TV Star Twins Offer Iowans Tips On Flipping Houses

vLOS ANGELES – SEP 12:  Drew Scott, Jonathan Silver Scott at the
vLOS ANGELES - SEP 12: Drew Scott, Jonathan Silver Scott at the Primetime Creative Emmy Awards Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA

Des Moines, Iowa – The identical twins who co-host the H-G-T-V show, “The Property Brothers,” will be in central Iowa this weekend. Jonathan Scott says he and his brother, Drew, are dedicated to helping homeowners get into homes they otherwise could never afford, typically by finding houses in very rough shape and renovating them. Scott says the goal is to help Iowans in person, just like on the program.

The Scott brothers, who are 37 and natives of Vancouver, Canada, bought their first house when they were just 18 years old and sold it a year later for a $50,000 profit. While they strive to make the process of “flipping” a house look relatively simple, he warns, that’s the magic of television.

If you own your own home and are planning a major facelift, Scott says to first have a real estate professional do a market assessment, or the money you invest may never be recouped when you sell. The same goes for anyone hoping to buy a house and flip it.

The twins also host two other shows on H-G-T-V, called “Buying & Selling” and “Brother vs. Brother.” The Scott brothers are appearing at the Des Moines Home and Outdoor Living Show at the Iowa Events Center on Saturday.

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