Wednesday, November 2, 2011

House Hunters

Since moving across the country I've become addicted to House Hunters and House Hunters International. I live vicariously through the House Hunters and fantasize about some of the amenities that the buyers want in their next home. House Hunters takes viewers behind the scenes as individuals, couples and families learn what to look for and decide whether or not a home is meant for them. Focusing on the emotional experience of finding and purchasing a new home, each episode shows the process as buyers search for a home (source:

Sometimes it's amusing to me, the expectations potential homeowners have; nowadays everyone wants granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and huge master bedrooms with an en suite dual vanity bathroom, regardless of their station in life.

First time home buyers are notorious for quibbling over cosmetic things, like paint and carpet, and not seeing the overall potential in a house.

They are also those who have lived in one part of the country for many years and have moved and would still like to find Atlanta houses and prices in Connecticut, as an example. At some point the home buyer realizes, we're not in Kansas anymore, so let's deal with the reality of living in California.

Some buyers are willing to sacrifice amenities if the price is right; some sacrifice square footage based on their budget or their lifestyle.

There are buyers that are filthy rich and are looking for their dream house; the budget really is arbitrary. But a million dollars buys different things in different places.

When I watch this show, it reminds me that even though a house is a major investment - I have a better house to look forward to that will surpass my dreams. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2

Are you looking forward to your new house?


  1. I can't wait to buy a house again. I don't know every detail I would like, but I want a real dining room so I can invite people over for dinner. Something about having family and extended family around the dinner table is just special. ;)

  2. I love watching House Hunters and seeing what types of homes people are searching for...but I eagerly await the mansion that is being prepared for me!!!!

  3. Oh, a lovely home it will be!!! Yes! My homeless friend Greg moved in yesterday to his very own little home. He is just ecstatic to have a front door, a light switch, a bathroom and his very own bed!
    His address is on my blog post today if you would like to send him a card:)


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