Articles by Salesh Chand
2008 was a year all of us would like to forget. It was the year when the global financial crisis (GFC) hit and many individuals, businesses and countries went bankrupt, redundancies happened in their droves, unemployment went up and government cutbacks were the norm. ..Read Article
From my personal experience over the years, I have learnt that the best time to buy properties is towards the end of November, December and January. Towards the end of November most vendors are looking at offloading their stock to avoid holding costs, as the..Read Article
The voidable preference regime is a complex area and is undoubtedly one of the most controversial aspects of the statutory powers provided to liquidators. It must be remembered that insolvency law, particularly in relation to voidable charges or transactions, is constantly evolving as creditors..Read Article
The answer to this question is, "It depends on the scenario". If you are planning to buy a rental property that is cash flow negative, you need to look at the future capital growth potential and the land size of the property, i.e. is this..Read Article
It's human nature to want a good deal, and that applies to buying property as much as anything else. Finding good property deals can have a significant influence on your wealth creation, whether you're buying your own home or an investment. There are several strategies..Read Article
I get asked this question on a regular basis. The answer is simple: yes you should pay the principal off your loan. But then the question arises, which loan should I pay first - investment or personal? And, how much should I pay? You should always..Read Article
Hi I received a copy of your Property 101 book as part of subscribing to the Property Investor magazine. Once I started reading I couldn’t put the book down. I have 4 investment properties (all based in Upper Hutt, Wellington) but never really understood the science of property investing. I am so much more informed now that I have read your book. After reading your book I will approach my next purchase differently and be a much more informed investor. The weblinks also provide great sources of information to follow up on and a property mentor will be someone I will definitely be seeking out. At the end of the book it included an offer for a discussion with GRA which I am keen to take up. Regards - GH - September 2015
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.