PUBLISHED: 4:49 PM on Tuesday, August 22, 2006
National show seeks Juneau home designs
How much did you pay for your house?

Did you ever wonder what the same money could buy in Miami, Chicago, Austin or Manhattan? Choose a target price - $200,000, $300,000, $500,000 or $1 million - and find out what you can get in housing markets from coast to coast.

That's the focus of the program, "What You Get For The Money," a weekly series airing on both Fine Living and HGTV.

"What You Get for the Money" is bringing cameras to Juneau this month and are looking for outgoing homeowners and design enthusiasts to share their homes and their stories.

The homes need to be stylishly designed and similar to what one might find in magazines such as Dwell or Metropolitan Home, and the value of the homes need to be within the range of $200,000 to $1 million.

Each episode includes background information about the featured city, community, lifestyle and housing costs.

The show will feature the homeowners in their home and out in the community, but the focus will be on the home itself and the lifestyle for the given price.

If interested or for more information, send an e-mail to with "Juneau casting call" in the subject header or call (303) 712-3109.

In each episode there are three homeowners in three different cities with only one thing in common - the price of their homes.

It might be a studio apartment in San Francisco that costs the same as a six-bedroom mansion in San Antonio, or a Chicago fixer-upper equal in value to a beautiful suburban home in Atlanta.

Each show also will feature realtor showings of homes for sale in other cities that share the same cost.

As every realtor will tell you, it's location, location, location, and zip code makes all the difference. The program compares house prices and lifestyle choices.