Reality TV Sets Buyers Up for Disappointment

Property BrothersPicture this: A nice couple wants to buy their first house. They love “today’s look” with coffered ceilings, dark wood floors, open kitchens that sport granite or marble counters and fenced yards large enough for a family reunion and a pack of Pekingese.

They walk into a house, fall in love and before they can say, “Let’s write an offer,” they are told by their real estate agent that the price of the home is $300,000 over their budget and that, sadly, all they can afford is the Ugly Duckling house in a neighboring community, with its 1970s paneling, vinyl flooring, Formica countertops, mismatched appliances and front porch that is listing to the right.

On television, the couple looks at no more than two or three homes. They argue about the merits of each, determine which ticks the most of their wants and needs boxes and decide to make an offer on that one. Theirs is always the best of multiple offers and they obtain the house for list price or slightly less.

Cue the smiling contractors who immediately step in to renovate the home for them in only six weeks, with a budget of $75,000 (Canadian), and even let them participate by swinging a sledgehammer at the existing kitchen cabinets. At the end of the hour, we see the finished product, usually a beautiful living, dining and kitchen combination with sunlight streaming in. In that revealing moment we forget that the entire second floor also needed renovations not included in the original estimate of cost and time.

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Authored By Valerie Blake – See the Full Story at The Washington Blade

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