Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Articles from Karl Deeter

Of course property tax should go up

Of course property tax should go up

There is no reason why the rest of us should defend the cashflows of people who are asset millionaires

Council flats: Rip them up and start again

Council flats: Rip them up and start again

They’re frequently unfit for human habitation - but in prime locations. We need to think bigger

We need to talk about council housing

We need to talk about council housing

It’s often seen as a sacred cow, but public housing - whisper it - ought to be reassessed soon

An industrial revolution of landlords

An industrial revolution of landlords

We need to talk about the effect that the activities of large-scale landlords are having on first-time buyers

How bad is a 100 per cent mortgage?

How bad is a 100 per cent mortgage?

While 100 per cent mortgages are risky for borrowers and banks alike, they are useful to look at - and also useful, perhaps, for a certain type of home buyer

Dublin’s 4.5 million empty bedroom nights are the biggest scandal you’ve never heard of

Dublin’s 4.5 million empty bedroom nights are the biggest scandal you’ve never heard of

Cracking down on under-occupancy of council-owned property could solve the homelessness crisis. T...

Why rent certainty doesn’t work

Why rent certainty doesn’t work

It is no wonder that landlords are raising the rent at every legal opportunity: not to do this risks reducing the value of their investment over time

The real cost of social housing

The real cost of social housing

There is a lot of talk about the need for more social housing in Ireland – and our apparent inability to provide it. But maybe we need a reality check

Naming and shaming the politicians who have lobbied against housing

Naming and shaming the politicians who have lobbied against housing

What chance does Eoghan Murphy have, when Nimbyism reigns and so many of our elected representatives are actively objecting to new homes at a time of crisis?

Why green homes could attract cheaper mortgages

Why green homes could attract cheaper mortgages

Energy efficiency is being matched with lower borrowing rates under new European legislation involving covered bonds

Building near rail routes could fast-track affordable housing

Building near rail routes could fast-track affordable housing

If we want to solve the housing crisis, we as a nation need to say yes to development - even in our own backyard

Let local authorities help us out of housing gridlock

Let local authorities help us out of housing gridlock

‘Land-hoarders’ - including the state itself - move slowly and conservatively because of the high costs involved with development. Partnering with local authorities would fix that

Mortgage to Rent Scheme should give value for money

Mortgage to Rent Scheme should give value for money

Every extra euro spent on a newly established rental scheme is one that won’t go into something else, such as a hospital or school

Thinking differently about housing - and greed

Thinking differently about housing - and greed

Many might claim that developers are avaricious - but their work is full of risk, whereas civil servants have jobs for life and gold-plated pensions. Perhaps they’re not greedy, but cautious

Panic to build may mean we overshoot on housing

Panic to build may mean we overshoot on housing

The CSO has taken a crack at counting the new houses and, just like everyone else, they’ve got it wrong