Throwback Thursday- Property Brothers: Buying + Selling (2012 to Present)

The process of preparing your home to be sold so you can buy another requires that the homeowner put their best home foot forward.

Property Brothers: Buying+ Selling has aired on HGTV since 2012. The premise of the program is that brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott step in to help the subject of each episode with the home buying process. But before the house can be sold, it requires some sort of renovation. While this renovation is being done, the homeowners are looking at potential new homes. At the end of each episode, the homeowner’s current home (post renovation) is sold and they will be moving into a new home.

Anyone who has read this blog knows that I have mixed feelings about the reality genre in general. This show, however, I like. It has enough of a high stakes drama to it, but it is not so derogatory that I feel my brain cells dying while I am watching it.

I recommend it.


A Very Brady Renovation Review

Fifty years ago, a little family show premiered. It told the story of the marriage of a widower, a widow, their combined family of six children and their maid. It was only on the air for five years, but this show is as iconic as it gets.

The show is The Brady Bunch.

Monday night, A Very Brady Renovation premiered on HGTV. Last summer, the house was used as the exterior shots The Brady Bunch was put on the market. Purchased by HGTV, the house is being renovated to match the set. Led by HGTV stars The Property Brothers and advised by the actors who played the Brady kids, each episode focuses on the renovation of a specific portion of the house. At the end of the season, the home will look like it came straight out of the Hollywood sound stage.

I really like this show. It is unique, entertaining and full of nostalgia with just enough of the home renovation process to easily ensnare home renovation show addicts.

I recommend it.

A Very Brady Renovation airs on Monday nights at 9pm on HGTV.

Flashback Friday-Property Brothers (2011-Present)

Among the shows that dot the reality television landscape, shows that center around home remodeling are not only the most compelling, but also the least likely to create brain drain.

Property Brothers premiered on HGTV in 2011. Ever since then, it has become one of the network’s most popular shows.  The premise of the show that twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott work each episode with a homeowner or homeowners who are convinced to purchase a new home that is badly in need of a face lift. Drew is the realtor and Jonathan is the contractor. At the end of each episode, the homeowner(s) are presented with the final results of the remodel.

After 7 years on the air, Property Brothers still pulls in audience for good reasons. Their affable charm, easy going manner and extensive knowledge in the world of real estate sucks the viewer in and does not let go until the closing credits roll.

I recommend it.

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