Articles by Kate Forbes

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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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Infrastructure – it’s not a very sexy word, is it? But the things is, building things to make our lives and our economies, better will be even more vital in the years ahead. That’s because our population is growing so fast that our cities are becoming increasingly congested – and no one likes being stuck…

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I’ve recently written about why women make better investors than men. According to analysis by the Property Council of Australia, 47 per cent of Australian investment properties are owned by women.  Their analysis of Australian Tax Office data has found that almost half of all negatively geared investment properties are owned by women wanting to…

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Do women really make better property investors? There seems to be mounting evidence that this could be the case. Pete Wargent wrote a great blog outlining 5 reasons women can be better property investors than men and Michael Yardney has explained why women outperform men under stress. Now Kym Kiyosaki  gives her opinion on 8 advantages that women have…

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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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Anyone who has been in the property investment sector for a while knows all too well that it takes a long time to understand its golden rules.  If only we all understood them when we were in our 20s, instead of many years later. Of course, these days, there are a plethora of books, blogs…

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When was the last time you checked on your mortgage interest rate? Maybe a better question would be when was the last time you renegotiated your mortgage interest rate?  The problem is many home owners and investors don’t know they can renegotiate their interest rates by just asking. The ACCC’s final report into residential mortgage…

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Every property investor is looking for the secret to success aren’t they?  Some spend years searching for a mythical investment strategy that will be their path to untold riches. Alas, while they are on their unhelpful hunt, they miss golden opportunities that could have helped them achieve their financial goals and dreams much earlier. And…