Articles by Matthew Gilligan
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..Read Article
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. One of the things I wrote..Read Article
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..Read Article
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. One of the main issues Council will have to address is..Read Article
The new LVR rules, combined with Auckland's lack of affordability, are pushing money out of Auckland and into the regions. This ripple effect is highly predictable, given that Auckland is cycling ahead of the rest of the country (followed closely by Canterbury), as evidenced by..Read Article
In the last couple of months there have been announcements of two impending rule changes that have had an impact on property investors. The first was the Government's announcement of the new two-year “bright-line” test for taxing gains on the sale of investment property. The..Read Article
It's been two years of hard work, but finally my new book, Property 101, has arrived from the printers. In this book I provide a fresh look at residential property investment from an experienced investor's viewpoint. It is written in easy to understand language, includes many..Read Article
Case study Remuera vs Otara The Great Property Debate: Cash flow vs Capital GrowthProperty investor compares investment returns Tyson is a property investor, looking at investing in the Auckland market. He has been told by his parents that he should 'buy the worst house in..Read Article
House prices have been increasing in Auckland, and this is a hot topic in the media. It's little wonder prices keep going up when we have prime time TV and the front pages of newspapers pounding us with a message that Auckland has a supply..Read Article
The main things I got out of Property School were knowledge on subdivision, feedback on current market, tips on areas and types of properties to buy. I really enjoyed learning from the examples of the presenters own experience. - Craig H - October 2015
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.