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Selling Houses Australia has been filming since late 2007, Selling Houses, the show, started in 2002 in the UK and Europe and in all that time, now nearly a decade, I have never been part of a more confused, unpredictable and surprising housing market.
We were filming mid/late 2008 straight after the GFC and conditions in the housing market here were more calm and stable than we witnessed this series!
Why so confusing? The main reasons are the so called Resources Boom, it is supposed to be making all Australians rich but in reality does not directly affect that many!
The media reports declare 'booming suburbs’ one day and record 'foreclosures and mind blowing price reductions' another. I don't want to get too political, but let’s be honest, we have a Government and Opposition who have as much direction as a roundabout on a one way system. Plus the rest of the world is in a financial crisis, especially the UK and the USA, so the confusion we are all feeling is hardly surprising.
So, please watch the series over the next 10 weeks to see some surprising results. They even surprised me and that is pretty rare. Do they all sell? Do they all fail to secure a buyer? Watch and all will be revealed. I just hope you enjoy watching the series as much as we enjoy working on it!