Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Articles from Karl Deeter

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

Mortgage to rent is  a sure bet

Mortgage to rent is a sure bet

We love our middle-class welfare, and mortgage-to-rent deals are just another illusion whose true cards are revealed after the fact

Karl Deeter: What have we done?

Karl Deeter: What have we done?

Those who say we can’t give away land miss the point: we’re punishing all of society for bad management

Get ready for the next big crash

Get ready for the next big crash

You heard it here first: our next big property bust will happen some time between 2023 and 2026. And don’t hate me if I’m wrong

Don’t worry about rent control, buy the house next door

Don’t worry about rent control, buy the house next door

Swapping a property that generates €1,200 a month for one that pays €1,800 can be done – and is common sense