House Hunters and House Hunters International

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DianaMo, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

    Oct 22, 2003


    Did anyone here recording Sunday nights new episodes of HH and HHI and end up with recording times of 389 minutes or so?

    This appears to be a Comcast DVR feature and I'm curious if others experienced it.

    House Hunters
    First Time Buyers Seek Short Sale in Sacramento HNT-4004H

    House Hunters International

    Country Home Versus City Home Along the Gold Coast of Australia HHINT-1609H
  2. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

    Oct 22, 2003
  3. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    First off, 2 million in Cincy is crazy. That's like 2M here in St. Louis, so whoa. And then it was ridiculous that they made a big deal of creating a family home for the girls, but by building a new house, the first girl would be in college by the time it's done! Very silly.
  4. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

    Oct 22, 2003
  5. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Now with 2.6% Fewer Organs TCF Club

    Feb 8, 2002


    I wonder how often the people in House Hunters International actually end up trekking all the way to the Seychelles, Turkey, Mexico, Belize, etc. Once the novelty wears off, all that travel, expense, and schlepping has really got to discourage frequent use of their foreign home. I wonder how many of the homes are (or will be) sold after a few years? To me, it *sounds* like a good idea, but ultimately it's just so impractical.
  6. catcard

    catcard MoxiDVR

    Mar 2, 2001
    I always wonder that, too. I can see those that actually relocate to another country - that makes sense that you need to find a place. But those that simply buy a vacation home - how much do you really get to use it? Unless I was planning to live there at least 6 months per year, it doesn't seem to make sense.

    I know some people rent them out when they are not there but I would be wary about possible damages when you are not there to keep an eye on it.
  7. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

    Oct 22, 2003
    One of my favorite shows is Teen Cribs, which is another show where you can see inside houses.

    Recently my Tivo recorded a tv listing for Teen Cribs, but what was aired was something closer to Teens buying cribs.
  8. DianaMo

    DianaMo Cubs fan

    Oct 22, 2003

    House Hunters Million Dollar Special

    Sat 1/1 3:00 PM Central time HGTV
    Duration: 1 hour
    Rated: TV-G
    Special, Home and Garden, Interests
  9. Hot4Bo

    Hot4Bo Finally an Avatar! TCF Club

    Apr 3, 2003
    South Florida
    I also know a family who was on the show. They were actually living in the house already. The show moved all their furniture out to film it empty.
  10. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

    May 27, 2005
    These are great filler shows when you finish watching the shows from the night before and have that comercial time to make up for before bed.
    I couldn't believe the International show the other night where tha Aussy girl moved to India. I would have got a divorce and went back to Aus. lol
  11. eaayoung

    eaayoung Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    Crazy in love.
  12. nirisahn

    nirisahn Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Nov 19, 2005
    Denver area
    I agree. Can you imagine trading the home she had in Australia for that piece of crap apartment in Mumbai? The husband should have moved with her to Australia instead of the other way around.
  13. purwater

    purwater I make tasty water

    Aug 25, 2005
    SW Virginia
    I enjoy watching both of these shows, but a couple of things always bothers me. Why is it that they seem to have a budget of say $300-350K, but a lot of the time they buy a house that is $400K or more? How can you have a budget and then spend more than you have? The other thing is how do these people afford homes that are this expensive? I know they are picked for the show and they probably pick folks with more money than average, but I remember one couple that bought a house that was around $350K and he worked as a street maintenance guy for a local town and she worked in retail sales for a department store or something similar. Neither job paid a lot and they didn't have much of a down payment so I'm not sure how they pulled it off. Me and my wife work and make fairly good money for my area and there's no way we could handle that much mortgage. Maybe that's why there are so many foreclosures today.
  14. TheDewAddict

    TheDewAddict tciddAweDehT

    Aug 21, 2002
    That was always my beef with HH International. I don't care that some Dr is spending $500,000 on a "weekend home" on a Caribbean Island. I watched it to see what "real" people were paying for homes in other countries. I remember the couple with a budget of around $50,000 looking for a place in Berlin. That was what interested me. People who were actually going to be LIVING in the place they bought, not just visiting.
  15. Frylock

    Frylock Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    Just West...
    I like the differences. I like to see what a normal person living in Berlin might buy, but sometimes I just want to see the extravagance of the millionaire's weekend home. Variety is the spice of life.
  16. DougF

    DougF Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    North Dakota
    My wife watches this, so I've seen a little bit here and there. I always remember the guy who pulled out some kind of decibel meter at each house to check the noise level.
  17. Cooldude_choco

    Cooldude_choco New Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    This is one of my fav shows. One of my fav episodes was the one in the Seychelles. I don't know what the realtor was thinking with her outfit but there were a few shots which more revealing than she intended.

    The most revealing shot was when they were looking at the kids room in third property. Right after the male buyer says "look at that!" referring to the crib in the room, the camera pans across the realtor. Let's just say that there was no part of her anatomy visible from behind that was still left to your imagination.:up:

    I couldn't tell you much about the properties, but the realtor in the Seychelles episode, Marisa Bantele L'Efèvre was spectacular!
  18. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    My back yard
    Interesting first post!

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