Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Articles from Karl Deeter

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

We keep making barriers against building

We keep making barriers against building

Our performance in global construction rankings belies declarations everything is being done to fix the housing crisis

Bricks and torture for a second generation

Bricks and torture for a second generation

Lending restrictions, rising rental prices and changes in bank regulations are sowing the seeds for another generation mired in negative equity

Opting out so self-builders can move in

Opting out so self-builders can move in

Self-builders are getting a break, with the relaxation of legislation. But not everyone is happy

Vultures fly in and pick home bones clean

Vultures fly in and pick home bones clean

Almost half of Nama’s Project Arrow portfolio is Irish and residential, so why can’t people living in the homes buy them?

Passing the buck, brick by brick

Passing the buck, brick by brick

Residential construction is riddled with taxes, all of which are passed on to the buyer

Karl Deeter: Nobody wins in rental sector - except the state

Karl Deeter: Nobody wins in rental sector - except the state

Government policy has made sure the only players in the rental sector not getting screwed are the state and foreign investors

A taxing time for buy-to-let investors

A taxing time for buy-to-let investors

Unless you’re a cash buyer, the government has made sure it doesn’t make financial sense to get involved in buy-to-let

Talk at the top, inaction on the ground

Talk at the top, inaction on the ground

We have heard Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly give us the sales pitch on housing many times– but the awkward truth is that construction doesn’t make financial sense right now

Taking possession, by fair means or foul

Taking possession, by fair means or foul

A judge has accused banks of trying to push through repossessions by using a defunct system of valuations