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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Proposals to limit negative gearing and reduce capital gains tax concessions will cost a Labor Government $32 billion over just 10 years, according to new research. Modelling by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has found that limiting negative gearing to brand new investment properties as well as reducing the capital gains tax discount…

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Ever wondered what the average Australian earns and how you compare? The recently released Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data says the average full time worker earneds $1,604.90 in November, up 2.4% from a year earlier. Some other key facts:  Average Australian full-time ordinary earnings grew by 2.4% in the year to November. With inflation growing by…

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Would you be surprised if I told you that making millions, or even being a ‘savvy saver’, has more to do with your attitude towards money than how much you make or spend? Those who become wealthy possess certain characteristics that influence their relationship with money. They are more frugal and less inclined to waste…

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Recently the Australia Bureau of Statistics released the latest update on Australia’s population statistics for the end of June 2018.  Over the previous year we added 390,500 people meaning our growth over the previous year was 1.6%. That’s just a touch slower than the 1.7% growth or 411,000 new people in the previous year, but…

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After some wild price growth in some areas (we’re looking at you Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart) there is currently some correction and stabilisation occurring in the property markets around Australia. While these conditions always create an uncertain environment for investors, there are two property sub-markets that are particularly vulnerable in fluctuating environments. While these markets might…