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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Thinking of buying an investment property, but you truly don’t know where to start? You’re in good company: many new investors feel overwhelmed and bamboozled by information and research when they’re deciding where to buy. This can unfortunately lead to costly mistakes, so here’s a handy list of five crucial missteps property investors can make…

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Proposals to limit negative gearing and reduce capital gains tax concessions will cost a Labor Government $32 billion over just 10 years, according to new research. Modelling by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has found that limiting negative gearing to brand new investment properties as well as reducing the capital gains tax discount…

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Ever wondered what the average Australian earns and how you compare? The recently released Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data says the average full time worker earneds $1,604.90 in November, up 2.4% from a year earlier. Some other key facts:  Average Australian full-time ordinary earnings grew by 2.4% in the year to November. With inflation growing by…

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Would you be surprised if I told you that making millions, or even being a ‘savvy saver’, has more to do with your attitude towards money than how much you make or spend? Those who become wealthy possess certain characteristics that influence their relationship with money. They are more frugal and less inclined to waste…

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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…

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Recently the Australia Bureau of Statistics released the latest update on Australia’s population statistics for the end of June 2018.  Over the previous year we added 390,500 people meaning our growth over the previous year was 1.6%. That’s just a touch slower than the 1.7% growth or 411,000 new people in the previous year, but…