TV Couple's dream home in Exmouth
A COUPLE from Middlesex have completed three days of filming to find their dream home in Exmouth.
A COUPLE from Middlesex have completed three days of filming to find their dream home in Exmouth.Karen Hobbs, 48, and husband Jason, 41, who live near Heathrow Airport, took part in the BBC programme To Buy, or Not To Buy in a bid to move to Devon to give their three-year-old son, Mark, a life by the sea.Karen, an accountant, and Jason, who works in IT support, signed up for the BBC programme because they were finding time to search for their dream home difficult while working.The pair, who have a holiday caravan at Sandy Bay, spent three days with the production team, viewing two homes in Exmouth and another in nearby Exminster.While Karen and Jason were in Devon they were shown two homes which exactly matched their wish-list, while the third was a 'wildcard' thrown in by producers to see if the couple could be swayed by something different.The pair, who were on the lookout for a modern four-bedroom home within walking distance of the sea, visited homes in Littleham and another in Exminster, which matched their ideal.An Exmouth town centre home was deemed the wildcard by the show's producers.Karen and Jason, who got to test drive their favourite property - spending time living in the home as a family before announcing their decision to buy, or not to buy - are remaining tight-lipped about revealing their final decision and say people will have to watch the programme - expected to be aired within the next six weeks.Said mum-of-three Karen: "Filming was very hard work, but it was great fun. It went really well and gave us food for thought. "I like Exmouth because it's close to the shops and the sea - and so was the house in Littleham we were shown. Although the one in Exminster was inland, all three were absolutely beautiful properties.