Selling Houses Australia Season 2
S02 E01Mar 25, 2009
Gowrie Mar 25, 2009 Mia and Gary thought they had the perfect family home. With its swimming pool and jungle gym they couldn’t imagine raising their three children anywhere else. That was before baby Brodie fell ill. Doctors advised that Canberra’s climate was bad for the toddler’s health, so they put the house on the market and snapped up a block of land in Merimbula to be close to the sea. But five months later, they’re no closer to a sale and repaying the mortgage and the loan on the land is sending them broke. They blame their agent for the lack of buyers while he says their price tag is unrealistic in Canberra’s flat market. So who really is at fault… and can our team them get a sale?
S02 E02Apr 1, 2009
Walkerville Apr 1, 2009 Allan and Anita are trying to sell a secret; a half renovated house in Walkerville, Adelaide. The property has been “unofficially” on the market for two years with a local agent. Anita refuses to pay for advertising and has resorted to marketing by word of mouth! Allan and Anita are no rookie developers, they’ve already successfully renovated and sold two properties, but number three is a different story. With two young boys in the house, renovating is almost impossible. On top of that, Allan is away Monday to Friday working in Canberra, leaving little time for doing jobs at the weekend. The family are desperate to sell up and be together full time, but until the house is finished, there is little hope of a sale. Can Selling Houses Australia help!
S02 E03Apr 8, 2009
North Ryde Apr 8, 2009 When Jeremy and Kerry bought a house in the property hot spot of North Ryde, they thought they were sitting on a gold mine. Wait a few years, update the place and make a killing. But after eight months on the market and 120 viewings, there are still no buyers - their booming suburb is sending them bust. Local business expansion has resulted in more traffic and it all seems to be on the road at the back of their house. Add to that a half-baked renovation and bad feng shui and this family are going nowhere fast. If they don’t sell soon, they will miss out on their dream home in neighbouring Gladesville. Time is running out.
S02 E04Apr 15, 2009
Kurrajong Heights Apr 15, 2009 Joe and Iris live in green chance paradise on a two and a half acre block which is nestled into the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Living on acres is hard work and the upkeep is becoming too much for 71-year-old Joe. So two and a half years ago Joe and Iris put their beloved home on the market with a plan to downsize. But after four agents and a price drop of a whopping $146,000, there are still no takers and time is running out. Joe, who was adopted as a baby, has recently found siblings back in the UK and he’s desperate to spend time with them - however without the money from a sale he can’t afford to travel.
S02 E05Apr 22, 2009
Portarlington Apr 22, 2009 In this episode of Selling Houses Australia meet Gill and Diane who are sea changers with a travel bug. They are desperate to sell their waterfront Portarlington home so they can hit the road and explore Australia. They’ve already bought the caravan, but worse still, they’ve purchased a smaller house, without selling their old one first. Financially, they’re pushed to the limits and heading for disaster. In eight months, they’ve only had two viewings. Could the dated interior be turning buyers off, or is it the record price tag, of 1.2 million dollars?
S02 E06Apr 29, 2009
Marrickville Apr 29, 2009 Single mum Tania is living on struggle street. She’s working two jobs, raising two kids on her own and like many Australians she can’t afford to pay the mortgage. Her situation is so dire, the bank has threatened to take the house, unless she can sell up and clear her mountain of debts. After five stressful months on the market, Tania is still without a buyer. She first listed for $850,000, dropping by $50,000 a few months later. Trouble is, the market is falling faster than Tania’s expectations. Her only option is to go to auction – and listen to any offers she gets. Will Tania see sense, or will she stick firm on price and risk losing everything?
S02 E07May 6, 2009
Glen Iris May 6, 2009 For some, a beautiful house in the suburbs is a dream come true but for others it’s a nightmare. When Craig Hynes bought his three bedroom Californian bungalow in the Melbourne suburb of Glen Iris, he thought it would be a great place to live and a good investment. But it didn’t take long for recently divorced Craig to crave the city life, so he rented a city pad, put tenants in the house and listed it on the market for offers over $900,000. Unfortunately, the tenants didn’t work out and two months later, Craig was back mowing the lawns. For the last six months, he’s been chasing the market down, not to mention forking out for rent and a mortgage. Craig is desperate to sell up and move on before his house loses even more value, but with no furniture and a very tough market he’s struggling to find a buyer.
S02 E08May 13, 2009
Pymble May 13, 2009 When partners Cynthia and Bill left their eastern suburbs home to care for their sick parents, they never dreamt they would spend seven long years apart. Bill moved to Sydney’s western suburbs and Cynthia moved back to her family home in Pymble to care for her mother. Two years later, her brother Russ joined her and when their mother passed away, they inherited the large and dated family home. Desperate to resume their normal lives, they tidied the place up and put it on the market. But after seven months and several price reductions, they are no closer to a sale. Maybe the busy road is turning buyers away, or perhaps it’s the ancient kitchen and daggy bathroom. Until the house sells, Cynthia cannot be reunited with Bill. Will it ever sell?
S02 E09May 20, 2009
San Remo May 20, 2009 Sally is hopping mad. Her house is full of all things frog - ceramic frogs, stuffed frogs, frog pictures; she even has a three-wheeler motorbike decorated with… frogs. She and partner Brian have been trying to sell Sally’s three bedroom San Remo home for over four years, but they haven’t had a single offer. The couple are desperate to pack up and take off on their bikes around Australia, however until they find a buyer they’re stuck where they are. Good health is not on their side either, so their time to travel could be running short. The house is too big for their needs and too expensive to maintain, but with little money to update the tired interior, their dreams are on hold.
S02 E10May 27, 2009
Greystanes May 27, 2009 Julie and Grant’s home is bursting at the seams. With four growing daughters, parents Julie and Grant badly need more space, so they decided to buy a house and land package. Trouble is they bought before selling their current house in Greystanes. After 12 months on the market, they still don’t have a buyer. The couple has tried everything; they’ve been to auction; slashed the price by $65,000, and still no joy. Repaying a mortgage, a loan on the land and a business loan is stretching the family to the limits. The builders are ready to start construction on their new house, but without a sale Julie and Grant are stuck. If they don’t find a buyer soon, they’ll be forced to sell the land and put their dreams of a bigger house on hold.