Nothing is really exaggerated expect maybe the homes they sometimes build because that article that was written with comments directly from producers of the show iteself.
I love this show so I dont want to be too negative but the reality is they go overboard for the ratings just like any other show on tv...granted once they pick the family they want to do nice things for them but it is mostly for the ratings...all of the shows are different. Town Haul is different than Extreme Makeover HE just like the other person said because they are tearing down a whole house. You have to have it all re-evaluated and pay taxes on the new home. Some of the homes they build are worth well over half a million dollars. The taxes for my home thats only worth $250,000 is kind of outragous...I just pray that these families can stay in their homes and are not getting themselves in too deep just for the excitement at the time.