Karl sat down with Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit to discuss their housing policy, it was the first in a series of podcasts on housing where we offered to discuss housing policy in a non-confrontational way with parties that may not normally have policies we would focus on. The offer went out to the Greens, Labour, Sinn Fein and PBP as well as the SocDems.
Sean O’Rourke had Karl Deeter on his ‘Today’ show to discuss planning laws and how a change in them could result in up to 4,000 additional Dublin City homes at a very low financial cost.
The idea was to reduce the regulatory burden and inefficiency of planning, and (in Karl’s opinion) to also consider some reductions in the standards because applying modern standards to old buildings is like applying modern car safety rules to old cars.
The clip is a good debate showing the good and bad facets of this argument.
In this podcast we briefly looked at how to get cheap insurance. The amount of people who overpay for insurance is high in our opinion, and while it’s great that some folks seem to want to do all they can to make insurance companies profitable, we don’t agree with that so we spoke about ways to chop your bill down while keeping the same cover.
Darragh Farrell has been with us for almost a decade and has been a financial advisor for far longer, he holds his QFA and is also the person who heads up our sister site yes.ie which is purely about financial services.
A thing that people usually miss out on when they don’t deal with a broker is the ‘unwritten’ criteria of banks or the market segmentation they seek. Anybody with a lot of money can get a loan almost anywhere, but if you aren’t in the Howard Hughes end of the market then you can find yourself refused by one lender and welcome by another but have no idea why.
In this episode Barry Clarke talks about why one lender in particular (and this is going to change soon) is doing the most for people who have the least.
Joanne Daly has been a broker for 13 years and in this piece she speaks to Karl Deeter about the errors that first time buyers make prior to making their mortgage application, thankfully most of what she mentions is easily rectified!