The hosts of reality television show “Real Estate” are back one day later Home Work took to Instagram to tearfully defend themselves about allegations of shoddy work and overcharging – which led to their show being taken off the Magnolia Network – comes news that the show will return to television.
People magazine The story was brokenThe unexpected turn in fortunes of the show’s hosts, Candis Meredith and Andy Meredith.
“Magnolia Network is dedicated to sharing hopeful and genuine stories. In doing that, we strive to meet people with compassion and to cautiously approach difficult moments with honest understanding,” Magnolia’s president Allison Page said in a statement.
“After speaking with homeowners as well as Candis and Andy Meredith regarding renovation projects for Home Work, and hearing a mix of both positive and negative experiences, we do not believe there was ill or malicious intent. Our commitment now is to provide appropriate resolutions for those whose experience with Home Work fell short of our network’s standards.”
She concluded: “While Home Work will return to Magnolia Network, we recognize the responsibility we have to act on how we can better support not only our talent, but those who put their trust in them and this brand.”
HomeworkDebuted on Discovery+ streaming in July 2021 via the Magnolia Network tab. The series was originally broadcast on January 5, but it was cancelled two days later. It was removed from the air on Jan. 7th.
WEDNESDAYAndy and Candis Meredith are the hosts of the Magnolia Network’s former show. HomeworkEx-customers made allegations against them last week. Magnolia Network pulled the show from its schedule just two days after it was launched.
Using their Instagram handle @andyandcandis, the couple posted photos of the work they did that’s been challenged by Aubry Bennion, the homeowner who first raised the complaints against them. A video of 8 posts was also posted by the couple that described what had happened.
“Although we are completely blindsided by the allegations made against us from projects of two years ago this week on a public stage, we are going to do our best to share more context to a one-sided narrative,”One post was read.
They also added a post that showed the refinished kitchen as the core of their dispute. “We are very proud of the work that went into this project. We revealed this space on February 20, 2020 and fully acknowledge that before this point in time there were hard conversations and misunderstandings about this project and budget, but we were absolutely under the impression that we had resolved those issues together. If Aubry was unhappy at this point overall, we had no idea whatsoever.”
After each party had presented their side of the business dispute the videos took on a personal dimension.
“While preparing these posts, we discovered that our children are being bullied at school. This is so extremely upsetting. We have received death threats, our home is under police surveillance for our safety, and these comments and judgments of us, stating that we are liars, thieves and con artists are so extremely hurtful and based on one narrative amplified by others who were not part of any of these situations.”
The posts concluded, “We fully admit that we took on too much at one time, and that this was a hard road for these 4 clients’ renovation projects. We are also aware that we have worked in a very difficult industry for more than 10 years and had to work with hundreds of people. There will always be those who are unhappy. Aubry’s public call for anything and everything people can share about us is not ok. We have the same phone numbers, and anyone we have worked with can contact us at any time.
“We realize that we have put ourselves out there for the world to make judgements and we have to accept that. We won’t accept losing our livelihoods or being placed on trial for public infractions like aubryeliz, teishahawley, and other people who have contributed like thehomescoop @_megconley, rosiecard, and many other things. We are very sensitive to your frustrations. These should have been addressed privately and through all communication channels within the past two years, and not in this malicious, salacious attempt at taking away our means to live. We are able to support many families through this program, we have agreements with contractors that we are actively working on, there’s so much more than just us. It makes it harder for us to pay any outstanding bills and people are losing jobs as a result.
We will defend our family and all those we support through Home Work. We stand by our work and our principles. We are not here for anyone to take away anything from us. However, we are asking that any and all who have contributed to this toxic cancel mindset take a moment to review both sides before passing judgment on us.”
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Home WorkAfter two homeowners raised concerns about claims of poor work and overcharging by the hosts, the show has been pulled. The show was previously available on the Magnolia Network tab on Discovery+, but was elevated to the cable channel upon Magnolia’s launch this week.
The show stars Andy and Candis, who are based in Utah. They renovate homes within their state. The series was reportedly originally Joanna Gaines’ idea, and was touted as the next Fixer UpperSource: At least one media source Andy and Candis Meredith appeared on the HGTV & DIY Network shows. Old Home Love.
All of this was revealed when accounts emerged detailing alleged Merediths’ overcharges, poor workmanship and poor communication on previous renovations. While all of the shows on Discovery’s roster have demonstrated that renovation projects often can run into delays and overages, the specific charges against the Merediths also allege poor communications when things went south on their dealings.
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The Merediths responded by denying the allegations on Instagram. “We have always tried to give everything we have to make anyone we work with happy,”They wrote and added: “We can only say that there are two sides to every story…”
Allison Page, Magnolia Networks’ president, issued a similar statement.
“Magnolia Network is aware that certain homeowners have expressed concerns about renovation projects undertaken by Candis and Andy Meredith. Within the last few days, we have learned additional information about the scope of these issues, and we have decided to remove “Home Work” from the Magnolia Network line up pending a review of the claims that have been made.”
The news that went wrong Home Work This was uploaded to Instagram Wednesday.
Utah homeowner Aubry Bennion shared his experience with an An 18-post Instagram story about her experienceWednesday. Bennion contracted the Merediths to renovate her kitchen in 2019. She was initially told that the project would take 3 weeks and cost $20,000. That was elevated to $25,000 during the show’s taping.
Bennion stated that the project was far more than projected. It took her five months to complete and cost her $39,000. She claimed that a large portion of the money was used to fix problems caused by the renovation.
Bennion wrote in Another Instagram postThe deck was added by the Merediths to the back of Meredith’s kitchen. The deck was built on top of a sprinkler system. This created drainage problems. Bennion’s home allegedly almost flooded because of the deck issue, an incident she claimed lowered the value of her home and cost $18,000 to repair.
Bennion claimed that the lack of communication contributed to this catastrophe. She claimed she spoke with the Merediths all through the issue, and was given many excuses and promises that things would arrive the next day.
Bennion stated that she had contacted Magnolia Network producers for assistance. Candis was then allegedly provided by them. “stern talking to” after her call, according to one of Bennion’s Instagram posts.However, nothing has changed, she claimed.
In the end, Bennion stated that her trust in Chip and Joanna Gaines was misplaced.
“I want Magnolia to be accountable,”She spoke. “It’s mind-blowing to me that they would put Magnolia’s name and reputation on the line or that they would allow these people to represent them without any sort of oversight or mentoring.”
Bennion’s complaint was not the only one. Teisha Statterfield Hawley, another homeowner, made similar complaints after she had posted her details.
Hawley wrote InstagramShe gave $45,000 to the Merediths to renovate her home. Although the project was supposed to take place over four weeks, it was abandoned after ten weeks. According to a report, the Merediths told the Hawleys that they needed $40,000 more to make the project successful. Follow-up post shared on Hawley’s Instagram account.
“Hopeless is the word that comes to mind when I think of that day,”Hawley wrote the caption to the post. “We had been living in our basement for months at this point, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and birthdays. We were exhausted, we had just been told all of our funds were used, and our home was torn apart with bubbling floors laid.”
The Hawleys said they told the Merediths not to come back after the money request.