Yet another mindless RE 'reality' show!

maremmaAugust 5, 2012

I'm still shaking my head about this show called "Property Wars" on Discovery Channel. Have these "reality" producers have no conscience? Uhhh....no.

You've got to check out this absurd premise where Phoenix RE investors bid, without inspection, on auctioned-off properties. I won't insult this forum's intelligence with details, but I get the feeling that some unwitting tv viewers actually believe this BS, and may try to "get rich quick" by emulating these flippers' bogus antics.

Isn't this part of the same buy/sell hysteria that got us into this RE mess in the first place? Well, I've written to Discovery Channel to complain (my civic duty), but we all know that entertainment trumps truth every time.

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wilcox902

Flip Men ( Spike TV) same thing.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 6:39PM
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barbcollins

Yes, I have watched a couple episodes. It's crazy.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 8:52PM
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azmom

I have never heard about the shows...well, not a suprise since I rarely watch these type of programs.

Where did the buyers get money for the purchases? I thought it is hard to get a loan nowadays?

If these buyers use their own cash, more power to them - may be we local folks should start paying more attention and waiting for these guys to dump their purchases. LOL!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 9:01PM
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barbcollins

I think they would all have to be cash purchases. Very unrealistic.

1. Nobody ever looks in a window and then is shocked by the condition inside.
2. Sometimes they don't even look in the back yard due to fences. Hmmm. wouldn't you at least carry a ladder so you could see the back yard?
3. They all stand around the yard on their cell phones and tell their agent at the Court House when to bid. It appears they are the only bidders. If that was the case, why wouldn't the work together and not bid against each other?
4. The winner stands around after the auction to wait for their agent to bring the key. Yeah right. Like you get the keys right after you win the bid?
5. One house there was much drama about a possible lien on the property. Wouldn't that lien be wiped out during the foreclosure?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 9:33PM
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cearbhaill

These are entertainment shows, not documentaries.
They are set up, loosely scripted, and in no way represent reality.
Anyone who models their own dealings after those shown on a TV show deserves anything they get.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 7:45AM
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RooseveltL

This country creates competing with the Jones mindset. So, if Person A - has a routine to get wealth - we ignore the effort, research, etc. he/she put into it but instead look at hte profit made at the end. So, we as lazy people try to become Day Traders, House Flippers or Storage Wars. It is unfortunate our society has what I call "Lazy Entitlement".

We want the rewards of just breathing in America and these shows help create that fantasy.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 9:40AM
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