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    Bearcata... I completely missed the comment about Sergey. How sad!
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    4/2 episode

    Amazing an episode where people were not that vile to each other, I wonder what happened???

    How can people afford to live in the New York/New Jersy area the housing is so expensive???? Especially that one girl who was a nurse and a a single mom?

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    I asked the same question when I lived there, Bearcata. But the salaries are inflated, to some degree.

    The single mother was the only woman on this show that I actually liked. The other two women were absolute wenches to their husbands and were nothing but loud-mouthed shrews. Dayum... shut the heck up already.
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    I could see that but they were very frustrated with the hubbies, but I have seen it before, they guys don't really want to do the heavy packing and they figure if they act like they are incompetent they wives with get frustrated and yell at them to go away and viola the wives does all the packing bitching about what an idiot the hubby is and hubby is relaxing in his recliner watching the game. Unfortunately, wives have long memories and lets see what happens when he tries to get lucky next time.

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    This show sucks. Very very badly. Why would anyone care what these people think of their old homes? I dont get it.

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    Hey, I just like decorating shows. That and being a home owner you like to see what misery other people are suffering.

    This was a very interesting episide as all the couples had very unique styles. What I have noticed especially in the last 2 or 3 eps is that there is too much pink in the northeast. Don't they sell any other colors in the New Jersey/New York area.

    The Hobbit couple, I have to give them credit for a lot of creativity but I think some of the execution could have been alot better especially with the trees in the chickadee forest.

    Rebekka. Boy did I feel sorry her. But. Big But. How in the world did she ever get a mortgage without a home inspection? Every single time I have gotten a new house the mortgage company requires that it is inspected. There is something very fishy there. Possibly lawsuitable. At least against the realtor. That and the disclosure laws that were ignored in this episode by the Hobbit couple. That house was a fire trap. These people were filthy, what was it with all the mouse droppings??? I know both work and have 2 kids, that is why there are cleaning services. Even getting one in once a month.

    At least the house looked real cute after the remodeling.

    Oh, Grandma was cute, and screw the fiancee, if he couldn't live through this then he was not worth keeping. But Rebekka what was with the dress in the beginning, that was a lot of cleavage for a family show?

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    I felt horrible for the single girl who bought the house with the dead squirrels in the ceilings, the maggots growing in the light fixtures, the rat droppings everywhere, termites, and the hazardous wood stove. I agree it is her fault for following her realtor's bad advice to buy the house with no contingencies and no inspection; that is just plain stupid. Boy, did the house look amazing after she gutted the whole thing.

    But what made me so angry was the Hobbitt couple who used to own that dump. How could they have possibly not known that their house was a rodent-infested pit? They acted all surprised. They even said that the rats were from the previous owners. Does that mean thosse rat droppings were left there from before? Gross. I do not believe they could live in that squalor and think there was nothing wrong with it.
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    Hey, I just like decorating shows. That and being a home owner you like to see what misery other people are suffering.
    Ok.... I can see your point.

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    I feel so horrible for Rebekka, but seriously, I've never bought nor considered buying a home and even I know that you need to get an inspection of the property! I yi yi! Just seemed like some major lack of sense there to me, but atleast it was a great learning experience that she'll never forget and she really did come out with a pretty home in the end.

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    4/16 episode

    Not bad an entire episode based in Harlem. I guess I was surprised at how nice the area looked. All the homeowners were very well educated and well spoken and open to other peoples home decorating and how they use the space, so there was not too much backstabbing over other peoples tastse. Thank God there were no vertical blinds as in previous episodes. I'm starting to think it is a 'trashy' trend like buffont hair. Loved Auntie Lou, she really threw some digs at Doug and homeowner and perpetual bachelor Addys. To be honest I missed the first couple of minutes and thought that Bernard and Auntie Lou were married, I hate to say it but Bernard does come across as an older man, maybe it is the slowness in his speech patterns or movements. But Auntie Lou has him very well trained. I did like what they did with Addys's condo. Hope someone can explain New York living spaces to me. Addys's old apartment is a two floor apartment, a duplex???? I really liked the steam shower, would love one of my own. I am glad that they realized the columns would not work and gave up the idea. I appreciate that they gave up the idea unlike some couples that do refuse to give up an idea when it is clearly not working.

    What was really funny was Addys's reation to how his old apt was changed. Addys, to me is a upper 40, early 50's bachelor who decorated his place with his college dorm room/apt furniture. There was no taste, no style in his place and the artwork, posters stapled to the walls. Please! To add insult to injury he called Bernards style 'feminine', I think Addys has some issues. That and at his age to still be using cheap shelves etc... Lets not even go into the the junky bathroom full of product and his idea of entertainment is leaving porn mags on the breakfast counter.

    The lawyer couple from Canada (Go Canada) was cute. The hubby definitely did not look 40. Where were they staying during the renovation? I didn't get that entire thing. Also, what was the issue with the moving out of there old place by 5????? The wife had a few control issues, but I think you really should give the guy some of his own space, even if its 3 sq ft.

    The $3000 chandelier, Ha Ha, they hubbies reaction was priceless. I saw that same chandelier made on Small Spaces on HGTV for 50 bucks and looked just as good. If that is what she wants fine, but I think she got ripped off price wise.

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