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Posted Apr 17, 2013 @ 6:36 PM

Anyone else see this new show on HGTV?
Christina and Tarek, two realtors, buy property at auction, to flip.
Sometimes, it's sight unseen a la Storage Wars, but even when they preview it, it's still a crap shoot.
I found this show, (don't know the time because I dvr'd it), and it's on again on 4/23.
They're a nice young couple, and I enjoyed seeing them work together, and enjoyed the show.
There's a Facebook page for the show if you're on FB.
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Posted Apr 17, 2013 @ 6:50 PM

I saw it was one, but passed over DVRing it.. might try catching it next time around, since it's a likable couple. I couldn't take another bicker-fest!
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Posted Apr 17, 2013 @ 7:40 PM

I saw the last 10 minutes of an episode last night and searched for future episodes to record. Let's hope it doesn't turn into another "bicker-fest" (I like that term).
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Posted Apr 17, 2013 @ 10:52 PM

Interesting show, specially since it appears to take place in my area of SOCAL. Plus it doesn't hurt that Christina is very easy on the eyes!
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Posted Apr 18, 2013 @ 2:17 AM

I saw a couple episodes. It's harmless enough, but I probably won't be watching. It's a pleasant spin on the house hunt; I'm just kind of weary with them at this point.

Although it was funny to see the angry looks on the other bidders when Tarek outbid them. Apparently, that stuff's serious.
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Posted Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

Although it was funny to see the angry looks on the other bidders when Tarek outbid them. Apparently, that stuff's serious.

This is where it's like Storage Wars. I gather there's a core group of people who go against each other at most of these auctions, because at one house Christina was bidding, and Tarek said not to let so and so get to her.

I really thought they made a mistake by putting a dark liner in the pool. That will make it heat up a lot hotter.

Edited by lu1wml, Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:11 AM.

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Posted Apr 18, 2013 @ 1:14 PM

I thought that this was a good concept for a show, but the couple did not interest me. Also, it feels like the So Cal market is back, so I am sure they will make a decent profit on all their properties, regardless of how much they have to fix up the house.

One of the great things about an old show like "Property Ladder" was the suspense of whether or not the house would sell at the end. When the housing bubble burst, many flippers were left holding the bag.
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Posted Apr 18, 2013 @ 2:17 PM

I just saw the one with the Spanish style house. I thought the house looked nice when they were finished but did anyone notice that they were sort of shocked that it would cost $5000 to replace the roof but they didnt' even blink at the $4800 the lady charged to stage the house?? Loved the tile shower. I think the auction was staged. I can't see a bidder walking away because he didn't want to go to $209,000....
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Posted Apr 22, 2013 @ 6:05 PM

Two new episodes tomorrow (Tuesday, 4/23) night, at 8 and 8:30pm.
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Posted Apr 23, 2013 @ 7:55 AM

I think the auction was staged. I can't see a bidder walking away because he didn't want to go to $209,000....


I'm sure the auctions must be staged (or a "recreation" of those that they have won). I'd guess the couple has to go to many before they actually win one, and I highly doubt HGTV would want to waste time and film on a ton of unsuccessful auctions. I wouldn't really want to watch them either.

Have there been more than two episodes? I've seen the spanish-style and the absolute mess of a house with a pool so far, and while not overly impressed, I would check it out again. I feel like it is a little rushed, but I'm not sure I would want to watch it in an hour long format either. The auction part doesn't really seem necessary (particularly if we are only going to see winning auctions - no suspense) so maybe that could be cut.
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Posted Apr 24, 2013 @ 5:37 AM

I watched an hour show last night that had 3 houses in it. Two men bought a million $ house, 2 Asian men bought a '90's ranch and a couple bought a cute little bungalow. Of course the ranch had the electric wires all stripped out of the house. As soon as they saw the light fixtures were gone they should know that, I did. The million $ house was gorgeous when done. And the bungalow was cute. I suppose I will watch this again if time allows and I am in the mood. Not must see TV!
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Posted Apr 24, 2013 @ 7:40 AM

What show was that? I thought the newest episodes had Tarek and Christina rehabbing a vandalized house and over-pricing another one.
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Posted Apr 24, 2013 @ 8:50 AM

It was on last night. There were 3 different couples bidding on property. They were in San Jose and a pricier burb. Not sure if it was the first airing.

I think I was watching a different show altogether! So sorry. I think it was Flip it to Win?

Edited by Cgr, Apr 24, 2013 @ 8:51 AM.

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Posted Apr 24, 2013 @ 9:22 AM

That must have been sickening to walk into that vandalized house. There seemed to be a lot of rage or hate in all that damage.
I'm glad that one worked out, but in the second one, they overbid and then got stuck.
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Posted Apr 24, 2013 @ 11:04 AM

When was the new Flip or Flop on? A poster here stated a new episode 4/23 at 8 and 830, but for me that was the Flip it to Win it competition-type show CGR posted about which was just okay imo. Is this a case of a Canada/US new episode issue that sometimes happens with HGTV (I am in the US)?

Edited by Sourire, Apr 24, 2013 @ 11:04 AM.

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Posted Apr 24, 2013 @ 11:09 AM

I saw 2 episodes last night at 11pm Est.

I thought the show was interesting..a little bit of storage wars..a little bit of any reno program but it may get old fast in that every house is going to have a problem somewhat like love it or list it. The husband will overreact and the wife will come up with some sage advice such as change the cabinet, etc.

I was also horrified by the vandalized house. You could almost smell it through the TV. I agree with lu1wml that there had to be a lot of rage there. Unfortunately I see that it happens a lot with foreclosures ..sort of "if I can't have it neither can you" mentality.

I'm suspecting we will be put through the usual HG mode of them already owning the property and bogus people buying it though.

I'll watch again though. I love the house porn.

Edited by NYGirl, Apr 24, 2013 @ 12:16 PM.

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Posted Apr 24, 2013 @ 11:18 AM

I recorded Flip or Flop - 2 episodes back to back that aired 11 and 11:30 pm EDT yesterday, and my on-line guide listed them as new. I was looking for it, and was surprised to see them air a new show that late at night - not exactly prime time. Haven't watched them yet.

I also recorded the 1 hr Flip It to Win It yesterday - it was on at 8 pm EDT, and also listed as being new.
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Posted Apr 24, 2013 @ 11:29 AM

I think I was the one who said that, and at the time, that's what my Uverse showed.
Some of these shows, I just go into the recordings menu, and do a search.
I know they were on last night, and again early in the morning.
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Posted Apr 24, 2013 @ 4:00 PM

DVRd the show and saw it this morning...these people seem a bit immature and flighty. Also, get the screaming baby out of the shot!! OMG that was awful to hear. They might be used to their screaming brat, but we aren't!
neither of them do any real work.
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Posted Apr 24, 2013 @ 4:41 PM

Flip It to Win It is a different show than this one. I don't care much for either though. I watched just bits and pieces, but when I saw the vandalized house the first thing I thought was how I'd never want to live in a neighborhood where such destruction could take place without the neighbors calling the cops!
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Posted Apr 24, 2013 @ 5:48 PM

I watched this show that I had recorded and the Flip It to Win It today. I liked them. I was, however, amused at what had to be manufactured drama of the buyers being "shocked" at the destruction and poor shapes of the homes. They're foreclosures! Every thing of possible value is often taken from them prior to the owners being evicted. If you're in the business of buying these types of properties, you know what you're walking into.

I did like seeing what they looked like after being rehabbed.
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Posted Apr 24, 2013 @ 6:54 PM

They're foreclosures!


Or are they auctioned by the county for back taxes?
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Posted Apr 24, 2013 @ 7:55 PM

On Flip or Flop, they were buying at an auction, not a county sale at the court house, as the houses on Flip It to Win It were. The show said they first saw the listing when it was a short sale. Either way, people abandoning the houses for whatever reason have a motive to take everything they can to get some cash. The show didn't address the cause for the vandalized house, but while watching it, I thought the damage was done by very bitter people who lost it wanting to make sure the house was of as little value to the bank as possible. There was a lot of anger in that damage. Just a guess.
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Posted Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:45 PM

Really, HGTV? a house flipping show? Isn't that soooo 5 years ago. Geez.
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Posted May 1, 2013 @ 7:55 AM

They really lucked out to get a bidding war on both of these houses.
That fence had to go. No Tarek, no matter how nicely the house was done, you're not going to overlook a rotting plywood fence.
Couldn't believe that tile the woman was showing them, the one that looked like white floor with dirty spots.
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Posted May 1, 2013 @ 4:22 PM

I don't mind this show too much. They have people coming looking at the houses and the people have been real honest. There weren't too many "lots of natural light" comments. Also, they don't seem to sell the house right then & there unlike the weird guy on A&E (don't recall the name but he's married to the designer) and, the houses seem to be pretty reasonable. The wife doesn't seem to be bitchy which is a plus for me. I also thought the house flipping phase was over too but I guess the market is back up again.

Edited by ByaNose, May 1, 2013 @ 9:39 PM.

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Posted May 1, 2013 @ 5:02 PM

Yes, the market is making a recovery. I heard on the news yesterday that housing prices are up in the 20 major markets in the US. I'm enjoying the show.
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Posted May 7, 2013 @ 7:53 PM

In what world does an insurance company pay for damages that occured before you bought the house?


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Posted May 7, 2013 @ 11:21 PM

Caught an episode tonight where they buy a house with a pool on a hill.  Spend 72K rehabbing it which was 30K more than they budgeted.  Had to borrow money from Tarek's mother who took out a home equity line.  Priced it at 849K when that was way more than comps.  Tarek's reasoning was that they could reduce the price later.  Which they did by 100K.  Still didn't sell.  He's hoping to get 699K so he can pay back his mother.  Not only did they price it wrong, they forgot curb appeal.  The long drive was a long mess of busted blacktop.  They didn't even bother to do a quick patch & seal.


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Posted May 8, 2013 @ 12:01 PM

Just watched these, and was really surprised at the wrought iron stair railing they put in on the first house, because in most of this type show, they're removing iron railings from the 60s, and putting in the more modern looking steel.

 

On their Facebook page, they posted this update.

Hi everyone. We hope you enjoyed tonight's new episodes!! Here is an update:
The home in Fullerton (with the HOA fees) is currently in escrow for 738,000. The home in Whittier (the flip with the view) sold for $750,000.

 

 

 


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