Selling Houses Australia Season 4
S04 E01Feb 14, 2011
North Rocks Feb 14, 2011 This house’s towering, overpowering problem is so extreme that many prospective buyers turn around before even getting out of the car. Bang in the middle of the front yard stands an enormous electricity pylon. There’s no fixing or removing this “feature” but more people might be prepared to live with it if the rest of the house was exceptional. Unfortunately the only thing exceptional about this house is its outdated,1980s décor (complete with purple loo!), making this property completely un-saleable in its present state. George and Lynda Antonjevic have been living at their North Rocks home in Sydney for 13 years with son, Alex and daughter Monique. They’re selling up because the massive house and extensive grounds are simply too much for them to maintain. The plan is to downsize and the couple have already purchased a townhouse off the plan. At the time, 18 months ago, they never imagined their family home wouldn’t sell. Now the townhouse is almost complete and in 2-3 weeks the bridging loan will kick in putting enormous strain on their finances and making a sale a matter of urgency.
S04 E02Feb 23, 2011
Blue Mountains Feb 23, 2011 The Blue Mountains in NSW are a drawcard for artistic types, many of whom have eclectic tastes. But there’s eclectic and then there’s eccentric...and with this market also trying to appeal to families relocating from Sydney’s Western suburbs, anything too unconventional is going to have a hard time selling. And unconventional is certainly one way of describing woodwork enthusiast Bob Mitchell’s house overlooking the bush in the village of Yellow Rock. The Gingerbread House is the term that springs to Andrew’s mind....as he steps into this home straight from a Grimms fairytale! The team’s challenge is to broaden the home’s appeal while retaining the key elements that give it such unique character. As Bob says, “It would be bloody great to pick the old girl up, tart her up and dress her up nicely. She deserves it!”
S04 E03Mar 3, 2011
Oxley Park Mar 3, 2011 The difficulty of selling a cluttered home is one that every real estate agent can relate to. Over the years Andrew has encountered many a cluttered household but this one in the Western Sydney suburb of Oxley Park might just take the trophy. John and Karen Vuki moved in 20 years ago with their four year old daughter and a new baby. It suited a famiy of four well but not long afterwards twins came along making the little house rather cramped. John and Vuki are real battlers and worked hard to scratch enough money together to build an extension in 1986 but the work was never fully finished due to lack of funds. The last of the kids moved out in 1999….but their stuff, including their baby clothes, remains! Prospective buyers can’t even see the house for the boxes of ..things..(inclduing an old kitchen sink) that litter the household. The couple recently bought a unit on the south coast, desperate to start a relaxing retirment but until they sell their home, their dream lifestyle is indeed just a dream.
S04 E04Mar 9, 2011
Calliope Mar 9, 2011 When is a home not a home? When the council says it’s not. In the village of Calliope on the outskirts of Gladstone in Brisbane single mum Crissy’s home on 10 acres is classed only as a shed, making it impossible for prospective buyers to get finance.
S04 E05Mar 16, 2011
Port Douglas Mar 16, 2011 Jack and Diana bought this ex-community centre with plans to turn it into two holiday homes. But they never got round to doing it and now all they have is a half renovated home.
S04 E06Mar 23, 2011
Frankston Mar 23, 2011 Ben’s purchase was a big mistake. With rats on the loose, no kitchen, no guttering and an easement through the block, it’s going to be a major challenge to get this house fit for sale.
S04 E07Mar 30, 2011
Balmain Mar 30, 2011 It’s one of Sydney’s hottest suburbs but this home has a layout more like a rabbit warren. With two mortgages, Hazel and Aggi are desperate to sell and can’t work out why no one wants to buy.
S04 E08Apr 6, 2011
Beachmere Apr 6, 2011 Owner Bill is a local real estate agent who has no idea why his units won't sell. Could it be that his units are neglected and ridiculously overpriced? Andrew is determined to find out why.
S04 E09Apr 13, 2011
Berowra Waters Apr 13, 2011 Peter's riverside property has been on the market for over a year and there hasn't been a single offer. Without a sale, he can't start his new life with his partner and daughter.
S04 E10Apr 20, 2011
Kurnell Apr 20, 2011 This property is smack bang at the end of the runway of Australia's busiest airport and down the road from the sewerage and desalination plants. Could this possibly be the worst location yet?