Infamous Block purchaser Danny Wallis has taken residence three of this season’s luxe Brighton properties, costing him nearly a whopping $12m.
The Melbourne wealthy lister outplayed The Block’s common purchaser’s advocates and different bidders, who had been unable to compete together with his unimaginable knockout bids.
Mr Wallis collected Sarah and George’s household residence 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 also tried to purchase winning Queensland couple Jimmy and Tam’s modernist-inspired house, but was beaten to it by young cyber security consultant Emese Fajk.
Ms Fajk stated she had watched all the tv season however solely inspected the 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 liked the idea that I may watch individuals construct it from scratch,” Ms Fajk stated.
“These guys actually put their every part into it … that’s why I made a decision to go all out.”
The younger lady stated The Block was the primary tv present she watched in Australia after shifting from New York final 12 months.
Common consumers advocates Nicole Jacobs, Greville Pabst and Frank Valentic had been unable to safe any of the properties for shoppers.
Mr Pabst confirmed considered one of his shoppers was comic Dave Hughes, who beforehand picked up a Block property on the Elsternwick season.
Mr Valentic stated he had additionally thought-about shopping for one of many Brighton properties for himself, however was unable to seal a deal on the auctions.
The home created by WA contestants Luke and Jasmin was purchased by thriller consumers who represented themselves by way of Zoom. They’re believed to be Brighton locals.