|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||46|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original run||4 January 2011– present|
Property Brothers is a Canadian reality television series that is produced by Cineflix. It airs on W Network (Canada) and HGTV (US). It airs as My Dream Home in Australia on LifeStyle Home, in New Zealand on ChoiceTV, and as Irmãos a Obra in Brazil on Discovery Home & Health. Identical twin brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott (born 28 April 1978) help home buyers to purchase and renovate "fixer-uppers."
Drew is a real estate expert who scouts neglected houses and negotiates the purchases. His identical twin brother Jonathan is a licensed contractor who does the renovations of the houses. Together, the Property Brothers help families find, buy, and transform fixer-uppers into dream homes on a strict time-line and strict budget.
Each episode starts with the brothers showing buyers a house with everything on their wish list that tends to be substantially over their budget. Afterward, the brothers show them fixer-uppers with potential to become their dream home. After the buyers narrow it down to two houses, the brothers use computer-generated imagery to reveal their re-imagined vision of the home after renovations.
The show has a condensed time-line of the renovations. Typical of home improvement shows with an accelerated renovation format, the brothers have three experienced crews work on the house to finish in the 4 to 6 week timeline. They work with real project budgets set out by the buyers. The buyers own the property and pay for the remodelling, but the show is able to provide about $20,000 to $25,000 worth of furnishings.
Jonathan Scott, a licensed contractor, and Drew Scott, a real estate agent, have managed real estate holdings for nearly 15 years. In 2004, they founded Scott Real Estate, Inc., a company that oversees the sales and construction of residential and commercial projects, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, and Las Vegas.
Drew and Jonathan started buying and renovating property when they were teenagers. They bought their first house when they were 18 years old. After renovations, they sold it a year later for a $50,000 profit, while attending university. However, before going into real estate as a profession, the brothers tried acting. Both Jonathan and Drew appeared on Canadian television show Breaker High. Drew had a role on Smallville and Jonathan was on the X-Files. The two also did improvisational comedy and Jonathan became an illusionist.They decided to go back to school for construction and design. Their business soon grew and they were approached to do the television show.
Both brothers are licensed real estate agents. Drew was licensed in early 2004 and continues to be a licensed agent with Keller Williams Elite in British Columbia. Jonathan became a licensed agent in Las Vegas when they founded their firm that same year. But for the show, Drew is shown as the realtor and Jonathan as the contractor.
They founded Dividian Production Group in 2002 with their older brother JD. They live in Las Vegas.
|Season 1||Season 2||Season 3|
The first season was filmed in Toronto, Canada.
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- The couple got possession of the featured house on January 7, 2011, the filming of the renovation began the next week and was completed by January 31 with an initial broadcast of March 31. The show renovated four rooms under the initial C$700,000 budget, and the couple hired the same contractor from the show to complete the rest of the house afterward. The director of their episode soon moved onto another show, HGTV Canada's Decked Out, and the town house had its outdoor area renovated on that show, also in 2011. Connie Adair, For Sale: Home appeared on Property Brothers and Decked Out, National Post, November 1, 2011, accessed July 11, 2013. In November 2011, the home was listed by the couple for C$1,127,000 and sold. MLS # C2210801 SOLD, Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage, accessed July 11, 2013.