Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Articles from Karl Deeter

State is a paltry provider when it comes to the poor

State is a paltry provider when it comes to the poor

The reason we fail consistently with social housing is down to expectations of how it will be provided versus what happens in reality.

Budget provides no extra rooms at the inn'

Budget provides no extra rooms at the inn'

Karl Deeter Talking Property: We need to sift through the figures to work out exactly how much the government is committed to social housing.

Central Bank's intervention on mortgages is wrongheaded

Central Bank's intervention on mortgages is wrongheaded

Karl Deeter Talking Finance: Premature Central Bank prudence and protection is a punishment not a panacea.

Buy in haste and you will repent at leisure

Buy in haste and you will repent at leisure

Karl Deeter Talking Finance: With the CGT waiver under threat, investors are bidding high. But are sharp price rises in the sector a good thing?

First-timers must show ability to repay their loans

First-timers must show ability to repay their loans

First-time buyers need to be aware of repayment capacity issues when seeking credit in this market, writes Karl Deeter.

Tracker options are window dressing in a broken market

Tracker options are window dressing in a broken market

Comment: The banks’ true intention is to re-profile loans that would otherwise never be altered.

Too many moving parts in uncertain housing market

Too many moving parts in uncertain housing market

Comment: Property is fashionable again for all the wrong reasons, and there seems to be no way to stem the tide.

Devil in the detail in debt write downs

Devil in the detail in debt write downs

Recent headlines on home loan write downs risks creating false expectations among other borrowers, writes Karl Deeter.

Banking after the collapse

Banking after the collapse

It's hard to remember that there was a time when Irish banks were considered good investment grade institutions.

Giving banks a break is no guarantee of growth

Giving banks a break is no guarantee of growth

A key justification of the bank bailout in Ireland was that it would allow banks to keep lending to support the domestic economy.

Let's take the emotion out of strategic default

Let's take the emotion out of strategic default

The term 'strategic default' lacks a definition. Because of this, any debate that incorporates this term is, in part, pointless, writes Karl Deeter.

Incentives demonstrate the method in property madness

Incentives demonstrate the method in property madness

The tight supply is due to bank inaction, and poor cash returns are behind the price rise, but a correction will come, writes Karl Deeter.

'I won't apologise for strategically defaulting'

'I won't apologise for strategically defaulting'

A white-collar professional who owns six investment properties, as well as the family home, explains why she has chosen to stop paying the bank, writes Karl Deeter.

Sorting out the debt mess

Sorting out the debt mess

The solution to the debt problem that will work best is most likely not the one we are going to get, writes Karl Deeter.

Expert Advice: Always complete your tax returns on time

Expert Advice: Always complete your tax returns on time

Do your taxes and be sure to use tax expenditures”- you have two days left to file a tax return before the November 15 deadline. You'll need to use somebody who is registered with the Revenue Online