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Old 01-19-2009, 07:17 PM
 
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Suzanne whang is a comedienne? I be she thinks it is funny she gets paid to do this show...
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Sebeka, MN
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Well then explain why on one or two episodes the couple chose option D, none of them? If it's staged, they would be faking one of them. But no, they didn't like any of the three and the show ended with them still on the hunt.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Well then explain why on one or two episodes the couple chose option D, none of them? If it's staged, they would be faking one of them. But no, they didn't like any of the three and the show ended with them still on the hunt.
That's a GREAT question - and I believe that THOSE were older episodes that were filmed before they made the decision to film AFTER the decision was made - and in fact I suspect that such instances were probably the REASON the producers decided to film after the people made their decision. Maybe they decided that there was too great a risk that the people would not find a home too many of the times - which would not make for as "satisfying" a show.

Just my guess - based on the fact that I KNOW for a fact that they DO film after the decision is made because my son and his wife were asked to be on the program - and a real estate agent friend of mine was also asked about himself and the client (and film would take place AFTER the client found a home).

Ken
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Sebeka, MN
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That's a GREAT question - and I believe that THOSE were older episodes that were filmed before they made the decision to film AFTER the decision was made - and in fact I suspect that such instances were probably the REASON the producers decided to film after the people made their decision. Maybe they decided that there was too great a risk that the people would not find a home too many of the times - which would not make for as "satisfying" a show.

Just my guess - based on the fact that I KNOW for a fact that they DO film after the decision is made because my son and his wife were asked to be on the program - and a real estate agent friend of mine was also asked about himself and the client (and film would take place AFTER the client found a home).

Ken
You know the more I do know about this type of programming the less I enjoy it. Thinking about it a bit more, yes perhaps the current format IS a bit more contrived than the older episodes seem. I could easly believe that the entire process is done and over before any filming would take place. Saves money in production, ya know?

I go through stages where I'll just sit there and gel into HGTV programming for a bit and then tune it out for weeks on end. It's the nature of this beast, the unchangeing.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I still wish city-data people would film their neighborhoods and put their video on Youtube and post a link here. I think those would be great videos.
I didn't even notice until recently, but with an address, you can check out just about ANY neighborhood (unless in the boonies) with Google Street View. It is just incredible! Sometimes I "drive around" on my internet and check out other cities.

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As far as the original thread question, I was always under the assumption that the program, due to time, only shows 3 of the many houses the shoppers have looked at. I used to love the international version until they just went around to all the island places available. I can't imagine THAT many people who can afford a half a million to a million vacation home. Geeze....I can't afford even one like that where I live all year.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod MA
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Question HGTV-House Hunters/House Hunters International

Just curious about HH/HHI:

How does one get on the show?
What is the benefit of being on the show?
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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Watching HH now, if i hear this line one more time i'll scream "i can def see myself out here in the morning with my coffee"
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod MA
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The other line that's I find annoying is "we "need" a big DR and a kitchen w/stainless steel, granite yada yada yada, because we just love to entertain family and friends".

Still love watching the show, especially the international version.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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The benefit you get from being on the show is the fun of being on tv. I don't believe participants get paid. Realtors get publicity, and someone selling a house gets to show it, I suppose (although I think most of the homes sell before the shows air).

Whether or not the buying situations are real, the homes are real and I enjoy seeing what they look like.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I like to watch the International version.

We are still years from retirement, but we have become interested in the concept of retiring internationally based on the show.
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