Category Archives: Advisors.ie In the Press

The construction industry lacks a trained labour force of sufficient size to execute the required strategies

House prices have been rising and are showing no signs of coming under control, at least in terms of the price inflation rate emulating the general rate of inflation. We hear about demand-pull inflation all the time. It’s easy to understand: you have a relatively fixed supply (in this case housing) and as demand for […]

What about small time landlords?

With less than 1 per cent of tenancies resulting in formal complaints, why are landlords seen as the ‘bad guys’? When it comes to landlords, the most common assumption is that if he/she is a small-time landlord, he/she will not do a good job of managing a property. The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) doesn’t provide […]

A flat line that bodes well for property

(this article is taken from Karl Deeter’s original article in the Sunday Business Post 4th September 2016) Property prices are on an upward spiral, and no one, including the government, can stop them An explanation is not an endorsement, so the cries of ‘unfair’ when I try to explain that there is a very high […]

Minister of finance intervention on interest rates

This article originally appeared in the Sunday Business Post on the 7th of July 2015 It seems to be a fait accompli that the banks will drop mortgage rates because the Minister of Finance told them to do so. Thus far talk of any pitfalls are being avoided in the belief that subsidising a certain […]

Boom or bubble? What is happening in Irish property?

There is a lot of talk that we have a ‘property bubble forming’, with virtually no supply, a growing population and a trend towards smaller households as things like separation and divorce become more common, it simply lacks ‘bubble’ qualifications. But it does have ‘boom’ written all over it, we have had many such booms […]

Tracker options are window dressing in a broken market

This originally appeared in the Sunday Business Post on the 6th of July 2014 Most of the “move your tracker” options are window dressing when you look at the potential impact on the credit market. Banks are allowing a person to ‘move their tracker’, which shows that you can shift it around, but they wouldn’t […]

RTE Morning Edition: Newspaper Review

We were asked to do a review of the newspapers on RTE’s Morning Edition with Keelin Shanley.

RTE Morning Edition

We were asked to do the newspaper review on RTE’s Morning Edition

RTE Morning Edition

I won’t apologise for strategically defaulting

This article appeared in the Sunday Business Post on the 18th of August 2013 Strategic default is a contentious issue. Some say it doesn’t even exist, although as a day-to-day financial adviser I know that it does – but I cannot say with absolute precision to what extent. The lack of definition is one problem. […]