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GRA Blogs: Latest Posts

Investing in property offshore

 Matthew Gilligan  12 Aug 19

Matthew Gilligan In this blog I look at the tax implications of a New Zealander investing in property offshore. While there is much coverage of the implications of investing in property in NZ, there is less commentary on offshore investment.  While many of the same rules apply, there are some additional hooks that can catch the unwary. At a commercial level ... More 

When is a preapproval not a preapproval?

 John Rowe  17 Nov 17

John Rowe Even before Winston Peters made his announcement that he would form a coalition government with Labour, we were seeing some disturbing trends in the banking sector. You need to be aware of these if you are looking to buy a home or investment property.  There have been a number of cases where bank customers have been granted preapprovals, only ... More 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY PROPERTIES?

 Salesh Chand  04 Nov 13

Salesh Chand From my personal experience over the years, I have learnt that the best time to buy properties is towards the end of November, December and January.    Towards the end of November most vendors are looking at offloading their stock to avoid holding costs, as the chances of the next settlement date will be in February i.e. they will ... More 

Small Business Checklist

 John Heaslip  02 May 16

John Heaslip In my day to day interaction with clients I meet a lot of small business owners who are in their embryonic stage. They are busy practising their particular expertise and, as such, most budding entrepreneurs do not willingly spend time thinking about the administration of the business.  I understand that, as they want to make a dollar before they ... 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 

Professional Trustee preventing costly mistakes

 The Professional Trustee Team  29 Mar 17

The Professional Trustee Team Recently I've seen several interesting client problems which would undoubtedly have resulted in lots of money being lost and lots of legal fees being incurred if these clients hadn't had GRA's Professional Trustee on board.  Having now experienced three property cycles in my adult lifetime, I know these sorts of issues (and others) commonly arise when an economy and ... 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?

Put this at the top of your reading list.

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.

  • How to find the right property
  • How to negotiate successfully.
  • Renovation do's & don'ts.
  • Property management.
  • Case studies and examples.
  • and much, much more..
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