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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When you’re on the hunt for a new property, there are so many things to consider – location, amenities, is there room for a man cave? What you might not have thought about, particularly if you don’t yet have school-aged kids, is the impact state school zoning can have on property prices. School zones refer…

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Property can be a thrilling venture to take part in. But for those who aren’t familiar with the concepts and strategies involved, it can also be full of potential traps that could cause you to lose more than you gain. To better prepare you for to potential pitfalls at play, here are some of the…

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As you no doubt know, buying or selling a property has a number of checks and balances as well as moving parts occurring at the same time. While the strategic selection of property remains paramount for investment success, once a contract has been signed, more hard work begins behind the scenes. If you’re a buyer,…

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In 2018-19, there were 9.3 million short-term visitor arrivals to Australia from overseas, the highest year on record according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Not surprisingly the main reason for all these visitors was travelling for a holiday (47%), but that’s great for Australia’s economy, isn’t it? China was the largest source country with…