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- The Block 2018: Sara and Hayden win $645,000 in shock auction finale
Underdogs Sara and Hayden Vale have been crowned the winners of the 14th season of The Block, pocketing a $645,000 prize in an action-packed finale that resulted in all five apartments soaring past their reserves.
The results defied current trends in Melbournes softer property market, and came as a shock to contestants, buyers, buyers advocates and the shows producers.
The stage was set for a stellar result for the Vales after they revealed Sara was…
- ‘Flight to quality’: Buyers mark properties harder than six months ago
Segments of Sydneys housing market were far from being in the doldrums on Saturday as the weekend auction clearance rate fell below 50 per cent for the third week in a row.
Saturdays auction clearance rate recovered at the margins, rising to 48 per cent after slumping to 44.5 per cent a week earlier. The Domain Group said real estate agents reported results for 532 of the 677 auctions scheduled this weekend.
Agents say the cut-through trend in the current market is…
- The Block finale 2018: Live coverage of the auctions
Welcome to Domains live coverage of The Block auctions for season 14. Good to be with you.
4.50pm:Theres concern this year that with a cooling Melbourne property market that not all the apartments will sell under the hammer.
4.30pm: Every year, the auction order is decided by the contestants and is always …