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Are you a property dealer?

by Matthew Gilligan 02 Sep 18

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, 'Am I a property dealer?' The typical scenario is that a client approaches me after having sold a couple of properties in the past few years and is now about to sell another one. They..

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Into the downturn we go

by Matthew Gilligan 19 Aug 18

With business sentiment softening and the property market coming off the boil in Auckland, I thought I would join the bandwagon and talk about the doom and gloom that is prevailing in property investment circles.  As a starting point, I would note the downturn is..

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GST Issues for Property Traders

by Matthew Gilligan 11 May 18

One taxation risk facing those of you engaged in property dealing, development or building activity, is the risk associated with treatment of GST on purchase.  GST Basics To briefly summarise some basics, the purchase and sale of property as part of an ongoing activity of..

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Tax Loss Ring-Fencing for Investment Property

by Matthew Gilligan 13 Apr 18

On 29 March an issues paper was released outlining Labour's promised tax loss ring-fencing proposals. While it is important to appreciate that this issues paper is designed to generate public feedback and therefore does not represent the final form of the rules, it is worth..

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Property Cycles, Ninjas and Imposters

by Matthew Gilligan 18 Mar 18

It was a warm summer's night, sausages were sizzling on the barbeque, cool beverages were being sipped, and the conversation turned to property. “Prices are so astronomical they are completely unaffordable,” lamented one person. “How can our children ever hope to get on the property..

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Bright-line extension to five years

by Matthew Gilligan 15 Feb 18

There are imminent changes to the bright-line test which will affect you if you are planning to buy or restructure investment property.  You are probably already familiar with the two-year bright-line test that was introduced in October 2015. Under this test, investment property that is..

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Property Market January 2018

by Matthew Gilligan 18 Jan 18

Many property investors are wondering what the property market is doing, and we've had several people ask us what our predictions are for the next year or so.  Being aware of where we are in the cycle, as well as other factors affecting property, helps..

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Change strategy for the market

by Matthew Gilligan 04 Dec 17

Here we are in 2017 and the property lights are dimming again. We have low cash yields in Auckland, values are peaking out at the top of the cycle, sentiment is turning against property in barbecue conversations, with people complaining that property values are astronomically..

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Property Strategy Case Study

by Matthew Gilligan 27 Oct 17

I'd like to share with you the details of a property deal I'm currently doing in Auckland. Before I get into that, however, I invite you to watch the recording of the webinar I ran with Tony Alexander this week, if you didn't manage to..

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