The Schreuder family win big on Our First Home

The Schreuder Family
Our First Home‘s Schreuder family have taken out the grand prize after beating off strong competition from the other families, banking a total of $290,400.

Last night, the Wardlaw family sold their three bedroom Te Atatu South home for $898,000 resulting in a profit of $228,550 and a percentage increase of 34.14%.

It was incredibly close, but was not enough to knock the Schreuders out of pole position. They sold their Titirangi home on Monday night for $721,000, making a profit of $190,400 and a percentage gain of 35.88%.

The emotionally charged final saw Robyn and Tom Schreuder, their daughter Karen and son-in-law Jono announced as the winners of the $100,000 grand prize for their kid’s first house deposit.

Thanks to World Journeys, Robyn and Tom will also get a chance to recharge their batteries and go on a trip of a lifetime – a luxurious African safari worth $20,000, plus $10,000 spending money.

The Schreuder family are overwhelmed by last night’s result and Karen and Jono can’t wait to start their search for their own first home.

“This is the icing on the cake! We’ve had the most amazing journey and we could never have imagined we’d be in this position when we got to the end of it. This is a life changing amount of money and we can’t wait to start looking for a house.

“Thanks to our family and friends, sponsors and all the people who have supported us up and down the country.”

TVNZ Head of Content, Jeff Latch, says the Our First Home Live Auction Week has proven to be a winner with viewers this week.

“It’s great that all the families have been so successful at auction and with over half a million viewers watching each auction episode, the TV ONE audience has also been right behind them.

“Kiwis obviously like good, hard-working people and seeing good things happen to them. We’d like to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of all three families. They have been a pleasure to watch on our screens,” says Latch.

All of the Our First Home families have been successful at auction making enough profit to help the younger generation get a foot on the property ladder.

On Sunday night, the Gourleys sold their Avondale house for $720,500, netting them a profit of $143,500 and a value increase of 24.87%.

Leading real estate agency and Our First Home partner, Barfoot & Thompson, were enlisted to market each of the family’s properties.

Managing Director, Peter Thompson says Our First Home has demonstrated what incredible results could be achieved through renovating in the Auckland market.

“It’s shown it’s conceivable to find a house with good bones for less than the current average price and transform it into a high-quality and aspirational property.”

Our First Home has been a ratings winner, with an average audience of more than 375,000 viewers throughout the series. The auction episodes have attracted over half a million viewers per episode.*

Our First Home has been made possible thanks to our three tier one partners; BNZ, Fly Buys and Toyota and also Resene, Noel Leeming, Harrisons Carpet, Barfoot & Thompson and The New Zealand Woman’s Weekly.

You can catch up on Our First Home‘s Live Auction Week on TVNZ OnDemand.

*Source: Nielsen TAM, Consolidated AP5+ until 5 Apr 2015. 8 Feb-13 Apr 2015 (includes Plus 1 audience.

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