Articles by Matthew Gilligan

Property 101 Now Available to Buy

Thursday, July 09, 2015
It’s been two years of hard work, but finally my new book, Property 101, has arrived from the printers.  In this book I provide a fresh look at residential property investment from an experienced investor’s viewpoint. It is written in easy to understand language, includes many case studies, and explains the ins and out of successful property investment. The book concentrates on buy-to-hold investment property, with a focus on Auckland.

I wrote Property 101 because I want to help property investors minimise risk while maximising their returns, and I share what I’ve learnt from over 20 years as a property investor and developer. At nearly 500 pages it is packed full of information, including: 

  • How the property cycle works, investing strategies for each stage, and why it’s important to be a contrarian investor
  • Why not all towns are equal, and how to choose the best ones
  • The benefits the Auckland Unitary Plan offers to property investors
  • What to do to get ready to invest in property
  • How to find property that will make a good addition to your portfolio
  • The importance of a property investment plan and buying rules
  • How to analyse deals before you buy to ensure they meet your investing goals 
  • How to make an offer and negotiate successfully
  • Ways to lower your risk, including advice on structures 
  • Traps overseas investors need to avoid
  • The due diligence process
  • How to approach property management and renovations
  • Ways to avoid common mistakes
  • How to choose your professional team and avoid spruikers disguised as advisers

To purchase your copy go to Property 101. I hope you will find it informative and helpful.