Buying Property In Fitzroy

Buying a property in the inner suburbs of Melbourne can often be a difficult process. However, by considering Wise Real Estate Advice, it can assist you in buying your dream house. Recently, our Senior Buyers Advocate, Mark Ribarsky took on the challenge to help a couple to buy their dream house in Fitzroy North. After attending one auction for a property they were unsuccessful with the purchase, however after attending the second auction the couple soon realised that they would be living in a house that was right for them.


The 4-bedroom house in Rae Street, was a popular attraction as it lured in up to fifty people with four aggressive bidders in the race. The reason why it was so popular, was because the property was built over 100 years ago and currently has been historically listed. It has been newly renovated into a modernised setting. Mr Ribarsky showed his expertise as he was able to give a realistic and accurate market value for the property which was evident at the end of the auction, while Real Estate Agents were constantly underquoting properties in the area by $200,000.


Mark Ribarsky was successful in buying the property, as he decided to take an aggressive bidding strategy at Auction, to ensure that the three other Sydney buyers were no longer able to compete. Overall, Mark was able to secure the property for around $2 million.

Customer Review: Mark was great in assisting us in advising, finding and then at auction on the day during the purchase of our home!! Highly recommend.


About Fitzroy North

Fitzroy North is an inner suburb of Melbourne, located just 4km north-east of the CBD. The city of Moreland and Yarra are the local government areas. The 2011 census indicates that it has a population of 11,473. Many houses in Fitzroy North are historically listed, with many landlords beginning to renovate the interior of the house, while enjoying the old majestic exterior look. It is well known for its vintage clothing stores, second-hand bookshops and its hipster bars and cafes that continuously attracts a wide demographic. For individuals to get from Melbourne CBD to Fitzroy North, they should consider the following tram routes; 96, 11, 86, for easy access.

Property Buyers Guide

Download a FREE Home Buyers Guide, an easy to understand booklet designed to help you through the process of buying. Your copy of the property buyer’s guide can be downloaded here.

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    Hari Krishnan
    Hari Krishnan

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 month ago

    I found Mark through Google!!!.
    Since my first meeting I felt so confident in Mark's ability and experience in being able to deliver a great result. I was very much impressed with Mark's service as he made the whole process easier and stress free!!!!

    I am really happy because I bought exactly what I was looking for and it was well under my top budget. Most importantly We did it within few weeks.

    Since day one Mark was very pro-active.

     Mark emailed multiple properties every week within my search parameters and wish list.
     Mark allowed me to be involved as much as I wished.
     Mark inspected the properties I liked.
     Mark explained the positives and negatives about each property.
     Mark held a pre-auction meeting and attended the auction
     Mark's strategies and suggestions like where he’ll stand during the auction, how he’ll handle the negotiation etc. etc. and through to the final shaking of hands inside the house all played out in a positive way.

    Thank you Mark for all your work in getting me the right house for the right price!

    I highly recommend Mark for everybody who wants to find a good place to live or invest.

    Many, many, many thanks!

    Ken Stewart
    Ken Stewart

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 5 months ago

    Mark was personally recommended to me as someone who could be of real help in appraising my property of interest and subsequently representing me at auction.
    He made time to meet for an initial chat over coffee. I was immediately impressed and relaxed with his easy and honest nature, as well as his willingness to listen to my needs.
    A genuinely nice bloke... well experienced in the RE scene, totally committed to helping his clients.... all in all, a very worthwhile experience.