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Are you a property dealer?

 Matthew Gilligan  02 Sep 18

Matthew Gilligan One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, 'Am I a property dealer?' The typical scenario is that a client approaches me after having sold a couple of properties in the past few years and is now about to sell another one. They want to know if these property sales mean that they are 'property dealers'.  They ... More 

Unitary Plan Tax Surprise

 John Rowe  17 May 13

John Rowe Part of the Auckland Unitary plan addresses Auckland's housing affordability and supply. You'd need to have been living under a rock or in the far reaches of Siberia not to have heard that Auckland has a desperate shortage of affordable housing, as well as a rapidly growing population. To address this issue, the Council plans to re-zone certain areas to ... More 

SHOULD I PAY THE PRINCIPAL OFF MY LOAN?

 Salesh Chand  21 Feb 13

Salesh Chand 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 

A TALE OF TWO BUSINESSESS

 John Heaslip  22 Feb 13

John Heaslip For most clients, 1 April signals the start of the new year for business and tax purposes, and the month of March brings opportunities to minimise tax and maximise cash surpluses for the coming year.  In order to implement any opportunities, first a business must be organised. By way of comparison, if you look at the extreme ends of ... More 

Is the cost of insulating a rental property tax deductible?

 Anthony Strevens  07 Dec 16

Anthony Strevens 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

 Anna Loginova  12 Dec 18

Anna Loginova 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 

Buying and selling property through trusts

 The Professional Trustee Team  08 Sep 15

The Professional Trustee Team Most people are aware that from 1 October 2015, residential property (with some exceptions) that is bought and sold within a two year period will attract tax payable on capital gains made.  This rule will apply to equally to individuals, companies and Trusts.  If a property has been owned for more than two years by a Trust, or if ... More 

Market Update April 2017

 Kris Pedersen  05 Apr 17

Kris Pedersen 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

 Mark Honeybone  20 Jun 17

Mark Honeybone 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 

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Investing in residential property?

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If you're investing in residential property, seeking to maximise your ability to succeed and minimise risk, then this is a 'must read'.

Matthew Gilligan provides a fresh look at residential property investment from an experienced investor’s viewpoint. Written in easy to understand language and including many case studies, Matthew explains the ins and outs of successful property investment.

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