Meet the Wilsons, Nashville’s Masters of Flip

I had a great time in Nashville recently with Kortney and Dave Wilson, hosts of W Networks’s new Masters of Flip. It premieres this Tuesday at 10 p.m. on W Network.

Some may know the Canadian-born country music couple from their CMT reality show of a few years back, Meet The Wilsons. The each migrated from various ends of Ontario several years ago, met in Nashville and have raised three children while pursuing music careers.

When the music business got a little tougher after the 2008 recession, they realized they had another talent to fall back on–house flipping. Dave spots houses in the US$100,000 range in Nashville, the couple design improvements and contractors would hammer them out. Kortney puts on her real estate agent hat and started selling. Soon, the Wilsons were making more money from their real estate transactions than their recording careers.

The key is finding those cheap homes in the first place. Both Dave and Kortney admit that is getting harder to do in Nashville, a booming city with great restaurants, attractions and a modern skyline. An impressive downtown features the new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Predators and Titans are top draws.

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Dave and Kortney Wilson seemed to enjoy their visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as much as I did

Even with house prices climbing higher, the Wilsons are still masters of flip. I was shown a duplex bought for $250,000. The Wilsons turned it into a single family dwelling, doubled the square footage with a spectacular kitchen addition in the back and a larger second story addition and transformed it from a bleak fixer-upper to a showcase special.

Standing in one of their house projects, where rooms were being stripped down to the studs, I remarked that this would be a perfect place to shoot a music video. Dave, who has a quick sense of humour, shoots that idea down fast in the video at the top of this column.

That video was shot in the dining room of their most expensive remodeling project. The Wilsons’ spent $250,000 fixing the place up and were asking $699,000 for the finished dwelling. The large kitchen with its vaulted entrance, was pretty impressive.

The series features 12 houses over the 12 hour-long episodes. Read the full story here.

8 Responses to “Meet the Wilsons, Nashville’s Masters of Flip”

  1. Elsie Cartmell

    Coming to Nashville in June and would love to meet Dave and Kourtney or see a taping of their show! 😊 watch it all the time and have done our own reno and we’re from Ontario!

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  2. Carolyn Ferguson

    How do I get in touch with you if I have a house to flip?

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    • Bill Brioux

      You don’t get in touch with me, Carolyn, you get in touch with the W network. And your house better be in Nashville.

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  3. Valerie Frelick

    HI, I watch your show every time it is on. I love what you do to the homes you purchase. Kortney, you are so beautiful but you need someone to be your stylist (I would love to dress you). Some of your outfits are questionable. I don’t want to think I am being mean but you could look more beautiful than you are if you just dressed a little differently. Please don’t be offended. I don’t want to hurt your feelings. What can I say. Sincerely, Valerie

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  4. I have a house in the Hillsboro Village area which is screaming for a make over. It is located at 2513 Natchez Trace, Nashville, TN. It is vacant at this time. Please let me know if you might be interested. Linda Moody 615-419-2750……

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  5. Julie Chemilnisky

    I loved them both since they started on TV in Canada and am so happy they are doing well. I got to meet them when they hosted the ccma s in edmonton where I worked years ago. Thank you for the music.

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