The UK is crazy about real estate TV shows!

There are now almost daily programs on all channels about developing, buying, renovating and selling your home. TV show hosts have become celebrities and household names. Some TV stations have hosted real estate show weekends dedicated solely to real estate TV shows. Britain has an insatiable appetite for the shows.

Why real estate TV crazy?

The UK has seen some unsustainable house price increases. This has resulted in property owners having huge amounts of equity in their homes. The majority of people who have owned a home in the last 5 years now have huge fortunes. Taking care of your home and making the most of it is of the utmost importance. Those who want to profit from their profits invest in real estate abroad or buy second homes for rent. No wonder UK Property TV has gone mad.

We reviewed some of the most popular shows.

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Presented by Sarah Beeney, this program charts the ups and downs of new real estate developers. Typically, every show shows that budget is king. Developers shed a few tears when they made their first attempt at making money from real estate development. It’s certainly not a task for the faint of heart. Sarah Beeney is an experienced developer herself and offers valuable advice.

Our Review: Sarah Beeney can seem like a know-it-all, and “I told you so” is on the tip of her tongue so often. It’s great to watch other people’s mistakes though, and she makes some very valuable points. We found ourselves shouting, “Don’t argue with her, just listen

Location Location Location Channel 4 UK style

Two knowledgeable, young and successful London property seekers, Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer, face the weekly challenge of finding someone the ideal house to buy – in just a few days! Filmed at locations across the UK.

Our Rating: Some good tips for finding your new home. Some of the apartment seekers can be a bit over ambitious and annoying. The program is repeated on some satellite channels, so some of the house prices are very historical.

Sale of houses channel 4

Estate agent Andrew Winter tours some of the UK’s hardest-selling homes and meets stressed-out homeowners whose properties have been stuck on the market for months.

Worried about a sale and unable to figure out why no one wants to buy their home, they desperately search for a solution. Andrew gives his candid opinion and recommended course of action. His critical appraisal is often met with resistance… until the owner takes his advice, it is essential if he is to sell his home. And they sell.

Our Review: Andrew Winton cuts it short with his comments on these hard-to-sell homes and their owners. No hot comments from this man. Some of the owners are subject to his open, honest opinion. He’s right 9 times out of 10. For us, his brutal honesty makes the show more enjoyable. Andrew Winton puts these houses up for sale. His firm but fair manner makes him a must have.

A place in the Sun

Amanda Lamb presents A place in the sun, the show helping buyers find their dream home in exotic overseas locations. Amanda (Scottish Widows Ad) locates a wide range of the best properties available and guides potential buyers through the ins and outs of the local market.

Our Rating: An excellent show that did extensive research on housing market trends in various sunny locations. It is a must if you want to buy abroad

family doctor

Anne Maurice is the indoor equivalent of Anne Robinson. She’s quick-witted, quick-witted, and lightning fast with her forecast. If she doesn’t lighten it, peel it off, or paint it white, she ruthlessly depersonalizes it – packs it all in a big black garbage bag and ships it with a crisp “Goodbye”

Our Review: Anne Maurice is pointing these home sellers at the obvious, and when they don’t believe her, they’re getting candid views from potential home buyers. Their shows can get a bit repetitive. A must see show though

Other People’s Houses Channel 4

Providing an excellent opportunity to look behind other people’s curtains each week, Naomi Cleaver follows a couple as they attempt to renovate a property and uses this as an excuse to see what other people have done with similar buildings

Our Rating: This program is a wonderful opportunity to see ordinary people’s ideas about what they think a home should look like. Some useful ideas but lacks the shine of similar shows.

Relocation relocation channel 4

Could you start your life over and sell your house to fund a new dual existence? buy both a place in the country and a pied-a-terre in the city? Professional property searchers Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer present a brand new series, Relocation Relocation, which helps six couples find the ideal balance: urban energy and rural relaxation.

Our Rating: If you can afford two apartments, one for work and the other for the weekends, this might be for you. Some of the participants can come across as a bit smug.

Safe as houses

Home Safe: “Tracy and Stephen Gibbs”

Moving is high on the list of the most stressful things to do, and this real estate show explores that fact¸ starring real estate agent Emma Basden and contractor Jason Maloney. Steve and Tracy plan to move from Cheshunt to St Austell in Cornwall where Tracy is blown away by the sea and the fields and the real estate they can afford. But things don’t quite go according to plan.

The UK has seen some unsustainable house price increases. This has resulted in property owners having huge amounts of equity in their homes. The majority of people who have owned a home in the last 5 years now have huge fortunes. Taking care of your home and making the most of it is of the utmost importance. Those who want to profit from their profits invest in real estate abroad or buy second homes for rent. No wonder UK Property TV has gone mad…