Waco Couple Behind Magnolia Homes Scores 12-Episode HGTV Deal

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Joanna and Chip

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These must be exciting times for Chip and Joanna Gaines, the husband and wife team behind Magnolia Homes. These two have carved out a niche for themselves renovating and restoring historic properties into absolutely legit luxury homes.
Fixer Upper Kitchen

After a successful pilot, the two have inked a 12-episode deal with HGTV to produce a series dubbed “Fixer Upper” in which the pair will take dilapidated and neglected structures from gross to glam in their signature style. Joanna gushed about hearing from HGTV on her blog, The Magnolia Mom:

We couldn’t believe what we were hearing as they went into detail about the ratings and the nationwide response. It’s been two weeks since we found out (we couldn’t go public about it until now) and it still hasn’t set in. All I know is that it’s going to be exciting, crazy, and an adventure like no other. We are going to need a lot of prayer as we juggle our family, our business, and the show for the next few months!

We’re thrilled to hear a Texas couple getting noticed for their hard work. They’re looking for home to feature on their HGTV show right now, and if you have a money pit in the Waco, Austin or North Texas area (sorry Houston!) you’re dying to restore, get in touch with them pronto! Details are below!

Joanna Gaines Magnolia Mom

Here are the details, we start at the end of August and complete filming in March 2014. We will be renovating 12 homes in Waco and the surrounding communities, Dallas/Ft Worth, and Austin. The network is about to put out a casting call for these locations. If you or anyone you know is looking to buy a fixer upper in these areas, please tell them to contact us at fixerupperinfo@gmail.com. We would love to be a part of your renovation!


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. dorothy kay says

    FABULOUS SHOW !!!!…your designs and decor are outstanding, fresh and innovative, and when it’s all pulled together, the home looks absolutely AWESOME:):):)…
    sure wish i lived in texas !! …
    i truly think you are the BEST design show on hgtv..i never miss an episode, and watch the repeats many times

  2. Sally Prins says

    Best show on HGTV! Love It. Wish I could get my hands on some of those decorative items. Does Joanna still have a store with a web site? Could do with a lot less of Love it or list it. Very predictable. Don’t watch it anymore but love Joanna and Chip and their 4 beautiful kids and all their animals. Sally

    • Gloria says

      I agree! I have come to hate the drama on Love It or List It and Property Brothers! I love Chip and Joanna and how they include their children in every episode, their commitment to family and their humor!

  3. Pamela Yontosh says

    I just want to say that I love your show!!! You two are the most realistic people ever!!! I am moving into a house that is stuck in the seventies but can’t wait to make it my own!

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