Articles by Kate Forbes

Kate Forbes

Kate Forbes is a National Director Property Strategy at Metropole. She has 15 years of investment experience in financial markets in two continents, is qualified in multiple disciplines and is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
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Believe it or not…Australia has 46 new million-dollar suburbs despite the Coronavirus induced recession. Melbourne saw median house prices in 24 suburbs exceed the seven-figure threshold this year, while Sydney had 15 and Brisbane, seven. ​Despite everything that’s been thrown at them, our property markets have remained remarkably resilient. And the upper end of the…

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Property investment is not something you should ever enter into lightly. But for some reason, that’s what a lot of people who have dreams of making millions with real estate do. They think, ‘I can go out, buy a house somewhere, stick some tenants in it to pay the mortgage and make a killing! How…

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There’s some good news amongst the terrible unemployment figures. In July 12.5% of the workforce (1.79 million Australians) were unemployed. This is a significant drop of 262,000 on June as the Australian economy – with the exception of Victoria – continued to re-open. An additional 1.5 million Australians were under-employed (10.5% of the workforce), up…

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There’s no way any of us are going to forget 2020. Each generation has had their defining moments, and it is likely that for  Generation Z (born 1995-2009) and Generation Alpha (born since 2010) it will be how COVID-19 took hold of the world in 2020. Cording to leading tomography Mark McCrindle, the age at which we’re…

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There has been significant growth in small house living, but that doesn’t mean Australia should go in big on them. Don’t let their sizes fool you – the tiny house movement is big. These micro-scaled homes are populating Instagram feeds and, even have a Netflix series aptly named Tiny House Nation. Championing a simple-living alternative…

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This week the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed it releases unemployment rate of 7.4% for June. Amongst the bad news was the good news that the number of employed people increased and the participation rate increased – in other words more people were seeking work as the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 started to ease around…

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One area that is facing a longer lasting Coronavirus impact and which will have an important bearing on our housing property markets is migration flows. Immigration has been a key driver of Australia’s population growth and economic growth, but what happens now that our borders are closed? The coronavirus is driving the biggest population decline in…

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