Selling Houses Australia

Reno Recap: Normanhurst, NSW

Lynn has owned her Normanhurst home for 38 years, but instead of going to the dogs, this home has 'gone to the cats' instead.

The solid, three-bedroom brick house on a big block has some serious potential, but the property is showing wear and tear after countless pet kitties and stray cats have made their mark on the home. 

As Lynn prepares to sell up and pool her resources with daughter, Jo, her beloved family home is in desperate need of a spruce up. With 130 groups been shown the property in four months, clearly no-one wants to fork out an asking price of $1.2 million for this house in Sydney's northern suburbs.

After rejecting an offer of $1.115 million, Lynn realised her error and called in the Selling Houses Australia team. She invested almost $50,000 for the renovation, and for this money, Charlie and Shaynna were able to tidy up the backyard, create a defined, inviting path to the front of the home and create some gorgeous, light-filled open plan living. 

Before

After

The verdict

Despite a slowing Sydney market, the property sold for $1.1 million only two weeks after being listed!

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Posted by Michelle1711 •8d ago • Report
Hi guys, I’ve watched every single episode ever made. I am always so frustrated when you talk about the budget. I get product placements & subsidised materials & probable free labour but to say the Normanhurst house was a budget of $50k is completely unrealistic. A structural beam is thousands, removing walls, gyprock work, flooring....cmon, it’s more like $100k. Please tell us the real $figure, even for the benefit of people who may want to renovate. Be true to yourselves.