Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Articles from Karl Deeter

Down to the woods to go up in the world

Down to the woods to go up in the world

Let’s stop talking about ‘high-rise’ buildings and call them ‘mid-rise’ instead. And while we’re at it, throw some wood on the pile

Why we need to raise the property tax

Why we need to raise the property tax

Using property tax to fund social and affordable housing is not a radical idea: it is done elsewhere as a matter of course

Where have all the towers gone?

Where have all the towers gone?

Every time conservation-ists moan about the loss of a little bit of skyline, we should celebrate new buildings housing more people

Benefiting the wealthy, forsaking  the needy

Benefiting the wealthy, forsaking the needy

Our farcical social housing system is undercharging those who can afford private sector rent, while denying those who cannot

Hap flaw will only exacerbate the crisis

Hap flaw will only exacerbate the crisis

Senseless policy error effectively forces landlords to evict non-paying social housing tenants

Killing the cure won’t help anybody

Killing the cure won’t help anybody

Let’s intervene with assistance for those that need it, rather than a blanket move that does more damage to innocent parties

Yes, Hap is social housing

Yes, Hap is social housing

Harking back to the construction figures of the 1950s, an awful decade, is irrelevant

‘Lower property tax’ might sound good, but ‘local services that work’ need to be paid for

‘Lower property tax’ might sound good, but ‘local services that work’ need to be paid for

In Ireland, we want ‘all in together’ on the receiving of beneficial outcomes, but ‘tax somebody else’ when it comes to supporting the cost of this

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