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Renovation Enthusiasts Compete to Fix Grungy Condos and Auction them for the Highest Bid in HGTV’s “Flipping Block”

Renovation Enthusiasts Compete to Fix Grungy Condos and Auction them for the Highest Bid in HGTV’s “Flipping Block”

New York {May 20, 2014} In HGTV’s hot new home renovation competition series Flipping the Block, premiering on Sunday, July 20, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, four skilled duos will move into identical units in a dilapidated condo, execute extraordinary room by room renovations and auction the rehabbed units for a chance to win a $50,000 cash prize. Host Josh Temple, a licensed contractor, will guide the teams as they demo, reno and sell the transformed two-bedroom homes. HGTV stars Nicole Curtis (Rehab Addict) and Scott McGillivray (Income Property) will judge each team’s efforts and decide who will win a weekly prize, including extra cash for their design budget and even help from another of the network’s popular designers, David Bromstad. In the end, the team that gets the highest bid for their condo unit at auction, minus what they spent from their design budget, will win the $50,000 prize. 

Flipping the Block offers a whole new spin on putting “skin in the game,” said Allison Page, general manager, HGTV and DIY Network. “These teams literally put in blood, sweat and tears for this life-changing chance to win big—and that it all comes down to a real live auction makes it even more exciting.”

Nicole agrees, “These teams do not have the luxury of time or an endless budget—they must rely on the experience that helped them get here and deliver results that real home buyers will want.”

The talented teams in Flipping the Block include licensed general contractors, woodworkers, artists, aspiring interior designers and experienced builders. The Red Team features New Orleans sisters Anicka Jones Marshall and Shauna Jones Williams; the Silver Team is comprised of Curtis Goldin and Amanda Marks from Coronado, Calif., a couple who have dated for one year; the Black Team showcases now-married childhood sweethearts John and Whitney Spinks from Jacksonville, Fla.; and the Blue Team includes twin brothers Craig Welborn and Brian Welborn from Austin, Texas. Fans can learn more about the teams by visiting, and beginning May 28, online visitors can check out behind the scenes interviews with digital reporter and guest judge, David Bromstad.  

The teams must plan their design, track their spending and then successfully execute a beautiful new room that will turn each of the fixer-upper condos into the most desirable pad on the block. Each team is given a renovation budget to allocate however they choose—but they must spend wisely. They will have equal access to tools or they can opt to use some of their budget to hire a contractor to help them.  

“As a judge, I’m most concerned with the room’s finished look, the quality of the work and the overall value each team adds to the condo,” said Scott


America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and the HGTV website,, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. For more information on HGTV HOME branded products and to find a retailer, go to In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI). 


Rachael Jones


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