Comedian Dave Hughes inspects Block 2020 Brighton houses on auction eve

Comedian Dave Hughes inspects Block 2020 Brighton houses on auction eve
Jonathan ChancellorDecember 7, 2020

The comedian Dave Hughes, and past Block buyer, inspected Block 2020 Brighton houses on auction eve.

His Friday inspection came before tomorrow's auctions of the five New Street houses.

The houses have indicative price guides ranging between $3.2 million and $3.4 million.

"Hughesie is possibly looking at his second one," Scott Cam advised.

"It is just a look," Hughes advised.

"I do the numbers .... they are good buying.

"There's more money spent on them than they get at auction," Hughes told 3MMM's Hot Breakfast.

"They are like the Elsternwick ones....people love living in them," Hughes added advising he currently had a surgeon has his tenants in his Elsternwick investment. 

Hughes bought Elyse Knowles and Josh Barker's house in 2017 for $3.067 million, and earlier this year, the comedian listed the five-bedroom home for rent at $2,000 per week.

Hughesy joked with Marty Fox, who has listed Melbourne local's Harry and Tash's home for this season, about buying another one of the homes from the Elsternwick series.

It was the home that finished runner up on the show for Jason Price and Sarah Windebank. Hughesy initially wanted the home before buying the show's winner, but he ruled out any swoop.

That's now for sale for $3.4 million to $3.74 million, having sold on auction night for $3,007,000.

New South Wales couple Sarah and George (their home pictured above), are favourites to take out the 2020 series of The Block, followed by Jimmy and Tam who scored the most points from the judges throughout the prolonged season.

The comedian was in attendance when the Port Melbourne as The Block apartments went under the hammer.

Despite registering to bid for one of the five apartments, Hughes did not raise his paddle during the televised finale.

2003 - BONDI – Adam & Fiona, $256,000
2004 - MANLY – Jamie & Andrew, $178,000
2010 - VAUCLUSE – John & Neisha, $305,000
2011 - RICHMOND – Polly & Waz, $115,000
2012 - SOUTH MELBOURNE – Brad & Lara, $606,000
2013 - ALL STARS (BONDI) – Phil & Amity, $395,000
2013 - SKY HIGH (SOUTH MELBOURNE) – Alisa & Lysandra, $395,000
2014 - FANS v FAVES (ALBERT PARK) – Steve & Chantelle, $736,000
2014 - GLASSHOUSE (PRAHRAN) – Shannon & Simon, $435,000
2015 - TRIPLE THREAT (SOUTH YARRA) – Darren & Deanne, $935,000
2015 - THE BLOCKTAGON (SOUTH YARRA) – Dean & Shay, $755,000
2016 - THE BLOCK 2016 (PORT Melbourne) – Will & Karlie, $815,000
2017 - THE BLOCK 2017 (ELSTERNWICK) – Josh & Elyse, $547,000
2018 - THE BLOCK GATWICK (St Kilda) – Hayden & Sara, $645,000
2019 - THE BLOCK OSLO (St Kilda) – Tess & Luke, $730,000



Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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