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5 Shocking Revelations About HGTV

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Folks that can’t get enough of home improvement are glued to HGTV. The popular cable channel formed huge hits such as Love It or List It and Flip or Flop. Behind the scenes, many of these shows aren’t what they seem. These facts about the network will leave you speechless.

The Taxman Cometh

If you’re a contest fanatic, you’re probably aware of the HGTV Dream Home giveaway. Each year, the network gives away an amazing new house for one lucky winner. Unfortunately, a vast majority of the winners can’t afford to keep their newly won abode. On average, taxes on the house hit around $800,000. It’s best to just take the cash option instead.

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Brothers In Arms

Since 2004, Property Brothers‘ Drew and Jonathan Scott have run Scott Real Estate, Inc. Drew deals with the real estate work while Jonathan handles the construction side of things. For the show, however, they’re not doing things by themselves. They have a slew of contractors willing to help them out.

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Crashing The Party

Yard Crashers finds homeowners getting a surprise backyard makeover from contractor Matt Blashaw’s team. They’ll head to a home improvement store and pick out a random person. Unfortunately, nothing is really random about this process. Many of the people on the show were picked in advance because of connections. There’s also a screening to see which person would be compatible based on their behavior.

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Quiet On The Set

Designed to Sell was determined to help homeowners fix their homes for purchase. At the end each episode, you’ll usually hear the homeowner’s final verdict on the matter. Behind the scenes, producers shoot different endings for each show. The homeowner has to film themselves saying they either sold the house or haven’t just yet.

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Hunting For The Truth

For a whopping 173 seasons, House Hunters has helped couples find the house of their dreams. For many, they already discovered their perfect house before the cameras rolled. Former participant Bobi Jensen told Hooked on Houses about her recent experience. “The ones we looked at weren’t even for sale … they were just our two friends’ houses who were nice enough to madly clean for days in preparation for the cameras,” she said.

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