Jen and Barb, two business-savvy moms and longtime best friends, set out to undertake flipping a home in Southern California. From house shopping, to deal making, to decor selecting, and money managing, the two aim to learn every trick of the home flipping trade before this project is done. Pairing their own at-home learnings with a unique perspective through the mom-lens, Jen and Barb hope to, in the end, build the perfect family home AND earn a hefty profit on the resale. Though, as they'll learn, in the world of the fix and flip, nothing comes without a fight.
Barb decides to purchase a small house in Granada Hills, California, without inspection and without Jen's input. After a full walkthrough, the rooms are more cramped, and the renovation budget is higher than Jen had expected. They decide to get creative with the small, closed off rooms by opening up the layout and turning the master bedroom into an indoor/outdoor retreat. But will it be enough to turn a profit?
Jen and Barb purchase a midcentury modern home in West Hills, CA. It has an awkward layout and no true master bedroom and they debate whether to increase living space or add a fourth bedroom. They also must decide whether to stay true to the midcentury modern look or go with a more traditional style. Can they make this diamond in the rough shine while still keeping the average buyer in mind?
Barb and Jen purchase a property in Granada Hills, California, with a retro tropical vibe. They must decide whether to keep unique details like louver windows and a lava rock fireplace at the risk of turning off the modern buyer. In the meantime their contractor discovers termites which also eat into their budget and renovation timeline. Will they finish in time for the open house? And will their love of the louver windows get in their way of turning a profit?
Jen and Barb purchase a home in West Hills, California, through an online auction, sight unseen. The exterior appears to be in good condition, but when they walk inside they find the interior is dirty, smelly and full of junk left behind by the previous owner. The cost to clean the house is already expensive, and the budget continues to climb as they discover mold, unpermitted additions and a broken HVAC system. Can Jen and Barb manage to fix all the problems and still make a profit?
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