Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Articles from Karl Deeter

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

Building your own home will cost you – and how!

Building your own home will cost you – and how!

New construction compliance regulations now contribute at least €38,000 to the building costs of every house, making them unaffordable during a critical housing crisis

The discussion we won’t have about mortgages

The discussion we won’t have about mortgages

Talking Finance The public are blithely unaware of the fact that having your home repossessed is not the same as being made homeless

Investors beware rising rents while yields fall

Investors beware rising rents while yields fall

Karl Deeter Talking Finance: For property investors, yield is everything – so what is it telling us about today’s property market and where it will go?

New housing rules are built on sand

New housing rules are built on sand

Karl Deeter Talking Finance: The jury’s out over how effective the new building regulations will be. One thing is certain – they will make it easier to pinpoint who to sue

The miracle substance that lies behind construction

The miracle substance that lies behind construction

Karl Deeter Talking FinanceLet’s take a temporary break from the property market, and discuss a few concrete facts for a change.

Dip in and cash out: a new type of pension pot

Dip in and cash out: a new type of pension pot

Karl Deeter Talking Finance: Changing the rules on when you can ‘cash in’ on your pension may encourage more of us to save more for later years

2021: Ireland's next property crash

2021: Ireland's next property crash

Ireland’s next economic crash is set for 2021, unless the right questions are asked and answers found to halt the country’s boom-bust cycle

Running the numbers to buy yourself wealth

Running the numbers to buy yourself wealth

Talking Finance: The majority of household wealth is in property ownership. But, as we know too well, there are always risks involved

Finding solutions to the property problems

Finding solutions to the property problems

If you let individuals decide where and how they want to live, they will sort out housing for themselves