“I saved myself some money,” Portelli said with a laugh.

While he had inspected Ankur and Sharon’s home before The Block auctions, he did not bid on the day.

The deal for the home was done in 20 minutes, Portelli said.

The deal for the home was done in 20 minutes, Portelli said.

Portelli had been the underbidder on house 5, which sold under the hammer for $5,666,666.66, to serial Block auction buyer and IT entrepreneur Danny Wallis.

Wallis’ massive bid made Omar and Oz $1.6 million in auction profit and prize money, and the winners of the reality renovation TV show this year.

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After stopping his bidding during that auction, Portelli was accused of being a “dummy bidder”, a bidder who simply puts in offers to up the price at an auction.

His latest purchase would silence those critics, he believed, with Portelli posting on Instagram “where are the nay-sayers now?”

Ray White Sunbury director and auctioneer Aaron Hill said he sold Ankur and Sharon’s property as it had become an open listing, which any agent could sell, after passing in.

He had negotiated over four days, but would not comment on the exact sale price, only saying it was the second highest of The Block this year.

“All that stuff about Adam being a dummy bidder is definitely out the window now,” Hill said.

Mr Hill also sold Block winners Omar and Oz’s home (house 5) at 241 McGeorge Road under the hammer.

Only one Block house remains unsold after the auctions – house 4, or 225 McGeorge Road Gisborne, is still up for sale.

The home was worked on by Queensland tradie couple Dylan and Jenny, passed in on a bid of $4.075 million, failing to make the $4.08 million reserve. The home has price expectations of $4.08 million to $4.4 million.

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