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The Best TV Shows About House Hunting

List RulesVote up the best TV Shows about finding the perfect home.

There's something captivating about non-fiction TV that allows even seemingly boring subjects, like real estate, to pull you in and hold your attention episode after episode. While most of us aren't in the market for a house and couldn't care less if our friends were telling us all about their home buying experiences, whenever house hunting shows come on TV there's few of us who can resist the temptation to tune in. The best real estate shows are a mix of quirky couples with a heartwarming story, handsome hosts who hold hammers, and wish-fulfillment that involves seeing gorgeous houses you'll never live in. Simply put, house hunting can be satisfying (if you're not the one doing it) and the best series about buying or selling a home are just plain old entertaining TV. Even if you never plan on buying property, you definitely end up with opinions on real estate when watching House Hunters and Flip This House.

Whether you're flipping through HGTV on a day off, burning hours at a time on Netflix, or actively seeking out and sharing clips of your favorite house hunting shows online, there's no denying that the top house hunting shows can glue us to the couch in the living room and keep us there. So let's call our real estate agent, decide if we need that walk-in-closet after all, and rank the best house-hunting shows ever! 

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  • 1
    Suzanne Whang, Christine Dickert
    27
    8

    Premiered2006

    House Hunters International (HGTV, 2015) is an American real estate reality television series and a spinoff of House Hunters. Featuring the same narrator as the original show, the episodes focus on  ...more
  • 2
    Andromeda Dunker, Suzanne Whang
    36
    20

    Premiered1999

    House Hunters (HGTV, 1999) is an American reality television series. The show follows individuals, couples, or families searching for a new home, with the assistance of a real estate agent.   ...more
  • 3
    Hilary Farr, David Visentin
    22
    11

    Premiered2008

    Love It or List It is a Canadian home design TV show currently airing on the W Network and on OWN Canada. The show is produced by Big Coat Productions and is based in Toronto and other surrounding  ...more
  • 4
    Drew Scott, Jonathan Silver Scott
    24
    15

    Premiered2011

    Twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott aim to help couples find fixer-uppers and transform them into dream homes. The brothers use state-of-the-art imagery programs to unveil their plans for how the  ...more
  • 5
    Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
    27
    23

    Premiered2013

    Fixer Upper (HGTV, 2013) is an American reality television series. Chip and Joanna Gaines work with clients on buying and remodeling homes.  ...more
  • 6

    Dream House

    Jose Marrero
    10
    5

    Premiered2000

    Dream House is a show on HGTV produced by High Noon Entertainment in the United States. Each season follows one person, couple, or family as they complete a new build or renovate an existing home, to  ...more
  • 7

    Texas Flip N Move

    Toni Snow Barksdale
    9
    4

    Premiered2014

    Texas Flip N Move (DIY Network, 2014) is an American home improvement reality television series. The show features professional home renovators who purchase older houses to flip for profit, however  ...more
  • 8

    My First Place

    Jeffrey Holz, Andrew Calin
    13
    9

    Premiered2005

    My First Place follows the journey of real-life first-time buyers through the trials of finding and financing their first place. Every episode offers useful nuggets for viewers who want the latest
  • 9
    Tarek El Moussa, Christina El Moussa
    14
    11

    Premiered2013

    Flip or Flop (HGTV, 2013) is a reality television series. Real estate agents Tarek and Christina flip houses in Southern California by purchasing old homes in need of TLC and renovating them to  ...more
  • 10

    Tiny House Hunting

    Eric Meyer, Hiten D. Patel
    6
    0

    Premiered2014

    Tiny House Hunting is an American reality television series that premiered on the FYI cable channel on December 22, 2014. The series features real estate agents helping people who desire to live a  ...more
  • 11
    Nicholas Tennant
    5
    0

    Premiered2020

    Win the Wilderness (Netflix, 2020) is a British reality adventure competition documentary series hosted by Nicholas Tennant. Six British couples compete to impress the current, elderly owners of a  ...more
  • 12

    Log Cabin Living

    Lance Fahrney
    12
    9

    Premiered2014

    Log Cabin Living (HGTV, 2014) is an American real estate reality television series. The show follows home buyers as they find the perfect cabin-style homes in locations that include volcanos in  ...more
  • 13
    Jonathan Scott, Drew Scott
    12
    9

    Premiered2012

    Property Brothers: Buying and Selling (HGTV, 2012) is a reality television series. Twins Jonathan and Drew Scott split the duties of buying and selling a house.  ...more
  • 14

    Flip That House

    6
    4
    Flip That House is an American television series created by the Discovery Home Channel also broadcast on TLC. Each episode showed a different individual flipping a house.  ...more
  • 15

    Million Dollar Listing New York

    Ryan Serhant
    4
    1

    Premiered2012

    "Million Dollar Listing" has showcased some of the most luxurious homes in Los Angeles. The franchise now heads east with "Million Dollar Listing New York," featuring relentless real estate agents in

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  • 16

    Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles

    Josh Flagg, Madison Hildebrand
    3
    0

    Premiered2006

    Selling real estate in the Los Angeles area can be a glamorous job, as "Million Dollar Listing" proves. The show follows young real estate agents as they try to sell high-end properties in the Los

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  • 17

    Love It or List It Vancouver

    Jillian Harris
    3
    0

    Premiered2013

    Love It or List It Vancouver is a Canadian home design reality TV series franchised by the show Love It or List It, airing on the W Network. The show is produced by Big Coat Productions and is based  ...more
  • 18

    Beachfront Bargain Hunt

    John Beach, Matthew Ryan Anderson
    3
    0

    Premiered2013

    Beachfront Bargain Hunt (HGTV, 2013) is an American real estate reality television series. Each week the show follows real-estate agents as they help potential buyers find affordable beachfront homes  ...more
  • 19

    Million Dollar Listing San Francisco

    Dan Chadbourne
    3
    0

    PremieredJuly 8, 2015

    Million Dollar Listing San Francisco (Bravo, 2015) is an American reality television series and the fourth installment of the Million Dollar Listing franchise. The series chronicles the personal and  ...more
  • 20
    Mike Holmes, Sherry Holmes
    3
    0

    Premiered2018

    Holmes: Next Generation (DIY Network, 2018) is an American home renovation reality show. Armed with their dad's strong work ethic, blunt construction advice and on-site manpower, Mike Holmes's  ...more
  • 21
    Andy Williams, Ashley Williams
    3
    0

    Premiered2017

    Flip or Flop Fort Worth (HGTV, 2017) is an American reality television series. Married couple Andy and Ashley Williams flip houses in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.  ...more
  • 22
    Nichole Holmes, Sarah Miller
    3
    0

    Premiered2021

    Marriage or Mortgage (Netflix, 2021) is an American reality series. A wedding planner and a real estate agent compete against each other to win the hearts and budgets of spouses-to-be, and in the end  ...more

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  • 23
    David Bromstad
    3
    0

    Premiered2015

    My Lottery Dream Home (HGTV, 2015) is an American reality show. Host David Bromstad helps lottery winners look for their perfect luxury dream house after striking it rich.  ...more

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  • 24
    Egypt Sherrod, Sandra Rinomato
    10
    11

    PremieredOctober 4, 2006

    First-time home buyers are guided through the treacherous and sometimes emotionally exhausting shoals of the process and are given candid advice on what it takes to find the right property -- and why  ...more
  • 25

    The Stagers

    Matthew Finlason, Bridget Savereux
    6
    5

    Premiered2008

    The Stagers is a half-hour reality television show about home staging that airs on HGTV in the U.S. and Canada. It is produced by Paperny Films and stars Matthew Finlason, Bridget Savereux, and  ...more