‘Block-mania’ as thousands queue for open inspection
Massive crowds waited for up to four hours to get a glimpse inside the four homes on The Block.
How do you know you have a hit series on your hands?
When 30,000 people turn up for your Open Inspection.
Yesterday Melburnians were out in droves to view the four homes in Cameron Street, Richmond, that will soon go under the hammer for The Block.
But nobody expected the massive crowds that wanted a sticky beak inside the homes of the Channel Nine series.
Crowds started queuing at 7am and waited for up to four hours for a viewing, with the lines stretching right around ‘the block’ (including past Molly Meldrum’s front fence). At its peak it streatched nearly 2km.
The homes will be auctioned in Richmond Town Hall on Saturday August 20th ahead of the season final.
But Biggin Scott Richmond director Russell Cambridge, who is selling Polly and Waz’s property told the Herald Sun producers Watercress paid above the market rate for the properties while Advantage Property Consulting’s Frank Valentic said that once holding costs were taken into account, each house would need to raise between $1.3 million and $1.4 million to break even.
Josh and Jenna’s double-fronted weatherboard is being advertised for $900,000 to $990,000.