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June 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home: Owning the American Dream

Home Sweet Home: Owning the American Dream is exactly what it sounds like--a show about the pursuit of home ownership. Because it's a KCTS 9 local production, though, it's specifically about living in the Pacific Northwest and what's going on with the housing market here and now--and how it's affecting individuals.

My story is that I work at a public television station, I'm getting married soon, and whereas six years ago, $250,000 sounded outrageous to me, $300,000 is sounding mighty reasonable to stay in the city and begin the next portion of life's journey. But should we pounce now and try to get an ever-scarcer home loan in a shifting market? Or should we play the wait-and-see game for a while longer?

What's your story? Have a home that's dropping in value just because the market's shifting? Holding onto a house bought long ago in spite of overwhelming property taxes? Looking for that first home--in Seattle or the surrounding areas, and want it to be built green, sustainable and high-density (without being hideous)? Home Sweet Home takes a look at all these positions. Watch the show and let us know what you think, and share your story with others online in the comments.

Home Sweet Home airs Monday, 6/30, at 10:00 p.m. and will be available On Demand via Comcast for a month after the broadcast.

P.S. As a point of clarification, I'm not the GM pictured at left, but one of the KCTS 9 staff. You might know me from our other blog. I'm Daphne, the one with the glasses.


Some really cool stuff here, dude. Congrats on a great article.

Dear King Community Television Service,

I'm a big fan with PBS Kids. I hope that the children in your area like what you show. I like your web site. Hope you're doing well.

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