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 past decade has certainly been tough for homebuyers. The post-GFC property boom meant many hopeful homeowners all but gave up hope of buying their dream home in their desired area, but in the last year or two, a switch has been flipped. Dwelling values are on the decline, lines of credit have tightened up,…

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The end of the financial year is fast approaching and with it comes a hard deadline for important life admin . Here’s a list of 7 things you need to do before June 30 according to the team at Finder.com.au. 1. Check your life insurance cover within your super Many Aussies opt in for life…

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One of the biggest boosts to our newly invigorated property markets is likely to be Australia’s surging population. According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics  figures, Australia’s population grew by 1.6 per cent during 2018 reaching 25.2 million people. The number of births in 2018 reached an all time high of 314,900 – the…

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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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There is a saying that statistics can tell you anything you want them too because our own biases will impact the way that we interpret them.  Now that doesn’t mean that statistics are therefore meaningless.  Rather, property statistics can help educate investors about what markets are doing at specific points in time. And that is…

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While some very fortunate parents may be in the position to buy their children a house outright, this is certainly the exception and not the rule.  And, yet, all parents are likely to cast a cautious eye over property headlines as they ponder… How will my children ever afford to buy a home? Particularly in…

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Very little can by achieved in life without motivation.  Think of the most driven person you know. I bet they’re successful.  Drive, ambition, motivation — they all go hand in hand. Nothing kills success like a lack of motivation. Now, from time to time, it’s perfectly normal to feel unmotivated.  If you’re burnt out or tired,…