Home and Garden Television (aka HGTV) is a cable channel that focuses on everything from home improvement and remodeling to gardening and interior design tips. The HGTV network was founded in 1994 and broadcasts a variety of popular shows today, including Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop, and House Hunters.
However, being around for as long as the network has and delivering hit shows hosted by several different personalities means there is bound to be a scandal, or two or three … you get the idea. Sometimes the hosts of the shows just can’t behave themselves, and other times, the network just isn’t upfront with viewers, creating its own controversies. Here’s a look at the biggest HGTV scandals ever.
15. Dream home winners can’t keep the homes
Since the ’90s, HGTV has been giving away one dream home a year to its sweepstakes winners. However, winning the lavish home doesn’t come without expenses. The estimated taxes for the $1.5 million 2016 property were about $693,000.
The hefty taxes are a big turnoff — and the main reason why just about every winner since 1997 has had to sell their property to avoid going into debt.