HGTV's Real Estate Intervention: a new housing show for a new era

As the collapse of the housing bubble has rendered many of HGTV's biggest hits tragic relics of a bygone era, the network has been looking for ways to adapt and create content that acknowledge the changing market, and offers viewers ideas for how to deal with it.

Enter Mike Aubrey, the star of HGTV's new show Real Estate Intervention, which debuted last month. The latest episode features Georgetown condo owner Evelyn Fine, who needs to sell her home because she's been unemployed for the past six months. She had lived in the home for nearly 15 years and while she had paid under $400,000, the pricey renovations she financed with home equity loans mean that even if she does get her $999,999 asking price, she won't walk away with more than $100,000 or so.

The home's been on the market for three months with no offers and so real estate agent/hard-ass Mike Aubrey shows up to help Ms. Fine evaluate her home, look at the comparables, and find a way to get it sold in a hurry.