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As you explore the world from the comfort of your couch, and when it comes to the world’s most beautiful and unique homes, there are plenty of TV shows serving up high-end properties, tiny houses and vacation stays for your viewing pleasure. Below, check out some of the best real estate series to satisfy any house-hunting fix, showcasing everything from abodes nestled in the Hollywood Hills to snowy igloo rentals in Finland. They’re guaranteed to induce wanderlust, strike inspiration — and might even make you regret not getting your real estate license.

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Marriage or Mortgage

This reality series poses an all-too-common conundrum facing newly engaged couples: Spend the money on the wedding or the down payment? With the average cost of weddings on the rise, many couples have to choose between fairy-tale nuptials and first homes. Marriage or Mortgage is here to ask the hard questions: Marble kitchen island or wedding band? Two-story farmhouse or Instagram-worthy doughnut wall at the reception? In each episode, wedding planner Sarah Miller faces off against real estate agent Nichole Holmes to convince a Nashville-based couple to spend their hard-earned money on the wedding — or the home — of their dreams. If only we could all have the expertise of Nichole and Sarah to help us with our biggest life decisions.

Selling Sunset

Now five seasons in, Selling Sunset follows a team of real estate agents closing luxury real estate deals in Los Angeles — and whether they’re fighting over property listings or who said what to whom, drama reigns inside and outside the office. There’s multimillion-dollar escrows, on- and off- and then on-again friendships, tear-filled breakups, will-they-or-won’t-they tensions, office politics and vegan empanadas — all set against the backdrop of the sunny Hollywood Hills. And yet the Oppenheim Group’s cast of characters still manage an impressive number of impressive listings, whether they’re representing celebrity clients like French Montana or buying homes for themselves like post-divorce Chrishell. And the Season 5 finale poses quite the cliffhanger: What will happen after grand dame Christine Quinn’s dramatic exit from the O Group? to launch real estate industry recruitment site

Tiny House Nation

This series follows renovation experts and hosts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin on their tour of America’s most innovative tiny homes. And by tiny, we really mean tiny — all featured homes come in at under 500 square feet. Weisbarth and Giffin help families coast to coast downsize their spaces and construct the mini-homes of their dreams. The houses may be tiny — but their impact is anything but. This series shows how shrinking your living quarters can allow for more mobility, financial freedom and, most importantly, plenty of space to dream big.

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Selling Tampa

This Selling Sunset spinoff centers on the all-women, Black-owned Allure Realty luxury real estate agency in Tampa, Florida. Produced by Adam DiVello (Laguna Beach and The Hills), Selling Tampa has it all: sprawling waterfront estates, divorce drama, NFL players, client stealing, really large purses and ambitious agents who mean business. Allure founder Sharelle Rosado is at the helm and she has plans to scale her company in Tampa’s booming real estate market. But with Rena Upshaw-Frazier considering leaving Allure to found a brokerage of her own, Sharelle just might have some competition on the horizon.

Selling the OC

The newest Oppenheim Group office just opened in Orange County, one of California’s most affluent regions, and with it are 11 new agents, a fresh roster of jaw-dropping beachfront homes for sale and, of course, a whole lot of drama for our viewing pleasure. Among the agents are Tyler Stanaland (actress Brittany Snow’s husband), former model Austin Victoria, and mean girl besties Alexandra Jarvis and Alexandra Rose. And of course, the office wouldn’t be complete without the O Group’s signature giant deal-closing bell and those infamous metallic desks.

The Parisian Agency

This French series follows the Kretz family, who own and run a luxury real estate company and close deals on some of the most extravagant and beautiful homes in the country and abroad. Run by couple Olivier and Sandrine and their sons, Kretz & Partners listings run the gamut from medieval homes to converted chapels and 32,000-square-foot castles. The series models how keeping it in the family can foster an environment of support, humor and celebration. Plus, it showcases and celebrates some of the region’s most distinctive architecture — with most properties selling for many, many millions of euros.

Stay Here

Interior designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer are on a mission to transform America’s short-term rentals into five-star getaways that turn big profits. The pair travels from coast to coast helping vacation rental owners make over their properties with chic new interiors and improved business and marketing tactics to reveal one-of-a-kind, in-demand getaways. Encountering everything from rundown houseboats to outdated desert properties, Genevieve and Peter tap into the unique potential of every space and turn it into the next great destination. After you travel along for this series, you might just get inspired to take up property management as a side hustle.