Karl Deeter

Karl Deeter

Articles from Karl Deeter

Denial and inertia are the reasons for high costs - not the banks

Denial and inertia are the reasons for high costs - not the banks

Karl Deeter Talking Finance Don’t just blame the banks for your mortgage woes – it’s more complicated than that

The sins of our fathers

The sins of our fathers

Karl Deeter: Refusing to deal with the mortgage arrears problem earlier comes with consequences

Finding the opportunities that won’t find you

Finding the opportunities that won’t find you

Karl Deeter Talking Finance: If you’re buying from an estate agent, you’ve already lost. You need to beat them at their own game

Karl Deeter Talking Finance: Throwing the baby out with the bathwater

Karl Deeter Talking Finance: Throwing the baby out with the bathwater

Margins made on interest rates here are about the only thing the banks have going for them. So why would AIB throw that away?

Time to really think outside the box

Time to really think outside the box

Karl Deeter Talking Finance A new approach is needed to accommodate demand – and trying a host of innovative measures is better than this status quo of market barriers

Finding the opportunities that won't find you

Finding the opportunities that won't find you

Karl Deeter, Talking Finance: If you're buying from an estate agent, you've already lost. You need to beat them at their own game.

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.