Flip That House



Property renovation show is tame enough for kids.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

While there's some discussion of profit, most of the focus is on the restoration process. Most of the featured house flippers are men. Many of the construction teams at the sites are Latino.

Violence & scariness

Brief mentions of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this reality series -- which follows homeowners as they renovate old and/or damaged homes in order to resell them for profit -- is tame enough for tweens. That said, kids probably won't be that interested in watching unless they're interested in learning about construction or home improvement projects. There's some discussion of making money, though the main focus is on restoration work. And there are some brief mentions of natural disasters (like flood water marks on a New Orleans home), but not enough to be upsetting.

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

What's the story?

FLIP THAT HOUSE follows homeowners who have bought houses at a discount with the goal of "flipping" them -- in other words, quickly restoring and updating them and then reselling them for a profit. From Louisiana to California, old and/or damaged homes are transformed as hardware is stripped, fixtures are changed, interiors are updated, and walls are painted. Once the house is successfully flipped, a real-estate agent weighs in with an expert opinion about an estimated resale price.

Is it any good?


The home flippers act as the show's hosts as they take viewers through the restoration process. The house designers and real estate agents who work with them also offer advice on what will make the home more appealing to a potential buyer. But despite their best-laid plans and months of hard work, many of the homeowners suffer unexpected setbacks that can ultimately cut into their profit margins, including shipment delays, unexpected repairs, and a sagging real estate market.

Flip That House is more educational than entertaining, with each house flipper revealing how much they paid for the home, how much they're investing in the renovations, and, in the end, how much profit they made (or hope to potentially make once the house sells). But perhaps the most important lesson it offers potential home buyers is that while flipping a home can be a good investment, it's not always as easy or simple as it looks.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the trend of "home makeover" shows. Why are these shows so popular? Are they supposed to be entertaining or informative? Families can also discuss what goes into flipping a home. Can just anybody do it? What kind of expertise do you need to "flip" a house? What happens if the flip isn't successful?

TV details

Cast:Cam Clarke
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-G
Available on:Streaming

This review of Flip That House was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.


Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Kid, 12 years old December 24, 2009


L A M E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking


Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Star Wars Guide