My First Place

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  • TV-G
  • 2005
  • 24 Seasons
  • 5.0  (27)

My First Place is an engaging and informative reality show that follows first-time homebuyers as they navigate the challenging process of purchasing their first house. The show debuted on HGTV in 2005 and ran for eight seasons, becoming a favorite among viewers who were drawn to its relatable characters, practical advice, and suspenseful storyline.

The show was hosted by three experts in the field of real estate and home improvement: Jill Cordes, Franzella Guido, and Carey Evans. These knowledgeable and personable hosts brought a wealth of experience and expertise to the show, helping viewers understand the ins and outs of buying a house and offering invaluable tips and strategies for making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Each episode of My First Place focused on a different set of buyers, all of whom were seeking their first home. Some were young couples looking to start their lives together, while others were single professionals or new families looking for a place to call their own. Regardless of their backgrounds, all of the buyers faced the same daunting challenge: finding the perfect house to fit their needs and budgets.

The show followed each buyer as they scoured the real estate market in search of the right home. To add to the suspense, producers would often introduce a rival buyer who was also interested in the same property, creating a competitive atmosphere that kept viewers on the edge of their seats. Meanwhile, the hosts provided insightful commentary on the various homes the buyers considered, offering advice on everything from curb appeal to plumbing issues.

Once a buyer had found their dream home, the real work began. Buying a house is a complex process that involves negotiations, inspections, appraisals, and a host of other legal and financial issues. My First Place did an excellent job of explaining these complexities with clear and concise explanations, making the home buying process less intimidating for viewers.

The show also featured numerous home improvement segments that offered practical tips and advice for homeowners. From DIY projects to professional renovations, the hosts showcased a wide range of techniques for improving and beautifying any home. These segments were particularly helpful for viewers who were looking to buy a fixer-upper or who were interested in home improvement projects.

Overall, My First Place was a fantastic show that combined the drama and competition of reality TV with the practical advice and expertise of real estate professionals. The show's relatable cast of characters, engaging hosts, and eye-opening insights into the home buying process made it a must-watch for anyone interested in buying their first home. Whether you're a seasoned homeowner or a first-time buyer, this show is sure to entertain, educate, and inspire you.

My First Place is a series that is currently running and has 24 seasons (351 episodes). The series first aired on October 22, 2005.

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If It Weren't for Bad Luck
12. If It Weren't for Bad Luck
July 23, 2013
Fresh out of the Air Force, Chris and Melissa are looking for a house in Plano, Texas. After battling each other for negotiation supremacy, bad luck befalls the couple not once, but twice, as deal breakers rear their ugly heads.
New Build or Nothing
11. New Build or Nothing
July 23, 2013
A Dallas native has a very long and specific list for her dream house. After touring over 40+ homes, her realtor suggests pursuing a new build, but even then her list of upgrades might bust her budget.
Waiting for a Short Sale
10. Waiting for a Short Sale
July 1, 2013
A costly lease makes it painful for a Baltimore couple to wait out a short sale. Will it be worth the wait, or could it end up costing them months, and lots of extra money in rent?
Colonial or Bust
9. Colonial or Bust
July 1, 2013
A Dallas single mom dreams of buying a colonial home to live in with her son. Dallas isn't known for its colonial architecture, so when she finds the perfect house, she might have to take what she can get.
Suburbs or Country
8. Suburbs or Country
June 10, 2013
A couple living in downtown Baltimore, MD, is tired of noise and no parking. With a baby on the way and their lease nearly up, they need to find a house quickly.
Shopping vs New Home
7. Shopping vs New Home
June 10, 2013
A prison supervisor who shops to relax must decide between cutting back on her shopping or changing her $168K price point. Will she risk the perfect house by offering a price so low the seller walks away?
Reasons Not to Buy
6. Reasons Not to Buy
May 28, 2013
Young Baltimore attorneys Gabby and Zak have great earning potential in the future, but they don't have a lot of cash on hand yet. When the sellers refuse to pay $30,000 in closing costs, the couple must get extremely creative.
Exclusive Neighborhood
5. Exclusive Neighborhood
May 28, 2013
A couple refuses to buy anything outside an exclusive Dallas neighborhood. Affordable homes in the area rarely come on the market and when they do are snatched up quickly, so they'll have to act fast.
Rock N' Roll House
4. Rock N' Roll House
April 25, 2013
A musician and his girlfriend are searching for a place in Baltimore that's close to the water, plus fits his rock 'n' roll lifestyle and her sleep schedule.
Tight Deadline for a Home
3. Tight Deadline for a Home
April 25, 2013
Andrea and Mike's lease is up in 8 weeks but they haven't even started their Dallas home search. The couple puts in two offers, but will they be able to reach common ground before they're kicked to the curb?
Too Little, Too Late
2. Too Little, Too Late
April 9, 2013
An indecisive couple from Baltimore with skyrocketing rent needs to find a new home before their lease is up. But if they continue to 'sleep on it' before making an offer, will they always be a day late and a dollar short?
The Price of Perfection
1. The Price of Perfection
April 9, 2013
A Dallas couple, approved for over a half-million dollars, is looking for the perfect house. She knows what she wants and is not going to settle for anything less, but they don't see eye-to-eye on the right price for perfection.
Where to Watch My First Place
My First Place is available for streaming on the HGTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch My First Place on demand at Philo, Amazon, HGTV and Sling.
  • Premiere Date
    October 22, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    5.0  (27)