As the longtime host of The Block, Scott Cam isn’t just clued in about renovating, but also has an impressive property portfolio to match.
And on Friday, the tradesman spoke to Daily Mail Australia about the upcoming finale of the show and even revealed his best advice to first home buyers and renovators who might be watching The Block for ideas and inspiration.
The 57-year-old revealed his top tips and tricks to help renovators avoid the mistake of being over ambitious with their projects and running out of money.
EXCLUSIVE: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia this week, The Block host Scott Cam revealed his top tips and tricks for fans renovating their own homes
Scott said the best way to get ahead while renovating was to budget, get quotes, and ‘stick to what you know’.
‘Don’t get ahead of yourself, budgeting is the biggest thing,’ Scott said.
‘You see some big ideas on the telly and you can try and start them and do them, but you might not have the money to finish them,’ he said.
Scott said that people have to be realistic when making changes to their homes.
Sound advice: The 57-year-old said that budgeting, getting quotes, and ‘sticking to what you know’ is the best way to get ahead while renovating
Scotty’s best advice
-Budget: Make sure you have money to finish your renovations
– Know your limitations
– Get plenty of quotes
– ‘Stick to what you know’
‘Make sure you know your limitations when it comes to budget and what you can achieve yourself as well,’ he said.
‘You can pull a few walls out and all of a sudden you’re left with no walls for a long time.’
He finished: ‘Stick to what you know, get quotes and keep an eye on that budget.’
Scott has been hosting The Block since 2010 over a whopping 16 seasons.
Scott boasts an impressive property portfolio, including a lavish $6.5 million trophy home in Sydney’s exclusive suburb of Vaucluse.
The Channel Nine star purchased the Mediterranean-style mansion for $4.6million in 2012, and it is now believed to be worth at least $6million.
The property has become the perfect family home for Scott, his wife Ann Cam and their three children, Sarah, Charlie and Bill.
Fan favourite: Scotty has been hosting The Block since 2010. Scott boasts an impressive property portfolio, including a lavish $6.5 million trophy home in Sydney’s exclusive suburb of Vaucluse
Other properties Scott own include a $2million renovated home in Rosebery, a coastal residence at Narrawallee on the NSW South Coast and a property at a farm near Mudgee.
In September, it was reported that Scott splashed out $2.2million on an art deco apartment in Port Melbourne that was renovated on The Block in 2016.
He secretly purchased the pad back in 2017 and lives there for four months of the year during his busy filming schedule for the renovation show.
Tune in for The Block finale on Sunday, November 22 from 7pm on Channel Nine
A slice of TV history: In September, it was reported that Scotty splashed out $2.2million on an art deco apartment in Port Melbourne that was renovated on The Block in 2016. The apartment is located inside the former J. Kitchen & Sons Art Deco soap factory, and was renovated as part of a challenge on The Block