Popular Instagram Account ‘Cheap Old Houses’ Is Getting Their Own Show on HGTV

by Jeremy Spirogis
Victorian home

If House Hunters and Fixer Upper taught us something, it’s that individuals are obsessive about watching different folks buy and repair up homes. The plethora of renovation reveals on the market proper now could be additional proof of this phenomenon. And now HGTV is including yet one more collection to their repertoire.

But this time the premise is just a little completely different. Instead of that includes overly costly houses that many center class American might by no means afford, Cheap Old Houses is simply what it feels like.

And all of it comes courtesy of an Instagram well-known couple who’s been selling these bargain-priced historic houses for years now.

‘Cheap Old Houses’ originated on Instagram

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Plenty of HGTV hosts received found due to their web presence. Fixer Upper’s Joanna Gaines discovered fame after running a blog about her life in Waco, for instance. And now two of HGTV’s latest stars have Instagram to thank for his or her huge break.

Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein run a historic house listings platform referred to as Circa, however the account that received big-time community execs excited was their widespread Instagram account Cheap Old Houses. The account included an array of outdated, lovely houses in want of restoration everywhere in the nation. The solely rule for changing into a featured itemizing was that the worth needed to be lower than $150,000.

Often, patrons would discover homes utilizing Cheap Old Houses. The couple typically supplied updates on the crumbling outdated houses with the uplifting caption “I’ve Been Saved!”

HGTV execs discovered the Finkelsteins’ mission inspiring

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Some of essentially the most profitable renovation reveals on HGTV deal with restoring outdated houses to their former glory, so it’s no shock casting brokers have been impressed by the Fikelsteins and their Cheap Old Houses.

“When HGTV fans told us we needed a show with Ethan and Elizabeth, we listened because we understand how easy it is to fall into the rabbit hole of hunting for cheap old houses,” senior vp of programming and improvement Loren Ruch stated in a press launch, Apartment Therapy reported.

“Everyone will be astounded by the incredible, inexpensive property treasures that Ethan and Elizabeth find and they also may be inspired to buy a cheap old house of their own.”

‘Cheap Old Houses’ will embrace the ‘authentic’ restoration of outdated houses

The Finkelsteins introduced the brand new present on their Instagram web page, promising it will function actual folks shopping for and restoring low-cost outdated homes. The course of isn’t all the time fairly (or low-cost), however the finish outcomes are so price it.

“This is the true, authentic show we’ve always wanted to make. We’ll be touring actual cheap old houses for sale and then visiting people from the cheap old house community who have purchased and restored their own,” the couple wrote on Instagram.

“We’ve been so inspired by all of you and hope this show can inspire more people in the world to restore and revitalize these beauties.”

The present continues to be within the filming section and up to now, no launch date is about. However, keen followers can be part of 1.four million followers on Instagram within the meantime and comply with together with the tales. Or possibly discover a low-cost outdated home of their very own?

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