To celebrate Selling Houses Australia’s milestone 100th episode, and to mark the start of its 10th season, the team will be helping one of the country’s most loved charities - the Salvation Army
What could be more apt than a 100 year old house for the 100th episode? The Salvos have owned a property in one of Sydney’s hottest real estate areas since the 1930s. Over the decades, the Federation-style house in the inner west has been home to several Salvation Army officers and their families. The charity has decided to sell the house to raise much-needed funds for their homeless services – trouble is time has taken its toll on a building which is really showing its age. Enter Andrew Winter, Shaynna Blaze and Charlie Albone! Can the A-team help it reach its potential in the booming Sydney property market?
With profits going back to the Salvation Army, all eyes will be on the auction hammer which will fall just days before the episode goes to air. Joining prospective bidders for the newly-renovated house will be the SHA team, previous tenants of the property, recipients of the Salvation Army’s tireless work with the homeless and the entire inner west street - in what is sure to be street party like no other.
Real estate expert and host Andrew Winter says:
“What better way of celebrating a TV milestone than giving something back to the community –the Salvation Army is one remarkable charity that does exactly that. The 100th episode is far more than a little celebration; it is a chance for us all to be reminded of the work these guys do, often in very challenging circumstances. The stories, their history and the classic Aussie home we focus on, will not only raise money for the Salvos but it will be a unique and incredible way to celebrate 100 episodes!”
"10 years, can that be possible? Obviously I was only 28 when season 1 was commissioned, but more important is how amazing and lucky we are that the show keeps going. It’s all because of the incredible support and loyalty of the Aussie viewing public.”
A decade is a real achievement, and over the years the team has travelled all over Australia performing incredible makeovers for desperate vendors. This series we’re heading to Far North QLD, an island off the SA coast, a dairy farm in rural Victoria and our first property in Tassie.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Foxtel, Lifestyle and all involved in Production for making a show not only watched here, but in many other countries in the world!” Andrew says.
Selling Houses Australia returns to Foxtel’s Lifestyle on Wednesday March 1 at 8:30pm
Lifestyle is offering 25 lucky viewers a double-pass to the 100th episode auction in Sydney’s inner west. To enter, head to lifestyle.com.au/sellinghouses. Comp opens on Wednesday 25/01/17 at 9am AEDT.