While $140,000 gets a Barrie, Ontario couple an 800-square-foot cabin in their hometown, for the same price they could cash-in on a palatial 1,500-square-foot home in sunny Las Vegas.
For a Vaughan, Ontario couple, their $1.2 million dollar, 4,000-square-foot home would get them a mere 604-square-foot flat near Buckingham Palace in London, England.
Featuring globetrotting guides Dave Lapsley, Vivianne Collins and Shantelle Canzanese, Live Here, Buy This (26 x 30) shows not only the homes that could be theirs, but also the lifestyle associated with each location.
Produced by JV Productions Inc., Live Here, Buy This airs Mondays at 10pm ET/PT beginning August 27 on HGTV Canada with back-to-back episodes.
“Live Here, Buy This explores properties and lifestyles in cities around the world,” says Vyvyan Campbell, Executive Producer, JV Productions. “Whether it’s a place we fell in love with on a vacation, or a spot we’ve only read about… who hasn’t fantasized about living in another location? That’s what makes this show so much fun – you actually get to see what your life could look like if you moved to your own personal paradise.”
In each episode of Live Here Buy This, a homeowner picks three places from around the world that they have fantasized about. After determining the market value of their home and compiling their wish list of ‘must haves,’ the three travelling guides scour the globe in search of fantastic properties in selected exotic locales with the help of local real estate experts. Via video, homeowners are presented with the choice of two homes per city and are asked to weigh in on their favourites – based on both home and lifestyle – in each locale. After narrowing down their top three, homeowners are asked, “If you could sell your home and move to paradise which house would you ultimately choose?”. Will it be the quaint village cottage in the mountains of Italy, or the mansion in South Carolina? And, will it be tempting enough to pack up and move?
· EPISODE 1: Meri & Franco
Monday August 27 at 10:30pm ET/PT
Meri, Franco and family are looking for a year-round climate to make the most of their active lifestyle. They are considering a move to San Diego, Rovinj, Croatia, and Spain’s Andalusian Hills. But will bang for their buck beat out cycling under sunny skies?
· EPISODE 2: Jennie & Chris
Monday August 27 at 10pm ET/PT
Jennie and Chris are always the life of the party, but life in the ‘burbs’ has become a little ho-hum. They fantasize about a new life in coastal Portugal, Key West and Nice. Will smaller spaces beat out sentimental favourites?