Articles by Matthew Gilligan
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..Read Article
It is with some interest that I watch the property and finance markets as the recent Reserve Bank rule (winding investor lending back to 60% loan-to-value ratio) starts to take effect and bite property investors. You have to ask whether the Reserve Bank has manufactured..Read Article
With nearly 900 people in attendance, the Economic & Property Update in March was a fantastic event. Tony Alexander gave his predictions for the economy and property market in 2016, and I talked about strategies for investing in the current conditions. Tony and I both..Read Article
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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..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
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...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.