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Kroaler

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Real estate TV shows?
« on: September 14, 2016, 05:49:58 PM »
Does anyone have any real estate TV shows they like to watch?   I enjoy flip or flop but would like to find a show that has something educational and realistic about it...

So tell me, has anyone found any real estate shows they enjoy?

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 06:08:02 PM »
Fixer or Upper but it may not be exactly what you are looking for.  I also like Property Brothers.

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2016, 06:32:37 PM »
I'll have to check out property brothers.   I loved Miami flip, but so far there is only one season...  Hopefully season 2 comes out soon for Miami flip.

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2016, 06:57:53 PM »
You should find the This Old House series from PBS. You will learn the right way to do things.

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 09:31:01 PM »
House hunters and house hunters international. I cancelled my cable about a year ago and have watched all of the episodes on Netflix. This old house was my all time favorite!

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2016, 06:35:29 AM »
Most of the TV shows that talk about property are for entertainment only.
-Fixer Upper is good.  Some articles about it talk about how the house looks amazing at the reveal, but the owners don't get to keep all the furniture the place was staged with unless they buy it.  For the most part though it is pretty good.
-Property Hunters. Lets you see what is out there, but the buyers have already purchased the house before they film the show.  The pretend to view other houses (might even be ones they really looked at when they were house hunting) and then "decide" to purchase the one they already did.  Doing it this way makes sure the producers don't spend a bunch of time and money filming someone who decides they don't want to buy a house.

For educational/learning about houses I would do what many have suggested and go find reruns of This Old House.  They pick a house each season and go through fixing it up.  Sort of a modern version would be Rehab Addict.  She purchases run down houses (so far in either Detroit or Minneapolis) and then each episode focusses on fixing up a small portion of the house (kitchen/bath/living room/exterior).

I really don't watch all this TV and maybe catch a single house show every couple of weeks so I really just watch what is on HGTV or DIY at the time.

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2016, 12:22:44 PM »
Gotcha!  I'll have to check out this old house.  Does is stream on any major video streamers?

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2016, 03:01:53 PM »
It streams on pbs.org....

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2016, 04:41:01 PM »
Gotcha!  I'll have to check out this old house.  Does is stream on any major video streamers?

Roku has a great PBS app.  Since you are already there, you can also watch Ask This Old House and the Woodwright Shop.  Because antique tools are awesome. 

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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2016, 05:09:23 PM »
FWIW: My husband and I got really into HGTV around this time last year, when we were buying our first property. We were HGTV addicts!

And then we bought our condo, and as Mustachians, we realized it was time to give it a rest with the shows. First, because they obviously have nothing to do with reality. And second, because they were creating a lot of discontent for us. Discontent is deadly to Mustachianism.

For example, the condo we bought is small. 850 square feet for a family of four. We live in Honolulu and that is the most space we could afford. But there is precious little on HGTV that reflects our condo. Also, our condo has ugly (but perfectly good!) ceramic tile flooring. We have made a conscious decision not to replace it, because though it is not our dream flooring, it would be a horrible bear to remove, it is extremely easy to clean, we have toddlers who destroy everything, and to install new flooring would be expensive, arduous, and unnecessary.

Watching HGTV makes me hate our flooring, which does nothing for my mental health or my 'stache.

Oh, the shows also make me want to buy way nicer furniture. But again, with toddlers and the shipping costs to Honolulu, nice furniture doesn't make financial sense for us.

I had to turn off the HGTV and step away from the Pinterest. The condo is a (hopefully) appreciating asset. Expensive upgrades would not be.

Now, youtube videos teaching me to DIY maintenance--that I can get behind whole-heartedly.

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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2016, 06:21:02 PM »
Gotcha!  I'll have to check out this old house.  Does is stream on any major video streamers?

Roku has a great PBS app.  Since you are already there, you can also watch Ask This Old House and the Woodwright Shop.  Because antique tools are awesome.

I have a Roku,. I will get the app!  Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2016, 07:23:05 PM »
Gotcha!  I'll have to check out this old house.  Does is stream on any major video streamers?

Does YouTube count?

You can watch back episodes of This Old House on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thisoldhouse
They have playlists featuring the remodel of an entire house at a time as well as ones that deal with specific fix-it issues.

Also, Norm Abram is one of the carpenters you will see on This Old House.  He also had his own show for many years, The New Yankee Workshop, where he made fine furniture.  I haven't tried it, but it looks like the full series can be streamed here: https://www.ovguide.com/tv/the_new_yankee_workshop.htm

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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2016, 07:38:09 PM »
Anything by George Clarke, or any of the Grand Designs series.

These are my favourites, because they follow actual families doing the building and renovating, and don't have the same "transform your place in 3 days!" feel that the others do. In fact sometimes they follow the build / renovation for years before the show is aired.

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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2016, 10:39:10 PM »
Income Property. Great design ideas and space planning. I also like the contractor/host, Scott, so there is that as well. :)

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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2016, 03:00:22 PM »
My understanding is that there is little value other than entertainment.  I heard the following story from a buddy at work who had a friend who was on the show(who knows the veracity of these types of things).

This was the show where they go into the house and talk about renovations and then visit 3 properties to buy.  The work is then done and after looking at the properties, they had to pick to stay or buy.  He said that in his friend's case, they already had to have closed on a property.  Then they staged the rest of the show by showing the real house they already bought with two others chosen at random.  Then they had to say what they liked and disliked about each house and then, of course, pick their house.  I'm not sure how they did the episodes where they decided to stay.

So take them with a grain of salt.  You might get more information out of watching Tool Time.  You know how good those Binford tools are.

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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2016, 07:47:50 PM »
My favorite show is "income property" in which the guy carves out a section of an existing house and makes an ADU. It's mostly some sort of basement conversion, but not always. I love the basement designs. I don't really pay attention to the numbers in the show, because I don't think they are real. However, the design ideas are great.

I also liked the show "curb appeal" for ideas for landscaping.

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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2016, 09:50:52 PM »
I find the HGTV/entertainment style shows are really helpful for rejecting housing and lifestyle inflation in my life. The people are so insufferably materialistic about their "needs" in a house or property that it gives me something to fear turning into.