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    


  • Over the last few years the Sydney and Melbourne property markets have gone gangbusters. But in both of these markets, despite staggering property price growth, there are a number of properties I would still avoid at all costs. Why? read more

  • When you commit to buying a piece of real estate that doesn’t actually exist yet, a number of specific finance risks can arise and to the uninitiated or unprepared, these have the potential to seriously derail their investment and crunch through any prospective profits. read more

  • Property investment is about 1% chance and 99% reliance on research…including the ability to be a long term, big picture kind of strategist. Remember, you are investing today for tomorrow’s gains, so knowing what type of property will pay its way in ten, twenty and thirty years from now is crucial to your success. read more

  • 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 and educational courses which you can use to improve your property knowledge. But why not start with these 6 rules of property investment I’ve learned over the years. read more

  • 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? read more