June 8th and June 18th have just been announced as the dates the two episodes of HGTV House Hunters International, filmed here in Rosarito, will air. Susanne Stehr is excited as Kathy Katz met the clients at her Susanna`s restaurant. Marty Harriman is going to get to show off the pride of Harriman Ranch, horses "Ballerina", "Flash", "CoCo", and "Perla". Kathy Katz is prideful about showing off her chosen life`s work: The real estate choices and the lifestyles available in the Rosarito area.
For those of you unfamiliar with the format, buyers are shown three choices of potential homes and invited to make their decision. In the final scenes we get to see them settled into their new home.
Kathy says, "This will be so great for our area. Viewers all over the U.S. and beyond, will get to see what life is like here in Baja... From the horses in La Mision to surfing, art, golf, and lots of great food!"
Here are the teasers which HGTV has put out for each of the episodes:
Married for eight-years, Brunela and Jaime Estrada had two girls, five-year old Sol, and Mia, who`s three. They had no complaints about their house in Vista, California, but became increasingly frustrated with the area`s crowded beaches, especially Jaime, a lifelong surfer.
Longing to create special memories for their girls, and looking for a quiet coastal getaway, Jaime and Brunela decided to use their savings to purchase a second home in Rosarito Beach, Baja Mexico. Not only did they hope to have the ocean at their doorstep, but since Brunela was born in Peru, and Jaime`s parents were from Chile, spending time in Mexico would also mean exposing the girls to their Latin roots. But once they put their plan in action south of the border, they discovered the area`s popularity had pushed the average cost of a beachside two-bedroom home above their $150,000 budget. And to make matters worse, Jaime`s desire for the perfect surfer`s pad clashed with Brunela`s fiscal concerns. Find out if they wipe out or catch a wave when House Hunters International rides to Rosarito Beach, Mexico.
Humberto Estrada grew up straddling the border between the U.S. and Mexico, and loved experiencing both cultures. With a real estate downturn in the U.S. Humberto sees the opportunity to share his cultural heritage with his two daughters. But his family is less enthusiastic and while he dreams of living the good life, his wife Rose wants an easy transition for their daughters. With Humberto pushing for gorgeous views, Rose is countering with amenities and convenience. They`ll have to get on the same page, when House Hunters International crosses the border, to Rosarito, in Baja Mexico.
By Marilyn Helgeson
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