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Matt and Abby's First Flip

Check out Matt and Abby's story as they flip their first home.

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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 10, Episode 1

Jokin' Around in Georgia

A married couple flips their first home in Locust Grove, GA. He has construction experience, but the flip becomes harder than expected when she gets easily distracted, threatening their ability to finish the project on time.

Sunday
Feb 21
7am | 6c
Season 10, Episode 2

School House Rocked

A couple is forced to spend half their budget and timeline fixing structural issues on a house she chose in Clyde, NC. He wants to bring in professionals to finish the job, but she's desperate to stay on budget and do the work themselves.

Sunday
Feb 21
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 10, Episode 3

Measure of Skill

A couple flips a home in College Park, GA, and thinks the hard part is over because the interior demo is complete. However, when their first project goes awry and their timeline is busted by permit delays, they worry the flip is nothing but a money pit.

Sunday
Feb 21
8am | 7c
Season 10, Episode 4

Live and Learn ... or Sellout

Garren and Beau struggle to find common ground while attempting their first flip in Columbia, TN. When the renovation gets derailed by flooding and a major roof leak, they must decide whether to risk it all in order to finish the house or walk away.

Sunday
Feb 21
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 10, Episode 5

Road Trip to Flip

After realizing their hometown of Franklin, TN, is too expensive for their first flip, a couple decides Memphis' market is right for their budget. However, flipping 200 miles from home has its drawbacks and they worry about finishing in four weeks.

Sunday
Feb 21
9am | 8c
Season 10, Episode 6

Not a Karen the World

Two friends go all-in on a partially renovated home in Atlanta, GA. It's clear from their first project that they're in over their heads, and when permits shut down all interior work, the duo worries they are stuck in a financial disaster.

Sunday
Feb 21
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Feb 28
7am | 6c
Season 15, Episode 2

Craziest Flipping Fails

There are a million things that can go wrong for first-time flippers! These newbies learn the hard way that one should never underestimate the difficulty or safety of a routine renovation.

Sunday
Feb 28
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Feb 28
8am | 7c
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
Feb 28
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 15, Episode 5

Flippin' Outdoors

Kitchens and baths may sell homes, but curb appeal draws buyers from the sidewalk into the door. Memorable first time home renovators take on exterior issues from logging to masonry.

Sunday
Feb 28
9am | 8c
Season 15, Episode 6

Funniest Flippers

From non-stop questions to incorrect use of tools, flippers find themselves in some seriously funny situations. They experience trials, tribulations and hilarious moments during their renovations.

Sunday
Feb 28
9:30am | 8:30c

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