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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Single women, and in particular single mothers, have cited poor financial knowledge as the biggest barrier to recovering from financial setbacks and challenges according to new research. A Galaxy Research survey conducted on behalf of State Custodians Home Loans, quizzed 1,005 people nationwide on how financial difficulties would be handled following a stressful life event…

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Millennials who delay buying their first home are putting themselves at huge risk of being long-term renters.  But complaining about a lack of affordability isn’t going to get them anywhere: instead, they need to starting turn attitude into action.  Fact is: the number of first-home buyers is dwindling. This is a massive concern, when you…

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If you’ve finally achieved some financial stability in your life and you’re looking to do something positive with your savings, you may be thinking about purchasing real estate. Property is generally a sound investment – provided you do your research and buy a quality property in a sought-after location. For first-timers, however, it comes a…

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As you no doubt know, buying or selling a property has a number of checks and balances as well as moving parts occurring at the same time. While the strategic selection of property remains paramount for investment success, once a contract has been signed, more hard work begins behind the scenes. If you’re a buyer,…

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The Melbourne and Sydney property markets have surprised most commentators with the strength of their resurgence. But what ahead for next year? Well…even stronger price growth according to SQM Research’s annual Housing Boom and Bust Report which suggests that most of Australia’s capital cities will benefit from the interest rate cuts and loosening of credit…

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Here’s the good news: investing in property isn’t all that hard. But it does require you to follow a number of processes in order to do be successful. By following these eight essential steps, those new to investing can move forward and start to build a profitable property portfolio that delivers growth for years to…

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I’ve said it before many times, and it bears repeating once more: as a property investor, you will pay for your education. You’ll either pay for it by actively seeking to educate yourself, by investing in courses, seminars and mentoring programs that help you grow your wealth. Or you’ll pay for it through making costly…

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Melbourne’s house prices have regained more than half their losses of the recent property downturn. Domain’s House Price Report for the September quarter says this is the quickest turnaround ever. Property  prices rebounded by 4.1 per cent in three months to a median of $855,428 according to Domain Melbourne’s property recovery began in the June…