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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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 will soon be Australia’s largest city. In fact, Melbourne’s population is arguably already larger than Sydney’s, depending on where the boundaries are set. You see…the Australian Bureau of Statistics includes the Central Coast in its definition of Greater Sydney but leaves Geelong out of its definition of Greater Melbourne. But if you remove the…

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Banks’ loyal mortgage customers are being slugged about $1000 a year more in interest payments compared to new borrowers, according to the RBA. Last week RBA Governor Philip Lowe urged loyal mortgage customers to “shop around” to get a better home loan rate. He pointed to new RBA and APRA data that shows owner occupier…

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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…

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With all the talk about homes being unaffordable and with capital city property markets achieving record price growth, first home buyers and indeed, first time investors must save up a hefty deposit to get a foot in the property ladder. Many are finding it difficult – because there’s a lot of sacrifice involved. Essentially, they…

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You’re never too old for anything in this life.  Well at least that’s my motto – but how do banks, lenders and property industry at large regard older investors?  Many people come to me asking if they’re too old to invest in property, fearing they’ve missed the boat and will no longer have the opportunity…