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HGTV is one of the most popular cable networks on TV, but unfortunately, it's setting up some unrealistic expectations for buying a renovation property. Many people see these shows and think a gut renovation will be fun, and the most unrealistic expectation these shows set is making it all look far easier than it is.
It's all very challenging to find great contractors who are consistent and show up. These shows also fail to show all the unknowns—what happens when you peel back the onion? What's going on with the home's plumbing and electric? What issues come up, that can’t be seen when the house was bought? Unfortunately, many people are only