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Dreams of living on the dock of the bay can come true, even on the tightest budget. We show home seekers how to find the lakefront property of their dreams without breaking the bank. Each week on Lakefront Bargain Hunt we help a family discover an affordable location that proves you don't need a boatload of cash to live on the lake.
Aaron and Keri are ready to get out of their tiny apartment, especially with the new addition to their family, their baby boy. They love the town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin but want to live closer to the water so they can enjoy the calming views and active lifestyle. Aaron and Keri have their sights set on Lake Winnebago, but finding a spacious house right on the lake below $285,000 is not an easy task. Aaron and Keri enlist the help of local real estate agent, Megan Lang, to help make their dream of lakefront living a reality.
John and Melissa have the chance to move to upstate New York and give their kids the chance to experience the great outdoors. Sleepy Hollow Lake has the big water feel John is nostalgic for, but Melissa is more concerned with the house itself. Finding a blend of both exterior lakefront appeal and practical indoor design for under $300,000 is a tall order for real estate agent, Vicky Wolpert, but if she can check off all the boxes under budget, it will bring John and Melissa's dreams for their family to fruition.
After answering an Internet ad looking for a companion to an arts festival in Nevada, Kelli met Don and quickly fell in love. Now, after eight years of marriage, they're tired of being landlocked in the Arizona desert and are hoping to find a home on Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. While Don and Kelli both have a mutual love of the water, Don doesn't just want a home with lake frontage or water views, he wants to live on the water, in a houseboat. With the help of real estate agent Kevin Bagley, Don hopes to convince Kelli to jump on-board with the nautical lifestyle and hopefully purchase a houseboat for under $300,000.
Brian and Eileen are from Ballston, New York and have been married for 14 years. Between raising their two daughters and managing a family business, life at home has become hectic. Brian and Eileen would love to find a vacation home where they can get away and spend quality time together as a family. Having both grown up around the water they feel a lake house would be the perfect setting for building lasting family memories. With a variety of lakes in the Adirondacks of New York to chose from, they've decided on the private but sizable Brant Lake. While Eileen wouldn't mind spending less money on a fixer-upper, Brian is set on finding a turnkey ready home. With the help of
After meeting at a mutual friend's bonfire party, Greg and Sheila began dating and soon fell in love. Both divorcés quickly bonded over their children, who were already friends, as well as their shared love of the outdoors and water. As they look to the future, Greg and Sheila are interested in blending their two families under one roof. With the help of real estate agent, Jane Towle, Greg and Sheila hope to find a lakefront home for under $150,000.
Stephanie and Mike have lived in the Finger Lake region all their lives but are now ready to find a home of their own where they can entertain their friends and someday raise a family of their own. They both love the idea of living right on the water but are not sure if their budget of $250,000 will get them the space they desire in a lakefront property. Stephanie and Mike enlist the help of real estate agent and high school friend, Simon Fricano, to help make their dream of living on Cayuga Lake a reality.
Self-proclaimed workaholics from Rochester, NY, want to find a vacation home where they can escape and spend time with their grown children. The couple thinks a lake house could provide optimal family relaxation, so they're looking in the countryside town of Penn Yan, NY.
A couple hopes to find a home on the lake to escape the hustle and bustle of their lives during the week. They know the beauty and laid-back lifestyle of Kerr Lake in Clarksville, VA, suits their needs perfectly, but finding a lake house suitable for a family of four within their budget of $250,000 has its challenges.
A couple from Indiana travels to Norris Lake in Tennessee to find a lake house with loads of privacy. However, they discover that finding the perfect getaway is trickier than they expected.
After finding it hard to vacation comfortably with a family of seven, a couple decides to take the plunge and find the perfect fit for their family getaways on majestic Moosehead Lake in Maine. As a real estate agent by trade, she gives herself the ultimate challenge to find her family a property under the tight constraint of a $100,000 budget.
A couple that loves spending time on Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain are looking for their own waterfront home in Slidell, Louisiana. While a pool is a must for him, lake access for her kayak is all she needs.
A couple looks for a lakeside retreat on Table Rock Lake in Missouri where they can escape their busy lifestyles. However, finding a dream lake house that meets all of their needs and their $350,000 is no easy feat.
A couple that's been taking their kids to a Gulf Coast beach for years decides to look for a vacation home on Lake Martin, Alabama, which is less than an hour from their hometown. They enlist the help of an agent to help them find a dream getaway for under $300,000.
A couple with roots in Charleston, SC, seek a lakefront lodge a short drive away on Lake Keowee, SC.
A mom and her three kids love living in Lake County, FL, but their small home is bursting at the seams. They hope to find a bigger home with even bigger views for under $275,000.
A young Alabama couple decides to leave bustling Birmingham and return home to their native Lake Martin. They agree that a return to the water's edge, where all their family is located, is the best place to put down roots and start a family of their own.
A couple from Tallahassee, Florida, that recently gave birth to their first child wants a larger living space. They're interested in finding a lake house for the tranquility and outdoor recreation it offers them every day and have narrowed their search, but they worry they won't be able to check off their wish list and stay on budget.
An Asheville, NC, couple that enjoys taking their boat out for weekend excursions feels the constant traveling and trailering of their vessel takes up too much time. They want to streamline things and find peaceful place on Lake Greenwood, SC, where they can jump in their boat and hit the water at a moment's notice.
A man needs a house with a project, but his wife wants turnkey ready. After hunting for lakefront homes in several different states, the couple is ready to call the Sebago Lakes Region of Maine their second home. They enlist the help of local real estate agent to help them find the perfect getaway home that the couple can agree on all for under $230,000.
A Kentucky couple comes to Lake Cumberland to find a houseboat for their water-crazed family.
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