Parents' Guide to

Property Brothers

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Mild real estate and renovation reality is worry free.

TV HGTV Reality TV 2011
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 18+

Do not deal with this guys they crooks

They show you one house very expensive and after they show old house which must be remodel .The price is very high for what they do.In one episode they charge $3700 to install 1000 sq ft of 1/2'' plywood .The materials cost aproximaly $ 800 and they charge labor $ 2900 for 10 hours work one person. They change the price all the time . Take min 3 estimate before make any decisions. I work in constraction for more then 30 years and i never see the prices like this.
age 10+

Appropriate TV show, but not in person on tour!

We've watched the Property Brothers as a nightly wind down show since my daughter was 11. While clearly acted and staged in parts, it's a fun watch. My kid always though it would be fun to meet them, so this year, I took my now 16 year old to their tour. Be aware that their show is geared to more the older woman (50, 60 +) demographic, and as such at times is not appropriate for a young girl (not obscene,but sexual innuendo and jokes definite, and self admiration of their own bods a definite-one runs around in a skimpy santa suit, several near naked pictures, waves a speedo suit around, etc.). For the younger kids, it will go over their head. It could burst your older kids bubble more than a little. However, the show does come around to where they appreciate the audience and discuss the need for charity work and share all the charity work they have done, so that saves the day. It just wasn't what we were expecting - singing, dancing, strutting, etc. Came away more away of their history of male modeling and acting than renovating and real estate.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Property Brothers offers a fun and interesting wake-up call to viewers who are thinking about purchasing a home by underscoring the actual costs and the many difficult decisions involved in both buying a move-in ready home, and in renovating an outdated one. It also shows how buyers have to be ready to deal with unexpected problems and costs during renovations, especially when dealing with older homes, in order to ensure that that the structures are safe, secure, and up to code.

The brothers are definitely likable, but the show's real entertainment value comes from seeing the fixer-uppers -- which range from old and dirty to hideously ugly -- and then actually looking at the finished product. Homebuyers and homeowners alike may get inspired by what they see here, but ultimately, there isn't much here for kids to get particularly excited about.

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