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Property Market Prediction for 2020

by Matthew Gilligan 19 Dec 19

Here we are again approaching another Christmas, saying didn't this year go fast. Reminding ourselves to take time out and smell the roses, as we race through our busy lives. For me, that involves game fishing in the far North of New Zealand, and I..

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Economic and Property Update Video Release

by Matthew Gilligan 12 May 16

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..

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We are scratching our heads at GRA, wondering if the world has gone completely mad. To say we are astonished at the opinions of one particular economist, Shamubeel Eaqub, whose comments were recently published in the New Zealand Herald, is putting it mildly.He said that..

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LAQC - Second Window of Opportunity

by Matthew Gilligan 22 May 12

If you have a company that was previously a Loss Attributing Qualifying Company (LAQC) and you did not elect to convert the company into the new Look Through Company (LTC) regime or disband the company into a sole trader or partnership, you now have a..

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Capital Gains Tax

by Matthew Gilligan 07 Jul 11

Once again the topic of capital gains tax (CGT) has reared its ugly head.  Speculation is that Labour will unveil a property investment targeted capital gains tax when it announces its tax policy in the next two weeks.  The Greens have thrown their not so considerable..

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Now that the dust has settled on what was one of the most anticipated budget announcements in recent memory, now is time to reflect on the impact of the announced and proposed changes on property investors.  In doing so I am going to focus on..

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Dangers of Bargain Mortgagee Deals

by Matthew Gilligan 21 Jun 09

A recent article by the NBR concerning the wilful trashing of the former family home of bankrupt Merlot Homes director Stuart Herron, which recently sold at mortgagee auction, raises some interesting issues. To summarise the story, in the four weeks between the auction hammer falling and..

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Hawkins Clause and Protecting Your Home.

by Matthew Gilligan 10 May 09

As accountants we are often asked, what can we do to manage our exposure of our affairs to banks, as we increase our business or property borrowing? There are lots of things you can do to reduce the effectiveness of bank securities and protect yourself..

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As I have said on several occasions, property and stock markets react much faster than local businesses to the bad news. The property sector and stock market wear the downside of recession very quickly, as does the entire supply chain underneath these sectors of the..

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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.

  • How to find the right property
  • How to negotiate successfully.
  • Renovation do's & don'ts.
  • Property management.
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