Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Articles from Karl Deeter

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

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