Articles by The Professional Trustee Team
This week we had a question from a client which prompted this blog. They said they wanted to fix their mortgage at the lowest possible rate and they asked me where I saw interest rates going. It was a good question and it got my..Read Article
The general consensus of opinion is interest rates are on the way down but the big questions still remain: when will the cuts come and how low will the rates go? BACKGROUND On 10 September 2015 the Reserve Bank of New Zealand ("RBNZ") cut the..Read Article
Here's something interesting … our money is about to get a facelift. Initially introduced into New Zealand's money system in 1999, our bank notes have become a little dull. New bright notes, however, are going to be the norm from October 2015 onwards. The notes..Read Article
We all know Trust law is a moving beast. The Court of Appeal recently demonstrated this when it released a judgement that had professional trustees using their little grey cells and thinking hard about their clients. The case involved a fairly traditional marriage, of reasonably..Read Article
Most people are aware that from 1 October 2015, residential property (with some exceptions) that is bought and sold within a two year period will attract tax payable on capital gains made. This rule will apply to equally to individuals, companies and Trusts. If a..Read Article
Recently there has been a lot happening on the economic and political fronts which may have the propensity to affect our property and borrowing decisions. In these times, it can be difficult to decide what a sensible course of action to take is. If..Read Article
I wrote the following article for the August/September 2015 issue of REINZ Magazine, which was sent to all real estate agents within New Zealand. Our Professional Trustee is in demand! AVOIDING A TRAIN WRECK In the effort of getting a vendor to list a property..Read Article
The headlines read "House prices out of control", "House prices can't keep going up", "House prices are going to fall". But are the headlines right? How far can house prices continue to climb? Demand outweighed supply. Housing shortage pre Global Financial Crises (GFC) existed...Read Article
Albert Einstein said "If I had an hour to find a solution, I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions." It's a pity those that suggest the introduction of a capital gains tax as a solution to remedying the..Read Article
Property School showed me what I can do now and what I can aspire to - lots of options regardless of your position. I really liked the practical examples. - VM, June 2018
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.