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Old 02-12-2018, 07:49 AM
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This show along with the others are always so entertaining to watch. I'm Jim blowhole and this is my wife Mary, we are unemployed pet groomers from Camden NJ. Our budget is 8 million dollars and we want to be no more than 3 feet from the beach. The other end is usually a 22 year old college kid with a 2 million dollar budget wanting to be on Nantucket island and have 20-30k sq ft. So last night we had a kick watching this new show highlighting folks buying beach town homes on a small budget. My wife, kids 8 and 12 year olds and I watched last night as a few Couples Bought homes, one of which in our town which is what intrigued us to watch. What a sham, these people
Are so damn fake and so unrealistic. We had a ball
Just busting on basically every scene, comment and homes they looked at. The one couple in Margate were so rediculous wanting to get a place to entertain friends and family but looked at places that were 450-750sq ft. Seriously Are all
Your friends dwarves?? At the end of the episode it showed them All having fun on the beach like a summer day, it was probably 45 outside because it looked like it was filmed in November, not a soul on the beach or in the streets. They bought 3 blocks from me, if We see that group on the beach i have instructed my children to run past their towels full speed and to throw large amount of Doritos in their general direction, the Margate birds are ruthless! Although the show was So annoying and unrealistic we got a kick out of it and had some good laughs.
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Apparently you have to chose from just three places...
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Finally...

A man who knows how to enjoy a reality show with his family..

Great teachable moment to, hats off to you sir!!!
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I had one of these shows call me about a house I was selling. I let them film. Why not? It was hilarious.

Buyer already had a huose under contract, then they worked it backwards to find two other houses to "choose from".

I never watched the episode.
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Maybe we watched the same thing. I watched one last night and they were looking for a place for them and their 3 kids but with a budget of 300K. They wanted a pool and beach front and ideally 3-4 bedrooms. I got a kick out of it. They did not buy one though as the show ended and they were continuing the search.

Seems crazy to me. 250-300k wont get you 4-5 rows from the beach and you will have plenty of work to do once you get it. I also wouldn't be expecting a pool.

They walked into 2 properties i know pretty well and they are shoe boxes for sure. They work well under a lot of circumstances but not for a family of 5 in 1000 SF.
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Watching those I can't help but wonder if we are the only ones who don't entertain a giant group of friends and family every weekend in all the entertaining spaces in our open concept.
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
Apparently you have to chose from just three places...
I think they've already purchased their house, and the show has them going to 2 or 3 others.
I've seen some shows that show them looking at a furnished house, and when that one ends up being the one they pick, the same furnishings are in the house after they have "moved in".

My wife and I always question the early 20's couple that have a $1 million+ budget too, but there is lots of money out there that's obtained in different ways.
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I have seen the original house hunters. Laughed out loud when the wife always vetos the house because of the interior paint color.

Come on, can't they get better scripts writers.
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You've got the right idea... just enjoy it for entertainment. It's all BS.

Most of the folks that are "shopping" are already closed, or under contract, and most of the homes they use aren't even for sale. I've had multiple friends homes on those type shows, and they were neither for sale, or even thinking of selling them.

Believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see.
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It also shows you how full of shit realtors are.
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I like the House hunters international. Jim and Suzy want a 2/2 in central london in the Kennsington neighborhood. Needs to be updated modern kitchen dishwasher etc op floor plan yet with historical feel to it and oh by the way we only have 600 per month for rent. Or the one where they freak out with a washing machine in the kitchen in a 3rd world dump and they want to immerse themselves in the local culture but they want 3000 sqft western style house
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We watch the show all the time (It is ALWAYS on!). We crack up at it as well.

There was an episode where the family was looking in Point Pleasant NJ. The beach scenes had to have been shot on a Tuesday morning in October because there were about 50 people total on the beach, instead of 50,000 on a summer weekend. I looked that purchase up though and the sale price was accurate.

There was also an article in the Keynoter (the local paper for the Florida Keys) about one couples experience. They basically admitted it was "produced", in that they had already closed on their home, then went into two others as if they were really interested. If memory serves correctly, I believe one of the homes may have been owned by friends.

The Margate one was funny because they chose the unit with the worst view of the three they looked at. Hey, lets by the house with a view of some roofs!
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My friends daughter was on that show. It was filmed after she already bought a house.


My buddies marina wouldn't let them film there so they moved some filming to 2 other marinas. He wanted nothing to do with the show. I think they wanted something like a 3 day commitment 12 hrs/day.


They also rented a chase boat to get on the water shots running his boat. That and the ending are the only time my buddy is in any shots.


They called us to come over and do the closing shots where everyone is partying, but we had already started drinking and wouldn't drive. We kept asking them to send a limo over.
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I also have heard that there is a fair amount of fiction in those house stories.

I did enjoy one about Matlacha, got me dreaming about buying a bargain beachfront home in that area.
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Somebody on this forum was a part of the show from the Gulf Coast section and they bought a place on Dauphin Island. I’m currently working with the Realtor they used to film that show on a deal right now. I need to ask her about it....I think she’s been on it twice so far!
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I like these kinds of shows, mostly because it others parts of the countries that I generally won't ever experience.

But I can't stand it when the FREAK out when a house is over budget by $10,000.... but in reality it's only 3%!!! Do the math people!!!
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Former neighbors were on one of the real estate shows where the crew comes in, fixes it up and then it sells. It "sold" right away for full asking price after an exhaustive renovation. Only the renovation was never done and the house was never sold. They rent it out now.
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I normally don't watch shows if I don't like them.
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Originally Posted by nccoaster View Post
I have seen the original house hunters. Laughed out loud when the wife always vetos the house because of the interior paint color.

Come on, can't they get better scripts writers.
"I hate the color of this room, what ugly carpet, look at the window treatments" all of which can be fixed in hours.
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
I think they've already purchased their house, and the show has them going to 2 or 3 others.
I've seen some shows that show them looking at a furnished house, and when that one ends up being the one they pick, the same furnishings are in the house after they have "moved in".

My wife and I always question the early 20's couple that have a $1 million+ budget too, but there is lots of money out there that's obtained in different ways.

That might be so but in almost every case the house they chose does not meet their initial criteria. So that must be made up as well.

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