MADISON, NJ - (Marketwired - Apr 30, 2013) - Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate kicks off the second season of its national online and television reality series, Home, First Home® on May 1. The series, airing on The Better Show, features the story of first-time homebuyers Kehinde and Dozie Ekweribe, Nigerian immigrants intent on fulfilling the American Dream of purchasing their first home. The ten-episode series chronicles the newlyweds' pursuit of their perfect house and neighborhood, with insight from a "Dream Team" of lifestyle and design experts and the guidance of their real estate agent, Michelle Posey of the Houston-based brokerage Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene.
"Kehinde and Dozie were intent on finding a home that not only satisfied their lifestyle needs of today, but one they could look at as an investment for the future," said Posey. "They are young professionals that were looking for a short commute, space to entertain, a great community and room for their family to grow. I think a lot of people will be able to relate to the Ekweribes as they take on a very exciting experience, and this series will help inform other first-time homebuyers about the home buying process in a really entertaining way."
With additional acumen from the Dream Team, the couple was able to envision themselves in three possible houses before calling one 'home.' The Dream Team of lifestyle and design experts is made up of interior designer Jennifer Adams, award-winning lifestyle author Carolina Buia and outdoor design expert Carson Arthur. Throughout the series, each expert provides specialized insight and tips, keeping viewers abreast of the latest trends in design, entertaining and lifestyle, while helping the Ekweribes see how they could customize each home to fit their needs.
"Home, First Home was so well-received in its first season, that we were eager to produce a second with a dynamic set of Millennial homebuyers and the added design and lifestyle expertise from our Dream Team that brings to life the many considerations involved in finding the right home," said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. "Our ultimate goal is for viewers across the country to understand what to look for in an agent and a home, and to further educate them on one of the most important decisions of their lives -- with an entertaining twist."
The Home, First Home series, produced in conjunction with Meredith Video Studios, will air nationally on The Better Show in more than 155 markets from May 2013 through July 2013 and online at tv.bhgrealestate.com. The series will also air on the Hallmark Channel this fall.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. The growing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes approximately 8,300 sales associates and approximately 250 offices serving homebuyers and sellers in Canada and across the U.S.: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.
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