al American Homes owner and Claremont Capital founder Jessie Rodriguez didn’t just play a house flipper on television, he does so in real life. Over the course of 20 years,

they brought to that show so much, it offered them the chance to film a pilot episode of their own, which turned into a two-season run. “My wife and I live in a 1908 historic house in downtown Claremont (California) and HGTV said it liked the vin - tage concept and asked if I specialized in flipping vintage homes,” Rodriguez said. “I said, ‘No, I flip any kind of home that I could make money on. How many do you need in a year? I’ll do it.’” The homes Rodriguez purchased for the 22 episodes of “Vintage Flip” were in addition to the 20 to 30 houses a year he was flipping on his own time. It made for a lot

former HGTV host Jessie Rodriguez has found suc- cess in every facet of real estate including mort- gages, house flipping, investing, and fund raising. Rodriguez and his wife Tina co-hosted “Vintage Flip” on HGTV in 2016 and 2017. The couple would find classic, vin - tage homes to buy, renovate and attempt to sell for a prof- it. The opportunity arose after the duo guest starred on an episode of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop.” The network liked what

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