Articles by 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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Fostering a good relationship between all parties to a tenancy will allow everyone to get so much more out of the experience. It’s basic logic. Treat your tenants with respect; be considerate of the fact that your property investment is their home, and they will (hopefully) show you the same courtesy. Remember, these are the…

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I’ve said it before many times, and it bears repeating once more: as a property investor, you will pay for your education. You’ll either pay for it by actively seeking to educate yourself, by investing in courses, seminars, and mentoring programs that help you grow your wealth. Or you’ll pay for it by making costly…

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Two-thirds of property investors make the mistake of buying in their own backyard. Now we know that most property investors never achieve the financial freedom they’re looking for. Of the 2.1 million property investors in Australia, 1.9 million never get past their first or second property while only around 20,000 investors around Australia own 6…

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Millennials who delay buying their first home are putting themselves at huge risk of being long-term renters.  But complaining about a lack of affordability isn’t going to get them anywhere: instead, they need to starting turn attitude into action.  Fact is: the number of first-home buyers is dwindling. This is a massive concern, when you…

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 Melbourne and Canberra’s property markets have officially broken the $1 million mark for median house prices during the June quarter as a ‘perfect storm’ of factors continues to drive our property prices higher again across all capital cities. Australia’s national median house price has climbed exceptionally close to the million-dollar mark at $955,927 – which…

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It’s been a tumultuous year for Australia’s property market. The coronavirus pandemic has caused economic uncertainty, yet a surge in demand and skyrocketing prices for properties in certain locations. While international borders remain closed, the shape of the nation within Australia is changing at a fast pace never seen before in our market. Regional Australia…

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One of the largest shifts we have seen in the past 18 months, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the way we live and work, is the swift new reality of remote working. Covid-19 has changed everything about the way we live and work as stay-at-home orders, social distancing and snap lockdowns force all…

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With all the talk about homes being unaffordable and with capital city property markets achieving record price growth, first home buyers and indeed, first-time investors must save up a hefty deposit to get a foot on the property ladder. Many are finding it difficult – because there’s a lot of sacrifices involved. Essentially, they must…

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Sydney’s luxury home market will be world’s strongest prime property market in 2021 according to international property consultancy Knight Frank with prices forecast to rise faster than envisaged just six months ago. However  in 2022, Australia’s biggest city, crowned the most improved prime residential market, will share the top spot with London, with both cities…

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