House Rules drops mortgage prize for $200,000

Seven’s current series of House Rules has quietly changed prizes this year.

Instead of paying off the mortgage of its series winner, it is offer a base $200,000 prize.

In previous seasons Seven has paid mortgages to the value of $460,000 (2013), $520,000 (2014), $250,000 (2015) and $120,000 (2016).

A Seven spokesperson told TV Tonight, “We decided to make it a cash prize this year to give the winner the freedom to spend the money exactly how they wanted to.

“This year’s winner will walk away with their home completely renovated from top to bottom, inside and out, and $200,000 cash in their bank account.”

The prize is also $50,000 less than My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef, but twice the value of Biggest Loser: Transformed.

5 Comments:

  1. that’s a pretty sad price (yes I know they also get their houses redone) but seriously! $200k will buy you a bedroom and a kitchen in Sydney

  2. The change removes some of the doubtful tactics of previous seasons, with contestants buying houses with huge mortgages especially for the show in order to win bigger. Also, there were questions about whether the judging could be rigged to ensure that a “cheaper” contestant won.

  3. I was going to suggest it be $200,000 off a mortgage but then I read in the article that last years winners only owed $120,000, so that wouldn’t work. Think this prize change is fine.

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