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Auckland smashed by LVR rules

by Matthew Gilligan 14 Dec 15

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..

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Giving back at Christmas

by Matthew Gilligan 29 Nov 15

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..

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Auckland Unitary Plan Update

by Matthew Gilligan 27 Oct 15

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..

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Auckland versus smaller centres

by Matthew Gilligan 08 Sep 15

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..

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New Bright Line and LVR Rules 2015

by Matthew Gilligan 23 Jul 15

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..

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Property 101 Now Available to Buy

by Matthew Gilligan 08 Jul 15

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..

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Otara vs Remuera Case Study

by Matthew Gilligan 01 Mar 15

Case study  Remuera vs Otara The Great Property Debate: Cash flow vs Capital Growth Property 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..

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Auckland’s House Price Inflation Problem

by Matthew Gilligan 11 Feb 15

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..

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In 2012, the media focused on the comments of an economist, Shamubeel Eaqub, who is well documented for being anti-property. Bear in mind the media likes to present two sides to a story, in this case the counter point in the property debate. So Mr..

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