Even If A house Is Too Expensive, You’ll Find A Way To Afford It
[House Hunters episode]
Husband: I restring toy ukulele’s.
Wife: and I volunteer at the blind dog shelter.
Both: our budget is 900k
— Lady Kryptonite™ (@_ladykryptonite) April 20, 2017
It’s important to set a budget and stick to it. Some shows on HGTV do incorporate this into their narrative, however, mostly we see high budgets and unrealistic expectations. Another thing that these shows don’t often account for is the market in different states and cities. For example, the show Fixer Upper takes place in Waco, Texas, where the average house costs $177,000, whereas in Seattle it’s $677,000, and in Atlanta, it’s $250,000. Therefore, some home buyers think a remodel will be well within their budget and then get in over their heads when they realize their $50,000 doesn’t go nearly as far as it would in Waco.