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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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…

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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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No one wakes up one day and is instantly an expert in anything. It usually takes years of practice to perfect any endeavour or skill. This is one of the reasons why I struggle with the concept that property investing is seemingly “easy”. Sure, buying a property might seem relatively simple on a transactional basis,…

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Despite all the negative news in the press, there are many reasons not to worry about the future of the Melbourne real estate market. Today I’d like to share 5 things that you really should know about Melbourne property. Recently Dr. Andrew Wilson, Australia’s leading independent property economist, took the time to speak to many…