What's Tarek El Moussa Up To? 7 SoCal Properties Recently Sold by the HGTV Star

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What's Tarek El Moussa Up To? 7 SoCal Properties Recently Sold by the HGTV Star

By Becky Bracken | Dec 1, 2020

Tarek El Moussa FlipsNoel Vasquez/Getty Images, realtor.com

There's a reason why Tarek El Moussa is a staple of HGTV programming. The guy knows how to flip houses.

Even when the cameras are off, he remains busy all over Southern California on a variety of projects. We checked out property records and the "Flip or Flop" star currently owns eight properties in SoCal that have yet to go on the market.

When you add the seven successful flips we spotted below, the HGTV personality is well into the double digits on personal projects in 2020.

In just the past couple of months, El Moussa has flipped millions of dollars in real estate. Each of the seven homes below is move-in ready and features signature touches like custom patterned tile work, distressed laminated floors, new bathrooms, and new backyard landscaping.

Have a look at these lucky seven houses El Moussa and his crew have sold in just the past few months. They range in price from the mid-six figures to the low sevens. Whatever the price, you can see how these flips were done by the ultimate pro.

12620 Gurley Ave, Downey, CA

Purchase price: $402,000

Listed at $599,900; final sale price to be determined

Downey dream: El Moussa bought this three-bedroom in August of this year and spent three months bringing it back to life. Built in 1947, the home now has a cute blue door, distressed laminated wood flooring, and a new kitchen with white shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, and a tile backsplash in El Moussa's signature patterned tile. There's also a new bathroom and roof.

Outside, the yard has been fully landscaped with grass and a large concrete patio.

His quick handiwork paid off—the home is pending sale after just two weeks on the market.

Downey, CADowney, CArealtor.com


6810 E Avenida De Santiago, Anaheim Hills, CA

Purchase price: $1,400,000

Listed at $2,245,000; final sale price to be determined

Anaheim Hills awesomeness: El Moussa bought this five-bedroom home in April and gave it a gorgeous makeover, including wide-plank wood flooring throughout, as well as a new open kitchen with shaker cabinets, floating shelves, and a large island.

Other improvements include a new custom shower in the master suite, and the big backyard features a newly plastered pool and a sports court. The 1.7-acre lot is surrounded by lovely views, and with no neighbors behind it, the home is very private.

It hit the market in mid-October and is now pending sale.

Anaheim Hills, CAAnaheim Hills, CArealtor.com


16422 Flallon Ave, Norwalk, CA

Purchase price: $395,000

Listed at $599,900; final sale price to be determined

Nestled in Norwalk: This modest three-bedroom ranch was built in 1959 and received the full El Moussa treatment after he purchased it in late May. It features distressed laminated floors, a new kitchen with Euro-style flat-panel cabinets, and butcher block countertops. The bathrooms are new, and the spacious backyard has new landscaping and a patio for entertaining.

It hit the market in mid-October and is now pending sale.

Norwalk, CANorwalk, CArealtor.com


11583 Otsego St, Valley Village, CA

Purchase price: $950,000

Flipped for $1,500,000

Vision in Valley Village: The deal for this Spanish-style home just closed last week. And despite El Moussa's seemingly golden touch, this home lingered on the market after it was listed in late July for $1.65 million. The price was reduced a few times before a buyer finally bit.

El Moussa bought the three-bedroom house in November 2019. He updated both the main home and the detached guesthouse. The charming home now boasts beamed ceilings, herringbone-patterned wood floors, high-end lighting fixtures, a new kitchen, and custom-tiled bathrooms.

Valley Village, CAValley Village, CArealtor.com


12252 Ditmore Dr, Garden Grove, CA

Purchase price: $450,000

Flipped for $780,000

Midcentury moneymaker: This home was sold within a month for way over its original asking price of $728,000. El Moussa bought the four-bedroom home in late May and wasted no time on a magnificent makeover.

He gave the 1955 home a cheery, midcentury modern makeover with new flooring, a new kitchen, new bathrooms, and a newly landscaped backyard with a concrete patio.

The sale for 7% above the asking price suggests the flipping master sparked a bidding war.

Garden Grove, CAGarden Grove, CArealtor.com


24682 Via San Fernando, Mission Viejo, CA

Purchase price: $550,000

Flipped for $1,075,000

Mission Viejo marvel: El Moussa bought this Orange County gem in late 2019. You'd never know this glamorous, contemporary four-bedroom home was originally built in 1972 based on the listing photos.

It features El Moussa's signature distressed laminated flooring, kitchen with flat-panel cabinets, and quartz countertops.

The backyard was newly landscaped for the new owner to enjoy the gorgeous canyon views.

It was listed in mid-September and sold for asking price in just over a month.

Mission Viejo, CAMission Viejo, CArealtor.com


12692 Bonita Heights Dr, North Tustin, CA

Purchase price: $820,000

Flipped for $1,072,000

North Tustin turnaround: This Orange County home took a few months to sell. El Moussa bought it in October 2019 and put it back on the market in March for $1.25 million. A buyer eventually snagged it at an 18% discount.

Stylish and airy at every turn, the four-bedroom home was overhauled with new laminated flooring, kitchen, and bathrooms. Outside, the large yard received new landscaping as well as a wood-deck patio and newly plastered pool.

North Tustin, CANorth Tustin, CArealtor.com

Becky Bracken is a journalist covering celebrity and other notable real estate agents.

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