Just how much reality is there in the HGTV reality show ‘House Hunters?’
According to an interview with a former participant, Bobi Jensen, much of the popular show House Hunters, which has been on the air since 1999, is faked.
The premise of 'House Hunters' is that viewers follow a buyer as they anxiously decide between three different houses.
Jensen says that, in fact, one house has already been purchased--the producers wouldn't even finalize her as a subject until after the closing.
"When I watch other episodes of the show now I can usually pick out the house they were getting based on hair-dos alone," says Jensen.
Houses are sometimes shot months apart. While the two rejected properties may be on the market, in Jensen's case, "They were just our two friends' houses who were nice enough to madly clean for days in preparation for the cameras!"