Wotton family come out on top on Our First Home

Our First Home’s Wotton family have come out on top in the competition, taking out the grand prize and banking a total of $199,284.

The Pearce whanau sold their three bedroom Henderson home for $807,000 resulting in a profit of $17,717 and a percentage increase of 2.24%.

Their percentage increase was not enough to knock the Wottons from top spot. The Wottons sold their Henderson home on Sunday night for $780,000, making a profit of $99,284 and a percentage gain of 14.59%.

The emotionally charged final saw the Wottons announced as the winners of the $100,000 grand prize for the kid’s first house deposit.

Thanks to Cook Islands Tourism, the Wotton parents will also get a chance to sit back and relax with a luxurious holiday to Rarotonga.

Wotton family win Our First Home
Henry Wotton, Bex Wotton, Josh Tingey, Theresa Tingey

Opportunity to now find their own home

Tonight's result is a dream come true for the Wottons and Bex and Josh look forward to exploring their opportunities and finding their own first home.

"We're delighted to have won the competition and we're incredibly proud of what we achieved. For Bex and Josh this is a huge leg up for their future together. We had extremely worthy opponents who created amazing homes and we wish them all the best for their futures."

"We'd also like to thank all our family and friends, as well as the show's sponsors, and the viewers for the support we've had up and down the country."

TVNZ Head of Content, Jeff Latch, says the Our First Home Live Auction Week has been a captivating watch for TV ONE viewers.

"The three families have worked incredibly hard throughout the competition and have done themselves proud. The TV ONE audience has been alongside them every step of the way and we’d like to thank the families for their commitment to the show. We’re pleased their involvement will help the kids take another step toward securing their first home."

Homes sold under the hammer

As a supporting partner of Our First Home, we sold all three homes under the hammer. Managing Director, Peter Thompson says the auction process was the ideal method of determining the winning property.

"The families made a tremendous impact on their homes through their renovations and with three very different competing properties, the auctions provided the benefit of transparency around exactly what the market was willing to pay on the day."

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