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The Best TV Shows About House Hunting

Updated May 18, 2021 524 votes 122 voters 17.3k views41 items

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! 

  • 1

    House Hunters

    Andromeda Dunker, Suzanne Whang

    PremieredSeptember 30, 1999

    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
  • 2

    Property Virgins

    Egypt Sherrod, Sandra Rinomato

    PremieredOctober 4, 2006

    Property Virgins is a reality television series produced by Cineflix. The show portrays the experiences of prospective first-time home buyers, or "property virgins". The host of the show coaches...  more

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  • 3

    Property Brothers

    Drew Scott, Jonathan Silver Scott

    PremieredJanuary 4, 2011

    Property Brothers is a Canadian reality television series that is produced by Cineflix. It airs on W Network and HGTV. It airs as My Dream Home in Australia on LifeStyle Home, in New Zealand on...  more
  • 4

    Love It or List It

    Hilary Farr, David Visentin

    PremieredSeptember 8, 2008

    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
  • 5

    Fixer Upper

    Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines

    PremieredMay 23, 2013

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

    House Hunters International

    Suzanne Whang, Christine Dickert

    PremieredFebruary 20, 2006

    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
  • 7

    The Stagers

    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
  • 8

    Texas Flip N Move

    Toni Snow Barksdale


    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
  • 9

    Property Brothers: Buying and Selling

    Jonathan Scott, Drew Scott
    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
  • 10

    Flip or Flop

    Tarek El Moussa, Christina El Moussa

    PremieredApril 16, 2013

    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
  • 11

    My First Place

    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...
  • 12
    Curb Appeal is a half-hour TV series that has aired on HGTV in the United States from 2002 to the present, exploring how a house's outside "curb appeal" will be updated. Various hosts over the years,...  more
  • 13

    Dream House

    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
  • 14

    Log Cabin Living

    Lance Fahrney


    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
  • 15

    Flip This House

    Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo

    PremieredJuly 24, 2005

    Flip This House is an American television series that airs on the A&E television network as well as the Bio network. Each episode spotlights the purchase and renovation of a single unit. All episodes...  more
  • 16

    Take This House and Sell It

    Take This House and Sell It is a Canadian Home and renovation reality show that originally ran from September 2, 2004 to May 18, 2010 on the W Network. The show was formerly produced by Grace...  more
  • 17

    Flip or Flop Nashville

    Page Turner, DeRon Jenkins


    Flip or Flop Nashville (HGTV, 2018) is a reality television series. Real estate agents DeRon Jenkins and Page Turner flip houses in Nashville, Tennessee. ...  more
  • 18

    PremieredAugust 4, 2019

    Flip It Like Disick (E!, 2019) is an American reality television series. The show follows Scott Disick, as he embarks on an endeavor of high-end home flipping....  more
  • 19

    Flip That House

    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
  • 20

    Win the Wilderness

    Nicholas Tennant


    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
  • 21

    Tiny House Hunting

    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
  • 22

    Designed to Sell

    Rachel Reenstra


    Designed to Sell is an HGTV American reality television show produced by Pie Town Productions in Los Angeles and Chicago and Edelman Productions in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. Each 30-minute...  more
  • 23

    Love It or List It Vancouver

    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
  • 24

    Beachfront Bargain Hunt

    John Beach, Matthew Ryan Anderson


    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
  • 25

    Flip or Flop Fort Worth

    Andy Williams, Ashley Williams


    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