The Block 2016: Real estate lessons for everyone

The block 2016 logoEvery time a new series 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. And we'll be watching the 12th series of The Block as the series airs in August to highlight the key real estate and renovation issues it raises. Blockheads, come on in!

See the results of The Block 2016 auction!

Episode 3 of our podcast delves into The Block 2016 with Angus Kidman as our guest! Listen below.

The latest Block 2016 episode recaps

Looking for an older episode? Check out our directory

theblockauctioniconHow do room reveals affect the 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 IconBlock 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.

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

theblockauctioniconDo clearance rates impact final sale prices?


Take a look at how auction clearance rates have impacted The Block final sales prices.

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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 will we pay for a home 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.

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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

SeasonAddressContestantsReserve PriceWinnings
Season 1 (2003)1/67 Roscoe Street, BondiAdam & Fiona$595,000$156,000
4/67 Roscoe Street, BondiKylie & Paul$595,000$152,000
2/67 Roscoe Street, BondiGavin & Warren$595,000$75,000
3/67 Roscoe Street, BondiAmity & Phil$595,000$60,000
Season 2 (2004)77 Whistler Street ,ManlyJamie & Andrew$790 000$78,000
1/77 Whistler Street, ManlyJason & Kirsten$795,000$77,000
77 Whistler Street, ManlyJane and Matt$795,000$0
3/77 Whistler Street, ManlyRichard & Steven$800,000$0
Season 3 (2010)107 New South Head Road,VaucluseNeisha & John$900,000$205,000
2/107 New South Head Road,VaucluseMark & Duncan$860,000$47,000
3/107 New South Head Road,VaucluseJake & Erin$910,000$87,500
4/107 New South Head Road,VaucluseChez & Brenton$880,000N/A
Season 4 (2011)37 Cameron St, RichmondJosh & Jenna$950,000$50,000
39 Cameron St, RichmondPolly & 'Waz'$840,000$15,000
41 Cameron St, RichmondKatrina & Amie$860,000$0
43 Cameron St, RichmondTania & Rod$850,000$72,000
Season 5 (2012)401 Dorcas Street, South MelbourneDale & Sophie$975,000$355,000
403 Dorcas Street, South MelbourneMike & Andrew$966,000$434,001
405 Dorcas Street, South MelbourneBrad & Lara$1,114,000$506,000
407 Dorcas Street, South MelbourneDan & Dani$992,000$448,000
Season 6 (2013)1/142 Park Street South MelbourneAlisa & Lysandra$1.140m$295,000
401/142 Park Street South MelbourneMadi & Jarrod$1.310m$291,000
201/142 Park Street South MelbourneMatt & Kim$1.205m$250,000
301/142 Park Street South MelbourneBec & George$1.265m$242,000
142 Park Street South MelbourneJohnno & Trixie$1.400m$205,000
Season 7 (2013)12 Tasman Street, Bondi, SydneyPhil & Amity$1.375m$295,000
8 Tasman Street, Bondi, SydneyJosh & Jenna$1.375m$275,000
10 Tasman Street, Bondi, SydneyMark & Duncan$1.345m$25,000
6 Tasman Street, Bondi, SydneyDan & Dani$1.355m$220,000
Season 8 (2014)1/47 O’Grady Street, Albert Park VICSteve & Chantelle$1.834m$636,000
3/47 O’Grady Street, Albert Park VICAlisa & Lysandra$1.759m$616,000
2/47 O’Grady Street, Albert Park VICKyal & Kara$1.872m$567,250
4/47 O’Grady Street, Albert Park VICBrad & Dale$1.802m$507,250
Season 9 (2014)4/125 High Street Prahran, MelbourneShannon & Simon$1.565m$435,000
3/121-127 High Street Prahran, MelbourneMaxine & Karstan$1.67m$40,000
2/121-127 High Street Prahran, MelbourneChris & Jenna$1.5m$310,000
6/121 High Street Prahran, MelbourneDarren & Deanne$1.37m$10,000
1/121-125 high Street Prahan, MelbourneCarlene & Michael$1.38m$10,000
Season 10 (2015)4/27 Darling Street, South YarraDeanne and Darren$1.455m$935,000
1/27 Darling Street, South YarraJosh and Charlotte$1.39m$810,000
3/27 Darling Street, South YarraJess and Ayden$1.335m$665,000
2/27 Darling Street, South YarraTim and Anastasia$1.42m$755,000
Season 11 (2016)5/5 Commercial Road, South YarraShay and Dean$1.645m$755,000
4/5 Commercial Road, South YarraEbony and Luke$1.56m$640,000
1/5 Commercial Road, South YarraCaro and Kingi$1.33m$405,000
2/5 Commercial Road, South YarraWhitney and Andrew$1.4m$390,000
3/5 Commercial Road, South YarraSuzi and Vonni$1.48m$349,000

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