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HGTV's 'House Hunters' Features West Town Couple

By Emily Morris | April 11, 2014 8:50am | Updated on April 11, 2014 8:55am
 Meghan and Scott Nenninger, pictured here with son Jordan, are featured in a May episode of "House Hunters."
Meghan and Scott Nenninger, pictured here with son Jordan, are featured in a May episode of "House Hunters."
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WEST TOWN — When West Town couple Meghan and Scott Nenninger started auditioning for HGTV's "House Hunters," they'd just learned they would be bringing a third member of the family along for the experience.

"Originally we were looking for two-bedroom condos," Meghan Nenninger, 34, said. "But then I found out I was pregnant."

They landed a spot on an episode, scheduled to air at 9 p.m. on May 13. Meghan Nenniger said she and her 39-year-old husband had been playing a little tug-of-war over what kind of condo they'd settle on.

The not-so-real reality TV show takes couples throughout various homes and presents their choice at the end of the episode.

"More or less he wanted sexy, contemporary West Loop. She wanted more of a traditional [home]," said  Greg Nagel, of West Town's Ask Nagel Realty, who is in the episode as the agent for all three properties.

Nagel, who will be marking his second appearance on the popular show in May, learned Meghan Nenninger was a big fan of "House Hunters" and helped the couple with the audition process, he said.

"It's both a lot of fun and very challenging," Nagel said of the filming, which took place over several fall 2013 shoots.

Meghan Nenninger agreed that it was "hard work," especially because she was pregnant and tired, she said. 

Condos featured include two in West Town along Grand Avenue and Huron Street as well as a home in the West Loop along Monroe Street, Nagel said.

"I'd had a series of four bachelor pads dating to the time when I first met Meghan, and it was kind of hard to break," said Scott Nenninger, who works in sales at Life Time Fitness.

Meghan Nenninger said they've since moved from their smaller pad in Noble Square to a home with enough space for her now-6-week-old son, Jordan. DNAinfo Chicago will avoid spoiling all the details of which home they chose.

"I love our place, and I’m so happy about it," said Meghan Nenninger, who works in events at the Mariott Chicago.

But it certainly wasn't perfect. A flood hit soon after they closed on the condo, and it ended up ruining much of the floors, Scott Nenninger said.

He and his wife prefer to see the positives of the bad luck situation. The flood meant they had to get a lot of work done on the house, "and it feels like our own place now," he said.

"These issues, good things come out of them, and things tend to work out," he said.

Nagel said that he's planning a watch party for the episode and is still finalizing the details.

"It was a lot of fun," Meghan Nenninger said. "The team was great to work with. We really did have a blast."