i just watched a show i have never seen before and i was sure i have seen every show on hgtv. it's about people who buy foreclosed homes in northern california, flip them, and sell them for huge profits a month later.
i live in northern california in the bay area and i was disappointed to see this practice glorified, and the effect it has on those displaced families minimized. i remember one friend, widowed about 2 years earlier, who had tried and tried to get the bank to work with her so she could keep her home of 20 years. she went and stood on the steps at the auction begging people not to buy the home her husband died in. she and her autistic son were forced out when the home sold anyway.
where are the scenes where the sheriff comes and puts the family out on the street? these flippers are not in this to help families as they claim. they are in this to make a quick profit and they actually make home buying more difficult for new families trying to purchase a home. they drive up prices and suck up inventory out of greed. i would never watch this show again and i wish hgtv wouldn't carry this show on the network.
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