The BEST HGTV Shows
The top 11 shows on HGTV
#1 - Fixer Upper
The first rule of real estate is location, location, location, but what happens when a buyer's only option in the right location is a house with dreadful design and a clunky layout? We say buy it — then fix it! "Fixer Upper" pairs renovation, design and real estate pros Chip and Joanna Gaines with Waco/Dallas, Texas-area buyers to renovate the wrong house that's in the right location.
#2 - Good Bones
"Good Bones'' follows the blueprint of several series on HGTV or DIY Network that showcase revitalization specialists who turn rundown homes into stunning remodels. In this case, it's mother/daughter duo Karen Jensen and Mina Starsiak transforming properties in and around their hometown of Indianapolis. Karen's legal background and Mina's real estate knowledge help them secure diamonds in the rough, and then they enlist demo and construction help from family to get the houses done on time and on budget.
#3 - House Hunters International
This spinoff of the wildly popular HGTV House Hunters globe trots from Sao Paolo to Prague. Home hunters and their real estate agents check out all sorts of architectural styles and work through the idiosyncrasies of buying real estate in other countries. In any language, home buying is not an emotional experience.
#4 - Home Town
Erin and Ben Napier love their small Mississippi hometown, especially the old historical houses. Using found materials and old textiles, they're keeping the character of these classic homes but giving them modern and affordable updates. From Erin's imaginative hand sketches to Ben's custom handiwork, this couple is bringing homes back to life and making sure their small town's future is as bright as its past.
#5 - Flip or Flop
Tarek is a self-proclaimed real estate genius with determination and drive. Christina is Tarek's picture-perfect wife, who Tarek's friends still can't believe he landed. In each episode of "Flip or Flop", Tarek and Christina flip a new property. From the nail-biting purchase at auction, to the frustrating renovations and maddening showings, to the giddy acceptance of an offer, we'll follow along as these two relatively novice flippers try their hand at the toughest game in town. From purchase to resale, weaving their personal lives within the story of the flip. From paying cash, sight unseen, for a property at auction, through the hapless remodeling process, to the frantic sale, this young couple is putting everything they have into this venture. (Source: HGTV)
#6 - Property Brothers: Forever Home
The Property Brothers new show Forever Home focuses on couples who are settled in their home but need some help and expertise to make it perfect. In each episode, Drew will take the couple on a tour of nearby renovated homes to find out which features they can't live without. Armed with this information, and with the homeowner’s budget in mind, Jonathan will bring the family’s design dreams to life using 3D graphics. The brothers will then present the homeowners with two animated options that showcase different ways their house can be re-imagined. To unlock the home’s full potential, Jonathan and Drew will focus on overhauling the house to suit the families’ specific needs and wishes.
#7 - Property Brothers: Buying and Selling
Join the Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, as they help homeowners sell their current home and buy a new property in HGTV's new series, Buying and Selling. Jonathan renovates the family's current home for a successful sale, while Drew checks out the best options for the family's new property. Drew then oversees the selling of the renovated home and the buying of a new house.
#8 - Property Brothers
Twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott aim to help couples find fixer-uppers and transform them into dream homes. The brothers use state-of-the-art imagery programs to unveil their plans for how the properties will look after the transformation. But the potential home buyers have to take a risk to make the twins' vision come true, and it's up to Jonathan and Drew to convince the couples that purchasing an older home in need of work is the best option.
#9 - Love It or List It
When a house no longer feels like home, homeowners are left with a big financial and emotional question: renovate or sell it? Love It or List It helps fed-up homeowners decide. In each hour-long episode Realtor David Visentin and designer Hilary Farr compete for the homeowners' final decision to stay or go.
#10 - House Hunters
House Hunters takes viewers behind the scenes as individuals, couples and families learn what to look for and decide whether or not a home is meant for them. Focusing on the emotional experience of finding and purchasing a new home, each episode follows a prospective buyer and real estate agent through the home-buying process, from start to finish.
#11 - Brother vs. Brother
On "Property Brothers," dynamic twin siblings Jonathan and Drew Scott work as a team to find clients down-and-out fixer uppers and turn them into renovated masterpieces. Brotherly love, however, gets tossed aside in "Brother vs. Brother," a competition series that features the Scotts as mentors to a new generation of home improvement specialists. Jonathan, a licensed contractor, and Drew, a real estate agent, are each assigned a team of five contestants -- a mix of designers, renovators and builders -- who are tasked with renovating various properties with a goal of increasing the values. The teams are given limited timelines and budgets to determine which elements of the properties should change and which ones should remain the same, and after a review process of each property, the competitor who can't cut it each week is eliminated. The last team member standing wins $50,000.