'Cheap Old Houses': Release date, spoilers and all about HGTV's home makeover show

'Cheap Old Houses': Release date, spoilers and all about HGTV's home makeover show
Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein as seen in 'Cheap Old Houses' (Matthew Allen / Getty Images/ HGTV)

While modern design and minimalism are all the rage, there is something charming and otherworldly about homes rooted in history. They come with stories of their own and in an age where architecture is starting to look the same, these houses stand out among the crowd.

Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein know just how to spot these gems and even though they seem invaluable, the Finkelsteins finds make sure they don't break the bank! Together, this husband-wife duo are the brains behind 'Cheap Old Houses', where they find beautiful, forgotten homes, all within a pocket-friendly budget! If your looking for shows similar to this one, consider checking out -- 'Home Town Takeover', 'Rock the Block', 'Renovation Island' and '100 Day Dream Home'


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Release date

Catch back-to-back episodes of 'Cheap Old Houses' on Monday, August 9 at 9 pm and 9.30 pm ET on HGTV and Discovery+.

Where to watch 

You can watch 'Cheap Old Houses' on HGTV and discovery+. In addition to airing on HGTV, the first four episodes of 'Cheap Old Houses' will be available to stream on discovery+ early on August 9 as a special preview. After the initial launch, two additional new episodes of Cheap Old Houses will drop early each Monday on Discovery+ through August 30.



"The highly anticipated 10-episode series Cheap Old Houses starring Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein - founders of the addictive social media phenomenon by the same name that touts more than 1.6 million Instagram followers and counts A-list celebrities among its fans - will premiere Monday, August 9, with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV. The series is inspired by the Finkelsteins' popular Instagram feed, which racks up millions of views with images of surprising property bargains that are architecturally intact and available for under $150,000. In each episode, cameras will follow the couple as they tour low-priced older houses across America and ultimately choose which ones to feature on their famous site. "


Ethan Finkelstein

As per LinkedIn bio, Ethan Finkelstein "has over 15 years experience providing creative strategy, UX, direction & production to luxury brands. He specializes in mixed, integrated media projects that combine branding strategy with film, interactive design & development and social media." He is also the CEO and founder of Color +Information, an agency that specializes in integrated media, marketing and branding for beauty and luxury brands. 

Elizabeth Finkelstein

Elizabeth Finkelstein has a Masters in Historic Preservation. A licensed tour guide, professor and architectural historian, she is also a real estate columnist Country Living Magazine. Along with her husband, Ethan, the couple began their Instagram page, 'Cheap Old Houses', which currently has 1.6 million followers.

Ethan and Elizabeth Finkelstein are all set to hot 'Cheap Old Houses' (HGTV)


As per the trailer of the show, the Finkelsteins are on the hunt to find stunning homes with rich history, all under $150,000. Their mission is to ensure these beautiful homes are restored to their former glory, allowing new owners to take pride in their abodes.


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