Local fans of the HGTV’s “House Hunters” are in for a treat this evening, as tonight’s episode, airing at 10 p.m., follows a Pennsylvania couple—Julian and Lacy—on their search for a home in southeast Baltimore.
Realtor Ryan Sebeck of RE/MAX Preferred is the agent helping the couple in their search for a dream home.
Sebeck says that the search focuses on the “Canton/Fell’s Point area.”
“Our experience on the show was awesome,” he says. “You’ll see once the show airs—there’s a lot of energy.” Sebeck believes that the show will give Baltimore some much-needed positive press in TV land, which continues on under the widely-held belief that most of what you need to know about Baltimore can be learned from another TV show.
“Even the producers of [“House Hunters”], when they came out, they were like, ‘Oh, “The Wire.”’ There’s a lot of crime here,’” says Sebeck. “Then, they come out and see the social scene.” “We’re hoping them filming in Baltimore gets them good ratings, and they’ll want to do more in the area,” he adds.
According to HGTV.com, “House Hunters” is a behind-the-scenes look at the house-buying process, as buyers decide what they really want and what they can afford.
“Focusing on the emotional experiences of finding and purchasing a new home, each episode shows the process as buyers search for a home,” says the website.
Nick Frisone of Baltimore Media Blog—facebook.com/BaltimoreMediaBlog—watches the show, and his comments call to mind a footloose man, and a woman’s blood-stained hands.
“The show is a great lesson for first-time home buyers and current homeowners alike,” writes Frisone. “You can’t always get what you want with your budget. Compromise is KEY.”
by Erik Zygmont