If you’ve seen the commercial for the new season of Property Virgins, then you were probably as surprised as I was that it featured a new host.
Where’s Sandra Rinomato?
She posted this note to her fans on her Facebook page:
After 130 episodes and 10 seasons, I have chosen to give up Property Virgins in favour of my new show called Buy Herself. We are currently in production for HGTV Canada and are scheduled to premier in March 2012. I hope that the show will get picked up for the US territory as well, since I have such devoted fans!
I am really excited about the new show as it delves into the very change that is happening around us. For the first time in history, a significant number of women are buying real estate on their own, taking charge of their financial situations, whether they have delayed marriage, decided not to marry, or belong to the stat that says 41% of marriages end in divorce. Women buying real estate is not a fad, it’s history in the making and I am very proud to be a part of it on TV.
Thanks for your loyalty and all of your incredible comments today and always!
Love to you all,
Meet the New Host of Property Virgins: Egypt Sherrod
According to Cineflix Productions, which produces the show, she’s a nationally syndicated TV and radio personality, as well as a licensed Realtor and short-sale specialist:
Known for her dynamic delivery and magnetic mix of sass and class, Egypt can be heard weekdays hosting her top rated Middays with Egypt on New York City’s 107.5 WBLS.
She also co-hosted the hit daily TV talk and makeover series Home Delivery, and regularly shares her music and pop-culture expertise on CNN, Fox Network, Black Entertainment Television, and The Today Show, among others.
Are you a fan of the show?
Read more about “Property Virgins” at HGTV.com.
Carmen Cotto-Rivera says
As a real estate agent, I thought she represented us well. Sorry to see her go.
Miss Em says
I don’t watch nearly as much HGTV as I used to because it’s all real estate shows now, and they’re mostly really poorly produced. Extremely scripted, bad acting, poor recitation of the script, and clueless expectations of stainless appliances, granite counter tops and room for entertaining being standard issue in a house.
Katy, I am in full agreement with you. Even my 10-year-old son can’t believe the things that these people want in a first home. Heck, I’m on my third home, and still no pool, no fireplace, no stainless steel, and no granite countertops! And NO problems!!!
I did like Sandra, but I’m kind of done with these TV shows. I’ll stick with Julia!!
Aleene Maiaroto says
I just found your site and LOVE it! I am an HGTV and house addict. Thanks for the easy fix.
Maya @ Completely Coastal says
I’ve been watching Property Virgins…, Sandra’s new show sounds great!
Sad to see her go. I’ve always enjoyed her on that show.
I love Sandra and Property Virgins! I want to take her out when we start looking for houses this summer. 🙁 I will miss her.
Becky @ Farmgirl Paints says
Loved her. Hate change…waaaaa. Still miss Susanne Wang from house hunters.
I love Sandra, I thought she was great on Property Virgins. I will miss her and wish her well in her future endeavors.
Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage says
I am in mourning…ok, a bit dramatic, but I love Sandra…… HGTV US would be foolish not to pick up her new show…….. I hope someone from HGTV is reading this! wink wink
Karen Curran says
Can’t imagine it without Sandra. Please hgtv, let us in the US see her new show!!!!!!!
Remember Designers Challenge with Chris Harrison?? They take away the things we love!!! I miss Chris, Suzanne and now Sandra will be missed. I do not watch House Hunters anymore, so I am not sure what the future holds with me and ‘Property Virgins.’ Sandra made the show.
will miss Sandra but Egypt has a bubbly personality that I would look forward to watching. Can HGTV put back on “I want That!”. I loved that show so much!
Thanks for the info!!! I did see the commercial and googled her and your blog came up first! Very cool!
Sandra did a great job! I will truly miss her savvy and wit!
Lonnie F says
Hate to see Sandra go…wish her the best on her new show. Best wishes to Egypt!
Buy Herself sounds interesting. Hope we get it in the U.S.
I’ll give Egypt a chance, but it won’t be the same show without Sandra. I hope her new show comes to the U.S. Sigh~
I will miss Sandra.HGTV hypes up some of there new shows and they are gone after a few months remember that one with Tatiana. I love yard crashers.
I will follow Sandra provided her new show gets picked up in the US. I too will be buying a home by myself so I am extremely interested in Buy Herself. Please pick it up HGTV USA!!!!
Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds says
I was wondering what happened when I saw the new commercials without Sandra. I hope her new show does well and is shown in the US.
Wow! That’s big news because we like Sandra on that show! She’s great!
It will be weird to get used to someone else in that role. But I’ll see if I can tune into Sandra’s new show at some point and wish her luck.
Cherylann Jones says
I will really miss Sandra and can’t imagine this show without her , Sandra knows her stuff. Change however is inevitable so I am anxious to continue watching property virgins with its new host. Best of luck Egypt
Sorry Sandra is leaving. I really enjoy her show. I wish you the best.
Get Sandra back NOW. The show will fold without her. Hope we get the new Sandra show in the US
So sorry to see that Sandra is gone. Have not yet seen the new version but it does not sound too exciting. I wish Sandra was still on PV. Hope her new show will be shown in the states.
I miss Sandra!!! The show has lost that special, warm charm that I always loved. Very sad. Bring her back!
SHIRLEY ELLISON says
I will miss her alot. I have learned from her and I wish her the best. Shirley
Sandra, you were great! I miss you and have no desire to see Property Virgins without you.
HGTV fan says
Egypt is a good replacement. It took me years for Sandra to grow on me. Liked the show, wasn’t crazy about the host – at first. I did finally come to like her and appreciate her real estate savvy. I was confused when she wasn’t on the show last night, but was also surprised that the new host didn’t pale in comparison. She’ll have to grown on me a bit, like Sandra did. But hopefully, she’ll get the chance to do so. And I’m still not over Suzanne Wang’s exit!!!
Oh no! My husband and I loved Sandra Rinamato! Hope her new show is carried by Verizon where we live (DC area).
Sandra – we will miss you!
I agree that Sandra made the show and will really miss her. PLEASE HGTV, pick up her new show!!
I will truly miss Sandra. I think that she was great. She seemed to genuinely care for the people who were having difficulty understanding the buying process, obtaining the house of their dreams, or making up their minds on a house. She was very pleasant, professional, and came across as a sincere human being. Bring her new show to US.
I,like so many, watched the show Property Virgins,because Sandra was the host. There is no show as far as i’m concerned without her. Sorry.
I liked Sandra, but I think Egypt is great too!
I agree. The show won’t be the same without Sandra. I won’t be watching.
George in Florida says
Sandra, we’ll miss you on the show. We really liked your plain talk and no-nonsense approach. Hope to see your new show!
Ruth Mudd says
As a Real Estate agent, I really liked the show and Sandra. She gave the advice I give first time home buyers. It was the most realistic. Except we don’t have instant answers, and write contracts on the hood of a car, but the advice was usually very good. The new show is missing something.
Will miss Sandra! Probably not watch unless really necessary.
I am so sad that Sandra has left one of my favorite shows Property Virgins but I wish her well on her new show & hope we see it in US tv soon
Best of luck Sandra! You’ve taught me so much.
Dennis J. Smith says
I just found out tonight and came across your post after some quick research. It’s not going to be the same without Sandra. I’m bummed! 🙁
J. Smith says
Not a fan of the new show. Sandra is Property Virgins.
Sandra McCauley says
I am truly sorry to see Sandra leave. I have enjoyed her smile and warmth. I hope we can catch her new show.
I loved property virgins and thought sandra made the show, i sure will miss her, hope her new show gets on hgtv here in the states!
Property Virgins will never be the same without Sandra…
Bring Sandra Back…
Hope her new show will air in US…
Good luck Sandra…
I miss you Sandra. You brought positivity and great information to viewers. Good Luck. I see hope our new show is aired in the US so we can see your smiling face again
I will miss you too Sandra. You were my favorite HGTV host because you are so natural and straightforward on screen. Your interactions with clients never seemed forced or fake. I hope that your new show is picked up in the US!
I’ve seen the “new” show & I’m not impressed. PV is not the same & I won’t be watching.
I loved Sandra in this show! I don’t know if I will continue to watch Property Virgins, I have seen Egypt in other shows and do NOT like her. I think she is a poor substitute.
Sandra was the reason I watched. She is who I would want as my realtor. I will be waiting for the US to pick up her new show or to put her back on Property Virgin. Until then, I will find other shows to watch.
I LOVED Property Virgins, reruns and all….because of Sandra!
I wish you the best and WILL watch WHEN the US picks up your new show!
A loyal fan,
I really enjoyed watching Property Virgins….I watched every chance I could…..You made that show enjoyable with your bubbly personality….
I will look forward to seeing your new show…..I’m sure it will be a big hit here as well…..
Thanks for all your knowledge and for teaching us…..God Bless.
I am outside the US and Canada but I loved to see the show just like the most of you, just because of Sandra. Her personality is so magnetic and also made the show very dinamic. I’ll wait to check the new host but definitely it will not be the same, I think I will be more expectant to see Sandra’s show first!!
There is no point in saying: “Come back, Sandra”. She’s gone on to something new, something SHE wants to do. I hope her new show makes the transition to the US market soon.
I think the producers of “Property Virgins” would have been wise to replace Sandra with a man – there would be a lot less unflattering comparisons than with another woman. Egypt may be excellent on the radio but she can never be Sandra. We’ll have to wait and see if she makes it.
I,m going to miss Sandra on property virgins. Shes delightful and very professional as well as her personality. Hope the USA will pick up her new series for sure.
patricia smith says
I will really miss Sandra and I hope the USA will pick up her new series. This show will only futher inhance HGTV’S rateings Sandra has such a large viewing audance.
Bobby Holder says
I was not happy to see that Sandra is no longer on Property Virgins. However, if we can see her in a new format, that would be great and reason to continue watching HGTV. When will her show be on in the US.
Jo Anne says
This was one of my favorite show. I love Sandra as host. I’m watching it now for the first time with Egypt as host and i must say she will have to grow on me. I guess since I’m so used to Sandra that its hard to watch someone else. I’ll watch a few more times just to give it a try, but I dont really like it so far.
Although I like Sandra, I think that Egypt will do just fine. There are two different styles, but I think that Egypt brings a different dynamic to the show. She’s very knowledgeable and I think she’ll be fine. You gotta think, Sandra was on this show for 10 years, so over that timeframe, the show was patterned to her style. I think if she’s given a chance, Egypt will definitely make her own mark. Sometimes change is good as well as necessary
Lenny A. says
I wish Sandra all the best in this new endeavor but there clearly will be a void in the program without her. She made the show!!!
My favorite show on HGTV was property Virgins. Loved Sandra for her personality and knowledge. I am unable to watch the new episodes now….cant stand the personality of the new host Egypt.
Sandra come back!!! Your fans in the USA miss you!
As a homeowner who has bought over 7 houses, I learned a lot from each show from Sandra. She is Property Virgins! I wish we had her to help us in each house we bought! She is going to be missed and cannot be replaced!!! Come back Sandra!!!
The show is one of my favorites. The new show host is terrible and unwatchable. Sandra made the show. You made a BIG MISTAKE Hgtv.
I was wondering what had happened to Sandra! I’m going to miss her, the show is not the same without her!
Sandra you will be missed! Really enjoyed your show. As a former Torontonian living in the States, I always loved seeing the Toronto housing landscape!
Wish you all the best with your new show…and yes, I hope it gets picked up in the States!
I like most everyone else on here, is so sorry to see Sandra leave the show. We loved her. Watched part of one episode of new person, switched it fast. No good at all.
Wonder when Sandra’s new show starts, will be sure to watch it!
My husband and I was were not happy to see that Sandra is no longer on Property Virgins. However, if we can see her in a new format, that would be great and reason to continue watching HGTV. It is hard to watch Property Virgins as it is not the same, but we will try to give Egypt a chance. We really hope the U.S. will pick up Sandra’s new show!!!! She is a asset to HGTV. Gary and Becky Holleran
p.s. Good luck Sandra on your new show. Thanks for the last few years.
I am so disappointed to realize that Sandra will not be on Property Virgins…I will wait and hope that the network will be picking up her new show ! Lots of success to you..Sandra !
PLEASE pick up her new series!! HGTV will not be the same without her.
I was shocked to hear Sandra was leaving. I havn’t DVR’d Property Virgins since.
I will give Egypt a chance, but I certainly will miss Sandra.
She is a beautiful lady. I wish you the best Sandra and hope to see you back on TV real soon.
NO ONE can replace Sandra. I will give Egypt a chance, but PLEASE bring us Sandra’s new show which is supposed to air in March 2012
I miss Sandra.
Barbara Parsons says
I will miss Sandra a lot. the new show had better be picked up by a channel that I can get. she is so wonderful and a credit to anything she is envolved with.
Catherine Wiggins says
It just want be the same . Sandra was great.
Not the same without Sandra.
ann katzen says
No Sandra no show.At least pick up her new show
Property Virgins was my favorite show on HGTV. I tried watching a new episode without Sandra and didn’t make it 10 mins. She totally made the show.
I don’t think Sandra talked down to buyers, she was honest!
judy johnson says
Miss Sandra, enjoyed watching properety virgins, don’t like it as much with the new gal. Good luck Sandra, hope to watch you again
I watched the show b/c Sandra and I hope her new show “Buy Herself” will be aired in US
So sad to see Sandra leave! I hope her new show is available in the US.
Dear Sandra…I wish you all the very best, not sure I will be able to watch the newHost on Property Virgins…You made the show! Your knowledge and personality made every show unique…Hope your new show is picked up in the USA…I will be on the look out Thanks again….. Ileen
Anne Berkowitz says
I love Sandra and Property Virgins and was sorry to see she had left the show. I am so glad we’ll be able to see her on her new show! Looking forward to it! Love this Blog by the way! I found you via Pinterest!
As a devotee of Sandra Rinomato’s real estate smarts and sassy style I have STOPPED watching Property Virgins since she left. Hopefully HGTV will find a starring role for her soon!!!
I also always watched Property Virgins because of Sandra. There was always something sincere about her that very few would be able to duplicate. Disappointed that my favorite HGTV show is gone.
I LOVE Sandra! She is fair, honest, and kind! Love her and I will miss her terribly!
In a way, they are. If they don’t watch the new show, it won’t continue. HGTV has to have a show that appeals to its viewers so it can make money. If it doesn’t make money from lack of viewers, then the host won’t stay.
I was wondering what happened to Sandra Rinomato! I loved Sandra as the host of Property Virgins! Disappointed! When I saw the commercials announcing the new host taking over, I stopped watching Property Virgins! Hopefully, they will put Sandra’s new show “Buy Herself” on HGTV!
Connie and Tim says
We will miss you Sandra…really enjoyed what you brought to the show.
Best of luck in the new venture!
you definitely hit the nail on the head. will be looking for sandra on her new show. hope the US picks it up.
I’ll miss Sandra and will look for her new shoe. I also love the new host Egypt Sherrod from the radio station WBLS in NYC.
My husband & I were wondering what had happen to Sandra and now we know I will be writing hgtv to see if they will be carrying her new show.
I agree, I have watched Sandra for years! And love her. I cannot get use to the new host and have thought I was alone, cannot stand her annoying voice – wrong choice HGTV
I don’t think I can watch the show without Sandra.
She will be missed
After reading all the comments, I am glad to see I am not the only one that will miss Sandra! The show will not be the same without her. I don’t think I can watch it any longer. Just like house hunters is not the same without Susanne Wan and what happened to Teresa LaPore on design to sell? What’s the deal Hgtv!!!
Really miss Sandra Rinomato will not be watching “Property Virgins” anymore!!!
I miss Sandra Rinomado!
rhonda sewell says
Not happy. Miss Sandra!!
Ditto, ditto, ditto. We are watching only reruns. Hope the US HGTV picks up Sandra’s new show.
The show is not the same without Sandra, will watch the reruns – no one can replace her. Sandra, best of luck in your new ventures but you will be missed.
Glenys Porter says
Will probably stop watching.
Susan Fisher says
I’ve always loved Sandra and think she is a fantastic educator for buyers. I like the concept for her new show and look forward to watching it when it shows in the US.
We too will miss Sandra, loved and looked forward to my free evenings to watch her show. She is an educated lady with great taste , not to meantion passionate about people, and her job’ All the best to you Sandra!!!!
You will be missed
Bella & Joey
Sandra was a lot of fun to watch – definitely a unique personality on TV. I wonder if the “new” Property Virgins will still primarily feature Toronto neighborhoods or not? I really liked that aspect of the show when Sandra was hosting.
Sandra is Property Virgins!!!!!. She is a wonderful host and really makes the show interesting. You have lost a realy asset and the show will never be the same.
I love the Sandra Rinomato deals with her clients and it is one of the reasons I got into the show. I am very sorry to see her leave, but, as an individual, she has a right to choose to do something else. I will miss her, though!
M Williamson says
I loved watching Sandra so much that I even watched repeats. Sandra’s new show had better get picked up and shown in the US. I will watch her again and again. She is smart and has come up with great ideas.
I was wondering after catching an episode over the last few days who the new host was. Hope to see Sandra again! She was my favorite!!!
Please bring Sandra back!
I was wondering what happened to Sandra Rinomato! I loved Sandra as the younger
Sandra I miss you, I’ve been watching you for many years. It’s a pleasure to watch you and see you on. I hope you could return soon if by any chance you are coming back
Love Cheri D.
Hey HGTV, are you getting all this? PLEASE, if you want to save your “Property Virgins” show, please get yourselves a better replacement for Sandra.
Thomas (Anaheim, CA) says
Yes, three of our favorites on HGTV were Ahmed Hassan, Sandra Rinomato, and Josh Temple. Now two of the three are gone. My wife and I refuse to watch the replacements on Property Virgins and Yard Crashers. If they screw up again, and lose/get rid of Josh, we won’t watch any of their shows. Stop screwing with what works! Jeeze!
Nope, she’s not Sandra, she’s Egypt and she should not be expected to be a clone. I enjoy both ladies and the different personalities they bring to the show. I have been a fan and am still a fan of PV. I hope the viewing audience triples in size. Sandra is not the first host to change careers on HGTV and certainly won’t be the last. As the saying goes, “one door closes and another nor opens”. Sandra is still on the network.
I am so upset that sandra is not on the show i dont watch it anymore it just doesn’t feel like the same show. Sandra made that show!!!
I do not understand why HGTV keeps making these host switches with no explanation. The more changes they make, the more I look for something else.
Sandra was great at this. She really did make the show. The new lady is ok, but she does not have the save “it” that Sandra did. Shoot even my husband liked the show with her.
Yea, what did happen to Susan from House Hunters. We don’t watch it near as much anymore, I am sure HGTV wanted to cut more cost as it is all about how much they make.
We want Sandra back!!!!
Sandra doesn’t want to come back .
She quit , it’s time people accept it.
She has another show in Canada.
I liked Sandra but Egypt does a great job. I think she’s wonderful and worth the chance!
I agree with Lrod.
Sandra was great, but she moved on and we should too!
Come on people , Sandra is gone and happy, it’s time to move on too.
Sandra MOVED on to better things, let her go.
Stop offending the new host.
If you don’t like the show, just turn it off!
Let other people enjoy it.
I miss Sandra I think she was very pretty on the eyes no matter what she was wearing or boobs she pushed up. Is she single?
I agree its just not the same
When P/V first started I HATED her. I thought she was condescending and kind of a beotch. Then later I gave it another chance, it seemed as if the producers had sent her to charm-school so to speak, now I appreciate her much more. I hope this new show of her’s makes it to the US market, it sounds interesting and currently topical. (If not highly overdue)
Sandra is history !!! Move on people, or move to Canada to watch her!!!!
Jen G says
Some of you really need to relax. It’s just a TV show. I think you all need to take a vacation. Perhaps Egypt?
hahaha, that’s a good one!
Not at all happy with the change 🙁 Sandra has such a great personality and down to earth. Probably not interested in the show anymore. However, if Sandra pops up on another, I will tune in 🙂
FRENCHIE MATHIS says
I love Sandra as well but Egypt is doing a good job,at first I really missed Sandra but now Egypt has really grown on me. I love the show.
I like Egypt!
Life goes on!
I loved Sandra but I think Egypt is doing fantastic. I don’t understand why anyone would label her uneducated. Let alone say such awful things about her. I wish Sandra well with her new show. I also hope to see Egypt on property virgins for many seasons to come.