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GRA Blogs: Latest Posts
Loss Ring-fencing Questions
I wrote about loss ring-fencing in my December article, and it is still a hot topic. With the rules to take effect from 1 April 2019, and the legislation still not finalised, there are a number of questions that remain. I address some of these using case studies, which could well apply to you. But first, in case you ... More
Buying property with friends and family
One common theme that seems to be on the 'up' this year, is two or more investors coming together to buy property through small private partnerships, LTC's or joint ventures. Common examples include:- Family members buying an asset from the deceased estate of a relative; Family members or friends pooling resources of capital to get enough deposit to buy a property ... More
SHOULD I PAY THE PRINCIPAL OFF MY LOAN?
I get asked this question on a regular basis. The answer is simple: yes you should pay the principal off your loan. But then the question arises, which loan should I pay first, investment or personal? And, how much should I pay? You should always pay off your personal loan first as this is non-deductible for tax purposes. Unlike ... More
INVESTING IN AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
There are many New Zealanders who have chosen to invest in Australian residential rental property, and this brings with it a number of important considerations. Ownership structures I have been asked many times what is the best option for this investment, i.e. personally, in a company or in a trust. Investing via a company is not desirable due ... More
Is the cost of insulating a rental property tax deductible?
As you may be aware, there is a new law that requires all tenanted homes to be insulated by 1 July 2019. Anyone who owns rental property must ensure their properties are insulated to the required standard by this date. At GRA we’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether the cost of insulating a rental property is ... More
Unpaid tax on rental income
It is a requirement in New Zealand for parties to provide their IRD numbers when buying or selling real estate (whether as an individual or through another entity such as a company or trust). Normally this does not pose any sort of problem. However, there will be significant issues if you are selling a property that has been generating ... More
Interest rates and the year ahead
There is no doubt about it – Christmas is a magical time, filled with love and friendship and happy moments, especially those encompassing the opening of presents! It's also a time for reflection on the year past.
This year has brought many changes. Banking policies such as loan-to-value ratio policies were introduced. New taxation legislation (the bright line ... More
Market Update April 2017
It’s been an interesting start to 2017 with a much tighter credit market than what we have seen for most of the last decade. While the majority of the media have been concentrating on the fact that the market seems to have slowed since the 40% deposit rule introduction, I put more down to banks themselves pulling back in ... More
Advantages of new builds
At Property Ventures we are increasing our focus on new builds as investments because we see tremendous advantages from a financing perspective. Not only do investors get pristine new and low maintenance properties in better areas, they get the benefit of 80% LVRs and tax advantages from higher chattel depreciation. These smart tax and finance benefits make investing ... More