Kate Forbes

Kate Forbes

Kate Forbes is a National Director at Metropole Property Strategists. 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).
She is a regular commentator for Michael Yardney’s Property Update    


  • Fewer family units, as well as a rising demand for inner-city living, means that property prices in our capital cities will increase – again, because more demand than supply means higher prices. That's why investors need to think long and hard about what they want their portfolio to look like today to ensure they are prepared for the property market of the future. read more

  • It’s the age old argument – which makes a better investment – a house or an apartment? read more

  • Forty years on, you can easily identify apartment blocks from the '70s as they usually are brown or red brick and probably won't win any beauty awards. But these apartments make very solid investments for today's property investor because of a number of significant attributes. read more

  • Now I’m not suggesting you should buy a cheap property or look for bargains – they’re not that hard to find if you look in secondary markets that are out of favour. You make your money when you buy your investment property not by buying cheaply, but by buying the right property. Read on for my tips on how to avoid overpaying for your next property... read more