I was surprised at myself at how long it took me to figure it out, and now I loath the show. The two Vancouver hosts are irritating. They do not have the same chemistry and need some more acting lessons. Come on down! Huge mudrooms for everyone’s junk. I love this show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No thanks , more house hunters please !!!! extremely high cost of living coupled with lower than mainland wages, broken public school system, isolation from family and friends back home. cant they come up with some variety? Care to share some insider information???? That’s why I watch the show. They are far too rude and confrontational with both the homeowners and the renovation staff. I would love to have you do my home in Georgia. I wish they’d bring back David Bronstadt and some of the others who actually do design, not this silliness. He was supposed to STAY OUT of the renovation, just like homeowners in other episodes. I hate the drama so don’t watch it. Scripted? an affair or infidelity is not funny and there’s potential with even a fictitious kiss, for it to be hurtful. Come on people… this is 21st century television at it’s unfortunate best. And then give their old However, the couple noticed the “high-quality renovations from an experienced professional” that the show’s producers had promised were a lie. As boring as they look, white appliances are the best. I miss Sell This House! I still enjoy watching it, though. I mean, she bumped him with her rump when they were walking side by side in one episode. A house was shown in my neighbourhood, but it was about 40,000 UNDER the list price. my mom seems to think that their is an episode of Love it or List it where Eddie the contractor and Desta are a couple and have their home renovated. Several years ago, I even suggested to an HGTV producer to who I had sold a fountain (I worked for my family’s fountain and garden decor wholesale company) that the show be called “Designed Not to Sell” and be about a designer and contractor making changes to address homeowner’s complaints about their house (too small, no storage etc. Behind a drywall panel, a rodent (long gone) pooped on the footer (about 5 seconds worth of broom/dustpan), chewed some insulation (an entire pack costs $40 max), one wire (15 minutes work by an electrician), and replace the one drywall panel. Otherwise most homeowners would end up loving their newly remodeled houses and staying put, and poor David would never get to “win.”. Also, Design Star is a great show but I no longer count on the winner having a show. Please. either spouse would feel resentful or even a little jealous. Do you REALLY expect the HGTV crew would pull up to your curb and announce you as a winner? It’s called “Hand-Me-Down House” and while the female host has changed her outfits regularly, the homeowners are wearing the same EXACT clothing throughout the “supposed” 3 weeks of construction and house hunting. Then the couple takes a walk and argues. I know I looked at over two dozen homes before I bought one in Ohio and the types and styles were SO different in a given price range and relative suburb around the central city of Youngstown that I simply had to keep looking until I found what I wanted in both house and neighborhood. I am so tired of this show! His show was great! Most couples usually go on the show to get the upgrades at a discounted price, but the outcome has not always been to their liking. How can that be possible in every home? The couple completely came unglued and yelled at Hillary. The homeowner not only has to “list” but they have to SELL in order to buy a new home, which can take weeks (unless they actually have always already listed and include the proposed renovations in the ask, with the option of taking the home off the market if they decide to “love it.) The bickering between david an hillary is hilarious. They are more realistic. Example, their home appraises for $800K and they give Hillary $50K and expect perfection……wake up! Hillary goes for the “big bucks” in all her designs. Last year, a Reddit chat took on this question, asking people who have been on reality TV shows in the past to confess what's real and what's fake. If I were renovating my home I would expect the designer to come to me to decide which projects to keep and which to cut in a case of funding shortfall. I like my HGTV to be light and fun. I feel the same way. HGTV pre-selects their winner(s) based upon income, zip codes and background checks. I guarantee you. But I watch it anyway. When the ex and I bought our second house (in 2007) we had part stainless steel and black for our appliances. Also the homes are insanely close to each other. That should be expected in old homes but it always seems to come as a huge surprise and not enough money to fix everything. ANYTHING ELSE! Not to mention, hurricane insurance is VERY costly!! There should always be a fudge factor when remodeling and that drives me nuts, along with the fact she always tries to accomplish too much with a tiny budget. The person who wants to love it has a meltdown over this news and walks outside. This isn’t simply a homeowner going into it with no real plan to sell it, or a “bachelor” going into it for no real plan to marry, this is as if the production company filmed 3 different “bachelor” endings and then decided which would play better. Now my wife wants a new house, a ranch style home. I nearly always switch the channel. “One of our biggest hits is Love It or List It…so we’re adding a companion spin-off series and welcoming two new talents to the HGTV family with Love It or List It Too.”. The problem in most cases is clutter. But I ended up watching one of the Saturday L or L marathons and got kind of hooked on it. Thanks! But then the show would get boring. In every show, Hillary runs into wiring, plumbing, or construction “unexpected” problems. So many people have no education about the homes they buy and are simply ripped off. And what contractor is dressed like they are doing a photo spread for L.L Bean. I was checking out the station on Monday night and I saw the New people and I got very up set to see them. I searched to see if there are any follow-ups to show List it couples in the new houses and I cannot find anything. I guarantee you of that. I want to know where on earth you can get a house for 100,000!! Who would want any of those, especially with the price tag that goes with them. You also don’t mention of you have kids still at home. Just read the contest rules, what a joke!! Some of the homeowner reactions are over the top, just plain nasty. I am enjoying the new Hawaii Life, such a beautiful island and I love seeing all the tropical design features. The show currently airs on HGTV, W Network, and OWN Canada and with so much audience interest, we obviously couldn’t resist digging up a bit of dirt. You have to take this show with a grain of salt. I also feel Hilary’s kitchen designs waste allot of space and are more what she likes and not what the home owners like. yes it’s predictable but Hillary always manages to giveme something pretty to look at. So its all we see right now until the fad changes…………again. Have you noticed how the homes “for sale” always have the same for sale sign. Hilary gets on my nerves. It ain’t gonna happen!! I won’t be watching the show again knowing its fake. JOnathan and Drew are just the hosts. I think the arguing on Love It Or List it is horrible. i love this show and am entertained when i watch it seeing how those folks live. I like the show BUT – when the reno invariably goes wrong, I would rather live with my old furniture and still have some of the upgrades vs. stuff left undone just to have a bunch of new gucci furniture and accessories. Ancient. If they weren’t already married, they’d be perfect for each other. That being said, the people on Love It or List it are very unpleasant and I only watch when I am desparate for decorating shows. I don’t like the modern, sleek look that so many of these makeovers have at the end. I appreciated that because David can always go over the budget to find the perfect house. There is NOTHING real about the “list it” part. I watch all the House Hunters/ Love it or List it and the rest of HGTV’s shows. On the epusode I just watched Hilary got mad at her own staff for telling her about problems they found because it affected her plans and budget. I’m always amused by David showing the homeowner’s new listing price and saying that the house he showed them was now affordable with some haggling. Some food spilled by one of the burners and I made the mistake of not wiping it up immediately. Just curious…. Therefore the funds that the homeowners pay are not primarily to pay for the cost of renovations. or buy the new place. Doing so meant there wasn’t enough money for a second bathroom, and the husband agreed. Because of the high tax base, most of the homes have basement suites which are rented out to help cover the mortgage costs. I don’t mind granite countertops but in 20 years you will know when houses were built because of them. Partly because I am married to a Canadian and in the last 15-years I’ve come to know many of his friends and family plus we have traveled extensively through out Canada. If you don’t know that kind of basic and you don’t find out before you present a plan you are not doing a good job. I live in the area and know a couple who were on the show. I find HH Iinternational quite interesting when these couples are in the Caribbean looking for their vacation homes!! 2) Never buy a 100 yr old house in Toronto. Here’s my post about House Hunters: https://hookedonhouses.net/2012/06/11/house-hunters-what-it-was-like-to-be-on-the-show/. Thanks, carla. Seeing their own personalities would be MUCH better. So, let’s see if it is entirely fake or there could be some elements of reality. Are you listening, HGTV? The scipts are very entertaining and funny. It is only 40,000, no matter how you look at it. 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