HGTV’s Love It or List It Comes To Raleigh

Love It List It
BobLee
September16/ 2015

HGTV’s popular long-running Love It Or List It is in Raleigh-area filming 26 episodes.   The “Raleigh shows” begin airing on Sept 21.

For the benefit of “Albert” and for those of you who “only watch NC State coaches’ shows”; the premise of LIoLI is:

a couple becomes discontent with their current home either due to size, condition, layout or outmoded and must decide to either move to a different house (List It) or have the ever-fetching “Hilary” Farr redesign their current home (Love It).Hilary Farr

We always think they should stay in their redesigned home because “Designer Hilary” is ever-fetching and “Realtor David” is a nebish.

The terms “open concept” and “granite countertops” are mentioned multiple times in EVERY show and Hilary usually runs out of budgeted dollars before she can complete the “en suite” but I still hope they “Love It” due to the “fetching” versus “nebish” factor.

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5 questions with ‘Love It or List It’ producer about new season, now filming in Triangle

Sep 1, 2015, 7:00am EDT Updated Sep 1, 2015, 7:58am EDT

As Triangle Business Journal has previously reported, production of HGTV’s popular home makeover show, “Love It or List It,” has been filming this year in the Raleigh-Durham area. On the show, homeowners decide whether to “love” their existing homes after a design makeover by designer and co-host Hilary Farr, or “list” their home with the assistance of realtor and co-host David Visentin.

Read: Inside the filming of ‘Love it or List it’ in the Triangle (photos)
David Visentin being filmed on-location in downtown Raleigh.

Realtor David

As the new season prepares to launch Sept. 21, TBJ caught up with Maria Armstrong, executive producer at Big Coat Productions, the company producing the show.

How many episodes have you committed to filming in the Raleigh-Durham area?

We are shooting 26 in the area and have five more to finish shooting. Our new season begins airing Sept. 21, at 9 p.m. on HGTV. Each season consists of 13 weekly episodes.

How many have “loved” their homes and how many have chosen to “list” them?

Of the episodes that have already aired, eight out of 13 have been loved. Twelve out of 22 “revealed” homes [in both seasons] have been listed.

Are you exploring other U.S. markets?

We’re not looking at other cities at the moment – we love our current location and would like to stay here for awhile. The Raleigh-Durham area is a growing real estate market, which continues to perfectly showcase classic and contemporary homes that also reflect a range of incomes and architectural styles.

Will Hilary and David remain the co-hosts of the show?

Hilary and David are the hosts of all the episodes of “Love It or List It.” Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot host “Love It or List It Too” out of Vancouver, Canada. The newest addition to the “Love It or List It” family will be “Love It or List It Vacation Homes,” hosted by newcomers Elisa Goldhawke and Dan Vickery. “Love It or List It Vacation Homes” will be shot across Ontario and British Columbia, Canada.

Will the remodeling crew remain the same? Can you give me a little background on the primary contractor?

Our design team continues to remain the same. Our main contractor, Eric Eremita, originally hails from Staten Island. He’s very funny and vibrant, but when it comes to work, he’s a no-nonsense personality who always gets the job done. We also use numerous local suppliers, trades and contractors – and we couldn’t do the show without them.

 

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max'sgrand
max'sgrand
4 years ago

BobLee, please use your influence to get That Damn Dan Kane assigned to this story, we need Dan Kane on this story: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article72324117.html

max'sgrand
max'sgrand
4 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

You are right, no one that “ever-fetching” could do anything like that!

58 Wolf Kennel
58 Wolf Kennel
5 years ago

More than just good people, Wilson has done some interesting business collaborations, city-wide fiber optics, strong stability in Barton College, increasing arts and entertainment venues, and Coastal Plain League history museum. Just didn’t want you to do your feelings dump. Also my Regional church office is there from which my State-wide new church work emanates.

Doug
Doug
5 years ago
Reply to  58 Wolf Kennel

I visited the church website and saw where the Reverend Dr. Barbour is Vice-Moderator Elect, a title I’m unfamiliar with but it sure is a mouthful. I bet Love It Or List It would rise to the challenge of creating a double wide open concept en-suite for the Reverend Dr. The mind reels at the thought.?

58 Wolf Kennel
58 Wolf Kennel
5 years ago

Wow, I feel like Albert. Have never seen the show although the set-up is interesting. However, I do take up for Wilson as a surprisingly together city which does not need to be “twinned” with Rocky Mount. It’s also obvious what draws you to TV shows well beyond couch potatoing :>))

Doug
Doug
5 years ago
Reply to  58 Wolf Kennel

I agree with Mr. Kennel. Not sure Wilson is “surprisingly together” but action was taken by the city to at least NOT become Rocky Mount or Kinston. At least the city is trying to defy the fate you described and tobacco is still playing a part of the economy though not to the degree it was 20 years ago. I know and worked for years with a number of prominent Wilson Wuff clubbers who are decent and realistic chaps but, bless their hearts, from time to time succumb to Wuffthink just like the evil empire to the west.

GaryD
GaryD
5 years ago

Hilary Farr … OR …. JoJo Gaines from Fixer-Upper ???

Doug
Doug
5 years ago

We keep a hopeful watch for the episode when Hillary finally nail guns David’s eyelids to some drywall in the newly refurbished “en suite.” Surely the good folks down Wilson way want another shot at HGTV to once again discover that Wilson is a suburb of Raleigh.

Doug
Doug
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

That was a 1921 hoax by Socrates Dick Gliarmis, founder of Dick’s Hotdog Stand. Everything was preordained when Socrates created his business slogan, “If you like hotdogs you’ll love Dick’s.” His grandson Lee was the field goal kicker for Dick Crum back in the 80’s. The rest is history.

WildatHeart
WildatHeart
5 years ago

Ok I’ll admit it. This is one of the very few TV shows besides History Chanel and sports that I watch. And most f the time I do think they need to “Love It”, maybe because I empathize with all that Hillary has to go through in dealing with unreasonable home owners. It has been fun watching the shows here in the triangle because I just could not relate to the people in Toronto who looked middle class like me but were buying $700,000 homes.

WildatHeart
WildatHeart
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Well that too…..and the accent 😉

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