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Posted on Thu, May 2, 2013 : 11:50 a.m.

'House Hunters' episode featuring Ann Arbor to re-air Saturday

By Jenn McKee

The April 8 episode of “House Hunters,” which focused on a young woman seeking a home in Ann Arbor, will be re-broadcast on Saturday, May 4 at 10 p.m., as well as Sunday, May 5 at 1 a.m.

The "House Hunters" website features some background on the buyer in the episode: "Annette has moved back home to Michigan after completing college in Chicago, and is ready to purchase her first home in the hip college town of Ann Arbor. She'd like to find something historic with vintage charm that matches her artsy personality. She loves to craft, and would like space for her crafting supplies. She also works from home, so a home office is essential. Helping her with the search is her childhood friend, Elisa."

Realtor Alex Milshteyn is featured on the program.

Local intuitive Amy Garber gives the episode's featured house hunter a psychic reading at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room during the episode.

Garber wrote in an email, “The producer had gone to the University of Michigan and loves Ann Arbor, so that's why she was filming an episode there. The young woman who was the house hunter was very sweet. I didn't meet her and her friend until we sat down at the table to do the reading. I took her hand to do the reading and got information very quickly about the type of house she would find and how it would fit into her plans.

“What I remember is that I saw a house on the Old West Side that would be different from the other houses on the street, small and older, not maybe what she originally had in mind but that it would fit into her budget and she would see how she could transform it the way she wanted. I can still see it in my mind. It was an ugly brown and beige outside, a big front porch, and it also had an upper room like an A-frame does.”

Those who were watching U-M men’s basketball team compete in the NCAA tournament likely missed the original airing of this episode, so tune in this weekend to see if Garber’s reading was prescient.

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.



Sat, May 4, 2013 : 12:08 p.m.

What most people don't realize is that the home is already under contract before you film the show. So pretty much fake as far as the "house hunting" goes.

Erica Hobbs

Fri, May 3, 2013 : 12:42 p.m.

House Hunters is my new addiction! Can't wait to see the episode!


Thu, May 2, 2013 : 11:47 p.m.

It's still staged and totally fake. Why is this news?


Thu, May 2, 2013 : 6:52 p.m.

These shows are always borderline insulting to people who are actually looking for houses. I question their view of what an average "young couple" or even seasoned home buyer looks like. TV needs to be interesting though, and watching someone look at budget properties is probably pretty boring.


Thu, May 2, 2013 : 5:57 p.m.

Questionable newsworthiness.


Thu, May 2, 2013 : 5:41 p.m.

I watched this episode the first time it aired, and ... um ... yeah. It takes all kinds, I guess.


Thu, May 2, 2013 : 4:25 p.m.

A psychic reading? So much for Ann Arbor being a town of rational scientific thinkers!