5842 Mount Rockwood Circle, Waco, Texas is currently listed by Roman Novian with Coldwell Banker Apex Realtors for $999,000.

Ahh Waco, where do we begin. As the home of the Baylor Bears and HGTV’s hit sensation Fixer Upper, there’s a lot to love about Waco – and it’s not just the cupcakes dished out at Magnolia Table. Waco is a Central Texas city nestled along the beautiful Brazos River. It’s known for the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, and a locally invented soft drink you probably have stocked in your fridge. Here’s looking at you Dr Pepper.

Attractions aside, it’s Waco’s affordable home prices, nationally ranked football team, and charming small town feel that makes it a great place to live. How far does a million dollars go in Waco you ask? Pretty far actually. Here we uncover two million-dollar-beauties, each with great bones and desirable locations, but interiors that would make for one hell of a fixer upper. Ready to take the plunge? These properties are a great place to start.

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The Shotgun House was renovated on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, and is for rent on AirBnB for $325 a night. It was featured in season 3, episode 12 of the show. Photo: AirBnb

If you’re a fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, then you know their renovated homes are all near Waco, Texas. It turns out several of the owners of these monuments to shiplap and style showing up on popular rental services AirBnb and VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner) as celebrity-designed spaces available by the night.

The cable television stars have made their name creating rustic chic homes in this town about 95 miles south of Dallas. And people from Dallas and around the country are flocking to these homes, according to The Waco Tribune. People come to Waco in part to see the Gaines’ Magnolia Market and take part in the celebrity culture.

As the Tribune notes, “the Gaineses themselves tapped into the potent combination of Fixer Upper popularity and the convenience of online booking when they renovated a McGregor house into a bed and breakfast named the Magnolia House. Mere hours after online reservations were made available to fans in February, the Magnolia House had booked customers throughout 2016.”

At least six of the Fixer Upper houses were for rent in the Waco area, according to the Tribune, with a seventh joining that number next month. Most were listed as renting from between $200 to $350 a night.

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