First Hammer Falls at Our First Home

The Gourley Family
The first auction hammer has fallen on Our First Home with the Gourley family banking a profit of $143,500.

Originally from Tauranga, the Gourleys have spent the past 10 weeks turning the tired and mouldy three bedroom house they purchased in Avondale, Auckland into a stunning home.

With a final sale price of $720,500, the Gourleys have added 24.87% of value to their property. With an impressive start, they’ve set the benchmark high for the other families.

TVNZ Head of Content Jeff Latch says the auction was a nail biter for all involved.

“We really want all the families to benefit from their hard work, so it’s great to see it’s paid off so well for the Gourleys. It’s an incredible start to Our First Home’s Live Auction Week, and the Gourleys have certainly thrown down the gauntlet to the other families.”

The Gourley family are thrilled with the result and optimistic about what this means for the future.

“We’re incredibly blown away. We felt the house was worth it and are glad that buyers have agreed! We are really humbled by their confidence; we hope we’ve shown that you can take an ordinary bungalow and turn it into something special.

“We’ve had amazing support up and down the country and we want to thank everybody who supported us.”

The family who makes the biggest percentage gain at auction will take home the additional $100,000 prize for their kid’s first house deposit.

Tomorrow night (Monday 13 April), it’s the Schreuder family’s turn as their three bedroom home in Titirangi goes under the hammer.

Then finally on Tuesday night (Tuesday 14 April), the Wardlaw family go to auction with their home in Te Atatu – the final home in the competition. It’s a night not to miss, as the Our First Home families learn who gets to take home the grand prize of $100,000.

Our First Home’s Live Auction Week continues on Monday and Tuesday at 7.30pm on TV ONE

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