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
I’ve learned many lessons in my twenty year career in the financial services industry.
Alarm bells are ringing for those who bought an off the plan apartment a few years ago.
You might be surprised to learn that wrangling a couple of little monsters and working in real estate have an awful lot in common.
Valuations are key to building a portfolio but getting the best result possible depends on your understanding of the valuation process and identifying ways to improve your outcome
There is a saying that statistics can tell you anything you want them too because our own biases will impact the way that we interpret them.
Over the past few years, FOMO (fear of missing out) drove prices in Sydney and Melbourne up, with investors scrambling to out-bid one another and a sense of urgency drove split-second decision-making.
If you’re keen to take the plunge and invest in real estate, you have just one thing standing in your way of success: selecting the right property asset.
Buy low, renovate cheap, and add substantial value is the aim of the game.
It sounds simple enough, right?
With some property markets slowing and auction clearance dropping, vendors are getting nervous – which means conditions are now ideal to buy great quality properties before auction day.
While some very fortunate parents may be in the position to buy their children a house outright, this is certainly the exception and not the rule.
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