Selling Houses Australia helps out the Salvos

Renovation work by Selling Houses Australia helped the sale of a 100 year old Sydney house land a whopping pricetag of $2,270,000 -$220,000 above reserve.

The auction featured in the 100th episode of the show starring Andrew Winter, Shaynna Blaze and Charlie Albone . All profits go to the Salvation Army which has owned the house since the 1930s.

The Federation-style house in the inner west, one of Sydney’s hottest real estate areas, was previously used to house Salvation Army officers and their families, and acted as crisis accommodation for the homeless over the years. The charity decided to sell the house to raise much-needed funds, but time had taken its toll on a building which was showing its age. Enter Andrew, Shaynna and Charlie, who stepped in to ensure the house reached its potential in the booming Sydney property market.

The auction was held last Saturday in front of a packed crowd including the SHA team, previous tenants of the property, recipients of the Salvation Army’s tireless work and, of course, prospective bidders.

All eyes were on the hammer as the bids came thick and fast, ultimately pushing the sale price of the property to $2,270,000, a massive $220,000 above reserve. All profits from the sale will go back into funding the work of the Salvation Army’s social services.

Over the past decade, the Selling Houses team has travelled all over Australia performing incredible makeovers for desperate vendors. In addition to tonight’s Sydney episode, this tenth series heads to Far North QLD, an island off the SA coast, a dairy farm in rural Victoria and its first property in Tasmania.

Selling Houses Australia airs on Wednesdays at 8.30pm on Lifestyle.

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