Thu 2 Apr 2009
When newlyweds Bill and Patricia Pedersen began shopping for their first home as a couple, they didn’t anticipate their search would end up on national television. But on April 23, the Pendersens will have their home buying experience revealed for all to see when HGTV airs the episode “Searching for a Million Dollar Green Home in Suburban Seattle.”
House Hunters, a popular TV show on Home and Garden Television (HGTV) takes the audience behind the scenes as individuals and families search for a new home. Three homes are highlighted in each episode and by the end of the show, the chosen home is revealed. Scott Gibbons, owner of Plateau Real Estate, was asked to represent Issaquah Highlands on the show.“When I was asked to appear on HGTV’s number one TV show House Hunters, I was ecstatic!” said Gibbons. “What real estate agent wouldn’t be?” Gibbons, charged with the task of choosing a client to appear in the show with him, approached Bill and Patricia with the idea.
“When Scott asked us to be on House Hunters, we had never even seen the show before,” said Patricia. “Filming was a funny process, after a while all our comments started sounding the same.” Patricia had lived in the Highlands
with her daughter Savannah before meeting Bill and knew she wanted to stay in the community. “We both love the Highlands,” said Patricia “We like the idea of the master-plan community, the ability to walk to shops and parks and the wonderful people.”Gibbons, a long-time resident and Real Estate agent, was honored to represent the community. “Living here and owning the Plateau Real Estate Group in Issaquah Highlands has been a dream come true for me,” said Gibbons. “Daily I’m reminded how fortunate I am to be a representative of this wonderful community to future homeowners.”
The episode will be featured during HGTV’s “Green Week,” which highlights environmentally friendly design. The Issaquah Highlands community, which prides itself on sustainable living, was a perfect fit. All three homes featured in the episode are in Issaquah Highlands. Patricia, who has allergies, said the green factor was very important to them. “Green homes, like those in the Highlands, are cleaner and are built with high-quality and sustainable materials,” said Patricia. Gibbons agrees, “A built green home in Issaquah Highlands is cleaner and healthier, costs less to operate, holds its value and protects the environment,” he said.
The episode airs April 23 at 9:00pm on HGTV. Check your local listings for updates on the show or go to www.HGTV.com.