October 20, 2017 3:13 pm
Updated: October 20, 2017 6:20 pm

Masters of Flip join 630 CHED Afternoon News

Dave and Kortney Wilson, the stars of HGTV's Masters of Flip.

Courtesy: Edmonton Fall Home Show
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HGTV stars Dave and Kortney Wilson, featured in the show Masters of Flip, are in Edmonton for the Edmonton Fall Home Show. The day before their appearance at the show, they made a stop at 630 CHED.

In each episode, the two tour three homes for sale, eventually choosing one to flip. The show follows the process from demolition, to construction, to design, to what Kortney calls one of the most important elements of staging.

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Staging involves furnishing the home as if it’s being lived in at the time with upscale-looking furniture and accessories. Kortney said it can add as much as $20,000 to the sale of a home in Nashville, and it’s something people should consider when furnishing a recently purchased home or going through renovations.

“When you know that statistic – when you’re looking at your own house – put a little money into the furniture and the things you’re going to enjoy. You’re going to take it with you when you go, but the buyer down the road is going to walk in and love this lifestyle.”

LISTEN: Dave and Kortney Wilson from Masters of Flip on the 630 CHED Afternoon News

Rather than take the more affordable step of demolishing the home completely and building anew, the two work to bring the original feel of the home into the modern era. A house they’re working on for Season 3 is getting the same treatment.

“We could have torn the house down and built eight houses and made a whole lot more money than we’re going to make,” Kortney said. “But this was a beautiful old farmhouse and people are texting us and thanking us for how great it looks.”

“It would have been a shame,” Dave added.”

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The two have flipped over 60 homes to date, some of which haven’t been featured on the show.

“We’ll find a house that there might not be as much profit in it, but it doesn’t need as much so it’s a quick two or three week flip,” Dave said.

“There’s also just not a story in it, nobody wants to watch that,” Kortney added.

A Canadian air date for Season 3 on HGTV has not been released.

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