House Hunters

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Interesting home buying show probably won't appeal to kids.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 14 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The series offers some helpful insights into the complicated process of buying a home.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The featured homebuyers are a very diverse group of people.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

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.

What 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.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byRecessGymClass2 November 25, 2016

Watch it every night.

I'm in love with this show. I love how they're not being fools when choosing houses, they actually have GOOD reasons for picking the houses they want... Continue reading
Parent of a 5 and 8-year-old Written bykarinajohnson November 27, 2011

Definatly appropriate

Apropriate for anybody. But young kids aren't really interested.
Kid, 11 years old May 21, 2018

Good show!

I don’t care about what other people say about kids not getting it. I think it a fun show. It shows people from all cultures, all colors, all statuses and all w... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byAnn Nonymous January 11, 2015

Only older kids would like.

Nothing at all inappropriate. Sometimes a woman is pregnant, people drink wine or beer, or they might mildly swear. If a little kid was in the room, it wouldn... Continue reading

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?

TV details

  • Premiere date: October 7, 1999
  • Cast: Suzanne Whang
  • Network: HGTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-G
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: March 14, 2020

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