UPDATE: Bellbrook, Kettering or Huber Heights? Here’s the house a local couple picked on ‘House Hunters’
One Dayton-area community ruled the day in the house-hunting smack down between a 1961 ranch with a carport priced at $99,000; a 2001 colonial for $199,900 with a soak-in tub and a 1951 brick ranch priced at $152,500.
>> NOTE: STORY CONTAIN SPOILERS about the house local couple Megann and Jacob Thomas selected on the episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters” that debuted Tuesday, Dec. 19.
>> Skip ahead to the section of this article that starts with the phrase “FIRST REPORT” if you do not know which house was selected.
The episode is streaming on HGTV’s website.
Megann, a second-grade teacher, and Jacob, an athletic trainer and chiropractor, were featured on the show with local real estate agent Perry Wydman, a member of the Ryan Gillen Irongate team.
Extra shots for the national reality show — including those at RiverScape MetroPark, the Art Institute, Montgomery County’s Old Court House and the Oregon District — were filmed around the Dayton area.
“Dayton is in the heart of everything,” he said in the opening minutes of the episodes. “It is an hour away from Columbus. It is an hour away from Cincinnati. We have our own great food. There is great stuff to do and there is so much history.”
For the episode filmed in May, the couple looked at homes in Huber Heights, Kettering and Bellbrook.
They went with the Bellbrook ranch with a carport priced at $99,000. It was constructed in 1961.
The Thomases purchased the 18,975-square foot home for $96,000, according to the Greene County Auditor’s website.
Jacob was sensitive to squeaking floors and wanted something new. Megann said she wanted something with potential that she could put her own stamp on.
The couple was shown working on the home at the end of the show.
>> FIRST REPORT: Local couple, Realtor on ‘House Hunters’ episode featuring Bellbrook, Huber Heights and Kettering homes
A Kettering real estate agent helped a local couple hunt for the home of their dreams, and the whole thing was recorded for a national audience.
Perry Wydman is set to be featured on HGTV’s “House Hunters” at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, with Megann and Jacob Thomas.
It will rebroadcast at 1 a.m. Dec. 19.
Here is how the episode is described on HGTV’s website:
“A young married couple in Dayton, Ohio, is looking for a house with enough room to start a family. She's looking for a fixer upper so they can put their own stamp on it, while he'd prefer move-in ready, since he doesn't want to take on the added work.”
Wydman a realtor since January, said the Thomases applied to be on the show on a whim.
“They didn’t expect to get on,” he said. “It was actually the first clients I helped find a home.”
The episode, the first filmed in the Dayton area, was filmed in May with a four-member crew from “House Hunters,” Wydman said.
He showed them homes in Bellbrook, Huber Heights and Kettering.
Wydman said one house was what Megann had in mind, another was geared toward Jacob’s wish list and the third had something for both.
Wydman, also a PGA golf professional at NCR County Club, said he was excited to be on the show.
“I thought it would be a good way to get my name and face out there,” he said. “For me it was just a fun experience. I was actually less nervous to do the filming than I will be to watch it.”
He plans to have a watch party with his colleagues from the Ryan Gillen Irongate team.
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