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Property Owners 'Landed Gentry'?

by Matthew Gilligan 14 Aug 21

I was recently reading an article about Susan St John and Terry Baucher’s latest call for a harder taxation regime for all residential property in New Zealand. (Yes, harder than the myriad of changes we have already had.) These chardonnay liberals are promoting the annual taxation of..

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Matthew's Top Corona Tips

by Matthew Gilligan 30 Mar 20

Thanks to COVID-19, we are in a rapidly changing environment. Lockdown commenced on the 26th of March. It is quite possibly a two-month lock down, but that is conjecture. We are in the “initial 4-week period”.The Government is putting things in place to help the..

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After the Covid-19 announcement today, all our staff will be working from home. We are well set up to do this, and our business will operate as per usual, with the following changes:All meetings will be by phone or SkypeAll events will be held onlineWe..

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KiwiBuild Policy

by Matthew Gilligan 30 Oct 18

Middle class, sometimes low net worth people run our labour force, including the public sector for essential services. Police, fire fighters, teachers, nurses, even doctors, are struggling to get a home in supply-starved Auckland – so they move to the regions. Net result: our schools,..

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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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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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Labour's proposal to ring-fence losses

by Matthew Gilligan 18 May 17

Labour has targeted investors in its fresh housing policy released in the last week. Ring-fencing tax losses, five-year bright-line rules and a tax committee (to mask their desire to bring in capital gains tax) are all on their agenda. Highlights • Ring-fenced tax losses derived..

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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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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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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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