By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Interesting home buying show probably won't appeal to kids.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series offers some helpful insights into the complicated process of buying a home.
Positive Role Models
The featured homebuyers are a very diverse group of people.
Products & Purchases
Real estate agents are part of the home buying process, but the names of the companies they work for are rarely visible and aren't discussed.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional references to having a big bar stocked with alcohol. Brief scenes of move-in parties sometimes show people drinking beer and wine.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this real estate series -- which follows people as they go through the process of looking for and buying a home -- is very mild overall, but the subject matter isn't too likely to appeal to most younger viewers. Drinking (beer, wine) is occasionally visible at housewarming gatherings, but it's low-key. The homebuyers are a diverse group of people from all walks of life.
Where to Watch
Based on 3 parent reviews
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What's the Story?
HOUSE HUNTERS follows home buyers from across the United States and Canada as they look at potential properties and decide which one is best for them. With the help of a real estate agent, the featured buyers survey three specific properties that are within (or close to) their price range. They then announce which one they're going to buy. If they're successful, viewers get the chance to briefly see them in their new digs after they've moved in.
Is It Any Good?
House Hunters offers viewers the chance to see what goes into the complicated home-buying process -- from finding affordable properties and qualifying for mortgages to negotiating details like closing costs. It also highlights property values in different regions of the country.
While, there's not really any age-inappropriate content in the show, the subject matter probably won't interest most kids. But viewers thinking about buying a home may find the series useful.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about what goes into buying a home. Why is it so complicated and expensive? Why can't everyone afford to buy a house?
Why are real estate TV shows popular? Do you think people watch them for the information they offer, or is it just for entertainment value? What do you think people get out of being on a show like this?
- Premiere date: October 7, 1999
- Cast: Suzanne Whang
- Network: HGTV
- Genre: Reality TV
- TV rating: TV-G
- Last updated: July 2, 2022
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