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 Anonymous||reply 92||Last Friday at 8:17 AM|
There have literally been a bajillion other threads on this, OP.
This is but one
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/09/2017|
R1-R3, is your name by any chance...... CHERYL?????
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/09/2017|
No, and my pussy does NOT stink!
Seriously, though, this is a perennial topic......open threads abound.....
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/09/2017|
Housewife and Gay TV is a staple in my home. It's the only reason I keep cable.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/09/2017|
They only ever see 3 - and always choose 1.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||11/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||11/09/2017|
Don't forget the white kitchen cabinets!!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/09/2017|
[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.
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 Anonymous||reply 11||11/10/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||11/10/2017|
Why are they so mad at a kitchen that can keep food away from the vultures?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/10/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 14||11/10/2017|
OP, why do you watch such shit if it bugs you? I stopped watching HGTV about 3 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/10/2017|
[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 Anonymous||reply 16||11/10/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||11/10/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||11/10/2017|
[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 Anonymous||reply 20||11/10/2017|
"How can I possibly cook Thanksgiving dinner in THAT oven?"
You're in Northern Italy, you fat whore! There is no Thanksgiving there!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/11/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||11/11/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||11/11/2017|
I love ADRIAN LEEDS. But, they do need to give her better people.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/11/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||11/11/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||11/12/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||11/13/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||11/13/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||11/13/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||11/13/2017|
I love Adrian Leeds and also love the bearded British queen who's a real estate agent...Richard Bianco.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/13/2017|
[R31] I love both Adrian @ Richard! They should give those 2 their own show
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/13/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||11/13/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||11/14/2017|
Who are Adrian and Richard, and what do they have to do with House Hunters?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/14/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 36||11/14/2017|
Adrian? the gurl in Paris?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/14/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||11/14/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||11/14/2017|
[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 Anonymous||reply 40||11/14/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||11/14/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 42||11/14/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 43||11/14/2017|
I enjoyed the Belgium, Italy, and Amsterdam episodes. Those HGTV HHI episodes are long gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/14/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||11/14/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||11/14/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||11/14/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||11/18/2017|
Adrian Leeds in a bi-national treasure. Please do not let UGLY Americans move to Paris, France.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/18/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||11/18/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 52||11/19/2017|
I miss Sandra "Jugs" Rinomato.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/19/2017|
If I see one more TV commercial with those fucking Gaineses I'm going to shit on my TV screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/19/2017|
or just change the channel?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/19/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||11/19/2017|
R57: You can't beat the Whang for entertainment!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/19/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 59||11/19/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 60||11/20/2017|
The next person on the show that says "curb appeal," I will take a fucking AXE to!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/20/2017|
DON’T FORGET THE CROWN MOLDING!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||11/20/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 64||11/20/2017|
Nix the hillbillies and get Adrian LEEDS her own show. I LOVE HER.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/20/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 66||11/20/2017|
"that's what I'm talking 'bout!"
|by Anonymous||reply 67||11/20/2017|
R64, you DO realize that all of the shows are scripted, so they say what they are told to say.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||11/20/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 69||11/21/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 70||11/21/2017|
It's no longer a master bathroom, it's en suite.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/21/2017|
When people looking in a city say the neighbors are too close, I think are these people swingers or coke dealers?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/21/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 73||11/21/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 74||11/21/2017|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/27/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 76||11/27/2017|
"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 Anonymous||reply 77||11/27/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 78||11/27/2017|
I HAAAAAAAAAAAAAVE to have WHITE CABINETS!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 79||11/28/2017|
"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 Anonymous||reply 81||11/28/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 82||11/29/2017|
I do like the sexy ex-military African American gentleman doing the new Flip or Flop Fort Worth.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||12/03/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 85||12/03/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 86||Last Tuesday at 4:29 AM|
Anyone know of Wayne Eastman in Manchester?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||Last Tuesday at 4:33 AM|
I don't believe that the Scott brothers are straight. Drew looks painfully awkward with his Asian fiance.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 89||Last Tuesday at 6:08 PM|
[quote] Drew looks painfully awkward with his Asian fiance.
Well, we all know what that means.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||Last Tuesday at 6:17 PM|
I liked the Masters of Flip people but they don't seem to be making any more shows.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||Last Wednesday at 2:01 PM|
Gah, they are really scraping the bottom of the barrel lately on HH.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||Last Friday at 8:17 AM|