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Can two First Time Flippers turn a disaster house into a dream home? We chronicle the highs and lows of renovation as homeowners take on their very first flip. Will they make a profit? Or break the bank?

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Season 7, Episode 7

Momma Knows Best

A college student enlists the help of her mother while flipping a house in Connecticut for money to pay for her tuition. The duo feels optimistic after a strong start attempting most projects themselves to save money. The young student is a little less enthused by the job as their schedule presses on, however, leaving her hard-working mother worried her daughter's social life will distract her from pulling her weight in the project.

Saturday
Jul 6
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 7, Episode 5

Slow and Unsteady

A quick two-month flip is delayed fivefold when unforeseen structural issues are discovered during demo. Under the gun, the couple's priorities split when she decides to focus on intricate salvage projects while he's left with some major undertakings.

Sunday
Jul 7
12am | 11c
Season 7, Episode 7

Momma Knows Best

A college student enlists the help of her mother while flipping a house in Connecticut for money to pay for her tuition. The duo feels optimistic after a strong start attempting most projects themselves to save money. The young student is a little less enthused by the job as their schedule presses on, however, leaving her hard-working mother worried her daughter's social life will distract her from pulling her weight in the project.

Sunday
Jul 7
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 7, Episode 1

Flipped Out Friends

Two real estate agent best friends flip their first home in Tacoma, WA, with hopes that their insider knowledge of what sells will pull them through. However, with no prior renovation experience, they put their friendship, flip and safety on the line.

Sunday
Jul 7
3am | 2c
Season 7, Episode 3

Flip-cation

A West Coast couple attempts a four-week flip while on vacation in her hometown of Perry, New York. As the end of their trip approaches, he wants to find contractors to finish the house when they're back home, but she worries that they won't find anyone who can see her vision through to completion.

Sunday
Jul 7
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 15, Episode 1

Best Kitchen Transformations

Though they may not have a lot of experience, some first-time flippers find success in the real estate market with their renovations. Since nothing sells a home more than a great kitchen, these flippers know where to put their money by transforming old, run-down kitchens into beautiful spaces any buyer would want.

Saturday
Jul 13
8pm | 7c
Season 9, Episode 9

Measurable Misfortune

A pair of passionate, yet inexperienced flippers face constant setbacks due to endless measuring mishaps in Phoenix. Even with their combination of brains and brawn, they can’t seem to complete a project without struggling to get it right the first time. After both their framing and French door installation projects go awry, the flippers find themselves at odds with each other as they struggle to stay on their projected timeline.

Saturday
Jul 13
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 2

Help Me Sharhonda

A husband-wife duo decides to do most of the construction to save money on their first flip in Duncanville, Texas. He has some construction experience, but she's a total newbie and needs guidance, something he struggles to give when it means compromising their speed.

Saturday
Jul 13
9pm | 8c
Season 15, Episode 4

Family Flippers

Family ties are put to the test in colorful and unforgettable flipping moments involving siblings, cousins and parents. Success is still possible, but only if they can come together to get the job done.

Saturday
Jul 13
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 9, Episode 2

Help Me Sharhonda

A husband-wife duo decides to do most of the construction to save money on their first flip in Duncanville, Texas. He has some construction experience, but she's a total newbie and needs guidance, something he struggles to give when it means compromising their speed.

Sunday
Jul 14
12am | 11c
Season 15, Episode 4

Family Flippers

Family ties are put to the test in colorful and unforgettable flipping moments involving siblings, cousins and parents. Success is still possible, but only if they can come together to get the job done.

Sunday
Jul 14
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 15, Episode 1

Best Kitchen Transformations

Though they may not have a lot of experience, some first-time flippers find success in the real estate market with their renovations. Since nothing sells a home more than a great kitchen, these flippers know where to put their money by transforming old, run-down kitchens into beautiful spaces any buyer would want.

Sunday
Jul 14
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 9

Measurable Misfortune

A pair of passionate, yet inexperienced flippers face constant setbacks due to endless measuring mishaps in Phoenix. Even with their combination of brains and brawn, they can’t seem to complete a project without struggling to get it right the first time. After both their framing and French door installation projects go awry, the flippers find themselves at odds with each other as they struggle to stay on their projected timeline.

Sunday
Jul 14
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 5, Episode 14

Wild in Washington

Husband and wife Scott and Kim flip their first house in Port Orchard, Washington. Although the flippers start the project optimistically, Kim has to take time away from her day job to compensate for Scott's questionable renovation methods. Even with Kim taking charge, however, the duo struggles to finish the flip on time and within their budget.

Saturday
Jul 20
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 7

Texas Teardown

An unsuspecting husband and wife discover wide-spread termite damage that forces them to transition their Dallas flip from minor renovations to a complete rebuild. As their six-month timeline and workload doubles, these flippers cling to the hope the market turns in their favor.

Saturday
Jul 20
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 9

Flipping Over Cabinets

A daughter enlists her mom as her partner for a flip in East Tennessee. They have big hopes for the renovation but their methods clash when the daughter wants to move through projects quickly and just "eyeball it" instead of following her mother's more tried-and-true methods. These flippers will have to find a balance if they want to make it out of this flip together.

Saturday
Jul 20
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 4

You Can't Handle the Roof!

Days after having their third child, a couple from Mobile, Alabama, throw their first flip into the mix. They move her home law office and the kids to the job site to keep everything moving. However, unexpected hang-ups, like a leaky roof, could lead to a flood of trouble.

Saturday
Jul 20
9pm | 8c
Season 9, Episode 2

Help Me Sharhonda

A husband-wife duo decides to do most of the construction to save money on their first flip in Duncanville, Texas. He has some construction experience, but she's a total newbie and needs guidance, something he struggles to give when it means compromising their speed.

Saturday
Jul 20
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 11

Flip Out of Reach

A husband and wife set out to flip a spacious home all by themselves in Baltimore. As a real estate agent, she knows what the people want, but he worries her-high end tastes and minimal experience will sabotage their profits.

Saturday
Jul 20
10pm | 9c
Season 15, Episode 3

Best Flip Ever

With plenty of preparation, smart design choices and a little hard work, savvy flippers who know what buyers want create stunning homes by making dynamic and jaw-dropping renovations.

Saturday
Jul 20
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 13

Power Problems in Chicago

Two cousins flipping a funky, outdated house in Chicago find themselves tearing it back to its original structure. Plumbing and electrical problems threaten their progress, but they don't see eye to eye when it comes to hiring professional help. One flipper is extremely optimistic, while the other is more realistic about whether they may have taken on more than they can handle.

Saturday
Jul 20
11pm | 10c
Season 8, Episode 14

Unscrewed Flip

A real estate agent takes on a flip with her mom in Bossier City, Louisiana. These novices are in over their heads from the start as basic tools cause a struggle and attempted projects go awry. Tensions run high as they blow past their expected six-week schedule, hurting their budget and possibly their business partnership.

Saturday
Jul 20
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 4

You Can't Handle the Roof!

Days after having their third child, a couple from Mobile, Alabama, throw their first flip into the mix. They move her home law office and the kids to the job site to keep everything moving. However, unexpected hang-ups, like a leaky roof, could lead to a flood of trouble.

Sunday
Jul 21
12am | 11c
Season 9, Episode 2

Help Me Sharhonda

A husband-wife duo decides to do most of the construction to save money on their first flip in Duncanville, Texas. He has some construction experience, but she's a total newbie and needs guidance, something he struggles to give when it means compromising their speed.

Sunday
Jul 21
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 8, Episode 11

Flip Out of Reach

A husband and wife set out to flip a spacious home all by themselves in Baltimore. As a real estate agent, she knows what the people want, but he worries her-high end tastes and minimal experience will sabotage their profits.

Sunday
Jul 21
1am | 12c
Season 15, Episode 3

Best Flip Ever

With plenty of preparation, smart design choices and a little hard work, savvy flippers who know what buyers want create stunning homes by making dynamic and jaw-dropping renovations.

Sunday
Jul 21
1:30am | 12:30c

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