Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Articles from Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter: The prevailing anti-banker, pro-borrower narrative is avoiding the unpalatable truth

Karl Deeter: The prevailing anti-banker, pro-borrower narrative is avoiding the unpalatable truth

There is a misconception in much of the media that banks are bad and borrowers innocent bystanders

Builders beaten by bananas

Builders beaten by bananas

As the crash boomerang looms, it has emerged that Dublin has lost out on nearly 3,000 homes that it can ill afford to lose

Karl Deeter: The lost generation

Karl Deeter: The lost generation

It’s easy to dismiss young people as lazy and clueless, but it’s our complacency in the face of job insecurity and out-of-reach house prices that is storing up future trouble

Laying the foundations of unrest

Laying the foundations of unrest

We have to train 110,000 workers to deliver the houses and infrastructure we need. But how?

Karl Deeter: Is buy-to-let coming back?

Karl Deeter: Is buy-to-let coming back?

‘Buy-to-let can seem tempting, but a word of caution for those considering the move: ask yourself if it’s wise to get into a market that many long-time landlords are leaving’

Karl Deeter: New online system BidX1 offers to give estate agents and purchasers total transparency

Karl Deeter: New online system BidX1 offers to give estate agents and purchasers total transparency

Many property buyers at some point have probably suspected that there might be a ‘phantom bidder’

We need to be constantly rebuilding Ireland

We need to be constantly rebuilding Ireland

Keeping heavily worked physical assets in good repair is crucial to prosperity, but paid-for facilities like the tolled M50 will always be better maintained

With a little bit of lateral thinking, we could have new city centre homes for €30k

With a little bit of lateral thinking, we could have new city centre homes for €30k

We could solve our housing crisis if we are willing to stomach some trade-offs

Karl Deeter: Making money from the problems of others

Karl Deeter: Making money from the problems of others

Historically, Dublin has benefited from adverse events in Britain. Brexit may be no different, as house prices look set to rise even further if jobs are relocated here

The road ahead for the housing market

The road ahead for the housing market

Some 8,800 commencements in 2015 turned into 15,000 homes in 2016. That is either magic or worrying

Our government is operating with faulty information on rents

Our government is operating with faulty information on rents

Ireland's just had its knuckles rapped by the European Union for its use of rent control in pressure zones

Karl Deeter: Labour pains will keep holding us back

Karl Deeter: Labour pains will keep holding us back

The construction industry lacks a trained labour force of sufficient size to execute the required strategies

Generation Rent? Try Generation Broke

Generation Rent? Try Generation Broke

For the ‘precariat’, even saving enough to get homes in a long-term rental market will prove challenging

Rent controls are not the cure to tenants’ ills

Rent controls are not the cure to tenants’ ills

When the fuse runs out on rent controls, prices in the ‘pressure zones’ will explode

It’s time to stop punishing small-time landlords

It’s time to stop punishing small-time landlords

With less than 1 per cent of tenancies resulting in formal complaints, why are landlords seen as the ‘bad guys’?