HGTV’s ‘Steal This House’ tracks hot real estate, spotlights buyers across metro Detroit
HGTV might need a regional Detroit office after this summer.
Already underway on the cable network is a new season of “Bargain Block,” the home restoration series that finds Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas turning ailing and abandoned homes on Detroit’s west side into design showcases.
On July 13, “Rehab Addict Lake House Rescue” premieres, the latest “Rehab Addict” spin-off from Nicole Curtis, who’s renovating a 1904 waterfront cottage in Lake Orion that will become her family retreat.
And on Saturday night, Cristy Lee, the TV personality best known for her automotive-themed shows, will debut her HGTV series “Steal This House,” which features her guiding prospective buyers through the process of choosing a more affordable home — the “steal” of the title — and fixing it up into a place that matches their ideal
According to Lee, the goal of the show, which was shot in the Motor City region, is to help potential home buyers who’ve been searching without luck for exactly the right house: “They’ve been looking and looking and looking, and they just can’t find that perfect home.”
With Lee’s assistance, buyers stop trying to check every box on their wish list and instead embrace a house that could become amazing with some major improvements — and viewers get to watch as the makeover happens.