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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Have you ever wished that you had more money, without all the fuss and effort? Maybe you’re concerned you won’t have enough saved for r etirement?  Fortunately there’s actually a simple way to accomplish those things if you’re willing to learn how to put your money to work for you. It’s called compound interest, and it can…

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A surge of Australians looking to buy a property has seen prices soar in some Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane suburbs over the past two years. Property prices have hit record highs this year and, despite the effects of Covid19 recent Domain Research shows median prices rose annually 6.7% across Sydney houses, 3.9% in Melbourne houses…

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Cross-collateralisation is an important loan structuring issue of which many property investors are not aware. Knowing the implications of cross-collateralisation is crucial to developing a long-term property investment portfolio. So what is cross-collateralisation? Cross-collateralisation occurs when more than one property is used to secure a loan or multiple loans.  For example, a person owns Property A…

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We’re in for some good times in property in 2021. Yet, instead of entering the market with confidence, many would-be property investors are sitting on the sidelines – missing out on what could be a golden opportunity to take advantage of the current market. Everyone is an expert In times like these, every Tom, Dick, and…

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Have you ever wondered where Sydney’s richest people live? Recent data from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revealed Sydney’s highest-earning postcodes where average individual incomes easily fetch six zeros, the houses are bigger and the suburbs are more elite. In fact, the data highlights the stark divide between the richest and poorest Sydneysiders with workers…

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Be careful – observing the change in median property prices may not be as useful as you think.  While median house prices are one of the most cited property market statistics as with any single measure there are some shortcomings that investors need to understand in order not to be misled with what’s really happening…

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