Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Articles from Karl Deeter

We need to get serious about the housing crisis

We need to get serious about the housing crisis

Ignoring the problem is not an option when disaster is inevitable – it’s time for action on the ground

Karl Deeter: Want to hear the conversation we won’t have?

Karl Deeter: Want to hear the conversation we won’t have?

I hate taxes – like everyone else – but taxing land is essential to ending the housing crisis

Failing to come clean on housing figures

Failing to come clean on housing figures

Reality of new builds much greater than the sum of its parts

Karl Deeter: We know what we need to do, but will we do it?

Karl Deeter: We know what we need to do, but will we do it?

Below is some well-intentioned advice on what could be done to improve the housing situation

Karl Deeter: Turning a victory lap into a walk of shame

Karl Deeter: Turning a victory lap into a walk of shame

We are lurching from a property crash to a catastrophic recovery

The high rents that Jack built

The high rents that Jack built

Reits are vital and, whatever the rules, the property owner lands the wealth

Can another property crash be far away?

Can another property crash be far away?

We look at what pitfalls landlords should avoid

Karl Deeter: Beware of politicians bearing festive gifts

Karl Deeter: Beware of politicians bearing festive gifts

The state’s promise of modular homes for the homeless by Christmas was no more than a PR stunt

Bad policy will not control prices and stop rent hikes

Bad policy will not control prices and stop rent hikes

Circumvention is better than cure, and here’s how you might do it

Time is the critical component in house building

Time is the critical component in house building

Talking Finance: To turn the sod on a new build, developers have to clear through a thicket of red tape

Building control regulations not fit for purpose

Building control regulations not fit for purpose

Regulatory neglect at Longboat Quay has shown that the kind of disaster that befell Priory Hall can occur again

New rules create a nation of winners and losers

New rules create a nation of winners and losers

Comment: If you want a home loan, and you’re not in one of the favoured white-collar professions, you’ll have to jump through hoops

False promises based on false premises are extreme folly

False promises based on false premises are extreme folly

‘Rent certainty’ gives huge protection to incumbents, but does so at the expense of everybody else

When the medicine does more harm than good

When the medicine does more harm than good

The Central Bank’s lending cap will not open the door to first-time buyers, or stop property prices from rising

Auction politics are not all they seem

Auction politics are not all they seem

The cold, hard stats show that if you want to win at a property auction, just keep throwing in more bids than anyone else