Flipping Vegas

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Gambling on houses brings stress, cash, strong language.

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age 15+
Based on 15 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Making a profit is the show's major theme.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Like most business owners, Yansey is driven by the need to make money.

Violence

Yansey loses his temper when things cost too much and yells and screams when things aren't done properly.

Sex
Language

Words like “piss” are audible, while curses like "s--t" (and their Spanish equivalents) are bleeped.

Consumerism

Yansey's business, Goliath Company, is featured. Logos for various construction-related businesses, like Walker Zanger, are sometimes visible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking is visible at casinos.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this although most of the content in this reality series about a colorful Las Vegas house "flipper" and his construction projects is mild, it does contain some strong language (curses like "s--t" are bleeped) and frequent arguments, usually about money. Yansey's real estate company, Goliath, is featured, and there's some gambling.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byRPoynt November 30, 2013

Flipping Las Vegas? Houses or the finger?

There are several negative messages about this show. First of all, Scott Yancey is greedy and always does the same things every time. He buys properties sight... Continue reading
Adult Written byRollermamma April 5, 2014

Flipping Vegas

Too staged and too much bad acting. Scott Yancy curses too much and complains a lot. He is very mean to the people who work for him and never approves of his w... Continue reading

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What's the story?

FLIPPING VEGAS follows expert house flipper Scott Yansey as he buys homes on the cheap, remodels them on a limited budget, and then tries to sell them for a substantial profit. Real estate agent Heather Stone scours through thousands of Las Vegas properties for inexpensive -- and often badly damaged -- homes for Yansey to purchase. With the help of a team of project managers and Yansey's wife, interior designer Amie, they work quickly to convert the properties into livable, fashionable homes. Yansey faces lots of challenges with each project, usually in the form of unexpected damage, construction delays, and costly mistakes. But he must work through the madness and mayhem in order to meet his deadlines and sell the homes fast enough to make a solid profit amidst falling housing prices.

Is it any good?

This series offers a look at the challenges and stresses associated with house flipping. It also underscores the demise of Las Vegas' once-lucrative real estate market by showing how Yansey is trying to take advantage of it by gambling on cheap flips.

Most of the show is dedicated to showing the process by which homes are repaired and decorated for resale. But Yansey is definitely a colorful personality in his own right, especially when things end up costing more than he bargained for. As a result, the show offers some mild entertainment -- and some content (swearing, yelling, etc.) that's not appropriate for the youngest viewers.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why real estate-themed shows seem to be so popular. Are they intended simply to entertain, or do you think viewers are expected to learn from them?

  • There's a lot of information in the media about the difficult housing market, foreclosures, and other related themes. What does it all mean? When will it get better? Parents: How do you talk to your kids about some of these issues?

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For kids who love reality TV

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