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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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My New Book: Tax Structures 101

by Matthew Gilligan 01 Oct 14

I have some great news to share with you that will help you make headway with protecting your property investments and making sure you pay the least amount of tax, legally of course.  After many months of working day and night, my new book 'Tax Structures..

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Is NZ's Growth expected to continue?

by Matthew Gilligan 19 Mar 14

Only a few weeks ago I presented on stage with Tony Alexander (BNZ Chief Economist) about the forecast for the New Zealand economy in 2014.  (See my full presentation here).  The word on the ground is that 2014 is going to be an epic year,..

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One of the questions we get asked most regularly at GRA is whether or not an LTC is the appropriate structure for proposed property investment activity.  Before we touch on our view in relation to this, I want to confirm some basics in relation to..

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Did everyone catch the NZ  Reserve Bank announcement today that investors with 5 or more rental properties will be required to be treated commercially by banks?   Apparently we must be treated as small business owners in risk profile and higher costs for credit paid...

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A common issue that arises is dealing with insurance companies over the names on insurance policies. Technically, insurance should held in the name of the owners of a property.    In the case of a trust, the legal owner on the title of a property..

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New LVR (Loan Value Ratio) Rules

by Matthew Gilligan 10 Oct 13

As of 1st October 2013, the Reserve Bank has imposed limits on high loan-to-value mortgage lending. What are the new rules? Under these new rules, only 10% of a bank's new residential mortgage lending can be at LVRs over 80%. Up until now, high LVR..

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