|Narrated by||Suzanne Whang (1999–2007)
Colette Whitaker (2008–2009)
Andromeda Dunker (2009–present)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||13|
|No. of episodes||538|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original run||October 7, 1999 – present|
|Followed by||House Hunters International|
- 1 Format
- 2 Spin-offs
- 3 References
- 4 External links
House Hunters was originally hosted/narrated by Suzanne Whang. In 2008, the show was narrated by Colette Whitaker. The current narrator, Andromeda Dunker, began voicing the show in 2009. The program follows individuals, couples, or families searching for a new home with the assistance of a realtor. Each broadcast features three properties, one of which is selected by the prospective buyer, whose offer generally is accepted by the seller. In the final moments of the show, the new owner provides a tour of the house, revealing what changes and/or improvements if any were made after moving in.
Although the TV format is that of a reality show, producers may recruit buyers who are already in escrow with the house of their choice. One participant in the show stated, "The show is not really a reality show. You have to already own the house that gets picked at the end of the show. But the other houses in the show are actually the other houses we considered buying."
In early seasons of the series, prices and locations never were mentioned. The viewing audience is now privy to where each property is located along with the amount being asked and paid for each property.
House Hunters International
House Hunters International is the first House Hunters spin-off series. It features the same narrators and show focuses on properties around the world. 
House Hunters on Vacation
House Hunters on Vacation is the second House Hunters spin-off series. Rather than featuring the same narrators as the other two series, this show is hosted by Taniya Nayak. Families have the opportunity to stay in a vacation home for one week. Each episode will see homebuyers choose which of three properties they would most like to stay in for their week-long vacation (which is paid for by HGTV.) 
House Hunters: Where Are They Now
House Hunters: Where Are They Now focuses on people who have previously purchased homes on House Hunters. They typically are 6–12 months after the original filming, and shows how they have settled in. 
House Hunters: Renovations
House Hunters: Renovations is a one hour show as opposed to the typical 30 minute episodes. The first 30 minutes are spent in typical fashion looking for the home and then deciding between three homes. The second half is spent following the purchaser through the renovations they do to their homes, which typically are very large. 
House Hunters: Million Dollar Homes
House Hunters: Million Dollar Homes searches the globe for the most spectacular estates money can buy. Those show focus on people looking to spend a lot of money on their dream home. 
Island Hunters is House Hunters with a tropical twist. Island Hunter originally premiered New Years Day 2013.
Follow some lucky buyers who aren't just looking for a house, they're looking the ultimate getaway, their own private island. Follow families as they tour three separate islands, complete with vacation homes and gorgeous beachfronts. 
Houseboat Hunters is House Hunters with a twist. The people who are on this show are looking for their home to be on the water instead of on land. The families on the show are seeking a primary residence or a vacation home that floats. 
House Hunters: RV
House Hunters: RV is House Hunters with a twist. The people who are on this show are looking for their home to be on wheels instead of in the ground. The families on the show are seeking a primary residence on wheels, or a vacation home on-the-go. 
The House Hunters format was also used in Car Hunters, a series of commercials in Fall 2010 for Chevrolet in which a prospective buyer test drives a Chevrolet Cruze or Chevrolet Traverse and two other cars, always choosing the Chevrolet vehicle. Conducted by an independent research firm, the shopper was not informed until the end that Car Hunters was actually a commercial for Chevrolet. The series of ads, which carried the same look as House Hunters (apart from using a blue color scheme instead of yellow), debuted on HGTV in September 2010 as part of a sweepstakes sponsored by HGTV and Chevrolet.
- Interview with Ted Prosser, Owner of Into The Mystic, Coral Bay at On-StJohn.com.
- HGTV: Car Hunters
- Autoblog: "Video: Chevrolet sweeps HGTV Car Hunters Challenge", September 15, 2010.