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ASSOCIATED PERSONS TRAPS - PART 1
ASSOCIATED PERSONS TRAPS - PART 1
08-Nov-2019 Matthew Gilligan
This blog is Part 1 of 2 on traps that arise when land transactions involve “associated persons”. By way of background, both the Income Tax Act and the Goods and Services Tax Act have definitions of associated persons and special rules that apply to transactions between associates. Property dealers, de..

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Opportunity Costs In Real Estate Sales - What You Need To Know
“Should I sell or should I wait till the property is worth more?” “I really wanted $20k more. Should I accept this final offer?” “I’d lose $20k on my trade if I sell for that, what should I do?” These are all questions that investors, homeowners and traders are faced with when navigating the unpredic..

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Best Starting Out Strategy For New Property Investors
Whatever your circumstances there is never a bad time to talk about ways you could get ahead in the property market, even when the requirement is starting out with minimal risk and outlay. There are two good options for you here buy, renovate and sell or buy, renovate and hold. Buying a property to renovate an..

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Being Prepared In Today's Property Market
It is an interesting time in the property cycle at the moment, some are saying things are going to crash and burn, others think it is going to idle away pretty steady for the next 1 to 2 years with some small ups and downs along the way and then there are some that mention significant gains that may happen in prope..

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The Best Time To Make Money When Buying Property
Some people may say after the market has crashed, others will say when it is just about to recover, those who have experienced multiple property cycles will likely say in the smaller town that has just started to take off near the already popular larger one. So when is the best time to make money from investme..

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Making Sure Your Professionals Are Working For You – Part 2
This article is a follow on from last month’s discussion about why it is crucial to ensure your solicitor or mortgage broker work for you 100% in any property investment dealings. As mentioned in the previous article, we often see many amazing deals fall over due to solicitors’ lack of property investmen..

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Making Sure Your Professionals Are Working For You
What has been very disappointing for me to see many deals fall over due to the lack of communication between the purchaser (/first-home-buyers) and solicitor or the fact that the solicitor stops the deal due to the lack of their property investment knowledge. It usually happens in the due diligence period..

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Loss Ring-Fencing Questions
Loss Ring-Fencing Questions
17-Feb-2019 Matthew Gilligan
I wrote about loss ring-fencing in my December article (https://www.gra.co.nz/articles-by-matthew-gilligan/ring-fencing-bill), and it is still a hot topic. With the rules to take effect from 1 April 2019, and the legislation still not finalised, there are a number of questions that remain. I address some of these u..

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Multi-Door Properties = Multiple Incomes
Multi-Door Properties = Multiple Incomes
14-Feb-2019 Mark Honeybone
What’s all the fuss about blocks and multi-door properties? As investments (/home.html), do they really stack up? The childhood dream of owning a big building and going door to door collecting rent money is a reality for several astute investors in New Zealand. For decades investors have had a love affair ..

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