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Call the Closer

Professional house-flipper and renovation specialist Lauren Rinsley helps her clients navigate the challenging world of real estate and home reno.
Mondays at 10p|9c on HGTV

Series is in the St Louis area

 

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I've watched some of the episodes, and I really enjoy seeing the homes in the St. Louis area.     

About the same idea as Property Brothers, where they usually have a house, and the hostess is trying to find a better location, or a bigger house.  Then, they remodel the choice.   I'm sure they already own it, like everything other show, especially in today's hot real estate market, but I still like seeing the houses.   

I like the host, and that it's in St. Louis, with different houses.    Concept is like Property Brothers, most of the house hunters already have a house, and she's trying to show them something that fits them better.   

Tonight's show are two investors, who have been living in a luxury hotel for six months, and they love the amenities.  They want something with good return on investment.     I think the duplex would have been a great investment property, remodel their half, keep renting the other half, and then move to a single family, and then rent the remodeled half out.     However, I like the older home they picked, and the remodel.    I'm wondering if getting the permit for the fence from the historical society was to have a plain privacy fence?    

I like that the host features her designer, and other people that work on the project, instead of acting like she does all of the design herself, the way so many other shows do.  I like that the home buyers actually choose finishes and designs.    

I like seeing the different homes.   This Wednesday they're showing several rerun episodes n the morning, on HGTV.  

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Sigh. Another female "designer" host, male contractor, white/grey, mostly open concept. Why? Why does HGTV need this programme? So far the only remotely interesting one was the investor couple. 

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With all the drama about the fence permit and being in an historic area - the fence they finally installed was nothing more than a basic stockade wo/the spikes. Meh!

The blue fence  with lattice top they replaced was a lot more interesting, upscale/custom

Also, thought it was a miss not installing a pair of ceiling fans for the back deck -  they would really help  make being out there more comfortable w/bugs and the St Louis heat in summer.

Actually, it  screened in would be the sweet spot

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OK, like the show…but the hostess needs to quit the Botox on her forehead, it’s weird to watch her try to raise her eyebrows.

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6 hours ago, sheetmoss said:

Re Investor couple

Also, thought it was a miss not installing a pair of ceiling fans for the back deck -  they would really help  make being out there more comfortable w/bugs and the St Louis heat in summer.

Actually, it  screened in would be the sweet spot

The deck was high and the street was visible over the top of the fence. Not very private. Screening it in would be an improvement.

In some of the close-ups of the white subway tile kitchen backsplash the black grout looked messy and the lines uneven--thicker in some spots. Other than that and the ugly light fixtures they selected, I thought the house looked nice.

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On 11/23/2021 at 8:37 PM, CruiseDiva said:

Other than that and the ugly light fixtures they selected, I thought the house looked nice.

I liked the original dining room fixture, and hated the foyer, and other fixture.    I don't think they looked like they belonged in the house.   I have the suspicion that there is a lot of last minute stuff done for the filming that has to be fixed later.  

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I normally like white subway tile but I HATED it in that kitchen. I get that the tile that they wanted was on backorder but surely she could have found something that went better with the rest of the room. Even a black subway tile would have been better. Bonus if it had been a miniature subway tile.

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6 hours ago, sheetmoss said:

Bloody hell - why no explanation about the plywood over the glass block window

My first guess is that it was put there during renovation/yard redo to protect the glass block and they forgot to take it off before filming. My second guess is that they did puncture the glass.🤨

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1 hour ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

Or the window to replace the glass block was custom, and taking forever to show up.  

That would be my guess. It would help if they'd explain things like that and not just leave viewers wondering.

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1 hour ago, CrazyInAlabama said:

Or the window to replace the glass block was custom, and taking forever to show up.  

But why would they take the glass block out before a new window came? It was a weird opening in the wall, part normal window and part glass block. It must have been all glass block originally.

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