Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

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When it comes to housing, we’re already German

When it comes to housing, we’re already German

Forget the myths, the truth is that almost every rich country has problems in this sector

Karl Deeter: What’s price got to do with it?

Karl Deeter: What’s price got to do with it?

Before we all vent our spleens at vulture funds, it’s best to consider the practical realities

Got a property problem? Don’t worry, we have a bill for that

Got a property problem? Don’t worry, we have a bill for that

Rather than create cross-party support for one well-considered piece of legislation, Dáil members compete for the limelight and miss out on vital elements because they can’t be seen to be in favour of something they didn’t think up themselves

The rich get richer when you rig the game

The rich get richer when you rig the game

How Michael Noonan’s capital gains and corporation tax exemptions turned property investments into gold

The state: the biggest, baddest land hoarder of them all

The state: the biggest, baddest land hoarder of them all

In Dublin, the state controls 70 per cent of zoned residential land. Could a sell-off hold the key to a functional market?

Social housing is a total mess because we like it that way

Social housing is a total mess because we like it that way

If the state can’t manage the stock of housing it already owns, how will it do better by building more?

Working for the cure, but feeding the disease

Working for the cure, but feeding the disease

Providing housing to people exiting homelessness needs to be much easier, or no landlord will do it

Karl Deeter: The Airbnb malaise is a symptom, not a cause

Karl Deeter: The Airbnb malaise is a symptom, not a cause

Blaming the website for a lack of housing supply is like putting your fever down to your thermometer

Fail to plan, and you might be better off

Fail to plan, and you might be better off

Planners take what should be a straightforward process and turn it into a dark art

Karl Deeter on the argument for cutting AIB loose

Karl Deeter on the argument for cutting AIB loose

By selling the bank, we’d reap massive revenue overnight and leave the risks to the investors

10 steps for getting and closing a mortgage

10 steps for getting and closing a mortgage

It’s your biggest asset, your biggest purchase, and the biggest debt you will take on in your life: here’s how to do it right

Confessions of a strategic defaulter

Confessions of a strategic defaulter

Mr X is gloating because all his rental property debt is about to be written off: ‘I always knew if I held off, they’d do a deal’

A kinder, gentler property tax

A kinder, gentler property tax

Linking property tax to local expenditure, not home value, would make councils more accountable - and would give people a greater stake in their local area

Reckless renting may be as bad as reckless lending

Reckless renting may be as bad as reckless lending

If we can’t get on top of our housing problems it will mean that wealth accrues only to those who own land and homes

Each year spent renting is a turn of the screw

Each year spent renting is a turn of the screw

We allow a toxic property market to continue to reward incumbents while hurting those outside it