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Designed to Sell

show description:
Sometimes you have to spend money to make money, and nowhere is that more true than in the high-stakes world of real estate! HGTV's hit show Designed to Sell has added an east coast team thatÕs ready to take the DC, Maryland, and Virginia real estate markets by storm.

The Designed to Sell crew shows how to turn a tired house into a showplace by giving home sellers a $2,000 budget and a team of experts to transform their house into the hottest property on the block. They swoop in with real estate, design, and home improvement tips and work like mad to get to one day, the open house Ð and towards one goal, to get home sellers top dollar for their houses!

about the host:
Taniya Nayak comes from a fun-loving, creative family from India. Growing up in Boston, she watched her talented architect father design exquisite homes, hotels and shopping malls, which sparked her interest in interior design. Shortly after attending The Boston Architectural College for her master's in interior design, her design style and upbeat personality landed her her first TV gig on ABC Family's Knock First, working for Scout Productions (creators of Queer Eye For the Straight Guy). Nayak was one of four designers/ hosts of the hit show, geared toward hip, ambitious teens. She then joined HGTV, helping homeowners get innovative with the things they already have in their homes on the edgy, new series Freestyle. Besides hosting and designing on television, Nayak is president and founder of design firm Design Digs, where she adds a fresh, clean look to both commercial and residential spaces. A large part of her company focuses on helping people get their tired homes ready for top-dollar sales through staging and mild renovations. Thus her new connection with the Washington, D.C., edition of Designed to Sell.

Shane Tallant's TV career began in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Penn., as an entertainment reporter for the local CBS/UPN affiliate. As his career flourished, he made the move to San Francisco to host the WB's The Mixx, a popular entertainment news program. During his time on the West Coast, he landed exclusive interviews with many Hollywood A-listers such as Robin Williams, Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson. Along the way, Tallant snatched an Emmy award for Best Program Host in 2005 and also was selected by the Oxygen Network as one of the Top 3 Up and Coming Entertainment Reporters in the US and Canada. He attended Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Fla., and currently resides in Virginia.

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