TMZ got its hands on a casting call for the Chip and Joanna Gaines reboot of their hit reality show for Magnolia Network. Joan Summers delved into the casting call and writes: "Surprise! The cost has apparently gone up, with the average cost of homes across Waco rising dramatically. Apparently, it will cost at least $50,000 for the remodel alone—up from a $30,000 minimum on HGTV—with the couple assuming full control of the design decisions. Homeowners are also asked to find their own housing for the duration of the renovation, which lasts anywhere between 30 to 35 weeks. That’s nearly 8 months! As for all that fancy new furniture they stage each home with? You’ll have to buy it for yourself at a 'discounted rate.' Meaning, your home ends up looking very different from the big reveal unless you shell out an undisclosed amount. "Homeowners who appeared on the show’s previous iteration have revealed budgets averaging $270,000 for the home renovation, so it seems from the casting that $50,000 is just the bottom floor estimate."
TOPICS: Fixer Upper, Magnolia Network, Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Reality TV