For someone who has never been in the market for a “grown-up apartment,” condo, or house, I sure am addicted to watching shows about other peoples’ process in searching for a new home. I don’t know if it’s the personalities that HGTV employs or the locations, but I am hooked!
Staples like House Hunters, Property Virgins, and Property Brothers, For Rent, and My First Place (the later two I don’t think are taping new episodes anymore) are my favorites. Having said that, a couple of newish shows. The first is Scoring the Deal, which documents a real-estate-agent-to-star-athletes as he finds homes for high profile professional athletes. Being the self proclaimed sports whore that I am, I’m all about that show. And Hawaii Life, whose tagline is “You don’t have to be rich to live in Hawaii — you just have to want it.” Ahhh, if only it were that simple! I’m pretty sure a lot of us want it!
The only show that I tend to live tweet, however, is House Hunters. It’s just so deliciously ridiculous sometimes!
I watched a HH show the other day that was based in Florida. The FL shows really intrigue me because I almost moved there after I graduated from college. I visited Orlando and fell in love with it. In any case, I always perk up when they air a show in Florida. Living in the Midwest, I’m fascinated by regions of the country that don’t really have seasons. Especially when I’m shoveling out from under 7 inches of snow that fell overnight.
I like the tile floors that most Florida homes have. People up this way are obsessed with hardwood floors. I think they have their place, but I’m not gaga over them like most. And the “Florida rooms?” They just sound heavenly. I’m not crazy about the prices, but you get what you pay for in warmer climates. Aint no cheap home in California either!
The people on House Hunters who choose to build their own homes are the ones I’m really envious of. Ideally, I’d be all about that. Character doesn’t register so high on my list. Deciding on a Home Builder insures that you put your stamp on your future home. You’ll also likely have a large part in establishing the culture of your new community. Fun!
I just can’t help but tune in to House Hunters. I may or may not be watching an episode as I write this post. And yes, there is another whiny wife featured. Bless her husband!