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These Are the Rules You Have to Follow to Get Cast on ‘Fixer Upper’

If you’re a big fan of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, you probably dream of having Chip and Joanna Gaines take you house-hunting and deck out your dream home in shiplap and farmhouse furnishings. It might seem like that’s just a fantasy. But if you’re willing to follow all the rules and agree to all the terms (and believe us, it’s a hefty list), you could actually get cast on Fixer Upper and meet Chip and Jo in real life!

HGTV isn’t shy about telling viewers how they can get cast on its shows. But Fixer Upper hopefuls won’t find casting information on HGTV’s website. Instead, they’ll need to head to the website of the production company for Fixer Upper: High Noon Entertainment. There, the production company reveals all the secrets to getting cast on the show.

Below, check out all the most surprising rules you have to agree to in order to get cast on Fixer Upper.

1. You have to buy a home within a 40-mile radius of Waco

Chip and Joanna Gaines prepare for demo day on HGTV's 'Fixer Upper'

Chip and Joanna Gaines prepare for demo day on HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' You have to choose a house close to Waco. | HGTV.com

Anybody who’s watched more than a few episodes of Fixer Upper has probably noticed that Chip and Joanna don’t stray too far from Waco, Texas. So anybody who wants to get cast on the show has to buy, or plan to buy, a home within a 40-mile radius of the city, according to a casting call from High Noon Entertainment. Fortunately, there are plenty of neighborhoods and suburbs to choose among. So if you like the area, you’ll likely be able to find a neighborhood that’s right for you.