Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Articles from Karl Deeter

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

Borrowers caught between a rock and a hard rate

Borrowers caught between a rock and a hard rate

Dropping the SVR on mortgages might be too simple a solution to a complicated problem

No free passes for the powerful

No free passes for the powerful

The property tax system needs a radical rethink to eradicate double taxation, evenly spread the cost of social housing and ensure that the most powerful pay

Housing shortage in a land of plenty

Housing shortage in a land of plenty

Repurposing the many vacant buildings around the country would go a long way to solving the housing crisis

It’s time  to punish speculation and lack of action

It’s time to punish speculation and lack of action

Those who cynically hoard land banks and derelict/vacant sites must be penalised financially

Talking Finance: The downside to upward price pressure

Talking Finance: The downside to upward price pressure

Qualified investors provide much needed funds for development without anyone else having to take financial risks, but there are problems with this system, especially if prices keep rising

Talking Finance: Dinosaur developers still stalk the land

Talking Finance: Dinosaur developers still stalk the land

Natural selection should have put an end to many of our construction magnates after the crash. But, propped up by Nama, they are back in business