Buyer’s Agent Ripponlea – Suburb Profile

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Buying a property in Ripponlea can be a daunting and difficult process. For many of us, it is something we only do a few times in our lives.

A buyers advocate (also known as a buyers agent or property finder) can be an enormous help to make it easy to buy a home or investment property by:

  • removing the stress and frustration of buying a home
  • saving you time and allowing you to get your weekends back
  • saving you from having to deal with the tactics of real estate agents

Questions such as “where can I find a home I can afford”, “am I paying too much?”, “where can I find someone to bid for me at auction” are easily answered with the assistance of a buyer’s agent specialising in the Ripponlea area.

A buyers advocate can manage the entire buying process for you or, where you have found a property, negotiate on your behalf with the agent or bid at auction for you.

WE MAKE IT EASY to get your weekends back and find the perfect home or investment property in Ripponlea for a LOW FLAT FIXED FEE. We guide you through the entire process, from selecting a home, market appraisal, negotiating/bidding to the final inspection, and help you purchase with confidence.

We also offer a service for vendors selling in Ripponlea. We offer our Vendor Advocacy service to our sellers at NO CHARGE.

Ripponlea Suburb Profile

Situated 7 kilometers southeast of the Central Business District, the suburb of Ripponlea belongs to the local government area of the City of Port Philip. This small community situated between Elwood, Elstrenwick and East St Kilda has a population of only 1,576 as of 2016.

Named after the adjoining Rippon Lea Estate, the area was subdivided to form the current suburb after the death of the estate’s original owner Frederick Sargood in 1903. Sargood was a merchant and parliamentarian who named his estate after his mother, Emma Rippon.

Early structures constructed in the area include the Caulfield Grammar School’s senior school in 1909 and the television studios of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1954.


Many young professionals had settled in the suburb in recent years. This has led to the rise in the cafe and fashion culture in the area.

In fact, one of the world’s top 50 restaurants is in Ripponlea. Known as Attica, this suburban dining place jumped to the 21st spot from 63 in 2012. The presence of Attica has also helped improve the suburb’s profile.

Meanwhile, the Glen Eira Road is the suburb’s shopping strip. Here, one can find popular dining places and fashion boutiques.


Ripponlea is dominated by classic homes featuring the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco styles. Californian bungalows also exist in the area.


In terms of transportation, the suburb has its Ripponlea railways station that can be found on the Sandringham Line.

The tram is situated at Brighton Road while buses on Hotham Street also service the suburb.

Median house price Ripponlea

Looking to buy in Melbourne and sick of missing out at auction? Talk to me about how I can help you buy your new home faster, for less.

Give me a call on 03 9686 2288 to discuss how I can help. I offer a free consultation, so why not call today?

Wendy Chamberlain from Chamberlain Property Advocates





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With a passion for all things real estate spanning over 20 years, Wendy loves that her role as a Buyers Agent and Sellers Advocate gives her buying and selling clients an experienced voice they can trust when it comes to negotiating to buy or sell something as important as their home or investment. Wendy considers it a privilege to be asked to help others realise such an important goal as home ownership and to be trusted with that honour. Get in touch today via for a no obligation chat about how Wendy can work with you and help you save time and money to secure your new home sooner.