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New Bright Line and LVR Rules 2015

by Matthew Gilligan 22 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 property.  The..

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Property 101 Now Available to Buy

by Matthew Gilligan 07 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 many..

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Otara vs Remuera Case Study

by Matthew Gilligan 28 Feb 15

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..

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Auckland’s House Price Inflation Problem

by Matthew Gilligan 10 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 30 Sep 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 18 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 a look-through company (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..

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Did everyone catch the NZ  Reserve Bank announcement today that investors with five 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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Hi Matt, I have just attended the property school and just want to say it was really a worthwhile experience doing it especially for me who is planning to start as an investor (or trader). Thanks again for sharing your invaluable knowledge. P.S. Have also told my friends/colleagues, who are also interested on property, to attend the next property seminar. Best regards, - Brian

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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.

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