Mike Holmes travels to the beautiful island of Hilton Head, South Carolina, to advise first time homebuyers Caroline and Diego Mahecha during their search for the perfect family home. With their favorites selected, Mike will go through the houses with the couple to identify issues that could be detrimental to the family and their children. Can Mike help them find the perfect house that is both safe and meets the family's needs?
Raising a son and a daughter as they hunt for their "Forever Home," Lindsay and Seth Tilton have narrowed their search down to their favorite houses in Hilton Head, South Carolina. It's a tough decision, one needing the expert eyes of general contractor Mike Holmes. Going through the houses with Lindsay and Seth, the couple learns how to choose the best residence for their present budget as well as for their future plans.
In St. Anthony, Minnesota, Rhonda and Leo Bogee are looking for a home that's both within their budget and perfect for their four-member family. They have two growing sons and they need just the right place. It's contractor Mike Holmes to their rescue, going through the houses, pointing out the pros and cons and ultimately teaching Rhonda and Leo how to buy with confidence and a solid plan.
Mike makes his way to Minneapolis, Minnesota, ready to help Nick and Samantha choose a new home. But this is no ordinary buy, Sam and Nick are looking at brand new houses and many have yet to be lived in, which means all the more reason to bring along the King of Contractors.
In Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, carpenter Jake and his realtor wife Lindsay want to buy an investment home to live in, fix up and eventually sell for a profit. The couple shows their favorite options to Mike who helps them see the good, the bad and the ugly in order to get the best house for their money.
Minnesota couple Brenda and Peter have two young daughters and love their Minneapolis neighborhood, but the family has outgrown their home and they're ready to purchase a new one. Brenda and Peter have been burned by a contractor in the past and want to avoid that kind of experience again. The couple needs Mike's honest expertise as they view the houses they're considering, hoping to pick the best house for their family.
Nicole and Tariq are a fun-loving Florida couple that is ready to buy their first home, preferably with enough room for a future family. They've looked at homes and realize they don't know how to spot the kind of house problems a contractor would see. Luckily, Mike steps in to assist, viewing the houses chosen by the couple. As the home tours go on, Nicole and Tariq learn how to determine what's good, fixable and unacceptable.
Robyn and Anthony are newly married, first-time homebuyers that are moving out of their apartment and the pressure is on to find a home. They're interested in a move-in ready income property or a low-priced home that needs some work. Most homes in their chosen area are Craftsman houses, some being 100 years old. In order to make a smart purchase, they need Mike to go through these classics thoroughly.
Mike heads to St. Petersburg, Florida, to help first-time homebuyers. Along with the woman's young son, the couple plans to move into the best house they can find within their budget. Mike steps in to teach the couple to see houses through his expert eyes so they can be confident about their purchase.
Sisters Michelle and Sonia run Miracles Outreach to house girls who have aged out of the foster program, and they need a new house and Mike's help. Mike assesses their prospective houses to help them find a solid home in the area that is worth their investment.
Mike travels to Denver to help single mom Terrie find the right house for her and her daughters. Terrie's best friend Angie, who happens to be a Mike super fan, tags along. With Terrie's favorite houses selected, Mike shows her how to identify any problems or imperfections that could turn the house from a dream home into a nightmare of repairs.
In Aurora, Colorado, Mike lends a helping hand to newlyweds Ambera and Clayton. They're looking for a home but with Clayton's busy work schedule, Ambera's house-hunting partner will be her sister Rhanee, who will be living with the newlyweds. After Mike tours the family's favorite homes with Ambera and Rhanee, the women share all the info with Clayton so the trio can make a smart buy.
Newlyweds Andie and Pete are ready to buy their first home in Englewood, Colorado. They've been shopping for a long time and have seen over 100 houses, but they either lose in the bidding process or feel the homes aren't solid enough for their future plans. Mike steps in and tours their chosen homes and shows the couple what's worth a good bid and what's worth walking away from.
Colorado newlyweds Jennifer and Matt live on a ranch in Boulder, but the ranch belongs to Jennifer's grandfather and it's time for the young couple to find their own home. After choosing possible houses in the Denver region, they tour the structures with Mike, who shows them how to tell whether a home is a good buy or if it's a house that deserves a "goodbye".