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Verbal offers, llama trainers, no paperwork…today we talk about an American reality TV show called House Hunters. American reality TV is pretty realistic in terms of portraying real-world experiences, right? We discuss…
[01:20] The premise of House Hunters US (there is also House Hunters International) is that there is a couple (or sometimes just a single) who are looking for a new place to live. Interestingly though, but not overly surprising given this is a realty show, the couple almost never want the same thing.
[03:15] The budgets on the show vary and a lot of the times the city they are in remains a mystery to the viewer. The budget is also typically presented as a source of contention between the couple. In our experience this does not happen very often. More often than not couples tend to agree on the amount they wish to spend.
[06:38] Is the exterior of a home important to you when deciding on a property? On the show this seems to be a very important element in making the final decision on a property. Which reminds of us an earlier podcast, Avocado Green Appliances and Faux Brick where we talked with Kevin from Sawyers Design and his take on viewing a property from the exterior.
[09:18] The couple is always shown three different properties and then they pick one. Only three properties? Hmm this seems unlikely to us. Britton may know the realty behind this reality TV set-up.
[12:47] To wrap up, we don’t recommend that you form your expectations of buying property based on what you see on the show. The process is fairly unrealistic, especially when compared to our experiences with the market in San Francisco.
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