Articles by John Rowe
Monday, November 27, 2017
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. 
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Monday, November 27, 2017

When is a preapproval not a preapproval?

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. 
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
There have been a number of tax changes ushered in recently with two relatively large tax bills passed into law. Below is a grab bag of some of the changes that may be relevant to you. If you are concerned that any of these changes impact on you, then please contact your client service manager at GRA.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Recent Tax Changes

There have been a number of tax changes ushered in recently with two relatively large tax bills passed into law. Below is a grab bag of some of the changes that may be relevant to you. If you are concerned that any of these changes impact on you, then please contact your client service manager at GRA.
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Friday, May 20, 2016

At GRA we have become concerned at the number of people thinking about buying leaky buildings. This was brought to our attention in our capacity as Professional Trustee, which means we (along with any other trustees) need to sign off on any planned property purchases for the trust clients we act for.   ... Read Article

Friday, May 20, 2016

Don't be tempted to buy leaky buildings

At GRA we have become concerned at the number of people thinking about buying leaky buildings. This was brought to our attention in our capacity as Professional Trustee, which means we (along with any other trustees) need to sign off on any planned property purchases for the trust clients we act for.   ... Read Article

Monday, March 23, 2015

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.   ... Read Article

Monday, March 23, 2015

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.   ... Read Article

Monday, July 15, 2013
There is a lot of talk about the current property boom in Auckland and how prices will continue to rise due to the high demand for housing. There are two ways investors can benefit from those capital gains, one less risky than the other.   ... Read Article
Monday, July 15, 2013

TRADING VERSUS LONG-TERM CAPITAL GROWTH

There is a lot of talk about the current property boom in Auckland and how prices will continue to rise due to the high demand for housing. There are two ways investors can benefit from those capital gains, one less risky than the other.   ... Read Article
Friday, May 17, 2013

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.   ... Read Article

Friday, May 17, 2013

Unitary Plan Tax Surprise

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.   ... Read Article

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Be careful and watch out, there are two new email phishing scams that have been reported by the IRD do not reply to them, see below for more details.  ... Read Article

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Watchout For Email Scams

Be careful and watch out, there are two new email phishing scams that have been reported by the IRD do not reply to them, see below for more details.  ... Read Article

Monday, December 13, 2010

With the recent earthquake in Christchurch a lot of our clients have had their properties affected and it  is still is a big issue for Christchurch property owners.  We want to make sure if you live in Christchurch or have property in the area please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Whether this is tax, structure or advice we want to make sure you are in the right shape moving forward.  Please click HERE for the article about the latest issues, problems and solutions for those with property in Christchurch.  ... Read Article

Monday, December 13, 2010

Attention Anyone With Property in Christchurch

With the recent earthquake in Christchurch a lot of our clients have had their properties affected and it  is still is a big issue for Christchurch property owners.  We want to make sure if you live in Christchurch or have property in the area please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. Whether this is tax, structure or advice we want to make sure you are in the right shape moving forward.  Please click HERE for the article about the latest issues, problems and solutions for those with property in Christchurch.  ... Read Article

Monday, June 08, 2009

In these tougher times we have noticed Vendors asking for early release of deposits before actual settlement has taken place.  If you have purchased a property and paid a deposit on the unconditional date, we would recommend you think twice  before agreeing (and don’t) to any request to release your deposit before settlement.  ... Read Article

Monday, June 08, 2009

Early Release of Real Estate Deposits: A Warning

In these tougher times we have noticed Vendors asking for early release of deposits before actual settlement has taken place.  If you have purchased a property and paid a deposit on the unconditional date, we would recommend you think twice  before agreeing (and don’t) to any request to release your deposit before settlement.  ... Read Article

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