The fourth season of HGTV’s hugely popular house-flipping series Flip or Flop, will premiere on Thursday, December 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The successful series will follow flipping experts Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy, renovate and sell real estate for a profit.
“I enjoy the chase to get the properties,” said Tarek. “It’s exciting to find these places and restore them back into beautiful homes. We always want to make it a great flip!”
This season Tarek and Christina will take on more high-stakes risks as they invest in short sales and foreclosures, all while balancing their growing family. They will venture into barricaded properties and abandoned locations. They say they believe braving the worst homes on the block will translate into the best return on their investments. During the premiere episode, Tarek and Christina will purchase a sight-unseen rental home in La Puente, California and it proves to be one of their most challenging flips yet. The dilapidated property will require a pricey makeover from the foundation to the drywall before it can be put on the market for sale.
“This is hands down, our worst buy yet,” said Christina. “But this house has come a long, long way from creepy to cute.”
Three years ago Tarek was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Ryan Reid, a registered nurse from Texas, happened to be watching a marathon of Flip or Flop when she noticed a lump in Tarek’s neck. Suspecting it might be something harmful, she wrote an email to Tarek, who immediately made an appointment with his doctor.
Christina explained that her husband later entered what was supposed to be an hour-and-a-half surgery. After four hours, doctors told her that Tarek had thyroid cancer. Since Tarek was 31 years old at the time, he never imagined or suspected he could be diagnosed with cancer.
Tarek El Moussa’s thyroid cancer is in remission, but the Flip or Flop star is still dealing with lingering effects from his grueling battle.
“I feel good, but I don’t have the energy I used to have,” El Moussa, 34, told People Magazine. “The only thing is most days or like half the time I feel a little jetlagged. I’m really tired.”
The couple, who are already parents to daughter Taylor, tried for more than two years to get pregnant with their son, going through two failed attempts at IVF – including one resulting in a miscarriage at eight weeks, just before Tarek’s diagnosis.
Now in remission, the new dad, who welcomed son Brayden James with Christina, 32, in August, is positive about his family’s future.
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