‘Flip or Flop Vegas’: Can Aubrey and Bristol Purge This Home’s Prison Vibe?

HGTV On “Flip or Flop Vegas,” Aubrey and Bristol Marunde have seen it all, as far as real estate goes. Still, the home they renovate gives them serious qualms in the latest episode, “Is This a House or a Prison?” For one, there are the wrought-iron bars that enclose the windows. For another, there are the bars that cover the […]

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‘First Time Flippers’: Forget the House, Will This Marriage Survive?

DIY Network “First Time Flippers” is riveting reality TV because, let’s face it, renovating is tough on the people doing the renovating, as well as the house. And if those house flippers are married? Heaven help them. At least, that’s the take-home message we get from the latest episode of this DIY Network show. In the episode […]

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‘First Time Flippers’: Watch These Rookies Make the Darnedest Mistakes

OliverChilds/iStock; DIY Network; realtor.com “First Time Flippers” is train-wreck reality TV at its finest: The DIY Network show, which recently aired its Season 5 premiere, features real-life rookie house flippers as they fumble their way through. The results? Well, let’s just let the actions of Liz and Ray speak for themselves. In the “Don’t Quit on a Sand Pit” […]

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Sean Conlon of ‘The Deed’ on His Worst Flippers Yet: ‘I’m Crazy Frustrated!’

Tasos Katopodis/CNBC Not everyone is cut out to flip houses, not even with the help of real estate guru Sean Conlon of “The Deed: Chicago.” As proof, the fourth (and last) installment of this CNBC series, “Playing Defense on the Deed,” shows Conlon striking out with his latest protégés, Kai Bandele and Bernette Braden. At first glance, this couple’s goals seem simple enough: […]

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Will This House Flip Blow Up? Just Ask Sean Conlon of ‘The Deed: Chicago’

CNBC Not all house flips have happy endings. In fact, many intrepid newbie investors lose their shirts. And that’s what appears to be on tap in the latest episode of “The Deed: Chicago”—that is, unless host Sean Conlon can work a miracle. All started out OK for real estate agent Chantill Greer and her husband, Larry, who’d bought a four-bedroom […]

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Are Bristol and Aubrey Marunde of ‘Flip or Flop Vegas’ the Next Tarek and Christina El Moussa?

HGTV Sadly, “Flip or Flop” as we know it is no more. Season 6 of the house-flipping reality TV series has wrapped, probably none too soon for the divorce-bound hosts Tarek and Christina El Moussa. And while an abbreviated Season 7 might yet be on the schedule, fans in withdrawal are likely wondering when they can get their […]

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Want to Become a Real Estate Investor? You’ll Make the Most Money If You Buy Here

designer491/iStock Becoming a real estate investor is suddenly hot, thanks in part to those legions of HGTV-aholics inspired after binge-watching episodes of shows like “Fixer Upper” and “Flip or Flop.” But if they’re planning to purchase an investment property to rent out, even the most devoted of fans still need to figure out which parts of […]

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6 Costly Mistakes First-Time House Flippers Make

MATJAZ SLANIC/iStock When you’re flipping a house, time is money. And you don’t have time to make a lot of rookie mistakes. That’s what Steve Cederquist learned when he first began renovating and flipping properties in 1994. “I bought a house with a bad foundation and lost $30,000 on the deal,” says Cederquist, a general […]

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Home Flipping Exploded in 2016; Will the Boom Continue or Fizzle Out?

LaraBelova/iStock Home flipping is white-hot again. Need proof? Just turn on HGTV. Hit shows like “Flip or Flop” and “Fixer Upper” have inspired a whole new generation of wannabe real estate investors seeking to buy a home on the cheap, make some repairs, and sell it for a fat profit. So it’s hardly surprising that 2016 saw […]

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Tarek and Christina El Moussa Go Out on a Limb in ‘Flip or Flop’

HGTV Christina and Tarek El Moussa may be heading full-speed toward divorce, that doesn’t mean they aren’t willing to professionally join forces to go out on a limb—or a peninsula, to be exact. In the latest episode of “Flip or Flop,” they tackle what could be their most ambitious project yet: a million-dollar home in Laguna Beach, one of […]

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