4. How does someone apply for Fixer Upper?
Applications were open to the public, but there were several requirements that one needed to meet in order to apply for Fixer Upper. First of all, applicants must be located no more than 40 miles outside of Waco, Texas.
If they don’t already have a home, they must be ready to buy one, just as long as it falls between these guidelines: The purchase price must be under $200,000, and the residence must require at least $30,000 in renovations.
5. Did Chip & Jo have to audition for Fixer Upper?
Yes! They had to audition, and they almost didn’t get the job. Although HGTV liked the couple, they weren’t fully convinced of their TV potential. That all changed when Chip offered to move the family into a houseboat during renovations, allowing the network to see his quirky side. Thankfully, Jo reeled him in, and the rest is HGTV history.