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June 20, 2012

Slate: Why it matters that 'House Hunters' is fake


No, "House Hunters" does not explicitly condone selling one's soul for a white picket fence, and other HGTV shows like "My First Place" and "Property Virgins" do delve into money and home-inspection woes from time to time. But doesn't HGTV have some obligation to portray the housing market as it is, or, at the very least, offer a pronounced disclaimer about the producers' creative and logistical liberties?

Maybe they could fix this whole mess and wipe the slate clean with a good old fashioned "where are they now" episode, showing us the truth after those mortgage payments start taking a toll.

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