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Tax Loss Ring-Fencing for Investment Property

by Matthew Gilligan 12 Apr 18

On 29 March 2018 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..

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Property Cycles, Ninjas and Imposters

by Matthew Gilligan 17 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 14 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 17 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 03 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 26 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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Winfiasco: Waiting for Mr Peters to decide

by Matthew Gilligan 24 Sep 17

With election shenanigans in full flight, it appears we will suffer several weeks of grand standing and power playing as Mr Peters lists his demands and weighs his options. I was going to run a webinar with Tony Alexander on 26 September reviewing the outcome..

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DTI and social policy

by Matthew Gilligan 23 Aug 17

I wonder if the Reserve Bank's enthusiasm for introducing debt-to-income ratios has more to do with social agenda than strengthening the economy and protecting the banking system.   In the Professional Trustee Team's August blog, we note that debt-to-income ratios (DTIs) are potentially dangerous and that they can..

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Distortion from the AUP

by Matthew Gilligan 18 Jun 17

The new Terrace Housing and Apartment Building (THAB) zone allows for the building of some high-density developments to meet Auckland's starved housing supply. Because of this massive potential density, you can go six-storeys high with no parking, and intensively use the land. This creates an..

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