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Old 08-08-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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Just letting people know that the HGTV House Hunters episode featuring Lincoln City, Oregon, airs again tonight: 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm here on the west coast.

Inside info: Our newspaper's article said that the beach front duplex was bogus (not for that price and not even for sale). The house they did buy in the Olivia Beach neighborhood of Lincoln City does exist because I drove by it. I was disappointed to learn that this show is scripted, however. It was filmed during a 3 day period during March or April 2008, so as far as our "always gloomy weather" until summer, you can judge that for yourselves.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:54 PM
 
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OBL, I'm glad you posted this. We just watched the episode after returning from the area today. We spent a week in Florence/Newport and had clouds, mist and fog the entire time. Still, we love the beach and all the fun things there are to do. We looked at Olivia Beach and a similar development in Newport with an eye toward moving there in a year or two.

What's the story with the weather? I know everyone asks that and there are so many different answers. Is it cloudy and misty for months on end or are there breaks? We had lovely weather last summer in Waldport so I know it gets sunny and beautiful but were we just unusually lucky? I'd love to live on the coast but not if the sun's emergence from the clouds is grounds for a regional holiday, lol. Do you like living on the coast? How come?

Thanks!
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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I remember this episode...I think...if the buyers were from Cedar Crest, NM. I think I've watched every HH but missed last night's. I think it was Thursday that it featured condos in the Pearl. The places were gorgeous, and I was surprised at what was available in the 700's.

If this is the same Lincoln City episode, I think they bought in the 600's and choose the house that was single family and did not have direct beach access.

Oregonbeachlover, if you see this again would you mind posting the name of your paper? I would enjoy having the chance to read that article.
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:35 PM
 
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Hi Alinka. Here's the article. (it wouldn't let me post the link here) It's disappointing to think it is a canned show, but I loved the shots of my beach.




Email this articlePrint this article [/color][/SIZE][/font] http://thenewsguard.com/SiteImages/Article/8109a.jpg (broken link) [SIZE=1]Suzanne Palanuk, real estate agent for Olivia Beach, guided a couple around the house they already owned during a recently aired reality TV show. ‘It felt pretty silly a lot of the time, but it was good advertising,’ she said. -NEWS GUARD PHOTO BY PATRICK ALEXANDER[/SIZE] [SIZE=4]Lincoln City homes star on HGTV show[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Local real estate broker finds even reality TV is staged[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]Patrick Alexander[/SIZE]
[font=ARIAL, SANS SERIF][SIZE=2][color=#000000]The News Guard

A lack of environmentally friendly houses on the Oregon Coast led a reality television company to take some liberties with the facts when making a show about finding a green home in Lincoln City.

The "House Hunters" episode, which first aired in May on Home and Garden Television, appeared to show New Mexico couple Eliot and Loren Stenzel mulling over three potential second homes in Lincoln City before opting for a house in Nelscott's Olivia Beach neighborhood.

In fact, the couple had bought their Olivia Beach home five months before the show was filmed and the other two houses were not even on the market.

Last edited by Waterlily; 08-09-2008 at 06:09 PM.. Reason: copyright issues
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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A school friend of mine was the Realtor in a So. California episode and she said the same thing, that it was all over produced, she was told what to say and things we not as they said, regarding price, and improv.

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Old 08-11-2008, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Pretty much all of those shows are bogus...but just like any other TV show just keep the willing suspense of disbelief and you will enjoy it! I live in Atlanta and we had a house in our neighborhood on Designed to Sell and I was eager to see it to see how they "covered up" the most glaring flaw of the beautiful house....the fact that there is a massive power plant and power line structure next door! In all actuality they did not even mention this aspect and instead simply fixed up 2 rooms and the master bath. Then, subsequently, they said "we have an offer and hope the new owner love the house!" when in reality I think it is STILL on the market, or at least it was even two months after the show aired!
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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I admit to being addicted to some of the HGTV shows. It seems like they featued Oregon several times last week. My local paper does not list segment topics and I don't often get to their web site. BTW, not to go too ot, but I think both the last "design star" and the current "summer showdown" are awful. Probably won't see Oregon featured on either of these.

Oregonbeachlover, thanks, and I sent you a PM.
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