The Tarek Touch: 5 SoCal Homes Rehabbed by Flip Guru Tarek El Moussa

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Tarek El Moussa (along with his ex-wife, now Christina Anstead) transformed dumpy properties into sought-after show pieces—and made some sweet, sweet cash—on “Flip or Flop.” After the popular show’s premiere in 2013, both El Moussa and his former spouse went on to become HGTV stars—and have since split and struck out on their own.

The telegenic duo have kept “Flip or Flop” going, but now, both are starring in their own spinoff shows. In 2020, Tarek will star in “Flipping 101 With Tarek El Moussa.” Even when the camera crews aren’t around, El Moussa maintains a flourishing house-flipping business. His new show allows him to mentor aspiring house flippers and show them the ropes of the competitive business.

Right now, El Moussa has five homes in various stages of the flipping process. All have been rehabbed by his team, and you’ll notice most have similar distressed laminate flooring and jolts of happy tile mosaics. The other common element? They’re all contemporary, reasonably affordable family homes across Southern California.

Take a look at Tarek’s properties, scattered across the Los Angeles suburbs, and see for yourself…

1276 Kelley Ave, Corona, CA

Price: $499,900

Rancho renovation: This 1976-built ranch house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and more than 1,500 square feet. Updates to the home include a new kitchen, bathrooms, floors, and plenty of custom tilework—a signature El Moussa touch. The backyard has been newly landscaped and has a pool with new plaster and plenty of room for entertaining a crowd.

Tarek El Moussa designed home in Corona CA exterior

Corona, CA


3431 Chatwin Ave, Long Beach, CA

Price: Sold this week for $710,000

Long Beach lovely: This three-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow was entirely revamped. Originally built in 1949, the nearly 1,400-square-foot home was outfitted with distressed wood-laminate flooring, a new open kitchen with new white cabinets and quartz countertops, trademark mosaic tile finishes, a newly landscaped backyard, and a concrete deck for lounging. Tarek’s finished product landed on the market back in January for $779,900, and he took a hit on the asking price to seal a deal.

El MOussa home in Long beach for sale

Long Beach, CA


33101 Buccaneer St, Dana Point, CA 

Price: $949,900

Dana Point dream: This light-filled, wide-open home was built in 1974, and features four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and more than 1,900 square feet. The home is now pending sale, and its price was cut a couple of times after debuting on the market for $1 million in late May. New distressed laminate flooring makes the interiors modern and easy to care for. The home’s new kitchen has new white Shaker cabinets, there are new bathroom vanities, and the home’s roof, HVAC system, and landscaping are all brand-new.

El MOussa designed home in Dana Point CA

Dana Point, CA


1909 W. Walnut Ave, Fullerton, CA

Price: $579,000

Fullerton fab: This cute house with an inviting blue front door was built in 1953. It offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and over 1,100 square feet. Thanks to Team El Moussa, the home now has a contemporary new look, with distressed laminate floors, a new kitchen with striking mosaic backsplash, new bathroom vanities and tile, and newly landscaped grassy area. It’s now pending sale.

El Moussa home in Fullerton, CA

Fullerton, CA

We found a recent Instagram post from El Moussa during a shoot at the Fullerton home. It features his sister’s boyfriend, who is making his “Flip or Flop” debut this season as an appraiser.

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Am I the only one that thinks this is the fastest Monday in history!!?? . I had such an amazing weekend!! Tay had a soccer game and she won! we went to k1 to race go karts and played video games! We also went to Catalina Island yesterday on the boat with @heatherraeyoung and her family!! . Have you been enjoying season 8 of Flip or Flop? My sisters boyfriend @brand_h, featured in this photo, made his “Flip or Flop” debut working as an appraiser and it’s going to air in a few weeks😬😬😬 . How was your weekend!? Did you do anything fun you wanna share🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ .

A post shared by Tarek El Moussa (@therealtarekelmoussa) on Sep 9, 2019 at 3:45pm PDT


10302 Geneva Ln, Garden Grove, CA

Price: $599,888

Garden Grove groovy: Built in 1953, this family home sits on a large lot in a cul-de-sac. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and just over 1,100 square feet. The interiors haven’t received the same overhaul as the other Tarek properties we spotted. But the home does have a new coat of paint, an open kitchen, and a fireplace. It’s already pending sale after just a couple of weeks on the market.

El Moussa home in Garden Gove, CA

Garden Grove, CA

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