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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).
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Don't risk rejection by the banks!
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Don’t risk rejection by the banks!

For anyone who has tried to apply for property finance in the past year or so, it will come as no surprise when I tell you that more people are being knocked back on their applications as APRA’s influence has tightened  lender’s serviceability criteria. Tougher lending criteria means the chance of borrower rejection is higher now than it…

How to spot a property lemon
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How to spot a property lemon

Some of the most attractive homes are hiding a stack of problems.  That is the thing about property flaws: they’re hidden beneath the house, in the walls or are simply hard to detect with the naked eye.  You end up falling in love with the home, its attractive décor, and you buy it. Then six…

7 must-know beginner investment tips to give you a leg up the property ladder
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7 must-know beginner investment tips to give you a leg up the property ladder

Looking at buying your first investment property? Or maybe your next one? I’m sorry to say, but there’s no generic, one-size-fits-all approach to property investment.  Residential real estate, as with any other investment vehicle, requires an individualistic approach. In other words, you must identify and address your own specific needs, goals and circumstances in order…