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
On the hunt for a new investment property?
Hoping to secure finance at a great rate so you can be on your way to property-mogul status?
Real estate can be full of unfamiliar terms. There are covenants, conveyancing and even conjunctions. A relatively new term on the property scene however is rentvesting, which admittedly doesn't start with a "c". It's becoming more popular by the day, but the question remains what is it and does it suit every investor?
Do you know the difference between a successful investor and one who fails before they even begin?
Many first-time investors stay just that way – one-time-only buyers, who never progress beyond having that one solo property in their portfolio.
Investors must be smart about applying value-adding strategies properly.
The 3 biggest lies about property investing.
Every property investor is looking for the secret to success aren't they?
While there are about two million investors in Australia, about 75 per cent of them own just one investment property.
Here are seven reasons why many investors have no choice but to stop at one property.
We all love our own neighbourhoods, right?
We choose to rent or own homes in particular suburbs because it's close to where we work, it may have an exciting entertainment scene, or perhaps it's in the right school zone for our children. But does that mean that you should invest in your own backyard, too?
To help you start out with a better chance of being a long-term property investor, here are five common mistakes that I’ve seen novice property investors make.
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