Selling Houses Australia

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About the Show

The A team are back for a record 12th series and raring to face a volatile Australian property market. For the first time in 25 years Sydney and Melbourne are experiencing a tapering off, on the average sales price front. So in a buyer’s market host Andrew Winter may struggle convincing owners the true value of their homes (like he needs another challenge!). Shaynna and Charlie have never been better, delivering incredible makeovers for a unique array of Aussie families. And they’re going everywhere - covering the bush, the beach, the outback and the city. Among the highlights are a Mt Isa high set, a beach shack in Shoalhaven, a traditional Pymble garden home and a Balmain water front. But quirkiest of all is the inclusion of a Gold Coast houseboat. By moving things maritime the team face a whole new set of challenges.

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Posted by Kathleen55 •4d ago • Report
Hi, I love this show and watch it obsessively, catching up on all the back episodes! However, I've noticed the increase in "product placement" which is making all of the "make overs" look increasingly similar. I'm actually getting tired of blinds on every window. Can't we have drapes now and then? And always Bunnings furniture?

Also, as recycling becomes more and more important, it would be good to see some ideas about recycling some of the household items, such as stained glass windows and doors, or gifting them to a recycling warehouse, and similar for some of the plants. They may not look right in the garden for the makeover, but they might just suit someone's garden.

I think if you added a team member on "Recycling" and "Reusing", some young millenial, it could really update the show and bring in a new audience.

All the best, Kathleen
Posted by Mary138 •11w ago • Report
We are renovating our Deck and my sister told me we should build in seats as they did on an episode of Selling Houses Australia. Does anyone know which episode that was included in?
Posted by Helen225Report
I really like the concept of Selling Houses Australia but does host Andrew Winter have to be so rude, smug and downright condescending? I realize that a lot of the properties are in desperate need of TLC but he needs to remember that they are people’s homes where families are raised and memories made. Just wondering how he would react if a complete stranger came into his home and made sarcastic remarks.
Posted by Susan233Report
I agree, just plain greedy. They have been in the house for 32yrs, so the offer would have certainly been enough.
Just greedy, is all I can say.
Posted by Jane174Report
The Pymble couple are so typical of unrealistic greedy people , they get an offer that is very generous , and they refuse it waiting for a better officer . Hope they never sell it and stuck with their house for ever. You don’t live forever you know. They didn’t get any offres at 2.5 million . Spend on renovating and expect even a higher amount . Got no time for rich greedy elitists.
Posted by Susan233Report
I agree, just plain greedy. They have been in the house for 32yrs, so the offer would have certainly been enough.
Just greedy, is all I can say.
Posted by Carola3Report
I agree with previous question by Chris1758. Why do you throw good furniture and plants in the skip. Could they not be donated to one of the charity shops? I am sure it would be appreciated and they may come and pick up so it would be no more work for the show besides making a phone call.
Posted by Susan233Report
Yes the furniture they just throw out, would make another family happy to receive.
Posted by Alex79Report
Come on guys, do you honestly expect us to believe that the renovations in S12 E1 were $30-40k? Let’s take a look... You put in a structural beam, new walls, floors and French doors. A kitchen with stone benches, under mount skin and stainless appliances. Built in wardrobes, painted insides and out, landscaping including new steps, lighting and furniture hire for styling! Added to that, there would have been a small army of invisible trades such as carpenters, bricklayers, plumbers and electricians. I’d like to bet that the true cost was closer to double that! I love your show, but please let’s get real!
Posted by David281Report
Agree that the renovation budgets are quite unrealistic. Watched S12E9 Mulgrave last night. They removed a retaining wall, put in a steel beam, gutted and replaced kitchen, painted inside and out, floating floor, new carpets and blinds throughout, tiled side patio, scraped front lawn and re-turfed, planted lots of reasonably mature shrubs. and re-staged entire house with rented furniture.That's all I can remember and all of that for $30,000 ?... The team is great - love them, the ideas are really useful but the budgets are not realistic.