Articles by Kate Forbes

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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).

This is what's supporting Melbourne's property prices

This is what’s supporting Melbourne’s property prices

Victoria’s unprecedented population growth, adding nearly a million people since 2006 is underpinning Melbourne’s strong property markets.  Victoria’s 2.4 per cent population growth rate far outstrips the ACT at 1.8 per cent, and NSW at 1.6 per cent. Recent figures from the Australia Bureau of Statistics show the strongest population growth in Victoria since 1960, helped by a net migration…