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Old 04-30-2021, 04:40 AM
 
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Also watched several episodes of No Demo Reno in which Dallas homes are updated for $45K - $75K.

Occasionally an opening. between the kitchen and living room will be enlarged. A bar height pass-through lowered to a wide island, or a full wall cut down to a pony wall. Bathtubs are replaced with glass showers. But apparently no renovations involve changes major enough to pull a permit.

With the exception of using real brick as a kitchen backsplash (yikes!), her design choices are spot on.

But couldn't help comparing that to the Bargain Block where this budget cover replacing whole sections of walls and roofs.

What do renovations on Beachfront Bargain Hunt usually run?
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Old 04-30-2021, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I have worked with Beachfront Bargain Hunt before. They wanted to use one of my oceanfront condo listings as one of the properties that the couple wouldn't choose. They had already closed on the condo that they would ultimately choose before filming even started.

I met the crew at the unit and when the producer walked in he said "Where's the furniture?" I said it's being sold unfurnished and the advance crew never asked about it. He said they had to have furniture for the filming and I offered a sofa and chairs from my office. He dispatched two crew with me to fetch the furniture from the office. Meanwhile he started knocking on neighbors' doors and was able to borrow enough furniture from the neighbors to stage the shoot. Worked out great, they filmed, returned all borrowed stuff and the episode turned out great with the couple "deciding to buy" the unit they had already purchased. Very impressive film crew and the neighbors were thrilled to be a part of it.
I had a similar experience. HGTV wanted to use one of my listings for a buyer. Buyer had already closed and they wanted the sellers to move all the furniture of the house for the show. My sellers passed.
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Old 04-30-2021, 02:12 PM
 
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I can't imagine even being on one of these shows, muchness moving all my furniture out.

I'm surprised anyone agrees to do it.
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Old 04-30-2021, 03:12 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I can't imagine even being on one of these shows, muchness moving all my furniture out.

I'm surprised anyone agrees to do it.
Inconvenience aside, some probably get their ego stroked knowing their house got 2 minutes of TV fame.
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Old 04-30-2021, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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"Beach front Bargain Hunter" can be had, in California. That would be "Bombay Beach."

Sure, you may be surrounded by registered sex offenders, but hey, what a wild time to be had at the Ski Inn Bar n Grill!
Yee Haww!

(Should I post up pics?)
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:33 AM
 
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I hate those shows! All of them. House Hunters, etc. So fake and scripted, it’s cringe worthy to watch couples comment about stupid stuff they would never comment on in real life.

Ok, rant over! Haha
The way House Hunters works is that you have already bought your house and they find two other houses to showcase. Sometimes these houses are friends of the realtor or even the buyers. They are told what comments to make about the other houses. Some buyers have been dissatisfied that the show makes them appear petty or silly. So with that, give the homeowners a break. They most likely aren't like that in real life.

That said, I still would love the Scott Brothers to come in and redo my kitchen and master bath regardless of fakeness. I think they would have a blast with my master bath because it is so huge, just outdated.
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Old 06-04-2021, 07:55 PM
 
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But couldn't help comparing that to the Bargain Block where this budget cover replacing whole sections of walls and roofs.
Love Bargain Block since they are improving whole blocks in Detroit.

BUT- I notice they NEVER use tape on ANY drywall seams!

Wonder how long after the houses are sold cracks start showing on all of the walls?
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Old 06-05-2021, 12:31 PM
 
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I find the international ones interesting but they always have some trivial if not moronic plan. Most countries don’t offer a visa for losers. I am moving to Ireland because my Great Grandfather once had sheep there. I am going to be a Tarot card reader as I was in Sedona.
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Old 06-05-2021, 03:02 PM
 
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I find the international ones interesting but they always have some trivial if not moronic plan. Most countries don’t offer a visa for losers. I am moving to Ireland because my Great Grandfather once had sheep there. I am going to be a Tarot card reader as I was in Sedona.
I also find these interesting (uber-cheap way to see how them furriners live ) but a pet peeve is when the starry-eyed expats with their reasons to move to that wonderful new country start whining about how the kitchens/bathrooms/closets or whatever aren't just like their US McMansion. Newsflash: hon, you don't live in the USA anymore. Didn't you notice? Get over it!

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Old Yesterday, 09:19 AM
 
Location: DMV Area/NYC/Honolulu
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I think that it's more realistic--especially today--to find such beachfront bargains (particularly if the bargain is going to be in a safe, desirable area) in foreign countries. I've watched some episodes of that show that were based in the Dominican Republic, among foreign other locations. I like the prices and safety of many of these foreign locations, but I'm not quite ready to live in a foreign country.
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