Re: A&E: Flip This House Show - Posted by Always Angie
Posted by Always Angie on September 18, 2005 at 18:57:19:
I don’t know why everyone keeps stating they don’t show all the costs because they do. I’ve never seen an episode where they don’t disclose the purchase price, the renovation costs, and the final selling price. They don’t do it all at once like Property Ladder but spread it out during the show. I’ve never seen it NOT make sense and NOT make a profit. These people are professionals.
Does that mean that it can’t be cut tight or they might not make a profit on an episode? No. In fact, I’m watching the one in Greenville (used to live there years ago) where it’ll be cutting it close profit-wise.
As for the beach house that did not have the final selling price disclosed, that’s because they did not sell it and they stated such. Richard said it’d probably be a good year before the season came back around and a buyer would be interested. In the meantime, Tradewinds is holding all the costs and everyone is using it as a beach house getaway. That’s what was said at the end of the show.
The producers aren’t leaving off costs to try to trick the viewer. That’d be stupid. Anyone can figure out if something is missing or if the costs don’t add up in the end.