Articles by Matthew Gilligan
Friday, August 25, 2017
I wonder if the Reserve Bank’s enthusiasm for introducing debt-to-income ratios has more to do with social agenda than strengthening the economy and protecting the banking system.   ... Read Article
Monday, June 19, 2017

The new Terrace Housing and Apartment Building (THAB) zone allows for the building of some high-density developments to meet Auckland’s starved housing supply. Because of this massive potential density, you can go six-storeys high with no parking, and intensively use the land. This creates an opportunity to increase supply and for the developer to make money.  ... Read Article

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Labour has targeted investors in its fresh housing policy released in the last week. Ringfencing tax losses, five-year bright line rules and a tax committee (to mask their desire to bring in capital gains tax) are all on their agenda.
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

I was recently asked whether there was an upper limit to the ratio between property price and household income, which in Auckland currently sits at about 10 to 1. In other words, the average property price is worth 10 times the average annual income.   ... Read Article

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
What does a man with $1 billion of property do when he becomes president and finds himself in control of the money supply, influencing credit conditions and the quantum of the government’s fiscal spend as stimulus? The sceptic in me offers the following prediction.
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Monday, September 19, 2016
It is with some interest that I watch the property and finance markets as the recent Reserve Bank rule (winding investor lending back to 60% loan-to-value ratio) starts to take effect and bite property investors. 
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

With nearly 900 people in attendance, the Economic & Property Update in March was a fantastic event. Tony Alexander gave his predictions for the economy and property market in 2016, and I talked about strategies for investing in the current conditions. Tony and I both really enjoyed presenting at this event, and we’ve had some great feedback from the attendees.  ... Read Article

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

It’s interesting to receive feedback from the real estate agents and property industry people that we spend time with in the Auckland market. There is a lot of talk about Auckland heading towards a huge correction in property values.  ... Read Article

Monday, November 30, 2015
Christmas can be a very busy and challenging time of year. Easy as it is to get swept up in the stress, we are taking the time to think about everything we are grateful for, including living in a beautiful, peaceful country, and having wonderful clients and staff at GRA (and of course the All Blacks winning the Rugby World Cup!).   ... Read Article
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
As we move closer to the implementation of the Auckland Unitary Plan, it appears Auckland Council may have to make adjustments to the proposed rules as a result of analysis and community feedback.  ... Read Article

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