Monday, December 28, 2009

For Sale

I'm such a huge, geeky fan of the home shows on HGTV. I love House Hunters and First Time Homebuyers, and Income Property and Property Virgins (though I don't trust this one completely--do they really buy that house??). If there's a marathon I'm in house heaven, a special kind of euphoria that comes with phrases like "spacious" and "granite countertops" and "master suite."

Although I'd love to move, somewhere in the country (or to a mountain in Vermont), we have no plans to do so any time soon. We have kids to put through college, after all, and moving would put a huge dent in the budget. But I do love looking at the houses out there, seeing what other people like and dislike. Sometimes I agree, sometimes not. One thing I always find humorous is how hard realtors will work to make a sale. Every dislike seems to be "an easy fix." And one thing that always drives me nuts is when a buyer can't overlook paint color.

So until I can put a For Sale sign out front, I'll be content to watch HGTV. And dream a little bit...


  1. You could've just written, "The kids are ruining my good time."

  2. Have u seen that reality show called "Million Dollar Listing" on Bravo?
    At first I couldn't stand the guys on it, but it grew on me and now it's my sick guilty pleasure,lol

  3. Bella, it's a guilty pleasure for me too. I just can't get over how much money they make. And that one guy's hair. $600 for that "cut"???? Gasp.

  4. Heather, I'm a huge HGTV fan of all those shows, too. The Chicago Tribune ran a story about the "behind the scenes" with House Hunters (they've been doing a lot of shows in the Chicago area recently). Of course I knew it wasn't all that easy (I've tried to buy a house, and the process is nothing like they show). It was interesting to read what was staged and how they stage it.

  5. Shel, I'd love to see that article. I've always wondered how they staged that show. Do you know if it's online?