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In this real estate renovation series, a mother/daughter house-flipping team finds bargain properties, renovates them, and attempts to sell them at a profit. The series focuses primarily on the renovation process, and it is set in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tuesday 11:00 PM et/pt on HGTV
3 Seasons, 36 Episodes
March 22, 2016
Reality
7.2/10
Cast: Karen Laine, Mina Starsiak
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  • Mina and Karen purchase a home near the Northside neighborhood that's full of historical features. They do their best to design an open floor plan while preserving as many elements as possible, but structural slow-downs and permitting nightmares threaten their schedule and budget.

  • Mina and Karen take on a massive house in the Old Southside neighborhood that has undergone some unsuccessful renovations throughout the years. They are determined to rework the entire floor plan, but their renovations are halted when they hear inexplicable noises in the attic, discover a collapsing floor, and uncover live termites.

  • Karen and Mina team up with their friend Josh on a high-stakes property in Fountain Square. What looks promising at first glance quickly turns when during their initial walk-through they find some of the previous owner's pet snakes still slithering throughout the house. The news only goes downhill from there when half the foundation suddenly disappears, but once finished this Fountain Square beauty is worth all the trouble.

  • Despite its odd layout and decrepit state, Mina and Karen are taking on an old house with a ton of historic charm in the Old Southside neighborhood. As framing starts, the crew uncovers a major structural problem that hits the budget hard, and later, Mina gets some bad news that could threaten a huge selling point of the house. But when the renovation is complete, this charmer offers all the comforts of modern living blended with antique pieces like vintage front doors and a restored curved staircase.

  • Karen and Mina are tackling a special project, Karen's new barn-shaped guesthouse, which will have a large garage on the first floor and guest space on the second floor. But before construction begins, Mina and Karen get some devastating permit news from the city, forcing them to rethink the size of the structure. On the inside, the women cover the ceiling with reclaimed barnwood and have some custom barn doors made, and Karen and her husband take on a DIY flooring project. Karen hopes that size restrictions and construction costs don't get in the way of making this the farmhouse-inspired guesthouse of her dreams.

  • Mina and Karen buy a property in one of the most coveted and popular neighborhoods in Indianapolis. The incredible price only means more challenges as they quickly uncover some buried surprises that put the build on hold. When construction can continue, this four-bedroom home with an open floor plan and a bonus living space on the second floor will turn out to be their sweetest home yet ... if they can get past the fire code violations. With a bohemian-meets-modern vibe, Mina and Karen hope to attract a certain cute young couple that they hope will call it home.

  • Mina and Karen have purchased their most expensive house to date, in the most desirable neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis. The size of the house and its great location could mean a selling price close to $500,000 if they play their cards right. After the massive demolition is complete, Mina and Karen get to work designing the new layout, which includes an extra loft space on the second floor and vaulted ceilings in the kitchen. For the design aesthetic, they go with an elegant, bohemian vibe by adding splashes of color to the interior and exterior.

  • Mina and Karen purchase and an old townhome in the popular Bates-Hendricks neighborhood. After encountering dry rot and termites, the unpredictable roadblocks put a giant dent in their budget and on their attitudes toward the project. But just when all hope seems lost, a rare and valuable "treasure" found during the ceiling demolition might have them changing their tune about this troublesome townhome.

  • Mina and Karen are the new owners of a very outdated and bland townhouse in the heart of the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood. Despite the maroon carpeting, peach wallpaper and active bird's nests, the home has a lot of potential. The women get started designing a new layout after demolition but all work comes to a halt after they find a surprise in the attic and have to call the police. Once they are back on track, Karen and Mina pour their hearts and souls into finishing the home for friends of the family.

  • Mina and Karen purchase a crumbling house in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood, only to find out it's the first house they can't save. With a clean slate, Mina designs a white beauty with new buyers already in mind. Karen and Mina add unique features and lots of charm to hopefully help their longtime friends find a new home.

  • Mina Starsiak and Karen E. Laine take on an old shotgun-style home near downtown Indianapolis, and even though they've been renovating shotgun homes for years, this house is quite the stinker -- literally. Demo day becomes a test of bad smells they will never forget, and Mina's brother, Tad, learns the basics of framing a house and installing decorative wall tiles. Hoping to sell the home to their friend who owns a wedding dress studio, Mina and Karen tailor the decor to match her taste and create a DIY project from wedding dress material. But when they find out their renovated house isn't up to code, there's a chance they won't be able to finish it on time and on budget.

  • Mina and Karen splurge on a corner lot home in the historical neighborhood of Fletcher Place. While struggling to work within the guidelines of the Historical Preservation Commission, Mina and Karen face more problems than they could ever anticipate.

  • Mina and Karen find that "you get what you pay for" when they buy a bargain house for $5,000. The house is the smallest ever bought and full of big challenges.

  • Mina has second thoughts about a house bought from the city for $4,000.

  • A massive eyesore of a house gets a charming new floor plan.

  • Mina and Karen take on a renovation project for an optimistic client who bought a duplex with intentions of renovating it himself. The home is in a historic and very established neighborhood that would mean easy profit if the job is done right, but challenges with the historical preservation commission and a possible voodoo curse threaten to slow things down.

  • Mina and Karen are excited to take on a massive old house with potential.

  • Mina and Karen are welcomed into their new duplex with piles of clothes, two toilets and two feet of water in the basement.

  • Mina and Karen buy a little white house on a hill with potential to be a real charmer in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood. The home has a great floor plan but it has serious foundation issues and is in desperate need of a facelift. During construction, a former owner of the house stops by to see how much her old home has changed. Will she be impressed with Mina and Karen's transformation?

  • Mina and Karen purchase a tricky home in a transitional Indianapolis neighborhood. The location is a sizable former office space with no discernable bedrooms so the girls are excited to utilize the blank canvas. The girls quickly fall in love with the project and start bringing out the space's charm with outdoor corbels, a beautiful fireplace, an antique structural column and real wooden floors. While their finished product is beautiful, they may soon realize they've too far in that neighborhood -- and maybe too far over their budget.

  • Karen and Mina are back on Woodlawn Avenue to rescue a new build that has been abandoned. While the home's basic structure is built, the bones have been left for dead. Mina and Karen see the amazing possibilities in this 2,200 square foot home and already have the perfect buyer in mind. Issues arise, however, when window delivery is delayed and the trim carpenters quit mid-job. Will the girls be able to pull off a successful renovation for this up-and-coming neighborhood?

  • Mina and Karen transform a four-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex with one of the worst foundations they've seen, combined with unsafe floor joists on the second floor.

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