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HGTV’s popular twins known as the Property Brothers
have Galveston seeing double the house renovations
for their
Brother vs. Brother
Series. For several weeks
this spring, Drew and Jonathan Scott were popping up
all across town and on social media, visiting locales
around the island during breaks from filming episodes
of their popular remodeling television show.
Though the Scott Brothers had filmed in Texas before,
having shot half of their third season of
in Austin, it was their first trip to Galveston.
“We wanted to show affordable waterfront property
and Galveston has been attracting a lot of interest for
vacation homes,” says Jonathan. 
Drew and Jonathan personally chose the two
properties to be remodeled for the series of Galveston
episodes. Drew explains, “Because we actually buy
these houses with our own money and flip them, we
need to ensure they’re the right picks.”
“Location is key, size of home and lot, and potential
for reconfiguring,” adds Jonathan. “We are never
scared of an extreme fixer-upper but we always have to
weigh the cost of any fixes to make sure it will be worth
it in the end.” 
“In Galveston, you see a lot of vacation homes and
rental properties,” Drew notes. “It’s always important
to tailor a sale to the buyers that are in your specific
Re-do Times Two:
Property Brothers Hit Galveston
By Kathleen Maca
MAY 2017 |