There are those of us that DO like it- fake situations or not. Totally with you on that Ellie. It is always interesting to see what people think is important and necessary for their homes. The thing that drives me crazy about all these design shows (even though I do enjoy them on a certain level)) is that all the homeowners want the exact same thing. I refuse to watch this show now, and watch property brothers instead. I canceled cable recently and I dont miss the Real Estate Network known as HGTV one bit. ” #2. I’d never own home a home without a bathroom in the master and I haven’t seen a home without one in a long time. Part of the criteria to be considered for the show was that they actually had to be under contract for a house. They are standing RIGHT THERE!!! I think the drama is totally faked and the homeowners egged on to take things over the top, but then thats the case with most “reality” tv. he went nuts and left and started making movies in the p*rn business. Of course, "Love It or List It" isn't the only show that has come under fire for a supposed lack of authenticity. olmstead Gotta admit that’s what I do now, too. Love It or List It Vancouver was the first spinoff. It’s good entertainment. The 2013 Beach Home FIX IS IN show!! But there's one part you probably didn't know was fake. I would love to have you do my home in Georgia. YOU’RE SO RIGHT!!!! Even made a muss that one girl had her seperate bathroom and he had a better one for the wife since he did not want the daughter to outdo her. A separate play are for the kids to be loud without disturbing the rest of the family. Love it when these young kids buying a house want it ALL but on a beer budget!!! SURELY something original could be conceived? The one exception that felt real was when Hillary was snarking to the stand in designer that Desta NEVER had her over for dinner and the stand in designer said how fun it was to come to Desta’s house and she was there often and Hillary seemed to be truly annoyed by it. Under the contract, the couple agreed to have Kenny Gemmill or a reasonable alternative to do the renovations. Give us shows with interesting renovation ideas and behind-the-scenes looks at how they’re done, and you’ll have a lot of satisfied customers. I read that Buying and Selling is being filmed in Austin, TX and Toronto, because that’s where HGTV got the most people writing in that they wanted to be on the show. Room by Room, Lynn Jennings, Design on a Dime, etc. If not then do they use them just for displaying the end product? I don’t mind granite countertops but in 20 years you will know when houses were built because of them. That would be hard to pull off, though there is a bit of weirdness there. 4) Even if every piece of the reno went perfectly, the budget Hillary gets would NEVER pay for the amount of reno on the people’s lists. and her appreciation of the old and unique. First clue would be to see what they already have. Ooh, that sounds terribly rude of me doesn’t it! I like looking at the renos and seeing what hilary does to the old houses and I like touring the possible move ins. Now, that is the best way to clear up the air on whether the show is fake or not; therefore, if you still complain that the show is fake, the production company does not have to argue with you. Dysfunctional layouts, outdated kitchens and bathrooms, and unfinished basements are just a few of the challenges homeowners face when they turn to Love It or List It Vancouver. A North Vancouver couple who appeared on Love it or List it Vancouver has filed a lawsuit claiming the show left their home with renovation defects. Bob W. Hilary is making money by acting dumb. If a house is over 50 years old, that should be a MUST regardless of cost. I’m not sure why so many people think they might be. The airfares during holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc) triple in rates, so seldom do we see family for these (as today, I am alone while my family back home is having a gathering of 18!) They know the soft furnishing and decorator furniture will not stay! You’ll find out that they are both actors who have appeared in tv shows and who have a film-making company. My mum’s house was filmed 8 weeks ago, and is not going on T.V.until Feb.(5 months later). If I want scripted tension I’ll watch Law and Order or something. The “Love It or List It” show is simply unwatchable to me – two spectacularly bad actors sniping at each other and berating the “lucky” homeowners, who are even worse actors. Stay tuned for Love It or List It: Vancouver!. Still I have to watch and can’t wait to hear David say “:Hillary will never give you this in your home” and “your own personal on-suite”. Bad goof!!!!!! Can’t see how an owner does not know about mold or water leaks in a bathroom/kitchen sink area. If these shows are about as staged as a sitcom or television drama(where both sitcoms and t.v. Behind a drywall panel, a rodent (long gone) pooped on the footer (about 5 seconds worth of broom/dustpan), chewed some insulation (an entire pack costs $40 max), one wire (15 minutes work by an electrician), and replace the one drywall panel. I remember one show when the camera caught the Realtor lock box on the back door (the door the homeowners used instead of the front door) in the middle of renovations and while they are discussing selling or staying. I completely agree, I love the idea of the show but the drama an the people having to choose being completely annoying and rude. Enjoying the You Live In What type shows too. The show also hires people to be the REAL designers. It annoys me to no end, and we always change the channel when it comes on. They are the show. They are freaking ant colonies, and when you hack their roots to bits, they grow back! She was told that the show was interested in using her family, but, to ‘call back’ after she had a house under contract. I surely do not like it as much as the original. That said, it is great fun to see the before-and-afters and the new designs are always lovely, if predictable. I am not a fan of the spinoff…they do try to act too much like Hilary and David. i think she is very talented and love her work. It is not an isolated case because Murphy and Sullivan also sued the company for shoddy work after paying $140,000 into the renovation fund, but the case was dismissed. I think I’ve only seen one episode where they gave her extra money for her budget. I still hate the bickering, especially David, and I always know it’s essentially fake because as many houses as Hillary has done, she should KNOW about load bearing walls and century old basements leaking. They are expensive to buy, expensive to win, expensive to keep up. A North Carolina couple sued Big Coat Media over their appearance on the U.S. version of the show … That said, I think the show gets repetitive and can be a bit boring at times. According to CountryLiving, Matt and Marci decided to keep the home, but the episode showed that they sold it. This show is clearly fake. The producers will do what they want and disregard the owners’ desires. 1. it is so fake. Give an estimate first. If they both wanted to love it or both wanted to list it, there would be no show. One of my siblings is a producer for a film production company that makes films almost exclusively for Lifetime Network. I like the original. The new hosts just try to copy the original and a copy is always falls short. You get none because they don’t tell you where the house is either. No, I don’t think she does. done much better for distinctive overall body kinds. I like the show. One wants to leave, one wants to stay. Sorry. What I’ve always hated is when a couple are being interviewed and they say “We’re very active and we want a house to match our active lifestyle”.. What the hell does that mean?? It would be nice if every single show was not the same. A big city with a dense downtown area that is very attractive to live in? PLEASE STOP THIS!!!! I would love to see a followup show where we find out if their house sold & for how much. Don’t these people do any research on what lies ahead??? Amen! Are you listening, HGTV? I don’t know if Eddie was her husband though, I didn’t see the episode. I spent a couple of weeks helping out my elderly parents, and subjected my dad to watching this show several times. They do not have the same chemistry and need some more acting lessons. Thank goodness, because it was really hard to watch when it seemed like they were just trying to copy David and Hilary. I’m pretty sure these shows lean more towards entertainment, than reality. chris and patrea It’s like New York City all over again; location costs dearly. I have to disagree somewhat. it looks and feels very fake…boring!! okay i live in nyc and the older apts here are built stupidly as well. The funny thing is Hilary IS a designer and has some well-known clients!! If the producers came out in a Rod Serling-esque intro, with a clear verbal statement, indicating that the show is scripted and staged, these shows wouldn’t last one season; this is because most of the dumb-down audience believes these shows are a documentary, factual, unscripted and unstaged. I don’t actually always love the designs, which I get is personal taste, but my problem is that it’s not even really about the designs. David always shows 2 horrible houses and then finds a great house and there is always at least one big disaster to the renovation, which means something will not get finished. Really? This show is fake, fake, fake. That’s it. Some of the construction flaws are disgusting and positively criminal. That sounds exactly like the stories other people have told me. On The Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew DO take budgets into account and give the homeowners options that aren’t that expensive but still nice. It’s like every other “reality” show out there….faked for 99% of it. And I don’t care for the people scoffing at those of us who believed that the important elements of shows like this and House Hunters – choosing a house not already bought – must be true. The problem with this show is that DAVID never gets a place in the desired neighborhood or within the budget… and when people choose to leave they are always spending more money and moving further away… and if they just gave a few more dollars… instead of paying a higher mortgage… then it would be done right and great…. However, there was a show on several years ago that I really liked, but I can’t recall the name. It is a wonderful city though expensive. (Hoh-oh-kah-ah-heh-ah.) I just think some if the ‘issues’ people have are drummed up a little for the drama value. Actually, I don’t watch the show as much ss I use to because I can always predict the outcome of it. Have you ever in even one show finished what you said you would finish..why all the drama..please just finish One home like you promise. I’ve recently started watching both the east and west coast versions. It’s ok to say I’m addicted. Sad to guess that the lower price homes in the U.S. will be tough to renovate and compete with a newer updated house. Love it or list it used to be my favorite show. From what I understand, they’re working on multiple houses at a time and I think her job is mainly to host. hi donna, the show is somewhat fake, but the damage that a kiss would do would not be fake. Or, y’know, just Make it a half-wall or a see-through wall (like a bookshelf) or something similar. After all, even other reality shows like “Temptation Island” admit to casting singles who are dramatic and with great personalities. Here’s my post about House Hunters: https://hookedonhouses.net/2012/06/11/house-hunters-what-it-was-like-to-be-on-the-show/. I question how some of these homeowners have not strangled her. Do you REALLY expect the HGTV crew would pull up to your curb and announce you as a winner? They must also be able to afford to pay for homeowners insurance and property taxes on the new home. So…if that’s true, then the outcome has nothing to do with what happened in real life. adamids I don’t get it. I miss those shows. I change the channel often when these shows become too much, but I do like to see the befores/afters. Why are all the homes built so stupidly in Canada? I never made it though an ep of “Love It or List It”. As far as Love It or List It, Too I will not be watching. The host was a young guy with dark curly hair and he would go into someone’s place (usually an apartment) and using their own stuff, would redecorate rooms, pulling furniture, rugs, etc. I give Jillian and Todd an A+ for having the courage to be like Hillary and David , Yes I agree, There shouldn’t always be a problem with the basement! If you don’t- change the channel. It has always been a part of my life in one way or another, though I never considered it as a career until I became an adult. @barb: There have been times when the homeowners DID decide to stay because Hillary hit a home run. Tina, I heard that house hunters is faked too and that they audition people that are already in escrow and do multiple takes of different reactions to different houses. Either it’s faked or they are withholding information to jack up the drama. Please show less of Love it or List it and Property Brothers and show a different variety! Every show Hillary has to cut one or two projects because of problems. after being in the construction industry for 20 yrs, running the onsite office for commercial construction, I am now an interior design major. However, she makes all these plans and assumptions – take a wall down here – move that plumbing there – without checking with her contractors first. Its all what is “in” right now. As well, the “after” shots of the rooms are not actually finished sometimes. Do they think viewers don’t see this on every show. He is so handsome. Nothing realistic about anybody thinking a reno is going to happen without wiring or structure problems. It dried and it wouldn’t come off! What makes the show fake is how Hillary goes about “designing” the rehabs!! Some parts are weird because Jillian and Todd try to act like Hillary and David but don’t do much of a good job. Love it or list it too in my opinion is kind of boring; but I know it will improve because they are just starting out. The average price for a detached house in Vancouver is over a million dollars. Thanks for the link. David and Hilary try so hard to help these people and do amazing job….I hope they can find better couples to help out so I can enjoy what David and Hilary do and enjoy the show again. Meanwhile the other show Love it or list it too is simply horrible. That should be expected in old homes but it always seems to come as a huge surprise and not enough money to fix everything. 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