Articles by Matthew Gilligan
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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,..Read Article
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..Read Article
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...Read Article
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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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.