- Full Name Christina Haack
- Occupation Real Estate Investor
- Nationality American
- Birthplace California, USA
- Birth Date Jul 09, 1983
- Age 40 Years, 2 Months
"... people love seeing real estate and different houses for sale and it's fun for viewers to get a glimpse into the Newport Beach market, which is quite pricey. It's fun to see the house-hunting process, and what gets you a house on the water versus inland."
Christina Haack | Biography 2021TV Personality, Owner of Christina @ Home
'Christina on the Coast' is the first solo series of Christina Haack. Haack transformed her client's dated properties into perfect showplaces in the show. The first season of 'Christina on the Coast' was aired in the spring of 2019. The TV series was instantly very successful and elevated HGTV, leading the network to reach the second position among all the cable networks. Additionally, the series brought a whopping 12 million viewers in total throughout the initial season. Haack was paid $50,000 per episode. The show is currently airing its third season.
Christina Meursinge Haack is an American real estate investor who came to the limelight with the TV series 'Flip or Flop.'
Who is Christina Haack?
Haack has been involved in the real estate business since her early days. From almost hitting bankruptcy caused by the stock market crash to holding a significant net worth and publishing a book, Haack has experienced her fair share of struggles and successes.
She rose to fame after the TV series Flip or Flop, where she appeared with her ex-husband and showcased their skills of flipping houses that involved buying a property for less, renovating and remodeling them to sell it at a higher price. Haack is also credited for her solo TV series Christina on the Coast, where she transformed the outdated client's properties into a valuable asset.
Early Life and Career
Christina Meursinge Haack was born on 9 July 1983 in Anaheim, California. Haack's first job was in the real estate industry, where she met her future husband, Tarek El Moussa.
Haack had shared about her entry into the real estate industry on her Instagram, "I never thought about being on tv. I wanted to be a sports agent like Jerry Maguire. But I always loved looking at houses with my parents especially model homes and I always wanted to be my own boss... So in college when I was called (intuitively) to get my real estate license at a local community college I followed my intuition. I got started in real estate at 21 which led to selling houses which led to flipping houses which led to Tv."
Haack's interest on healthy living led her to launch a health and wellness book 'The Wellness Remodel.' The book was about her health journey and her learning of prioritizing physical and mental health.
In 2020, she commenced Christina @ Home, a home décor line with more than 35 pieces of home furnishings, including end chairs, sofas, accent chairs, and many more.
'Flip or Flop'
In April 2013, HGTV aired Flip or Flop, a reality series, bringing the former couple Tarek El Moussa and Haack into the limelight.
In 2011, Tarek El Moussa, with the help of his friend, made an HGTV audition tape featuring Haack and him and covering the process of flipping a house from the beginning to the end. That very tape landed in the hands of executive members of a production company named Pie Town Productions. The executives were impressed with the former couple, and they officially signed a deal with HGTV in 2012.
In the series, as a real estate agent, Haack, along with her then-husband, Moussa, flip houses in Southern California by buying dilapidated houses requiring maintenance and renovated them in the best possible way. They then resold the houses by making certain profits or even without any profit and sometimes losing money. By showing the whole house flipping process, the TV series provided the viewers with relevant insights and information.
They would flip bank-owned properties, short sales, and foreclosures, paying for the houses in cash and sometimes without viewing the site. Some of the houses were quick to fix, whereas others would be extremely ramshackle. Moussa would concentrate on renovation and demolition while Haack focused on the design and timeframe.
The show successfully aired 92 episodes and ran for 7 seasons in total between 2013 and 2017.
'Christina on the Coast'
In June 2018, HGTV announced that Haack would do another spin-off series of Flip or Flop. Eventually, the show was named Christina on the Coast. It happened to be her first solo series. During the show, Haack transformed her client's dated properties into perfect showplaces. She also remodeled luxury homes. The series even encompassed Haack's life journey after she parted her ways with Moussa and started her new life with her second husband, Ant Anstead, a television personality.
"I had a lot going on last year, and I thought it would be interesting to show a little bit more of my real life," Haack expressed to the New York Post. She added, "And people love seeing real estate and different houses for sale and it's fun for viewers to get a glimpse into the Newport Beach market, which is quite pricey. It's fun to see the house-hunting process, and what gets you a house on the water versus inland."
The first season of Christina on the Coast was aired in the spring of 2019. The TV series was instantly very successful and elevated HGTV, leading the network to reach the second position among all the cable networks. Additionally, the series brought a whopping 12 million viewers in total throughout the initial season. Haack was paid $50,000 per episode. The show is currently airing its third season.
Stock Market Crash 2008
The former couple, Haack and Moussa, enjoyed their success until the stock market crash in 2008. The market crash left a significant number of house flippers and real estate investors in the struggle. As a result, the former couple lost almost everything, and they had to shift to a rental apartment costing $700 per month, leaving behind their home that would cost $6,000 per month. Nevertheless, the former couple was able to gradually recover their economy.
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