Anyone else obsessed with House Hunters?

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    Apr 17, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    Ok, I just watched about 10 episodes of House Hunters and I'm totally obsessed (especially House Hunters International, when they buy a second home on the beach). But I hate it when they choose (what I think as) the wrong house at the end. lol...am I the only one who loves this show? icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    I like House Hunters, My First Place, My First Sale. Kinda gives me some insight on the home buying process.

    There was another show, where the home buyers would pick 3 houses that they were interested in buying. And then the hosts of the show would choose the best one for them.
  • Webster666

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    Apr 17, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    I used to watch it, a long time ago, but it got to be too repetitive.
    The International episodes always featured primitive plumbing and tiny spaces.
    The house hunters NEVER picked the house I would have picked.
    Strange.
    The show was mostly commercials, plus reruns of what they had just shown, in case somebody just tuned in, in the middle of the show. Lame.
    The host(ess) was annoying, too.
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    Apr 17, 2011 3:21 AM GMT
    I watched it a long time ago when it was relevant. You know when the house buyers were looking at a 1200 sq ft. house priced at $400,000 and the realtor still recommended they put in a higher bid because of the crazy demand.

    They should do an updated version of the show called House Hunters: Crippled Aftermath, where the buyers as a gag offer half of the asking price and get their offer accepted because of desperate bankrupt sellers.
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    Apr 17, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    such a great show. gives you a lot of exposure to international real estate. selling new york is also one of my fav shows, hope to live there someday.
  • fitartistsf

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    Apr 17, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    Absolutely... been a fan for years... also HH International, and of course Color Splash, with our man, David Bronstad!!!! (Don't like that he moved from SF to Miami, but he DID slim down and is now fucking HOT!!!!!!!)
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    Apr 17, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    go_vols saidOk, I just watched about 10 episodes of House Hunters and I'm totally obsessed (especially House Hunters International, when they buy a second home on the beach). But I hate it when they choose (what I think as) the wrong house at the end. lol...am I the only one who loves this show? icon_razz.gif



    YEEEEEEESSS, OHH GOD YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSAHH!!!!!!

    I am OBSESSED with this show, especially the international version. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 17, 2011 5:30 AM GMT
    i like the canadian accent in property virgins..."buying a hoose!"
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    Apr 17, 2011 5:56 AM GMT
    Yes, all the time and also.. I liked Property Virgins takes viewers inside the intense world of house hunting through the eyes of first-time buyers

    Some of the naive concepts these newbies have in first time purchase,icon_eek.gif but brings memories on my hunting process for my first place as well...lol
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    Apr 17, 2011 6:11 AM GMT
    nice one Ariodante...relevant, yet depressing
  • crush09

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    Apr 17, 2011 6:19 AM GMT
    not that i watch much tv, but when i do the only channel the tv stays on is mostly HGTV or DIY network lol, i love property income especially at the end, i just love how they decorate the rooms, neutral but still stylish.
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    Apr 17, 2011 10:20 AM GMT
    Good show, but some time it gets a bit too repetitive for me...
    On the other hand, I can't get enough of Property Virgin... icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 17, 2011 10:23 AM GMT
    LOVE House Hunters especially House Hunters International.


    Also: Property Virgins
    My first place
    Sell New York
    Mike Holmes
    My First House
    Color splash


    lol I know this super gay
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    Apr 17, 2011 11:20 AM GMT
    In a related note, does anyone remember "Location, Location, Location.." on BBC America? Just a few episodes, but every week was a great tour around Great Britain AND the guy was so damn hot!

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    Apr 17, 2011 11:29 AM GMT
    go_vols saidOk, I just watched about 10 episodes of House Hunters and I'm totally obsessed (especially House Hunters International, when they buy a second home on the beach). But I hate it when they choose (what I think as) the wrong house at the end. lol...am I the only one who loves this show? icon_razz.gif
    OMG i thought i was the only one....wow...yes i am hooked..watch every night while eating dinner......
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    Apr 17, 2011 11:31 AM GMT
    fitartistsf saidAbsolutely... been a fan for years... also HH International,


    Great insights in selling and buying a home. HH is great for looking at buying a house internationally.
  • rnch

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    Apr 17, 2011 12:55 PM GMT
    fitartistsf said...and of course Color Splash, with our man, David Bronstad!!!! (Don't like that he moved from SF to Miami, but he DID slim down and is now fucking HOT!!!!!!!)



    yes, DB can appear to be a most appealing and "easy on the eyes" man.

    until he opens his mouth and his purse falls out....

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    Apr 17, 2011 1:11 PM GMT
    I love HH International because it's always fun to see Americans get flustered when the homes they are looking at don't have all the comforts of home, from which some of them begin to bitch and moan.

    One of my favorites involved a teacher from NYC looking for a place in Rome. It was nerve-wracking to hear her bitch about the apartments not having air-conditioning and large kitchens as well as small bedrooms, while thinking to myself: "This is Italy you idiot! A number of homes were built before the US became a country."
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 17, 2011 1:13 PM GMT
    My bf watches it more than I do, but it's a great show. Always find it interesting when a gay couple pops up and can follow them to their new place. Pretty interesting show.
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:26 PM GMT
    Only to have the adage reconfirmed ... there's no accounting for taste.

    Can't believe some people actually lived in some of those things they have up for sale. What's even worse can't believe some people actually buy them...
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:30 PM GMT
    UberBane saidLOVE House Hunters especially House Hunters International.


    Also: Property Virgins
    My first place
    Sell New York
    Mike Holmes
    My First House
    Color splash


    lol I know this super gay


    I love all of these plus Income Property. That Scott guy is really HOT!!!
  • dtx1

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    Apr 17, 2011 1:53 PM GMT
    I watched HH and initially enjoyed it. But after a while, I got bored with the homogeneous preferences of the buyers. It's almost comic how most of the buyers immediately turn their noses up at a property if it does not have (a) stainless steel appliances, (b) granite counter tops, (c) hardwood floors, (d) updated cabinetry, and (e) an open floor plan. And god forbid if a property has carpet, an outdated light fixture, or one piece of wallpaper (things that can be easily changed or updated).




    WARNING / SPOILER:
    I stopped watching HH regularly when I read reports from numerous sources that apparently many (if not most) of the HH buyers already have a contract on one of the houses before they are selected for the show. The other houses are selected for an interesting comparison, and the buyers are taped making fake deliberations between the choices.

    So for me, the main reason to watch HH now is to closely observe the buyers' reactions and try to figure out on which of the three houses they already have a contract. It's also fun to consider which of the three options I would choose if I had to select one, so it's still an interesting show.

    http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/06/02/the-truth-about-house-hunters-on-hgtv/
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:54 PM GMT
    ...I'm actually suffering from an HGTV hangover this morning icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:56 PM GMT
    My partner loves House Hunters. We usually correctly guess what the buyers will pick, and when they choose a different one we exclaim how stupid they are. icon_wink.gif It's not so much what WE would want or think is the best deal, but what we judge those particular people will choose. If dtx1's "spoiler" is correct, that may explain why we can predict these people so well.

    But the show format can be annoying to me, too much recycling of previous scenes and "recapping." If they've got 30 minutes to fill I think they should do it with more original & informative footage. Or maybe expand the choices to 4, which is more real-world anyway. Though admittedly, the attention span of most American audiences would probably not be able to keep track of that many homes.

    My partner also likes all kinds of home improvement TV shows, and drags me to all the Home Shows at the Convention Center. God forbid I suggest we should attend a car or motorcycle show there, though. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 17, 2011 1:57 PM GMT
    dtx1 saidI watched HH and initially enjoyed it. But after a while, I got bored with the homogeneous preferences of the buyers. It's almost comic how most of the buyers immediately turn their noses up at a property if it does not have (a) stainless steel appliances, (b) granite counter tops, (c) hardwood floors, (d) updated cabinetry, and (e) an open floor plan. And god forbid if a property has carpet, and outdated light fixture, or one piece of wallpaper (things that can be easily changed or updated).




    WARNING / SPOILER:
    I stopped watching HH regularly when I read reports from numerous sources that apparently many (if not most) of the HH buyers already have a contract on one of the houses before they are selected for the show. The other houses are selected for an interesting comparison, and the buyers are taped making fake deliberations between the choices. The show is apparently heavily staged.

    So for me, the only reason to watch HH now is to closely observe the buyers' reactions and try to figure out on which of the three houses they already have a contract.

    http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/06/02/the-truth-about-house-hunters-on-hgtv/


    Ahaaaa - thanks for the spoiler. Now this makes sense.