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Cate Bakos

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Cate Bakos is an independent buyers advocate, a qualified property investment advisor, and owner and manager of Cate Bakos Property.

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How changing bank policy affects investors and tenants

Just over two years ago, APRA stepped in with some tough measures in an effort to reduce the amount of investment lendin...

The 7 rules of bidding at auction

All of our capital cities host auctions; some more than others. Melbourne is well known as the auction capital, but Sydn...
When to skimp and when to spend

When to skimp and when to spend

Many property investors are mindful of the need to exercise financial responsibility when managing a portfolio. Cash flo...
cate bakos 5 tips for investing in 2017

5 tips for investing in 2017

On top of the usual New Year’s resolutions here are some areas you should be focusing your interest on if you want to ...
The importance of luck

The importance of luck in property investment

Is luck one of the most important parts of property investing?
cate bakos Why you should always know an agent’s rules

Why you should always know an agent’s rules

Everything you should know about an agent and their campaign before you put an offer in.
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5 key differences between metro and regional markets

The differences between the regional and metro property markets are intriguing, from cash flows to risk profiles to agen...
cate bakos calculate property value true value of properties

How to calculate a property's true value

Knowing what drivers affect price and how to identify unique properties will help you understand which properties are wo...
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Why tax benefits should never drive your investment goals

Depreciation is a tax benefit often chased by investors, recommended by planners and revered by tax accountants – but ...
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Understanding loan-to-value ratios

Many investors know what LVR stands for, but how many understand what loan-to-value ratio means and how it can impact ma...
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Is your property search taking longer than anticipated?

If it has taken you more than a year to find the right investment property, it might be time to rethink your strategy....
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What should a building inspection tell you?

Building and pest inspections are a necessary evil – but what information can you get from them that you’d otherwis...
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The 'best and highest' method of bidding

How much do you know about the ‘best and highest’ method, and what are the pros and cons of using this method when...
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Getting the most out of your open-for-inspections

When attending open-for-inspections, there are a number of processes to put in place to ensure you are making the most o...
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Top 3 avoidable investment expenses

These expenses can strike at any time and take the best of investors by surprise – but there are ways you can prepar...


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