House flipping is one of the most popular trends in real estate right now. The act of house flipping essentially has home buyers purchase multiple properties with the goal of reselling them for a large profit. Often the house chosen will be run down or need ‘rehabbing’ work, and will be renovated to offer more benefit. House flipping shows are some of the most popular shows on TV right now, likely since it is fun to watch the house flipper go through the process of renovation.
Below are just three of the top TV shows about house flipping and why they became so popular.
Flip or Flop
Flip or Flop is a great house flipping show that originally aired on HGTV. The first episode aired in April of 2013 and soon went on to be one of the most popular house flipping series of all time. Flip or Flop follows the lives of Tarek and Christina El Moussa who are successful real estate agents that buy distressed properties and flip them for a large profit. Each episode begins with the cash purchase of a home that is often run down, in foreclosure or in need of major repair. Tarek and Christina well then go through the home and update and renovate the property with new and interesting designs and features. They then go on to try to sell the home for a large profit. Not only do they teach many homeowners about renovating areas of the home but they also teach many homeowners about flipping houses and making a profit.
Flip This House
Flip This House is a great real estate show that first aired in July of 2005. It originally aired on the A&E Network and ran for four years before ending in 2009. The show follows a variety of real estate investors in Connecticut, as well as Texas, California and Georgia who buy homes in need of renovation and then sell them for a high profit. Not only does the show teach viewers a variety of different renovating projects but it also teaches viewers how to buy and sell homes. One of the main house flippers on the show still in business is Than Merrill.
Flipping Vegas is a great house flipping series that originally aired in June of 2011. It followed the lives of real estate moguls that were buying abandoned run-down homes in the Las Vegas area. The show follows Scott Yancey and his team of interior designers and project managers through the buying, renovating and reselling of various Las Vegas homes. Viewers get a first-hand look at some of the best renovation projects as well as some of the most profitable house flipping ventures. Although the final episode premiered in September of 2014 it is still one of the top house flipping shows.
Although there are many different house flipping shows these are just three of the most popular ones over the last few years. Each show offers their own unique characters as well as their own unique renovations and designs.