Here's Your First Look at the New Episodes of ‘Flipping 101’

Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa returns to HGTV on Thursdays at 9|8c beginning September 17 with four new Season 1 episodes.

September 17, 2020

Photo By: Erik Voake/Getty Images

Photo By: Erik Voake/Getty Images

Photo By: Erik Voake/Getty Images

Photo By: Erik Voake/Getty Images

Photo By: Erik Voake/Getty Images

Photo By: Erik Voake/Getty Images

‘Flipping 101’ Is Back

After a brief hiatus, Season 1 of Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa picks back up this Thursday, Sept. 17 at 9|8c. The four remaining episodes feature some of this season’s most unique and challenging flips — with the additional obstacle of Covid-19. Plus, in the one-hour season finale, Tarek teams up with his fiancée, real estate agent Heather Rae Young.

Click through for your first look at the upcoming episodes and don’t forget to tune in Thursdays at 9|8c!

Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa

Flipping Newbies

The first episode kicks off with novice flippers, Pino and Patsy. The couple previously flipped three properties but unfortunately didn't make money on any of them. “[Patsy] is pretty much ready to throw in the towel,” said Pino of his wife. With Tarek’s help, they hoped to turn a profit on a small house located in Sylmar, California.

The Exterior, Before

Pino and Patsy’s newest project was a two-bedroom, one-bath, 782-square-foot home with a detached garage. “Two-bedroom houses are the hardest houses to flip because your buyer pool is very, very limited,” Tarek said of the house. With that in mind, Tarek encouraged the flippers to add an addition with a third bedroom and second bath. Not only would this increase profit, but it would open the house up to more buyers.

The Exterior, After

The changes to the exterior were mostly cosmetic, but never underestimate a fresh coat of paint! Besides new paint, new concrete and landscaping, the flippers also chose to relocate the front door to the front of the home. Its new location and blue color create a welcoming entrance.

See More Photos: Curb Appeal Tips

The Kitchen, Before

As far as kitchens go, Tarek has seen a lot worse in his lifetime. Besides new counters, cabinets and backsplash, Tarek also recommended replacing the sliding door with a window to make room for a much-needed seating area. Removing the walls that boxed in this kitchen would also make this space feel more open and bright.

The Kitchen, After

Patsy was worried her husband would over-renovate the kitchen, but Tarek made sure to keep him on track. Originally, Pino proposed a polished marble backsplash that would’ve cost $14 per square foot. Instead, Tarek went with Patsy’s choice — white subway tile at $2.19 per square foot. By installing the subway tile in a herringbone pattern, the flippers were still able to achieve a unique and elevated kitchen backsplash.

See More Photos: 30 Twists on a Subway Tile Backsplash

Playa del Rey House: The Exterior, Before

This home in Playa del Rey, California, was purchased by newbie flippers Amber and Carlos. The three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,590-square-foot house cost them a whopping $1,030,000. With a rehab budget of $100,000 and comps in the neighbor going for $1,350,000, Amber and Carlos hoped to update the place and make a decent profit in return.

The Exterior, After

The flippers decided to keep the exterior colors mostly the same — off-white with a charcoal trim. For a little flair, they added tile to the front of the stairs. The most noticeable update is in the landscaping. Now the front porch is actually visible, and the home overall feels more welcoming.

See More Photos: 13 Welcoming Front Porches

The Backyard, Before

Amber’s favorite part of the home was the backyard. Pool costs can definitely add up, but thankfully this pool was in pretty good shape. Besides replastering, Tarek recommended updating the tile which he estimated at $7,000.

The Backyard, After

The backyard looks as good as new thanks to updated pool tiles, freshly stained decking and a fixed-up and painted fence. Staging with comfy lounge furniture, patio seating and bistro lighting created an outdoor oasis that potential buyers loved.

See More Photos: 24 Before-and-After Swimming Pool Transformations

Pasadena House: The Exterior, Before

Tarek headed to Pasadena, California, to help out new flippers Kenny and Somer with this four-bed, two and a half-bath home they purchased for $1,250,000. “The less risky flip would be a three-bedroom, two-bath, 1200-square-foot house. The highest risk flip will always be a unique property. Hands down, we are at a unique property right now,” said Tarek upon arriving at the house.

Design Plans

Tarek met up with flippers Kenny and Somer to discuss ideas for the kitchen. Instead of using the original kitchen floorplan, Kenny and Somer proposed moving it to a new location altogether. What did Tarek think of this? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

Tarek + Heather Team Up

In a special one-hour episode of Flipping 101, Tarek teams up with his fiancée, real estate agent Heather Rae Young. After Heather’s client Sheri purchased her first-ever flip, Heather knew there was no one better to give advice to the novice flipper than Tarek. After he helped Sheri get the house in good shape, Heather took over as the agent to get the place sold.

Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young Are Officially Engaged!

Rancho Palos Verdes House: The Exterior, Before

This four-bed, three-bath, Rancho Palos Verdes home was purchased for $920,000 — a good deal, considering the comps in the area were priced around $1.4 million. The real selling point though was the property. Sitting on a .63-acre lot, the home offers incredible views of the ocean and California’s beaches.

The Exterior, After

Considering the view was going to be the home’s biggest selling point, Tarek advised that Sheri maximize it wherever she could — hence the folding glass doors and see-through railing. Although an infinity pool overlooking the view would’ve been ideal, Sheri didn’t have the budget for that. Instead, Tarek suggested making sure the yard was green and letting potential buyers do the dreaming. “A buyer can come in here and add a pool up here, they can add a pool down there. They have plenty of options. The idea is to showcase the space and make it look bigger than it actually is,” he told Sheri.

See More Photos: 20 Before-and-After Backyard Transformations


Sheri previously flipped two condos, but those projects were nothing compared to this 2,293-square-foot home. Much to Tarek’s surprise, Sheri decided not to hire a general contractor or design architect to help with the project — a huge no-no in Tarek’s book. However, after several missteps, Sheri brought on an architect. Here she and Tarek review floor plan options for the new kitchen.

The Main Bedroom, Before

The second floor of the home was actually an addition made by a previous homeowner who decided to dedicate the entire space to a very large main bedroom with a very small bathroom. Besides expanding the bathroom and adding a walk-in closet, Tarek also advised Sheri to replace the AC wall unit with central air — the only acceptable option for buyers willing to spend over $1 million on a home.

The Main Bedroom, After

While the updated floors, fresh paint and staging do wonders for this room, the real star of the renovation is the collapsible door system. This main bedroom and its uninterrupted view are peak indoor-outdoor living.

See More Photos: 20 Before-and-After Bedroom Makeovers

Million Dollar View

Rancho Palos Verdes, California, is located atop the bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula — hence the incredible view. This is an additional angle of the home's surroundings taken from the deck off the main bedroom.

Power Couple

As for appearing on camera with Tarek, Heather told People, “We have so much fun together, and we love filming together.” Fans will be able to witness this firsthand during their episode, which is the Flipping 101 Season 1 finale, airing Thursday, Oct. 8 at 9|8c.

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