Articles by 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 ATO recently revealed the top 10 highest paying jobs in the country as well as how much “ordinary” Australians are earning. Interestingly the medical profession took out the top three spots. Surgeons earned an average of over $394,000 a year, followed by anesthetists bringing in $386,000 a year and internal medicine specialists earning $…

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New data from the ATO has revealed where Australia’s highest-paid professionals live, with Sydney’s harbourside suburbs coming out on top as the country’s richest areas. The figures, based on the tax returns of 14.7 million Australians for the 2018-19 financial year, reveal that seven of our highest-earning postcodes are located in Sydney. Australia’s richest suburbs…

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The proportion of landlords negatively gearing rental properties has fallen below 60 per cent for the first time on record, reflecting a decline in interest rates. Of course, negative gearing isn’t an investment strategy – it’s just a reflection of your funding and cash flow at a particular time. New data published by the Australian…

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The reality is, the majority of Australians do not have enough superannuation for a comfortable retirement. And this means you could be forced to work for longer than you’d planned. This is a big problem for baby boomers in particular given the latest ABS data shows us there are nearly three million Australians over 50…

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Property buyers are facing rising mortgage costs with Commonwealth Bank (CBA) being the latest lender to hike its long-term fixed-interest rates. And there could be more home loan interest rate rises to come. Further hikes expected later this year suggest we could see a tide turning on Australia’s interest rates. While the Reserve Bank is…

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