Articles by Matthew Gilligan
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..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
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
As accountants we are often asked, "What can we do to manage the 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 from..Read Article
As I have said on several occasions, property and stock markets react much faster than local businesses to 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 economy...Read Article
Hello Matthew, I am just wishing you the best of success with your excellent book Property 101. It is very rare that I come across a book on real estate that is in the league of other financial securties writer's. Thank you for taking the time and more importantly writing about real estate in a easy to read manner. I am still learning after 30 years in real estate. I am also a true contrarian like yourself and have learned this art from my favourite contrarian, Jim Rodgers (Former Quantum Fund). I have been preaching this to our Investor net work and corporate clients for some time, but most find it very hard to-do. Thanks again! Kind Regards, - Chris Kerr - The New Kids On The Block Pty Limited - October 2015
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