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April 16, 2014

Kokomo episode of 'My First Home' airs Saturday

Steven Underwood gets new home and makeover on TLC show

A cautious cat-lover will search for the perfect house in Kokomo on Saturday’s episode of “My First Home” on TLC.

The episode airs at noon and features Kokomo real estate agent Gena Martin and first-time homebuyer Steven Underwood.

In its description of the episode, TLC says, “a cautious cat-lover scours Kokomo for a new home for himself and his four cats, but his wariness gets in the way of his search, and he will have to change his attitude if he wants to close a deal and change.”

Martin said Underwood found a home. In fact, he closed on it before the show started filming. The episode is a re-enactment of his experience.

In the show, he looks at three houses. Two of them are homes he considered but didn’t buy, both of which were still on the market when the show filmed. The last is the home he bought.

Film crews got footage inside all three homes. In Underwood’s home, they got footage of what it looked like before he moved in by moving everything out of the house. Then they filmed what it looks like today.

What home he chose remains a mystery, though the show teases to his visit to a “purple palace.”

In the short preview, he is standing in front of a purple home with Martin and Jonathan Underwood.

It’s a 1,576-square-foot home with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It has space for his cats and computer business just like he wanted, it says in the preview.

In the clip, Martin asks him if he’s ready to go inside.

“Sure, but it’s kind of purple,” he says.

Martin said it has a big, extra room that she thought would be great for him.

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