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    Who would have thought? "House Hunters" TV program called out as a fraud!

    "Showing houses that aren't even for sale at prices divined by its producers, House Hunters is presenting dangerous misinformation about the home-buying process and deleting all of the accompanying complications and consequences. It's turned what is actually a messy, frustrating, often dead-end process into a seamless (and perhaps necessary) path toward fulfillment. What's more, it seems likely that viewers use the prices, locations, and home criteria discussed on the show as barometers for their own house hunts because the information is presented as fact."


    House Hunters is fake: here's why it matters

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    And this somehow is surprising. Well people send money to get their inheritance from an email from Africa. Gullible seems to be rampant today.

    Producers that feel the pressured to make something out of nothing, feel that exaggerating is acceptable and that people really don't think that all is really to be believed. The see it all the time in politics. And the producers are only really concerned in the ratings and viewer share.

    Kinda of like the discussion on Holmes on Homes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    And this somehow is surprising. Well people send money to get their inheritance from an email from Africa. Gullible seems to be rampant today.

    Producers that feel the pressured to make something out of nothing, feel that exaggerating is acceptable and that people really don't think that all is really to be believed. The see it all the time in politics. And the producers are only really concerned in the ratings and viewer share.

    Kinda of like the discussion on Holmes on Homes.
    Gary - This was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek comment. There has been much discussion about these types of "Reality" programs that are in fact highly produced and pretty far from reality in most cases. It is entertainment after all and in order to do that the producers must "spice it up a bit" and kind of stretch the truth. We also that what does finally make it to air is typically about as far from reality as one could get.

    The fact that this "insider" actually breaks the silence only serves to validate what we all knew already.

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    I understand your " tongue-in-cheek comment ". As was mine also,"And this somehow is surprising."

    I do wonder if there was a non disclosure clause in the contracts that the informer had signed going into the show.

    But there are those out there that do believe it is real and unedited (no retakes to get the the desired expression or inflection).

    I guess we are just cynics when it comes to the wave of "reality TV"


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    In this market where I hear many brokers comlaining about showing their customers over 150 homes, how could i even begin to condsider that somewhere, brokers only give them 3 choices.
    Yeah right!
    I am sure the brokers would love that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne soper View Post
    In this market where I hear many brokers comlaining about showing their customers over 150 homes, how could i even begin to condsider that somewhere, brokers only give them 3 choices.
    Yeah right!
    I am sure the brokers would love that.
    "You vill buy dis house and like it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana Bostick View Post
    "You vill buy dis house and like it."

    "Even if you can't afford it ! !"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana Bostick View Post
    "You vill buy dis house and like it."
    (In German accent)
    And if you do not like... please step over here... We have nice shower for you to try out.

    But first please show me your papers!

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