Infamous Block purchaser Danny Wallis has taken dwelling three of this season’s luxe Brighton properties, costing him virtually a whopping $12m.
The Melbourne wealthy lister outplayed The Block’s common purchaser’s advocates and different bidders, who have been unable to compete along with his unbelievable knockout bids.
Mr Wallis collected Sarah and George’s household dwelling for $4,000,0002, Daniel and Jade’s for $3.8m, and Harry and Tash’s for $4m.
The IT entrepreneur, who had bought multiple other properties on previous Block series, entered the competition at each auction with blowout bids well above the $3.2-$3.4m price guides.
Mr Wallis said that even after he had inflated the final prices, the Block homes were “good value for money” and in a “great spot”.
“I wanted two or three … they get better and better every year,” Mr Wallis said.
“Number one (Harry and Tash’s) was my favourite. I liked the tree outside, the northern aspect, garage and the house.”
The property investor confirmed he would not be moving into any of his latest purchases — which are all in a row along New Street.
It’s believed he will rent out the properties, which he did last year after buying Mitch and Mark’s St Kilda Oslo townhouse for $3.374m.
He also previously purchased 403 Dorcas St in South Melbourne on the fifth season of The Block for $1,400,001.01, after a number of erratic bids. It was criticised by fans at the time as a tacky publicity stunt to promote Energy Watch, which he had just taken over after it collapsed leaving an $8 million debt.
Mr Wallis entertained auction crowds once again this year with some unusual bidding throughout.
Renowned buyer’s advocate Nicole Jacobs said she was “a bit dumbfounded” by all of Mr Wallis’ auction action.
“I’m going to ask him next year if I can bid for him,” Ms Jacobs said.
“But Danny has nailed it. He’s got three amazing properties, which have all sold for well under the money that’s gone into them. He should be feeling very comfortable.’
Mr Wallis additionally tried to buy successful Queensland couple Jimmy and Tam’s modernist-inspired home, however was crushed to it by younger cyber safety advisor Emese Fajk.
Ms Fajk mentioned she had watched the whole tv season however solely inspected the Nineteen Fifties-style home a day earlier than she splashed out $4.256m.
“I really like the home itself, all of the options they put into it and I cherished the idea that I might watch folks construct it from scratch,” Ms Fajk mentioned.
“These guys actually put their the whole lot into it … that’s why I made a decision to go all out.”
The younger lady mentioned The Block was the primary tv present she watched in Australia after shifting from New York final 12 months.
Common patrons advocates Nicole Jacobs, Greville Pabst and Frank Valentic have been unable to safe any of the properties for purchasers.
Mr Pabst confirmed considered one of his purchasers was comic Dave Hughes, who beforehand picked up a Block property on the Elsternwick season.
Mr Valentic mentioned he had additionally thought-about shopping for one of many Brighton houses for himself, however was unable to seal a deal on the auctions.
The home created by NSW contestants Luke and Jasmin was purchased by thriller patrons who represented themselves by way of Zoom. They’re believed to be Brighton locals.