Friday, March 12, 2010

Re-Habin Da Hood: The Reality of Flint's Housing Market

Flipping houses in one of the worst markets in the country is inherently dramatic, so Flint Central grad Sophia Taylor created her own public-access reality show about the process. It's called Re-Habin Da Hood.

Kristen Longley of The Flint Journal reports:

Taylor, a self-described singer/actress/writer with a passion for real estate, got the idea for the show after moving back to Flint a year ago from California to manage some of her rental properties.

Anyone can renovate a home, but with her natural on-air personality and a flair for drama, Taylor decided to have a camera start following her around as she rolls up in her Hummer and performs a top-to-bottom extreme home makeover.

If an opportunity for footage comes up, she calls in the camera crew. The show is put together locally, too, at Flint’s Inner City Productions, she said.

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