Flipping houses Texas-style means picking them up, moving them out and trucking them across town.
A house on Waller Lane in Colleyville, Texas is viewed hesitantly by all of the house movers because the property is heavily forested making it an expensive if not impossible move. Donna has a crafty plan to pull the house out through the backyard to the street behind, but she plays along like she doesn't want the house to try to keep the price low. Her plan works and she and Toni score the sweet little house for cheap. She and Toni have grand plans for the renovation, including a Woman Cave and Southwest décor, but will the high cost put a serious dent in their potential profit? Another house on Callender Road in Mansfield, Texas looks promising from what little the movers can see through the kitchen door, but it's clear from the exterior that at least one wall is buckling and the house could have serious structural issues. Cody is undeterred and wins the house, It's a nail biter of a move as Cody must shore-up the structure before it can be lifted. Suzi has issues with the house because of the odd layout and is shocked to find out that the front entrance leads right into the bedrooms. Cody literally flips the house, by turning it around and creates a new front entrance out of what was originally the kitchen door and to top it off they make a Home Office out of the old entry.
A House on Foster Drive in Lake Worth Texas is a quaint stone-clad house with a small addition. Both the Slays and Randy like it; the Slays because Cody thinks it will make a nice hunting cabin and Randy mainly because he can make some money just selling the stone. The Snows think it is more work than it's worth. The bidding gets nasty between the Slays and Randy, but Cody and Suzi eventually win it. But before it can be moved, Cody will have to sweat it out and hack off the stone façade by hand. During the renovation, Cody and Suzi butt heads when she wants to add some of her special glam touches to her Cabin and Cody wants to make it a manly space. Another house on Huron Trail in Lake Worth is a two-bedroom 1960's era house in need of a significant renovation. Only half of the house is salvageable and all the electrical must be replaced. Since Randy can do that kind of work himself, he's much more interested in the house than either the Snows or Slays. Randy gets the house at a relatively low price. When the Snow sisters heckle Randy about his design/decorating abilities, he hires a designer (Travis Lewis) to help him out. There is tension between Randy and Travis when it is clear that Randy wants to save every penny and not spend much on the design, which handicaps Travis, when they can't agree on the layout and when Randy decides to surprise Travis with a unique decoration that he found.
A house on Main St. in Haslet, Texas is a charming historic home that was the original telephone operator's headquarters in the area. Donna and Toni think it is adorable and, even though it is a 'T' shape which means a more complicated move, they know that Gary and Daddy can handle it. They make no secret of their excitement about it. Randy is lukewarm about it, but is interested if the price is right. Suzi loves the house but Cody is adamant that it would be too complicated for Casey to move it and they will have to pass. During the auction, it looks like Donna has it wrapped up when Randy drops out after the price starts to climb. At the last second, Suzi jumps in unexpectedly and the price continues to climb. Cody does everything he can to stop Suzi from bidding and Donna eventually takes it as the Slays argue. Their plan is to cut the house in half and move it in two pieces and then decorate the house with a nod to the original style. In Weatherford, Texas an attractive ranch style that appeals to all of the movers, especially Randy is up for auction. As the price climbs, the Snows drop out, followed by the Slays. The price keeps climbing with other bidders staying in. It finally gets too rich for Randy's blood and he drops out, leaving the win to an architectural salvage company owner. Randy is sour about losing the house to an outsider.
Randy outfoxes the others when he discovers that an old schoolhouse on Foster Drive in Lake Worth, Texas that everyone thinks is solid stone has a structure underneath that can be moved. He gets the building for a song, but discovers that the inside has nothing: no toilet, no kitchen, just an empty room. At first he wants to tear it down and just sell the stone, but then decides to transform it by vaulting the ceiling, adding a small bath and kitchen and creating a loft space. Donna is burned by Randy getting one over on her at the Foster Schoolhouse auction. She hears that his great buy turned out to be little more than a stick frame after the stones were removed. She stops by his place to give him some grief. During the exchange, Donna spots a storage container on Randy's lot and boasts that she could make more money flipping THAT than he will on his house. Randy tells her to go ahead and try and they make it a bet. Determined to beat Randy at the next auction Donna finds an old container and sets out to turn it into an adorable small living space. The Snows call the Slays to see if they want in on the 'Randy Revenge.' Cody isn't keen on the container idea, but Suzi loves it and thinks it will be a cute little space. The girls band together to flip the big steel container and turn it into a cozy home reflecting each of their different styles. Easier said than done.
A house on Cherry Lane in White Settlement is in pretty bad shape. There are concerns from all movers, but Cody thinks the problems seem mostly cosmetic and, if the inside is good, then it is worth buying. Surprisingly, the bidding gets up to $400 and Cody is caught up in the fervor. He wins the house for $500, which is much more than Randy or the Snows think it is worth. When Cody and Suzi tour the interior, their hearts sink. The house is a disaster on the inside. Casey is adamant that the house shouldn't be moved, but Cody wants to try anyway, since he already has $500 invested. Suzi comes up with a plan for the interior. Casey refuses to move the house, but brings his equipment and tells Cody he is welcome to try it himself. Cody tries to lift the house when disaster strikes. Meanwhile, Randy wins a sweet little house in excellent condition on the exterior, , but there's a surprise inside: strange feature walls and paint, old carpeting and in need of bathroom and kitchen updates, this house should turn a pretty profit at auction time.
The Snow sisters score a little cottage that needs a LOT of TLC. Donna thinks they should pass on the sad little house because it is in bad shape, but Toni likes the idea of a small hideaway and thinks it is an ugly duckling that can be transformed into a beautiful swan. All of the movers see some potential in the building because it's an easy move, and just when it looks like Cody and Suzi will win it, Toni jumps in to get it. Once moved, the sister's get inspired to give it a 1950's feel in the kitchen. Randy starts out at an advantage with money in his pocket when he grabs a little box house addition that someone offered him $500 to haul away. The other movers wonder what in the world Randy thinks he is going to do with that?! Randy's renovation reveals a highly innovative design, building this little beauty onto a trailer with wheels, turning it into a hip moveable house that is sure to attract Texans with ranch properties and hunting hobbies at auction. It's a close competition between these two small houses on auction day.
Cody & Suzi Slay win a house that has some great potential. The post-auction tour reveals that the house was in the process of being renovated with some of the walls already having been demolished. It looks bad, but Cody points out that some of the work has already been done and at least they can see what the wood behind the walls looks like, and the studs look good! The Slays are excited by the potential return on investment here. The layout is a little unusual in that there is a large open space in the center of the house, but no decent sized closets. Suzi is gunning for a big Master ensuite bath, but Cody is staunchly against it, arguing that bathrooms add to budget, for re-sale one bath for two bedrooms is just enough. Suzi decides to instead have Cody build a giant luxury walk-in closet, modeled after her home closet an she decides to poach Randy's secret weapon designer, Travis to assist her. When Randy gets wind of the poaching he comes for a snoop and he isn't pleased. Meanwhile the Snow Sisters are not bidding or flipping a house this week because school building season is in full bloom moving school buildings is how the Snow's make their cash to buy and flip houses the rest of the year so it's all hands on deck with the Snow family to move buildings.
All of the house movers know that a home on Northwood Rd. in Forth Worth, Texas has been vacant for quite a while. This usually means that the interior is trashed. The move also must go through Fort Worth city and through a tree-limned neighborhood, which can be tricky to navigate and costly. The Snow sisters like the look of the house and win it in the auction. They brace themselves for the worst when they open the front door, but they were not ready for what they see: the house is in great condition! They are excited about their big score and expect to make a big profit on this quick flip. Over at the Slay's, Cody and Suzi take on an unusual structure. The movers attend an auction for a portable school building. They Slays win it and decide to turn it into a combination home and workshop. The challenge is taking a commercial building and making it look like a home. It will need some serious curb appeal on the outside. There's a lot of room on the inside, along with a whole lot of drop ceilings as well and Suzi wants to get rid of all of it, an expensive proposition.
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