Last night I watched the new episode of Flip This House. Even after the scam of the earlier season was revealed, my wife and I still are hooked, although we watch with a closer eye.
This episode really seemed staged with Armando Montelongo letting the "intern" be the construction lead for the flip. The "intern" knows little about the business and the "intern" was not able to get anything right. The main contractor lead called him an idiot left and right. The one scene that nailed the "staged" nature of this particular episode was Armando taking the "intern" back to some of the homes that were previously "flipped," or so we thought, to teach a lesson.
One house, the "cat house," the people buying the house, pulled out and the house is still on the market. That was the house that caused the break up of partnership with his brother. Another house, the house that was sold at auction, the person who authorized the auction buyer to make the bid, pulled out of the deal. Armando sold the house to that person, only for less money. Another house could not be sold, so the house is not a rental.
This episode was definitely made to counter and/or respond the scrutiny of Flip This House. Some people have been tracking Montelongo's real estate activities and pointing out that some of his houses haven't sold or sold for as much as the show implied.
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