Following first-time buyers as they purchase a house and make renovations and repairs.
High-school sweethearts Dan and Marianne Mutschler got married last year and are looking to buy a house in Ann Arbor. The Mutschlers turn to realtor Bob Ziegler, a long-time friend and golfing partner of Dan's dad, to assist in their search. The couple wants a "maintenance-free" home with a big backyard and a two-car garage for under $200,000. The search begins slowly, with Bob Ziegler taking them to 25 homes without making a match. Finally, when they happen upon an updated three-bedroom ranch-style home, the Mutschlers make an offer. The Mutschlers seem to be well on their way to home-ownership, when a house inspection reveals mold in the attic. The sellers offer to pay to remove the mold, but after a family conference, Dan and Marianne feel the possibility of future mold problems trumps the love they have for the home. In search of more options, Bob takes the couple to Pinkney, a cozy suburb 20 miles outside Ann Arbor. The couple like the home Bob shows them, but as they're walking out the front door, the sweethearts fall hard for the house down the street. Will that be the home of their dreams?