We were asked to take part in a documentary on Ireland’s housing crisis. The piece was well thought out and balanced between different views, we were particularly happy to see building regulations mentioned and the lack of investment in social housing.
Matt Cooper had Karl Deeter on his show to discuss some of the changes in Budget 2015 and how they affect the property market and people looking to buy a home.
On Today FM’s ‘last word’ show with Matt Cooper we were asked to discuss the issue of mortgages being capped for the loan to vlaue and the loan to income.
Robbie Kelleher of Davy Stockbrokers was also present and he presented some thoughts on why it was a good idea while Karl Deeter agreed that prudence is necessary but that there are better ways to achieve it than via a blunt policy instrument that will hurt about two thirds of first time buyers.
Matt Cooper from ‘The Last Word’ had Charlie Weston (Irish Independent) on his show along with Karl Deeter to discuss mortgages, loan rates and some of the developments that are starting to happen in the marketplace.
Some of the main points of interest were that switching is available again, rates are likely to lower and that some lenders are coming out with longer term fixed rates.
Matt Cooper spoke to John McCartney of Savills and Karl Deeter about the good and bad of any government intervention into the mortgage market.
Matt Cooper had Yvonne Hogan from the Independent and Karl Deeter on to talk about apartment living and whether or not it was something that was going to work in Ireland as well as some of the issues in learning to live in a high density environment.
On the 7th we were asked to speak with Matt Cooper about the local property tax figures which showed that 25% of properties in Ireland are worth less (at least on a tax submissions basis) than €100,000.