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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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NAB changes it's interest rate forecast
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NAB changes it’s interest rate forecast

What’s ahead for interest rates? Well…very little according to Alan Oster and the other economists at  the National Australia Bank, who have delayed the timing of when they expect the RBA to start a gradual rate hiking cycle.  While still very data dependent the NAB now have the start of the rate hiking cycle a year away,  in mid-2019. The change in…

4 ways to motivate yourself
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4 ways to motivate yourself

Very little can by achieved in life without motivation.  Think of the most driven person you know. I bet they’re successful.  Drive, ambition, motivation — they all go hand in hand. Nothing kills success like a lack of motivation. Now, from time to time, it’s perfectly normal to feel unmotivated.  If you’re burnt out or tired,…

Five reasons why '70s apartments rock!
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Five reasons why ’70s apartments rock!

The 1970s may have been known for flamboyant clothing but its architecture was somewhat less exciting. In fact, property from that time period could almost be described as quite “bland” – at least from the outside. Inside, of course, was a different story with the wallpaper often featuring paisley motifs and the floors festooned with…

Move over Sydney — Melbourne is coming through
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Move over Sydney — Melbourne is coming through

Australia’s population increased by one person every 86 seconds over the last year, growing by 1.6 per in the 12 months to the end of September 2017. Figures released last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirm that Melbourne is closing the population gap with Sydney. For the first time on record, Sydney’s population…

The Biggest Property Mistake Millennials are Making 
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The Biggest Property Mistake Millennials are Making 

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…