Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 12:48 PM
Posted Jan 13, 2004 @ 4:16 PM
Posted Jan 20, 2004 @ 9:12 AM
After the first home, I thought, "And it goes up from here?!?!?!" Damn that place was gorgeous!!!
But, it really didn't make sense for him to get that one, since it wasn't on the water.
The one he did get was nice even before he fixed it up!!!
And there was one last night at 11pm. The artsy/antique-y couple. She was pregnant, he had a bunch of motorcycles... I thought they did a good job on the place they bought [a fixer-upper], but their color choices weren't really to my tastes. I thought the outside looked better [the colors] before they changed them and most of the inside colors, too.
Posted Jan 23, 2004 @ 6:03 PM
Heh. I was just wondering the other day what's in it for the HOs. At least on design shows, they get some free stuff, even if it's crappy stuff. I really don't know why people looking for houses would put themselves to the trouble of having cameras along for no good reason. Maybe they get paid a small amount?
I have wondered this forever, what do they get? I am thinking it's probably a few thousand for some rennovations because I have never seen anyone just move in and not fix something. I would love someone if they can answer what the homeowners get.
Posted Jan 24, 2004 @ 12:06 AM
Posted Jan 24, 2004 @ 2:13 AM
Posted Jan 24, 2004 @ 9:35 AM
Are realtor fees expensive?
They can be. The realtor usually gets paid from 1% to 6% of the selling price depending on the agent. In high cost areas such as New York City or San Francisco this means the realtor makes a nice amount of money even if they charge only 1 or 2 percent.
Posted Jan 24, 2004 @ 9:46 AM
Posted Jan 24, 2004 @ 10:13 AM
Yeah, I loved the house he picked, too. It was a little run down but had great style. Being right on the waterway didn't hurt, either. I like that the show is talking more about cost, too. Just so my jaw can get some exercise from all the dropping.
Did anyone see the recent [or recently rerun] episode about the guy in Florida? The single father, son's name was Hammond, or something, and he had two boats?...The one he did get was nice even before he fixed it up!!!
The realtor in Dallas who was moving back to his old neighborhood was interesting. It's not the house I would have picked, but it worked for him. I liked the townhouse that he sold, too.
Did anyone see Double Agents on Friday with the family who had seven kids? The parents only seemed to be in their early thirties, too. They kept looking at these huge, 6000 sf houses, but I kept thinking, "Too small, too small." As it was, they only ended up with four bedrooms.
Edited by queasy, Jan 24, 2004 @ 10:16 AM.
Posted Jan 24, 2004 @ 11:28 AM
Posted Jan 25, 2004 @ 7:14 PM
Posted Jan 25, 2004 @ 11:23 PM
ETA, do you think the HOs go on this show just to be on TV? I think it would be kind of fun. Since you'd already be house hunting, why not do it on TV? It's not like you have to put up with Hild* or anything.
Edited by TexasTallGal, Jan 26, 2004 @ 9:58 AM.
Posted Jan 26, 2004 @ 2:49 PM
I'll go check out that thread [so, please, don't fuss too much with me, TWoP PTB], but the reason I am also asking here is that if that show, or any others, are about house hunting and looking at lots of houses, could y'all please let me know what they are and what channels they are on and days/times??? I love these shows so much more than decorating shows, but don't know which is which - until they pull out the purple paint. Thanks!
Sigh. Well, I checked out that thread and it seems a perfect show for me: lots of houses and in my own area, too, but unfortunately, I'm at work when that thread said the show was on. Damn this whole self-sufficiency crap!!! Somebody find me a rich husband!!!
Edited by ChillinTheMost, Jan 26, 2004 @ 3:42 PM.
Posted Jan 26, 2004 @ 4:05 PM
Posted Jan 26, 2004 @ 4:25 PM
"Wow, this is so niiiiiiiiice."
But was it nice enough for the chuldrin?
That episode is one of my favorites. The other one that cracks me up is the one with the hat wearing realtor lady with the strange accent, that says "You have to kiss a lot of frogs..." When mr jrkstl and myself were house hunting, we'd say that after all of the craptastic houses we looked at. Maybe I need to go look at some open houses so I can talk about how "niiice" and "spaceeous" the rooms are. Good times.
Posted Jan 26, 2004 @ 7:58 PM
Posted Jan 28, 2004 @ 1:03 PM
Chillin' if you get BBCAmerica, check out Escape to the Country: non-London house porn, sometimes at very reasonable prices even with the exchange rate. Half an hour like HH, but a fairly high percentage of the prospective HOs don't buy one of the houses the agent shows.
Porn? House hunting AND porn! I gotta see that show!!! I think I can even get my boyfriend to pay attention to this one!
Hee. The worse thing is, I haven't a clue what you meant to type! [and you did mean to type something different, didn't you?]
But I get BBCAmerica, so I'll look for it!
Posted Jan 28, 2004 @ 1:58 PM
I've never understood this part of the show because my husband and I have been in our townhouse for 6 1/2 years and we haven't completed a lot of decorating. Just trying to come to a decision on paint is a huge project!
Or maybe they get help getting their homes redone for the they've lived here for four months and look what they've done part of the show? I've lived in my new home for eight months now and I'm just beginning to accomplish what seems to get done in two months on this show.
Closing takes at least one month, doesn't it? It took us about a month & a half.
I Love This Show...my husband and I laugh at the music though. pica, picaaa
Posted Jan 28, 2004 @ 5:35 PM
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Edited by DawnPetters, Jan 28, 2004 @ 6:13 PM.
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Posted Jan 28, 2004 @ 10:16 PM
Although I like the work the woman did on her place, complete with ceiling raises and transoms, I didn't understand why she chose the light wood kitchen cabinets. I think a darker cherry would have fit the elegant surroundings much better. I also think the step up to the dining room spells disaster. But hey, I'd take it as is, if she were selling and I were rich and buying.
Edited by Hairymango, Jan 28, 2004 @ 10:19 PM.
Posted Jan 30, 2004 @ 11:47 AM
Posted Feb 1, 2004 @ 9:45 AM
I just saw that Manhattan brownstone episode for the first time and was curious about the price as well.
I love HH but the one thing I don't like is they never talk about the price (whether listing price or price paid) Now that they're doing the competitive ending (will they choose house 1, 2 0r 3??) they sometimes mention house 2 is 20% more than house 1 or something to that effect, but they still don't talk figures. I want figures!
Posted Feb 1, 2004 @ 10:42 AM
ReadySpaghetti, you may be able to answer this considering you lived in the LA area. I've noticed most of the homes they show are empty. My husband and I have bought three homes in the past eleven years, but we always needed to sell the current home to get the money for the next home. Our offers were always made contingent to selling the home we were living in currently.
I never hear anyone speak of contingent offers on this show. How can people afford to move out of a home completely and buy another if they haven't sold the current one? Just curious.
Posted Feb 1, 2004 @ 4:19 PM
I must admit, I've always wondered how it is that so many of the properties being shown are vacant. We're in our second home, and through both house-hunts, I've only been shown one vacant property. It was owned by a corporation, who relocated the employee who had been living in it.
Edited by jerseydevil, Feb 1, 2004 @ 4:21 PM.
Posted Feb 4, 2004 @ 10:38 AM
I never even heard of a contingency clause until we left LA. It is such a seller's market that to suggest any kind of clause would probably eliminate you. There's no way a potential seller would agree to tie up his or her house while you looked for a buyer for your own. When we sold our place, the buyer offered full price because she'd lost out on at least two or three other places. A lot of the closings happen real fast too- I think we closed about a month after accepting the offer. I don't think it's uncommon for families to buy their next house and move into it before offering their original house for sale. The market is so hot you're probably not going to have to carry two mortgages for very long- could be less than a week! (That's what happened with us.)
Just some thoughts from a former LA'er...
Posted Feb 4, 2004 @ 7:21 PM
Also, how much do most of those homes in the LA area sell for? I know it's quite pricey there and I often wonder how those people can afford it.