>Random Thoughts on House Hunters

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>I have a love hate relationship with this show. I love to see all the different houses across the country and the world. I love trying to figure out which house the people are going to pick. I hate the stupid things most people consider negative when looking at houses. Ugly paint can easily be changed. Bad carpet can be ripped up. Appliances can be updated.

They never worry about the things that can’t be changed like location. They never admire the bones of a house. They always offer asking price. Come on! When I am ready to buy a house in a few months, I am going to be pissed off at my agent if our first offer is accepted. Why? Because then I should have went lower. Of course, there are a few places where the economy hasn’t completely tanked like Sacramento, but most cities are suffering.

I know this whole show is a set up. In the real world, it would be too risky to be following a person as they look for a house. So many random factors will kill a deal. My guess is that on this show, the people have already bought the house for all intents and purposes and the two others they look at are just for show. Still, I watch the show and try to figure out which on they are going to pick.

Lately, I’ve noticed a pattern, especially on the international episodes, the houses that seem completely wrong are the ones chosen. And by wrong, I mean the houses are too expensive, are too far away and don’t have the strangely needed home office. Seriously, who has a home office and actually uses it? Isn’t that the purpose of an office office?

Crap.  I guess I’m an adult because I just admitted to the world that I like that show.

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