicago is just too far from their families back in Minnesota; now that they're returning to their roots, they want to find a forever home on the tranquil shores of Forest Lake.
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A couple who love bringing their kids to the Chain O'Lakes in Illinois have always wanted to own a vacation house; now, they're looking for the right property at the right price so they can dock their boat and entertain friends in their dream home.
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Mark and Carrie have been married five years and share a blended family; work and kids mean they have little time for relaxation, so they're hoping a vacation home in the Cordry Sweetwater Lakes region of Indiana can help them unwind on the water.
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A family spent the past 10 years on an old turkey farm in Detroit Lakes, and after years of saving, they're finally ready to embrace the lakeside lifestyle this area is known for.
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Heather and Sean are busy raising four kids on top of their demanding jobs. They can't wait to buy a lake house getaway on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland to escape their hectic lives at home. Heather wants to find the perfect place for the family to relax and dock their boat, but Sean is more concerned about finding the right price.
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A couple with seven kids searches for a home on the Clermont Chain of Lakes in Florida; while she's concerned about finding a place with enough space, he's willing to do anything to get on the water.
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A large extended family decides to pool its money to buy a vacation house in the Holiday Lakes region of Ohio; they'll have to find not only an affordable property, but also one that checks all the boxes on everyone's list.
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A couple looks for an affordable retreat along the shores of Lake Hartwell, SC, that they can enjoy with their daughter. The property must come at the right price and have deep water access where they can dock their boat.
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A busy New York couple want a weekend retreat by the Otsego County lake where they were married; but with a shrinking market, they're not sure if they'll be able to find a waterfront dream home at an affordable price.
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A couple are in search of a perfect lake house; she wants to spend extra for an open concept, updated interior with more space for company, while he wants a great dock and a low price tag.
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A Texas couple that met on Lake Sam Rayburn as teenagers have always dreamed of owning a vacation home there; with their youngest daughter in tow, they search for the perfect family meeting spot on the water.
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A family of avid fishermen want to buy a lakefront home Keuka Lake, N.Y. so they can spend less time driving and more time casting their lines.
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A couple hunt for a vacation home on Apple Valley Lake to enjoy with their two boys and extended family; they hope to find a steal that gets them big lake views, but they can't decide between a turn-key property for her or a fixer-upper for him.
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After discovering the joys of lake life, an Alabama couple are ready to find their dream home on the shores of Lake Martin.
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A couple reconnects with the real estate agent that brought them together in hopes of finding the perfect lakeside getaway on Portage Lake, Maine.
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High school sweethearts Jack and Laura spent their first date fishing on Lake Bruin, Louisiana. Fifteen years and countless vacations later, there's no doubt that Lake Bruin is their favorite place. After staying with friends and family all those years, this couple is finally ready to find their own place on the lake where it all began.
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A Utah couple that attended college in North Carolina and has dreamed of moving back packs up their family and heads to Lake Norman; the challenge, however, is finding a house in their price range that's big enough to accommodate everyone.
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Two siblings look for a waterfront vacation home on Long Lake, Wis., so they can give their kids the same great memories they had growing up.
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A family that frequents the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota has a dream of owning a cabin in this location; now that the kids are about to head off to college, they feel like it is time to take the leap and purchase their waterfront dream home.
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A single mom who worked multiple jobs now has enough money to buy the lake house she's dreamed of on Lake Kampeska, S.D.; she hopes to find a home with space for her and her kids where they can spend quality time together.

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