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Recessionary Times

by Matthew Gilligan 29 Feb 24

Tax and legal professionals generally see what’s going on in the property and business landscape before it makes headlines. Our clients—property investors and businesspeople—provide us with front-row seats to what’s unfolding in the market. And I must say at time of writing in February 2024,..

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Impact of Debt-to-Income Restrictions

by Matthew Gilligan 26 Jan 24

This week the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced their proposal to introduce debt-to-income (DTI) restrictions (also known as debt serviceability restrictions or DSRs) on home lending. Being in practice as chartered accounts specialising in property, GRA are in a good position to read sentiment..

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  Should you invest in this market?

by Matthew Gilligan 25 Jan 24

In November 2023, I was interviewed by Blandon Leung of MortgageHQ.We discussed my journey into property investment, common challenges faced by investors, my investment philosophies, and my predictions for the 2024 property market. You can watch the video below..

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BRIGHT-LINE ANNOUNCEMENT

by Matthew Gilligan 20 Dec 23

Today (20 December 2023) the coalition government announced that the bright-line test will be reduced to two years from 1 July 2024. This is what Nicola Willis had to say:"Today I am announcing our immediate decision to bring the brightline test for residential property back to..

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Coalition Government Tax Changes

by Matthew Gilligan 24 Nov 23

Today, New Zealand’s coalition government with National, Act and NZ First was finally announced. Some important decisions around tax and property investment have already been confirmed. Note that at time of writing we are still waiting on the detail around much of this, and we will..

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Upcoming One-Day Property Event in Auckland

by Matthew Gilligan 19 Oct 23

Property coach Steve Goodey, who is a friend and colleague of GRA, is holding a post-election property investment event in Auckland on Sunday 5 November that you might be interested in.I will be giving a tax update, and you’ll hear lots of inspiring case studies.Plus..

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How are GRA directors voting this election?

by Matthew Gilligan 13 Oct 23

A number of clients have been asking us how the GRA directors are voting in the election, and we are happy to be upfront about this. Of course everyone has different perspectives and priorities, so we are in no way telling you what to do...

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National’s Paul Goldsmith & Chris Bishop were our guest speakers in the final webinar in GRA’s 2023 Market Update webinar series. We discussed National’s proposed tax policies, as well as what they plan to do about housing, social policy, health, and zoning rules. You can..

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On 22 September GRA held a webinar where I interviewed David Seymour about Act’s proposed policies ahead of the upcoming election. We discussed Act’s tax proposals, particularly in relation to property investors, as well as broader discussions on the Resource Management Act, MDRS and social..

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