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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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A couple with two daughters currently lives in Lansing, N.Y.; they want to remain in the Cayuga Lake region, but they're looking for a more spacious home closer to the lake's lapping shores.
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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 family of six running out of space at home wants to give up farm life for a quiet life on the lake in LaGrange County, Ind.; they hunt for a home on the water with space for entertaining and enough bedrooms for the entire family.
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A pair of newlyweds searches southeast Michigan for a lakeside retreat where they can plant roots and start a family.
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A Minnesota couple wants to trade their landlocked home for a spacious lakeside property in the Brainerd Lakes region; they hope to find their family's forever home along one of the area's many lakes.
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A couple relocates to Tennessee for his job and decides to live out their dreams of owning a lake home along the welcoming shores of Cherokee Lake.
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A family with a connection to Delavan Lake, Wis., looks for a vacation home on the water to match a new boat.
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High school sweethearts that grew up in rural Indiana have always loved hanging out at Chapman Lake; he is about to become a doctor in the area, so they pack up their dogs and look for a home on the lake where they can make new memories.
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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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A couple with two young kids are in the process of growing their family through adoption; they both grew up near Mississippi's Barnett Reservoir and want to find a home with more space while fulfilling their lifelong dream of living on the water.
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A couple has been visiting friends on Sweetwater Lake, Ind., with their two daughters for years; now that the girls are older, the family is ready to purchase a vacation home of their own to enjoy all the lake has to offer.
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A Missouri couple with a long history of visiting Kentucky Lake, Ky., is determined to find a permanent retreat where they can indulge in the area's natural beauty; they bring their teen daughter along to help scope out what the area has to offer.
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A couple with two young kids has outgrown their cramped home near Utah Lake, Utah; they are determined to get closer to the water and find more space, so they're hunting for a forever home with a stunning view.
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A couple that has been visiting the Brainerd Lakes region of Minnesota for years decides now is the time for their children to experience the family traditions; they hope to purchase a waterfront cabin for everyone to enjoy.
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Boat owners from New Jersey fall in love with Lake Norman, N.C., while visiting a friend during vacation; now, they're hunting for a lake house where they can use their boat and entertain friends and family.
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A couple jumps at the opportunity to follow her job to his hometown in Indiana; after living with his parents for a year, they are ready to move out and find a full-time home on Lake Freeman.
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After starting a family, a couple that grew up in the Holiday Lakes area of Ohio decides it's the perfect time to return and find a dream home on the water.
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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 couple set the goal of purchasing a vacation home along the shores of Osoyoos Lake, Wash.; after hard work and building their savings, they're finally ready to find a perfect summer retreat they can enjoy with their three boys.
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An Alabama couple that grew up fishing and relaxing on the water want to pass that lifestyle down to their newborn by moving the family to Smith Lake.
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Engaged high school sweethearts Casey and Faith live with their parents in West Milford, N.J., while they save for their first home together; they hope to find the perfect Greenwood Lake house before they tie the knot.

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