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Thursday 6 April, 2017

'Blaming' help-to-buy for property prices is just lazy

The numbers don’t stack up on claims that the scheme is a primary influence on an entire market, writes Karl Deeter.

Saturday 1 March, 2014

Column: Fears surrounding the IBRC mortgage book are overhyped

Some IBRC mortgage holders have concerns about about being left without protection if the Government proceeds with the sale of their loans abroad – but they shouldn’t be, writes Karl Deeter.

Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Column: The housing market is a mess, so we must decide – will we be charitable or fair?

Incumbent property owners receive special privileges in Ireland – meaning some mortgagors will walk out of this crisis with the same assets they walked into it with, despite not paying for them, writes Karl Deeter.

Thursday 3 October, 2013

Column: Our property market is dysfunctional but we're hell bent on keeping up appearances

A more than 10 per cent rise in Dublin property prices is being heralded as ‘recovery’ by some and a ‘mini-bubble’ by others, writes Karl Deeter – but what’s the truth?

Monday 16 September, 2013

Column: Mortgages are contracts – they should be treated as such

Banks behaved deplorably, that’s an indisputable fact, but does that give a tacit right to some borrowers to do the same? asks Karl Deeter.