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Home Town Season 4

Join Erin & Ben as they bring new life to sixteen homes in their home town of Laurel, Mississippi.

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Season 4

Episode 1 | The Jones Home

Richard T. Jones is a Hollywood actor and he and his wife Nancy live in LA for his work, but have fallen in love with Mississippi. They are inspired by Ben and Erin’s work beautifying Laurel and want to make a similar investment in the community to help bring the pride of ownership to areas that haven’t been cared for as much as others.

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Episode 2 | The Register Home

Rena lives a very busy life with several jobs and has been living with her mom to save money and focus on growing her businesses. She’s now ready to make the move and live in a space she can call her own. With an all-in budget of $100,000, she has a wish list that includes a home under 1000 square feet with a porch and is close to her mother.

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Episode 3 | The Turner Home

Charlie and Melissa Turner have been offered a Manse as part of their compensation with the Ellisville Presbyterian Church. But with 5 children and only 3 bedrooms – the place is cramped! With an all in budget of $85,000, Ben and Erin show them a solid plan to update the Manse to turn it into living space that would be suitable for their family.

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EPISODE 4 | THE YEAGER HOME

Jena’s father died when she was eight and the house she grew up in has been sitting abandoned until she inherited it on her 18th birthday. Now twenty-one, she’s coming to Ben and Erin to see if it can be saved with her $120,000 budget or whether her money would be better spent on another property.

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EPISODE 5 | THE PRYOR HOME

Michelle has been renting outside of town for many years and she’s finally ready to make homeownership a reality for herself.
She has an all-in budget of $170,000 and a wish list that includes a master bathroom with a big bathtub and a room with ample space to entertain her family and friends.

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EPISODE 6 | THE COMBE HOME

John grew up with his parents in the Air Force and never had a home town as a child. Once he was an adult, he continued to move around and most recently has been living in Belize. He loves to travel and meet new people, and says “sky’s the limit” for his budget when looking for a large home in Laurel.

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EPISODE 7 | THE THORNTON HOME

Brandy and Jason want to start the next phase of their lives as empty nesters in a small town that they can call their forever home. Ben and Erin show them two homes: The Jones House, a classic craftsman with tons of space for a new kitchen and the Allred House, a 1900 historic gem with a stunning porch. 

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EPISODE 8 | THE Berry-Demonte HOME

Josh & Giorgio would like to have a vacation home in Mississippi where Giorgio is from. They need help finding something large enough to entertain, but manageable enough to maintain from their home in Florida. Ben and Erin transform their new house into the perfect Mississippi vacation getaway.

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EPISODE 9 | THE Mauldin HOME

After years of traveling, Shuff is ready to buy a house in Laurel where 5 generations of Mauldins have lived. He wants to be smart about resale prospects, and not over-invest since this might not be his forever home. He goal is to stay below $100/square foot and his wish list includes a front porch and a master bedroom.

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EPISODE 10 | THE Starr HOME

Jack and Sandy are looking for an historic home in the country with a porch and plenty of green space. Ben and Erin take them just outside Laurel to the century old Ellzey homestead with a wraparound porch, but the house needs extensive renovations!

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EPISODE 11 | THE Phillips HOME

Rhonda is looking to settle back in Mississippi with her husband Jay. While they’ve both taught classes in historic preservation and community planning, they have never owned a historic home together! Ben and Erin show them two very distinct houses with great stories.

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EPISODE 12 | THE Masterson HOME

Stephanie has called Texas home her whole life, but her once small Texas town has grown into a big city. She misses small town life, and is looking to make a fresh start with a historic home in a new Home Town.

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EPISODE 13 | THE Keith HOME

Tiffany inherited her mom's house when she passed away last year, but at 1500 sq feet, it's far too small for her growing family. Ben and Erin transform the house they choose into their southern dream home with clever use of color and repurposing of materials!

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EPISODE 14 | THE Douglas HOME

Gwen and Mike are looking for a house where they can entertain friends in a walkable neighborhood. Ben and Erin give the house a complete facelift, add a coastal color scheme, a built in banquet and a back patio that's perfect for entertaining!

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Season 3

Episode 1 | The Watts Home

Toy has a new job as school district superintendent, so she’s moving her family inland from the Mississippi coast. Toy and her husband, Cory, need help finding a large home with architectural details and plenty of space for their three kids.

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Episode 2 | The Hogue Home

Bill and Julie Hogue are moving from Arizona to Mississippi in a search of a slower pace of life and their forever Home Town. Ben and Erin inject Bill and Julie’s new home with a deluxe kitchen, a classic southern Mississippi porch and find unique ways to highlight the original architecture.

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Episode 3 | The Guay Home

Peggy and Patrick vacationed in the South last year from Quebec, Canada and fell in love with the culture and warm weather. They are excited to purchase a vacation home that will one day become their retirement home.

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Episode 4 | The Bolden Home

Charles and Jean are newlyweds and local artists looking to buy their first house. They are currently living above Jean’s parent’s garage and they desperately need a home where they can entertain but more importantly call their own. They have an all-in budget of $180,000 and a wish list that includes a master ensuite and a large open kitchen.

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Episode 5 | The Saxton Home

As new parents, Ben and Erin are eager to welcome a new pediatrician to town. Grant and Emily fell in love with Laurel and are excited to come back to their home state to settle down and work in a beautiful community. With a $260,000 all-in budget, they want a historical charmer with room to grow and an outdoor space to entertain.

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Episode 6 | The Rowell Home

The Wallace house, an early 1920s Craftsman with a front porch and space for studying but a rough exterior and The Lott House, with open concept living but lacking charm. Ben and Erin give their chosen house a colorful millennial makeover, including a charming book nook and stunning master ensuite.

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Episode 7 | The Luker Home

Amy is an artist and wants to raise her teenage son in the small town near their friends and family. With a budget of up to $200,000, Amy’s wish list includes lots of room to welcome visitors and a dedicated art studio. Ben and Erin show them two historic homes: The Joffrion House, which sits at the top of her budget range and The Shannon House, a 1915 Craftsman with an awkward layout.

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Episode 8 | The Johnikin Home

Ebonee Johnikin grew up in the city limits of Laurel, and her family has called Laurel home for generations. No matter where she’s traveled, her heart is here so she wants to plant roots and what better place to do it than home. She has an all-in budget of $100,000 and a wish list that includes historical features and space for a home office.

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Episode 9 | The Keller Home

Candace is living her dream of retiring in the small town where she has fond memories of growing up. She wants to be a part of restoring this town to what it once was decades ago. Away for more than 30 years, she needs help finding the perfect home. With her all in $120,000 budget, Ben and Erin show her The Moon House with original features and lots of light and The Stewart House which sits on the street she rode her bike on as a child.

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Episode 10 | The Mathews Home

Alise Mathews is looking to buy a starter home within walking distance from town, so she can be closer to her new business. She’s looking for a small home with character and charm but has a thrifty all-in budget of $75,000 and a wish list that includes space for her golden retriever.

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Episode 11 | The Burcham Home

June and Terry are ready to move back home to Mississippi and put down roots after years of moving for work. They need help finding a home with charm and character in a small town. They have an all-in budget of $300,000 and a wish list that includes a big kitchen, an outdoor patio space and a desire for coastal style and design.

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Episode 12 | The Kollar Home

Rebekah and Matthew were recently recruited by the local hospital and need help finding a place to live as they start their new jobs as doctors. While visiting during their job interviews, Matt and Rebekah fell in love with the small town energy and hospitality, and would very much like to be a part of the community.

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Episode 13 | The Holifield Home

Judi is ready to downsize and is looking to move from the country into town to be closer to friends and work. With her all-in budget of $125,000, she needs help finding a small home that includes a maintenance-free yard, a master bathroom, plus a space for her son.

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Season 2

Episode 1 | The Hurt Home

Erin and Ben transform an outdated cottage into a dreamy first home for a young couple pursuing small town life.

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Episode 2 | The Barnes Home

Ben and Erin revive a 1970's ranch for a retired schoolteacher who needs enough room for her dozen grandchildren to play.

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Episode 3 | The James Home

Ben and Erin help a family used to spacious country living but yearning for a small town community, create an eclectic home in historic downtown.

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Episode 4 | The Smith Home

Ben and Erin help old friends turn a neglected Italianate house in the heart of the historic district into the romantic family home they've always wanted.

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Episode 5 | The Ponder Home

Ben and Erin revive a 1970's ranch for a retired schoolteacher who needs enough room for her dozen grandchildren to play.

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Episode 6 | The Rahaim Home

Ben and Erin help newlyweds save their grandma's dilapidated farmhouse, but only after picking up the home and moving it to a new location.

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Episode 7 | The Campbell Home

Erin and Ben add color and charm to a dreary cottage for a spirited downtown chef.

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Episode 8 | The Burks Home

Ben and Erin help young entrepreneurs uncover the natural beauty of a once confused craftsman.

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Episode 9 | the Trest Home

Erin and Ben give an overgrown country house a modern makeover for an artistic couple yearning for more space for their growing family.

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Episode 10 | The Griffin Home

Ben and Erin help a lawyer and a banker who love to entertain transform a massive craftsman with some crazy quirks into a sophisticated, grand home.

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Season 1

Episode 1 | the Robinson Home

The Napiers help a military family with three young kids transition to small-town life, renovating a run-down 1917 Craftsman cottage to create a family friendly dream home.

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Episode 2 | The Warren Home

Ben and Erin help a couple of newlyweds, returning home after living in Nashville, bring the charm and sparkle back to a 1913 Craftsman.

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Episode 3 | The Holloway Home

Erin and Ben have their work cut out for them renovating a dilapidated home built in 1900 for an architectural designer and his fiancé moving back to Mississippi from New York.

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Episode 4 | The Edwards Home

Ben and Erin help a young couple with a love of old homes revitalize the charm in a neglected gem built in 1910. The home has an interesting history that dates to World War II.

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Episode 5 | The Rice Home

Erin and Ben create a quaint and colorful home, restoring a 1901 cottage-style house for a couple returning to small-town life.

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Episode 6 | The Mathews Home

Ben and Erin Napier help an artist, with a penchant for front porches, find and create a picture-perfect home.

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Episode 7 | The Carson Home

Erin and Ben Napier welcome a new military family to town and help them transform a plain, drab box of a house into a home with loads of charm and a European soul.

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Episode 8 | The Walker Home

Erin and Ben Napier help a returning resident and her family transition from the city lights of Chicago back to small-town living in Mississippi. For their new home, a 1955 bungalow with modern era features is brought back from disrepair and given a fresh and vibrant look.

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Episode 9 | The Trest Home

A family of four has outgrown their loft and is ready to use their all-in budget of $200,000 to move into an family home with a yard. Ben and Erin show the parents two family-friendly houses -- a dated, boxy home with 14 acres of property and a split-level ranch with a problem layout.

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Episode 10 | The Hayes Home

After living in Nashville for the last 15 years, this country music singer is looking to put down roots in small town Mississippi. She has set her budget and has provided Ben and Erin with a wish list that includes a historic home with a space for entertaining and a spa-like master bath.

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