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Gallery: 'House Hunters' runner-up: HGTV series films Hixson home as an also-ran +5 more photos A Hixson home will be featured in an upcoming episode of "House Hunters," but this time only as a runner-up. But that's OK to owner Jim Wells and his real estate agent, Joshua Hill. "It's going to put us on the map," says Hill, a KellerWilliams affiliate broker. The home sits on a half-acre lot in the Hidden Harbor community. It's listed at $305,000. Representatives from the HGTV reality series spent 12 hours filming the home at 6624 White Sands Lane earlier this month, but ultimately it will be one of the two houses that the featured buyer will not choose. They're called dummy houses, Hill explains. The show allows the television audience to view three houses as the potential buyer walks through each, discussing likes and dislikes. It all happens within a 30-minute broadcast, so producers simplify the process by only featuring buyers who already have a house under contract. "House Hunters" then finds two comparable homes within the buyer's requested price range to show along with the home selected. The show doesn't tell the audience that the outcome is already known at filming. ...

News source: Times Free Press

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