Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Home Flipping Shows Continue To Be Popular

Despite the downturn in the housing market, television shows based on real estate continue to be popular with the public and lucrative for networks. In a recent LA Times article, an entertainment specialist voiced this concern:
... how "real" these shows would feel if the home-flippers on TV continued to reap gigantic profits at a time when home prices fell nationwide and "for sale" signs lingered for months in neighborhoods. If the shows begin to lack authenticity, Scardino said, viewers might not be so inclined to watch.
I don't think the real estate market will affect the ratings for these shows. Watching homes being remodeled (whether for resale or not) is always interesting. Also, it will be interesting to watch how these tv home-flippers deal with the new market.

Technorati Tags: ,

No comments: