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The Washington Post takes a look at the current crop of real estate-centered reality television shows, noting that if we're watching real estate rather than buying it, perhaps the habitat bubble of darkness truly is deflating. Nevertheless, the Queen says otherwise:

"All of America right now is having a love affair with real estate," says New York real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, founder of the Corcoran Group.

Most Americans — almost 70 percent — are homeowners. "Everybody's bought in," Corcoran says, "everybody's in the parade. . . . With so many people bragging at cocktail parties or at church how much their properties have gone up," it was just a matter of time before we'd see our personal obsession played out on the little screen, says Corcoran, who has her own real estate television show in the works.

Because if the glut of programming on HGTV, A&E, BBC America, TLC and Discovery Home doesn't satiate your appetite, there's a big plate of CorcoDevil being prepared. Just don't forget your laxatives.

TV's Hot Properties: Real Estate Reality Shows [WaPo]