In anticipation of Sunday night's final episode of The Block, the judges, Shaynna Blaze, Darren Palmer, and Marty Fox, have offered their predictions on which team will earn the most money at this year's auction. Shaynna Blaze, the longest-serving permanent judge, believes that Steph and Gian's House 4 have the strongest likelihood of emerging as the winners. She praises the quality and attention to detail in their design, stating that it is one of the best houses on The Block.
Darren Palmer notes that all five houses have similar amenities, but House 4 stands out for its extensive land area. With a land parcel of 703 square meters, it is expected to sell for more per square meter. However, the higher reserve for House 4 may not guarantee the highest profit. The reserves will only be revealed on auction night.
Newest judge Marty Fox agrees that Houses 4 and 5 are likely to fetch the highest prices at auction due to their larger land size. He also highlights that these houses have won the rooms that are known to sell houses, such as master bedrooms and kitchens. However, Marty mentions that the largest sale price doesn't necessarily determine the winner of The Block.
In a recent episode, House 1, renovated by Kyle and Leslie, was revealed as the house with the most public interest, earning the cover of Domain Magazine. This level of public interest could potentially translate to a higher sale price at auction. House 1 features open-plan living, spacious outdoor areas, and a luxurious master bedroom with an ensuite.
The Block auction will air on Sunday, 5 November at 7pm on Channel Nine. The outcome of the highly-anticipated auction will reveal which team emerges as the winner and secures the highest profit. The judges' predictions of House 4 and House 5 achieving the top auction results make the finale even more exciting for viewers.