The Movie Star HouseAired on Jul 23, 2006
When San Antonio real estate investors Armando and David Montelongo buy a house once owned by a Hollywood actor they think they’ve got an easy flip. Sure, the house feels like a ’60s time capsule, but a simple update is nothing for these veteran flippers to overcome. Soon enough, unforeseen problems arise. Foundation issues, contractor squabbles and a serious bee infestation stretch the brothers’ budget–and sanity–to the limit. Meanwhile, David’s wife Melina has her own challenge to overcome when Armando gives her a tough public relations assignment and a nonexistent budget. It all comes down to the final sale… will the “Movie Star House” be a blockbuster or a flop?
Rancho MontelongoAired on Aug 20, 2006
Every Texan needs a ranch, and when Armando gets a great deal on a huge property with a rustic feel, he decides to keep it for himself. Soon, he and Veronica are butting heads as they attempt to renovate the house quickly without blowing their budget. While Veronica focuses on quality kitchen cabinets and fancy tile floors, Armando keeps his eye on building equity until he’s confronted by expensive construction snafus and a surprise snake attack. Meanwhile, Montelongo House Buyers has outgrown its small offices and David and Melina pound the pavement to find the ideal commercial space — not their usual territory.