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Selling Houses Australia Season 14 Premieres 30 March on LifeStyle

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FOXTEL reveals the fascinating intersection between finding love and locking down your dream house in the lead-up to the highly anticipated Season 14 launch of the hit Foxtel Original series SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA on March 30 at 8.30pm.

Hosts Andrew Winter, Wendy Moore, and Dennis Scott tackle some of the most unsellable houses and convert them into real estate ideal matches in the latest season of SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA. And, with both potential buyers and sellers looking for expert advice as they negotiate the property market’s challenges, psychologist and relationship specialist Sabina Read reveals that there are some striking parallels between what attracts us to people and what attracts us to property:

“There are many powerful parallels between purchasing your dream property and the ebbs and flows of dating in the modern-day world. Being contented in a relationship or a home can represent basic human drivers including belonging, security, and love. A partner and a home often hold a mirror up to the way we want to see ourselves. Finding love and securing a place to call home can bring great emotional highs and losing or leaving them can create powerful experiences of loss too,”

Read said.

SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA host and real estate guru Andrew Winter said:

“There is certainly a lot to be said for the way a home makes you feel rather than just the way it looks. With property value flying off the charts, it’s important for potential buyers to be digging deeper in their decision-making processes to really find a home that’s not just right, but right for them.”

Sabina Read’s tips on how to find a love match with the right partner – and home:

Trust your gut: If you get the sense something isn’t right, it probably isn’t. An unsupportive partner won’t necessarily transform because you love them madly, and a home with an unstable foundation or incessant traffic noise won’t readily change just because you style it with passion and endless throw rugs.

  • Bring compassion and realism to your expectations: Seeking perfection will lead to disappointment and can fuel a tiring, futile and endless search for a person or home to complete us.
  • Play the long game: When the rush of the oxytocin love bubble takes over, we are blinded by love, making it hard to see any flaws or red flags. Only fools rush in, so take your time, date in a variety of settings, spend time with your new beau in the company of people who you love and trust. And in the case of house hunting, sit in the prospective abode, observe neighbours, watch where the light falls, and explore the local neighbourhood.
  • Make it your own: Relationship dynamics and ways of living are heavily influenced by our parents’ beliefs and behaviours. Create a relationship and a place to call home that reflects the way you want to show up in the world today, not necessarily the way you did as a child.
  • Be authentic with yourself and with others: While buyers strive to put their best foot forward, people-pleasing or hunting for real estate in a fancy suburb that’s beyond our budget will only do us a disservice in the long run. Like dating, when house-hunting we can be drawn into putting energy into being someone we think others want us to be, rather than tapping into who we really are.
  • Let go of rigid thought processes: Keep an open mind. It’s time to forget the notion there’s only one true soul mate or home that constitutes a perfect match for you.

In the new season of SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA, award-winning host and real estate expert Andrew Winter will be joined by new presenters Wendy Moore, an interior designer, and Dennis Scott, a landscape designer, to assist desperate homeowners in selling the unsellable. Wendy and Dennis transform a parade of sad and miserable properties into real estate masterpieces.

Selling Houses Australia Season 14 Premieres Wednesday 30 March at 8.30pm on LifeStyle and Foxtel On Demand.