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HGTV ‘Going for Sold’ in New Makeover Series

HGTV on Aug. 1 will debut a new home renovation series that will focus on the worst homes in Houston’s best neighborhoods.

The series, Going for Sold, stars stars real estate agent Jon Pierre Tjon-Joe-Pin and his wife Mary, who turn forgotten homes into charming and affordable properties that appeal to young families, according to the network.

The network added that throughout the season, Jon and Mary overcome serious renovation challenges such as faulty plumbing and roof leaks, rework choppy floor plans and even incorporate a New Orleans-inspired design that reflects Mary’s Louisiana upbringing. 

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