Articles by The Professional Trustee Team
Property contracts, including sale and purchase agreements and building contracts, sometimes include clauses that can be harmful to the unwary. And by unwary, I simply mean people who are not used to dealing with such legal documentation. One of the advantages of using a professional..Read Article
Lately I've been spending lots of time writing my new book. One of the chapters concentrates on how to build wealth. Do you put your hard-earned coins into property, shares, bonds or something else that is going to grow your wealth? The decision we make,..Read Article
Many changes are occurring in our financial and real estate landscape. LOAN TO VALUE RATIOS (LVRs) As per my last blog, the LVR applicable across the whole of NZ for investors of residential property has now been set at 60% by the RBNZ. As I've..Read Article
From 1 September 2016 we are likely to see higher LVR rules being applied to investors who are borrowing to purchase residential investment property as per the Reserve Bank announcement today. Under the proposed new restrictions, investors across New Zealand will be required to have..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
On October the 23rd we're holding a seminar called 'Property and Trust Event' at Ellerslie Event Centre. This is your chance to catch up on the latest development of the Auckland Unitary Plan, the Auckland property market as well as information on trusts. It's becoming..Read Article
Property School provided great info about subdividing and looking for sites in Auckland as well as creative cash flow techniques. - Finn T, 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.