The Block: Real estate lessons

The Block 2017 logoEvery time a new season of The Block appears on our TV screens, millions of Australians tune in for the fights, the floorplans and the room reveals.

But The Block also offers valuable lessons and information that can be used by every home owner and renovator.

We've analysed every series of The Block to date to reveal how much difference those renovations really make to the value of your house, and whether there's a "halo effect" from being on the series. You can also check out our archive recaps of the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Blockheads, come on in!

theblockauctioniconHow do room reveals affect final auction results?

We look at each Block series from 2003 to 2015 to find out if winning room reveals give you a better chance of winning at the final auction.

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Find out just how much impact the judges have on final auction results

The Block Lingo IconThe Block lingo: Jargon and terms explained

Can't tell your chippies from your sparkies? Read our guide on The Block Lingo and you can better understand the Blockheads.


Avoid block shock! Find out what the Block lingo really means

theblockauctioniconDo clearance rates impact final sale prices?

We go season-by-season and take a look at how auction clearance rates have impacted The Block finale sales prices over the years.

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Take a look at our analysis of auction clearance rates across the seasons

theblockauctioniconDoes auction order affect the final sales price?

We analysed whether or not the order which a property is auctioned during the finale has an impact on the final sales price.

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Read our analysis and see what we found

theblockauctioniconHow much more do we pay for homes from The Block?

Buyers pay extra for a Block property on auction day, but what happens when they're resold? We've tracked every sale to see the result.


Find out which properties have resold and how well they've done

The Block Bogan Names IconDoes a "bogan" name make you more likely to win?

We delve into the names of The Blockheads over time to find out if names considered to be "bogan" do better or worse.

The Block Bogan Names Analysis

Find out how "bogan" named contestants fare in The Block

Watch our interview with Dean and Shay's auctioneer Damien Cooley about the final auction

List of the all The Block properties

Season Address Contestants Reserve Price Winnings
Season 1 (2003) 1/67 Roscoe Street, Bondi Adam & Fiona $595,000 $156,000
4/67 Roscoe Street, Bondi Kylie & Paul $595,000 $152,000
2/67 Roscoe Street, Bondi Gavin & Warren $595,000 $75,000
3/67 Roscoe Street, Bondi Amity & Phil $595,000 $60,000
Season 2 (2004) 77 Whistler Street ,Manly Jamie & Andrew $790 000 $78,000
1/77 Whistler Street, Manly Jason & Kirsten $795,000 $77,000
77 Whistler Street, Manly Jane and Matt $795,000 $0
3/77 Whistler Street, Manly Richard & Steven $800,000 $0
Season 3 (2010) 107 New South Head Road,Vaucluse Neisha & John $900,000 $205,000
2/107 New South Head Road,Vaucluse Mark & Duncan $860,000 $47,000
3/107 New South Head Road,Vaucluse Jake & Erin $910,000 $87,500
4/107 New South Head Road,Vaucluse Chez & Brenton $880,000 N/A
Season 4 (2011) 37 Cameron St, Richmond Josh & Jenna $950,000 $50,000
39 Cameron St, Richmond Polly & 'Waz' $840,000 $15,000
41 Cameron St, Richmond Katrina & Amie $860,000 $0
43 Cameron St, Richmond Tania & Rod $850,000 $72,000
Season 5 (2012) 401 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne Dale & Sophie $975,000 $355,000
403 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne Mike & Andrew $966,000 $434,001
405 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne Brad & Lara $1,114,000 $506,000
407 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne Dan & Dani $992,000 $448,000
Season 6 (2013) 1/142 Park Street South Melbourne Alisa & Lysandra $1.140m $295,000
401/142 Park Street South Melbourne Madi & Jarrod $1.310m $291,000
201/142 Park Street South Melbourne Matt & Kim $1.205m $250,000
301/142 Park Street South Melbourne Bec & George $1.265m $242,000
142 Park Street South Melbourne Johnno & Trixie $1.400m $205,000
Season 7 (2013) 12 Tasman Street, Bondi, Sydney Phil & Amity $1.375m $295,000
8 Tasman Street, Bondi, Sydney Josh & Jenna $1.375m $275,000
10 Tasman Street, Bondi, Sydney Mark & Duncan $1.345m $25,000
6 Tasman Street, Bondi, Sydney Dan & Dani $1.355m $220,000
Season 8 (2014) 1/47 O’Grady Street, Albert Park VIC Steve & Chantelle $1.834m $636,000
3/47 O’Grady Street, Albert Park VIC Alisa & Lysandra $1.759m $616,000
2/47 O’Grady Street, Albert Park VIC Kyal & Kara $1.872m $567,250
4/47 O’Grady Street, Albert Park VIC Brad & Dale $1.802m $507,250
Season 9 (2014) 4/125 High Street Prahran, Melbourne Shannon & Simon $1.565m $435,000
3/121-127 High Street Prahran, Melbourne Maxine & Karstan $1.67m $40,000
2/121-127 High Street Prahran, Melbourne Chris & Jenna $1.5m $310,000
6/121 High Street Prahran, Melbourne Darren & Deanne $1.37m $10,000
1/121-125 high Street Prahan, Melbourne Carlene & Michael $1.38m $10,000
Season 10 (2015) 4/27 Darling Street, South Yarra Deanne and Darren $1.455m $935,000
1/27 Darling Street, South Yarra Josh and Charlotte $1.39m $810,000
3/27 Darling Street, South Yarra Jess and Ayden $1.335m $665,000
2/27 Darling Street, South Yarra Tim and Anastasia $1.42m $755,000
Season 11 (2015) 5/5 Commercial Road, South Yarra Shay and Dean $1.645m $755,000
4/5 Commercial Road, South Yarra Ebony and Luke $1.56m $640,000
1/5 Commercial Road, South Yarra Caro and Kingi $1.33m $405,000
2/5 Commercial Road, South Yarra Whitney and Andrew $1.4m $390,000
3/5 Commercial Road, South Yarra Suzi and Vonni $1.48m $349,000
Season 12 (2016) 1/164 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne Karlie and Will $2.6m $715,000
5/164 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne Julia and Sasha $2.59m $660,000
3/164 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne Carleen and Dan $2.3m $525,000
4/164 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne Andy and Ben $2.25m $510,000
6/164 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne Kim and Chris $2.305m $425,000

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    NadineSeptember 3, 2017

    Please tell me the date of the 2017 block open for inspections?

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      JonathanSeptember 5, 2017

      Hello Nadine,

      Thank you for your question.

      Currently, we don’t have the exact date yet of inspection but we’re speculating it may be near end of October as it had been last year.

      We recommend that you get in touch with them directly for a more specific advice.

      Hope this helps.


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