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Do you watch House Hunters on HGTV?

Those are some of the most spoiled and entitled people I have ever seen in my life.

The ones with a high budget are always going on an on about things that don't matter to anyone else, such as vaulted ceilings, stainless steel appliances, double vanities in the "en suite" master bathroom, the must-have island in the kitchen, the "open concept" living room, and a whole bunch of other bullshit nonsense.

Plus, the wives are always so critical of EVERYTHING, not to mention demanding.

And then you have poor people with a thousand dollar per month rental budget, who expect a three bedroom house in a gated community, with all of the aforementioned amenities.

Arrrrggghhh!!! These people drive me nuts!!

by Anonymousreply 92Last Friday at 8:17 AM

There have literally been a bajillion other threads on this, OP.

This is but one

by Anonymousreply 111/09/2017

Or....

by Anonymousreply 211/09/2017

Or this one

by Anonymousreply 311/09/2017

R1-R3, is your name by any chance...... CHERYL?????

by Anonymousreply 411/09/2017

No, and my pussy does NOT stink!

Seriously, though, this is a perennial topic......open threads abound.....

by Anonymousreply 511/09/2017

Housewife and Gay TV is a staple in my home. It's the only reason I keep cable.

by Anonymousreply 611/09/2017

They only ever see 3 - and always choose 1.

Odd.

by Anonymousreply 711/09/2017

A friend works on one of these shows. In most cases, the house is pre-bought, & the rest is faked. This covers any potential liability issues for the show, either from buyers remorse, deals gone bad, or tripping over a step, etc.

by Anonymousreply 811/09/2017

What I cannot stand is how they declare everything about a potential house as “disgusting” or “tacky”. The poor owners must feel awful. Can’t they just say “The colors aren’t my style”?

by Anonymousreply 911/09/2017

Don't forget the white kitchen cabinets!!

by Anonymousreply 1011/09/2017

[quote] A friend works on one of these shows. In most cases, the house is pre-bought, & the rest is faked. This covers any potential liability issues for the show, either from buyers remorse, deals gone bad, or tripping over a step, etc.

This isn't even remotely a secret anymore.

Any show on HGTV that uses the "pick one" house is dealing with buyers who already have the house under contract.

Also:

When you see the flipping shows calling an agent to put in an offer....that's fake too. They bought the house before they even opened the door.

Buyers get the basics on those flipping houses, but those custom tables and custom pieces that some shows do? The buyers never get those unless they pay extra. (This is especially so on Fixer Upper, because all of that is for their Magnolia business, so they can sell more.)

by Anonymousreply 1111/10/2017

You do realize all these people are coached and the shows are heavily scripted, don't you? How boring would it be if every home seeker went in and just loved everything. The producers of these types of shows want you to be aghast at what you see because that'll keep you coming back to watch again a lot faster than if everyone is sugar sweet. I know you want to kick the TV screen out when you see a husband and wife walk into a 800 sq. ft. master suite and immediately start complaining "IT'S SO SMAAAAAAAL - I don't think our furniture would fit in here". But please, resist the urge. Don't lower yourself into believe that shit is real.

by Anonymousreply 1211/10/2017

Why are they so mad at a kitchen that can keep food away from the vultures?

by Anonymousreply 1311/10/2017

I think one of the funniest I saw was a gay couple looking for a house in Palm Springs. One of the men insisted that he didn't want to even see any houses that had only oval toilets, he wanted elongated. To me he was trying to tell everyone his huge cock simply wouldn't fit in a round toilet, but he never said that out loud. They would reject every house that didn't have elongated toilets when for probably under $500 you could change any toilet.

by Anonymousreply 1411/10/2017

OP, why do you watch such shit if it bugs you? I stopped watching HGTV about 3 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 1511/10/2017

[quote] You do realize all these people are coached and the shows are heavily scripted, don't you?

Which is also why they all always use the same words.

For example, it's almost always the woman who says "charm" and "character."

by Anonymousreply 1611/10/2017

For eons, women have been preparing delicious meals using only the most basic, and sometimes even primitive equipment.

Today's modern gal cannot prepare a microwavable meal unless she has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances,white subway tile, and the kitchen must be open to the rest of the house so she can keep her demon seeds from killing one another while she sticks shit in the microwave.

by Anonymousreply 1711/10/2017

R17, you NAILED IT.

Entitled and lazy fucks.

by Anonymousreply 1811/10/2017

They have a show called Vintage Flip which just did one of the ugliest flips I've ever seen.

And yet it sold for nearly 900K.

by Anonymousreply 1911/10/2017

[quote] Which is also why they all always use the same words.

Yeah, they all use the same words and phrases, like "This will be great for entertaining!" or, on House Hunters International, "We need to be close to the city center."

by Anonymousreply 2011/10/2017

HHI:

"How can I possibly cook Thanksgiving dinner in THAT oven?"

You're in Northern Italy, you fat whore! There is no Thanksgiving there!

by Anonymousreply 2111/11/2017

I just saw ADRIAN LEEDS, bitches! Be jealous!

She was fabulous as usual, reading some dumb blonde bitch and her cute but dumb husband for filth about their unrealistic expectations.

When they were shocked at the small fridge: "We shop by the day here....NOT by the week!"

by Anonymousreply 2211/11/2017

I want a Mediterranean house with an Italian kitchen. Then, upon seeing it and these a-holes have a fit. How is this a good show?

This show use to focused on backpackers types and culture. I do not want to see some barely graduated lawyer who snorted too much Ritalin looking for a house/rental. WTF, did you do to this show?

by Anonymousreply 2311/11/2017

I love ADRIAN LEEDS. But, they do need to give her better people.

by Anonymousreply 2411/11/2017

Rarely, does anyone on these shows discuss the quality of the schools. I have never heard anyone ask about taxes. When it comes to neighborhoods. people ask about restaurants, bars and club; somehow they forget to ask about pharmacies, supermarkets, dry cleaners, etc. No one seems to care as to the cost to heat and cool a big house with an open floor plan and/or high ceilings

by Anonymousreply 2511/11/2017

What is the frau obsession with white kitchen cabinets?

This one stupid bitch said she had to gut the whole kitchen because it had granite counter tops and dark cabinets. "This is just unacceptable." I was like, WHAT THE FUCK???!!!

These people are so fucking delusional.

by Anonymousreply 2611/12/2017

White looks dirty very quickly.

Lighter shades/colors I get - I don't like dark cabinets. But a lot of the white cabinets they show are builder grade. Dirty in six months.

by Anonymousreply 2711/13/2017

House Hunters proves out the theory that most people can't see envision a bunch of low-cost changes to things that "ruin" a house for them.

I have a cousin who has made a lot of money on this--buying up old lady or guido houses, redecorating to look like a Pottery Barn catalog and selling them for a lot more money.

by Anonymousreply 2811/13/2017

I love how La Leeds basically laughs in everyone's face once they give her their budget for the Parisian flat of their dreams.

by Anonymousreply 2911/13/2017

I haven't watched HH in a couple of years, but I'd watch daily if it was "Adrian Leeds: House Hunters". Bitch is the bomb.

by Anonymousreply 3011/13/2017

I love Adrian Leeds and also love the bearded British queen who's a real estate agent...Richard Bianco.

by Anonymousreply 3111/13/2017

[R31] I love both Adrian @ Richard! They should give those 2 their own show

by Anonymousreply 3211/13/2017

Adrian is the bomb. LOVE HER. And I do like that British bloke-richard. He is soooo polite and can find a garden in London. How is this even possible?

by Anonymousreply 3311/13/2017

I want Richard to show me his extremely hairy cock. That's an English garden I can get behind!

(or rather, in front of)

by Anonymousreply 3411/14/2017

I'm confused.

Who are Adrian and Richard, and what do they have to do with House Hunters?

by Anonymousreply 3511/14/2017

Richard shows them a real shithole district in this clip.

& 'cute' in the real world is the guy who's looking...and the dog.

by Anonymousreply 3611/14/2017

Adrian? the gurl in Paris?

by Anonymousreply 3711/14/2017

I thought I was alone in my love for Adrienne. I was sort of mad in her list recent appearance though. Not once did she wear a beret!

by Anonymousreply 3811/14/2017

R35 If you take five seconds to look upthread, at R22 and R31, you'll see who we are talking about.

They are realtors who appear on House Hunters International. Thus, they are discussed here.

by Anonymousreply 3911/14/2017

[quote] They are realtors who appear on House Hunters International

In all the time I've been watching House Hunters (US and International), there have been no regular "hosts" or agents.

It has always been some local RA who shows the buyers around, and the RA's have always been different, depending on the city.

I've never seen a repeat agent, come to think of it.

by Anonymousreply 4011/14/2017

R40 Richard and Adrian have both been on multiple episodes. Adrian may be their star go-to person for Paris, since she has her fans; I think Richard is one of several for London and the suburbs.

I have to say I can't remember ever seeing the same agent twice on the domestic shows, though. And I've seen a handful of other agents on HHI who have appeared more than once - there's a Katerina Witt lookalike that I think has done multiple shows for.....mmm, maybe Germany or Austria. But it doesn't happen often. Adrian and Richard are the outliers.

by Anonymousreply 4111/14/2017

Thank you, R41. That makes it clear. I was beginning to think that I was watching some other show.

I'll watch for those two next time. However, HH Int'l is pretty diverse as far as countries, and I only occasionally catch an episode where they're in the UK or Germany/Austria.

I've seen a few in Africa, lots in the Caribbean and Mexico, one in Hungary, a couple in small French towns, etc. Rarely the UK and never in Germany.

by Anonymousreply 4211/14/2017

They used to do more European cities but seem to be going more for Caribbean/coastal locations. They just had a German one in the last few weeks.

by Anonymousreply 4311/14/2017

I enjoyed the Belgium, Italy, and Amsterdam episodes. Those HGTV HHI episodes are long gone.

by Anonymousreply 4411/14/2017

My favorite HHI episodes were in Capetown SA, Johannesburg SA, this tiny village in France, and another tiny village in Ireland.

The homes in Capetown were very nice but expensive. In Johannesburg, they were nice and affordable. In France, they were nice, but really old. And in Ireland, it was quaint, but far from town.

by Anonymousreply 4511/14/2017

The best thing is Tiny House Hunters , where the hunters will first tell you how they want to down size and then complain how small the houses are .

by Anonymousreply 4611/14/2017

Are there a lot of places now where you can hook up a mobile home? I do not think so. I do not get this show. I do not think it is a trend or fad at all.

by Anonymousreply 4711/14/2017

OMG. This HHI with a couple where he makes smoothies and she teaches yoga. And yet somehow they could afford $1300 a month. WTF

by Anonymousreply 4811/18/2017

Drugs.

Wanna buy some?

by Anonymousreply 4911/18/2017

Adrian Leeds in a bi-national treasure. Please do not let UGLY Americans move to Paris, France.

by Anonymousreply 5011/18/2017

my favorite is always when the fat frau shits all over each of the three houses and then moves in and "redecorates" with her tacky-ass shit, with gross colors and cheap finishes. I also wonder after appearing on this show, how many wives have been killed by their husbands?

by Anonymousreply 5111/18/2017

I have the hots for the husband at R36.

I wonder if the RA went back to blow him in their new home, while the wife was away at work?

He looks the type.

by Anonymousreply 5211/19/2017

I miss Sandra "Jugs" Rinomato.

by Anonymousreply 5311/19/2017

If I see one more TV commercial with those fucking Gaineses I'm going to shit on my TV screen.

by Anonymousreply 5411/19/2017

or just change the channel?

by Anonymousreply 5511/19/2017

I've read that some of the RAs are actually just friends pretending to show a house because they don't get much money to be on the show and it does take up time that they could put to better use.

by Anonymousreply 5611/19/2017

I miss Suzanne Whang

by Anonymousreply 5711/19/2017

R57: You can't beat the Whang for entertainment!

by Anonymousreply 5811/19/2017

Why do people appear on HH? I assume they are paid, but is it very much? What else do they have to gain? They’ve already bought the houses. The scripts are terrible and make them look like obnoxious idiots. Is seeing themselves on TV. Really worth it? Are there other financial reasons for doing this?

by Anonymousreply 5911/19/2017

R59 With some people I assume they have a business to promote, or something like that.

But I think a lot of other people are just sucked in by the attention.

Financials are small - I read that the couple gets $500. Not each, not per day....PERIOD. And that's taxed.

I have to say this: There's been a number of times when I knew an area they were showing, or was interested in a neighborhood of a house they were showing, and if I caught a glimpse of the house number, or some other identifying thing, I've been able to find it online.

(This is how I learned that they make up the prices, when they had a house in a suburb of Chicago they claimed was 1.2M (way over budget) but I found it online for 500K (well under their budget.)

Anyway, for some houses it can be easy to find them with a little Googling, and I personally would not want that attention, or have someone know that much about me and my home, for safety reasons.

by Anonymousreply 6011/20/2017

The next person on the show that says "curb appeal," I will take a fucking AXE to!

by Anonymousreply 6111/20/2017

Curb appeal

All in

Charm and character

Open concept

by Anonymousreply 6211/20/2017

DON’T FORGET THE CROWN MOLDING!!!

by Anonymousreply 6311/20/2017

Exactly, R62!

These stupid breeder couples think that they're so smart by parroting all of these terms that they THINK make them look smart.

They're just a bunch of dumb sheep.

by Anonymousreply 6411/20/2017

Nix the hillbillies and get Adrian LEEDS her own show. I LOVE HER.

by Anonymousreply 6511/20/2017

Pet peeves for these shows (which depress me so much I can't watch anymore) 1: the couples who tell you they need a huge living/dining room because "we entertain SO MUCH"! Look, if your friends like you, they'll come to where ever you are. But you don't need to tell us over and over how you entertain "SOOOOO MUUUUUUCH!!!" 2: the people who need an enormous back yard for their (usually miniature) dog. There was a time dogs were just happy to have an outdoor area. Unless you're leaving them out there for a month or something, they really don't need THAT much room. They're basically just going to take a nap till you come home, anyway. 3: the people who come in and gripe about the neat old kitchens and bathrooms, practically yelling, "All this would have to GO!" Haven't they ever seen 1930's tile before? Do they know how much all that stuff costs at Liz's Antique Hardware in L.A.? Basically, they're ready to trash rooms that look how Martha Stewart would do them, with some fresh paint. Those shows are just VOMITOUS!

by Anonymousreply 6611/20/2017

"that's what I'm talking 'bout!"

by Anonymousreply 6711/20/2017

R64, you DO realize that all of the shows are scripted, so they say what they are told to say.

by Anonymousreply 6811/20/2017

I caught an episode last night with a couple from Massachusetts who had a budget of between 2 and 3 MILLION DOLLARS!

They were hilarious because the guy wanted an old colonial home, and the lady wanted a brand new home. How in the fuck will they ever agree on a house??? But they did.

And when the agent showed them a home with 5 acres, they said it wasn't enough land! They own 6 alpacas, and said that they need tons of farmland for them.

They finally decided on a house built in 1640 (!!!) on 28 acres of land, for 1.4 million dollars.

That was a very interesting episode.

by Anonymousreply 6911/21/2017

I often wonder where some of the young couples who are featured get their money -- "I'm an aspiring musician and my wife teaches yoga classes. Our budget is $1.4 million."

by Anonymousreply 7011/21/2017

It's no longer a master bathroom, it's en suite.

by Anonymousreply 7111/21/2017

When people looking in a city say the neighbors are too close, I think are these people swingers or coke dealers?

by Anonymousreply 7211/21/2017

R70, I always assume that parents are helping. My aunt earns 130k, had a 730 credit score, and no substantial debt, but she was only approved for $380K. This wouldn't be an issue except she lives in the Bay Area. Maybe it was ageism. I have no idea how some of these young people are getting approved for so much.

by Anonymousreply 7311/21/2017

There was a woman who moved to Athens, Greece from Indiana, and her rental budget was $500. FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS!

And you wouldn't believe the apartments that she was shown. Some really beautiful places, and she was STILL complaining! Stupid bitch.

by Anonymousreply 7411/21/2017

I was in a waiting room the other day when Fixer Upper was playing.

A really hot dude was in there with his GF and she asked him the names of the Fixer Upper stars. (You would think a People reading fraulein would know, but she didn't.)

Hot Dude looked at her and said, "That guy's name is Hey, It's That Asshole Again."

I laughed.

by Anonymousreply 7511/27/2017

Every time I see Adrian Leeds on HHI I think: "We might be just a terrorist attack away from affordable real estate in Le Marais."

by Anonymousreply 7611/27/2017

"Newlyweds 23 year old Jill and 25 year old Joe are looking for their first starter home. With a budget of 3.5 million..."

by Anonymousreply 7711/27/2017

These shows are for lazy non-working unskilled housewife bitches to fantasize over. They're entirely scripted and fake as fuck. Their audience are women whose "career" goal was to marry some guy and have him pay for them for the rest of their lives.

by Anonymousreply 7811/27/2017

I HAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE to have WHITE CABINETS!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 7911/28/2017

I miss John Gidding.

by Anonymousreply 8011/28/2017

"the people who come in and gripe about the neat old kitchens and bathrooms, practically yelling, "All this would have to GO!"

I hate the people who go into a 5 to 10 year old house and pronounce the kitchens and bathrooms as dated and they ABSOLUTELY MUST be discarded.

What an ecological disaster.

by Anonymousreply 8111/28/2017

Just watched an episode from Columbus where the guy was a short youngish guy, kinda cute, and his wife looked for all the world like his mom.

He had a big schnoz, though. Probably packing.

by Anonymousreply 8211/29/2017

lawd

by Anonymousreply 8311/30/2017

I do like the sexy ex-military African American gentleman doing the new Flip or Flop Fort Worth.

by Anonymousreply 8412/03/2017

I would be happy to never hear the phrases "forever home," or "make it our own." NO ONE talks like that in real life.

by Anonymousreply 8512/03/2017

Screw your other Real Estate agents.

I just caught an episode of HH International, and the agent in Manchester UK was so damned hot!

His name is Wayne Eastman, and I could watch him all day long.

He also seems gay to me. I'm in love...

by Anonymousreply 86Last Tuesday at 4:29 AM

Anyone know of Wayne Eastman in Manchester?

by Anonymousreply 87Last Tuesday at 4:33 AM

I don't believe that the Scott brothers are straight. Drew looks painfully awkward with his Asian fiance.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Tuesday at 6:05 PM

R88 - I know, right? And it's awful to say - but there's some portion of the population that thinks that there's a higher percentage of gay men who marry asian women.

Some folks say.

by Anonymousreply 89Last Tuesday at 6:08 PM

[quote] Drew looks painfully awkward with his Asian fiance.

Well, we all know what that means.

by Anonymousreply 90Last Tuesday at 6:17 PM

I liked the Masters of Flip people but they don't seem to be making any more shows.

by Anonymousreply 91Last Wednesday at 2:01 PM

Gah, they are really scraping the bottom of the barrel lately on HH.

by Anonymousreply 92Last Friday at 8:17 AM
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