Quick Take: House Hunters, “Couple Rushes to Buy Home in Montana”
A Nashville couple moves out west with dessert and coffee dreams.
Review: House Hunters, “Couple Rushes to Buy Home in Montana”
(S4910) Kelli and Reed are a perky couple from Nashville looking to leave the music industry rat race behind and return to Reed’s home state of Montana. He packs up the marketing job and she leaves the singing career to open up “The Caboose,” a frozen yogurt/coffee house where local families can hang out in the evening instead of letting their rascals hang out in the local saloon (okay, maybe the kids were never in the bars but isn’t that a great mental picture?).
House Hunters is a hoot because it’s equal parts wish-fulfillment show, nosey neighbor guilty pleasure, and at the end, a mini-game show where you get to guess what house these picky people actually decide to call their own. As far as couples go, Kelli and Reed rank low on the annoying scale. But as you watch “city girl” Kelli smile a little too brightly about the move, try to pet a horse awkwardly and wax poetic about how she wants a “rustic” home where she can bake and sit by the fire, you get the feeling she’s going to crack in the Montana tundra after one long winter. Let’s hope that she’s heartier than that for her sake and Reed’s.
They look at three houses within the price range of $375,000. The first is worn in with an '80s design and feel to it. Reed and Kelli are unimpressed. House two is a brand new condo a little over their price range but it’s decked out in granite countertops, modern fixtures, and spacious rooms. Only drawback is the view of the train tracks less than a ¼ mile away. They wisely ponder just how much noise those Choo-Choos will make. Lastly, the couple looks at a house in the woods with a lot of wood paneling, a nice sized yard, but with some ugly paint and dated fixtures. It needs some work but the couple decides they can do some upgrades and open their café at the same time.
Was it a wise call? Given their choices, we applaud them and ask them to pass around the frozen yogurt.