Yeah, the show could easily be transferred to New York. There are plenty of people in Queens, the Bronx, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, etc. with sad stories and budgets for renovation.
I liked the family this episode. They seemed very sincere, and it wasn't just another about to be divorced couple who had been living in a hell of their own making for a decade. I also liked the niece's sunglasses that she wore on the way to the reveal. I wouldn't get them for myself, but she made them work.