Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Articles from Karl Deeter

For house prices, the only way was up anyway

For house prices, the only way was up anyway

Critics of the help-to-buy scheme say it will only inflate prices, but there were so many other factors doing this before the budget that our course is already set

Karl Deeter: Why the vacant site tax is a horse with no hope

Karl Deeter: Why the vacant site tax is a horse with no hope

A universal land levy would be a far superior option to the costly alternative, which is already doomed to failure

The never-ending circle of boom and bust

The never-ending circle of boom and bust

Past mistakes can be avoided by making decisions some people won't like

Karl Deeter: Home owner ‘insiders’ adding to the housing crisis

Karl Deeter: Home owner ‘insiders’ adding to the housing crisis

Our self-serving bias is doing a disservice to young househunters

The misleading narrative of the greedy landlord

The misleading narrative of the greedy landlord

A tenant’s tragic tale tends to become the only ‘fact’ that matters, despite the many other issues at play

Karl Deeter: The haves, have-nots and have-nevers

Karl Deeter: The haves, have-nots and have-nevers

Millennials have the right to be angry: they are shoring up the land ownership of the old and the rich

A flat line that bodes well for property

A flat line that bodes well for property

Prices are on an upward spiral, and no one, including the government, can stop them

Karl Deeter: Housing plan is impressive, but will it work?

Karl Deeter: Housing plan is impressive, but will it work?

For such an ambitious strategy to be implemented, there need to be no bumps in the road

Local authorities are the most rapacious repossessors of all

Local authorities are the most rapacious repossessors of all

Dublin City Council has a repossession rate which is nearly four times more than the mainstream banks

Karl Deeter: The hard cases that could solve homelessness

Karl Deeter: The hard cases that could solve homelessness

Deliberately ignoring facts about the real level of home repossessions is preventing us from finding a solution

Karl Deeter: Is rent control ‘gutter material’?

Karl Deeter: Is rent control ‘gutter material’?

All credible economists are against rent certainty – strong contracts would benefit the market

Bad policy leads to empty homes

Bad policy leads to empty homes

The state is the biggest landowner and yet it refuses to free up housing to solve the homelessness crisis

Karl Deeter: Third-party meddlers are stuck in the past

Karl Deeter: Third-party meddlers are stuck in the past

A system which allows unfair delays to those trying to deliver housing must be scrapped

Karl Deeter: Financial opportunism is hitting buyers

Karl Deeter: Financial opportunism is hitting buyers

Is it pure greed a council is seeking to pocket almost 15% cash from houses before a brick is laid?

Karl Deeter: Is equality about money or rights?

Karl Deeter: Is equality about money or rights?

By accepting second best, we are the biggest blockage to progress in the housing crisis