According to Jen Doll of the Atlantic Wire, the popular HGTV series hedges the reality in its reality-television.

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The whole point of House Hunters is to get to look inside someone else’s potential home and finances, to gauge the quality of another’s existence as compared to our own and live vicariously through a home-purchaser for 30 minutes. And then to have it all wrapped up nicely and handed to us at the end of 30 minutes. Who cares if it’s real or not; if our lucky couple didn’t pick a house and appear to move in at the end, the show would not be worth the cost of our monthly cable bill. Fortunately, it is. Oh, so worth it.