Can the Property Brothers Get $1M for the ‘Ugliest House on the Block’?

Bravo Reality TV stars Jonathan and Drew Scott are pros at renovating homes, but in the latest “Property Brothers: Buying & Selling,” you have to wonder if they’re a bit off their rockers when they vow to take the “ugliest house on the block” and—through a few smart upgrades—turn it around and sell it for a million bucks. Come on, guys, […]

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The Property Brothers Reveal 5 Home Decor Nightmares Everyone Needs to Avoid

HGTV Reality TV stars Jonathan and Drew Scott have seen their share of homes in sorry states, yet the house they visit in the latest episode of “Property Brothers: Buying & Selling” has it all—that is, all of the very worst home features under one roof! In the episode “East vs. West,” the Scott brothers meet Chandra and Dan, who have made some “curious” design choices in […]

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‘Listed Sisters’: Renovating With the Crock-Pot and Other Cool Tricks

HGTV “Listed Sisters” just premiered its second season on HGTV—which means identical twins Alana and Lex LeBlanc must be doing renovations right! These gals’ schtick is a bit like a female version of “Property Brothers” stars Jonathan and Drew Scott—except that these siblings are easier to tell apart, since Alana (a real estate agent) has long hair and Lex (the designer) sports a bob. And although these Nashville, […]

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‘Property Brothers’: How to Whip Up a Bidding War (and Win One, Too)

HGTV “Property Brothers: Buying & Selling” stars Jonathan and Drew Scott know plenty about how to survive and thrive in a seller’s market—in which sellers have the upper hand because buyer demand is high and bidding wars are sparked. “Nobody likes bidding wars when they’re the buyer, but everybody likes them when they’re the seller,” says Jonathan. So true, […]

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Major Gaines! Another Home Featured on ‘Fixer Upper’ Is for Sale

realtor.com No shiplap?! Brace yourself, “Fixer Upper” fans. It turns out Chip and Joanna Gaines do have a range that extends beyond farmhouse chic. And this four-bedroom, three-bath, 2,768-square-foot home now on the market for $565,000 is proof their aesthetic acumen remains oh-so-keen. Located in China Spring, TX, this remodeled beauty has nary a sliding barn door—although there […]

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The Property Brothers’ Rivalry Is Reaching a Boiling Point

Jill Hunter/AP Images The competition is heating up between “Property Brothers” stars Jonathan and Drew Scott! In the latest episode of “Brother vs. Brother”—one of several shows the Scotts film for HGTV—they head to the sandy shores of Galveston, TX, to square off on who can renovate a beach house better, room by room. This week, the telegenic […]

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What Is a Bonus Room? A Real Estate Prize (and Property Tax Loophole)

KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock Unless you grew up in a cave (no judgments!), odds are you know what most rooms in a house are called. For instance, you know full well what a bedroom is, and a bathroom is also self-explanatory (but half-bath or quarter-bath, not so much). Yet homes do have a few rooms that could be head-scratchers, and one […]

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‘Property Brothers’: Jonathan and Drew Scott Do a Man Cave Makeover

HGTV Jonathan and Drew Scott don’t just fix up houses on “Property Brothers: Buying and Selling.” Now that Drew is engaged, they appear to be building relationships, too—and the homeowner in the latest episode of the HGTV hit needs their guidance big-time. In the episode “Shacking On Up,” we meet Neil—a firefighter who’s clinging to his college days by living […]

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Remodeling by the Numbers: Americans Double Down on Home Improvements

Maskot/Getty Images Homeowners who have long hated their grungy floors, salivated over their neighbors’ fancy outdoor patios, and wanted to give their sagging homes a general face-lift since they moved in are opening their checkbooks wide. Americans more than doubled what they spent on home improvements in the past year, dropping about $5,157 on average, according […]

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10 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

BanksPhotos/iStock; MentalArt/iStock; hikesterson/iStockpoplasen/iStock; realtor.com There’s no denying that the kitchen has become the focal point of the modern home, the place where the outsize influence of the Food Network and HGTV converge. Prospective buyers want to imagine themselves gathered there among friends, sipping wine and nibbling on hors d’oeuvres with ease—or perhaps preparing a family meal […]

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