Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Angelo

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 402
1
General discussion / Re: Landlordism 2.0
« on: Today at 12:33:38 PM »
A number of years ago there was an expectation that we would be following the German model where nobody owns a house. With work being migratory, then then would be moving on a frequent basis therefore renting is a better option. Perhaps Covid and working from home had bucked that trend.

That sort of system will only really work when a huge amount of residential property is either owned by the state or the rental market is heavily restricted by the state.

Essentially when you turn basic human needs such as housing and health services over to the free market it's a recipe for disaster as corporate greed will come before provision of adequate needs and services.

2
General discussion / Re: Landlordism 2.0
« on: Today at 12:22:44 PM »
One of the dumbest contributions I've ever read on this forum.

I suggest you look to your own posts for that. How is Castro today?

f those houses were instead being bought up first time buyers and the likes who are currently the people who are being squeezed in the rental market, are currently the people who are part of the reason the rental demand is so high, rental demand is then reduced.

What you have said is typical neo-liberal nonsense. The govt policies of enabling investors gobble up residential properties is the driver behind an insane rental market.

It is the same number of peopple and the same number of houses either way, whatever way you divide it.

It is. The difference being that first time buyers would then have their own home that they can own, that are not at the risk of vulture funds driving up rental prices and market prices and making having a roof over your head unaffordable.

And it's far better for the rental market that there is more people owning their own homes to live in than it would be with more people fighting it out on a frenzied rental markets where vulture funds are looking to make gains on their investment and are in turn dictating the rental market which prohibits renters from ever being able to build up the deposit required.

That is why your idiotic statement that these vulture funds are actually good for the rental market are beyond stupid.

Take a couple in Dublin say, combined annual wage of €90k.
Currently renting a house at €1,500 a month.
Maybe their take home pay is 65k after tax.
Perhaps they have children.
Perhaps they are both commuters.
Cars to run, tax, service.
Insurance, bills.

Where do they save a deposit for a house up there?

And forget about single people, forget about people on low income jobs. They're completely fucked.

With the rental market out there, buying a property and renting it out is a no brainer in terms of making money. This impacts negatively though on people who are genuinely looking to buy a home to live in, it impacts on those with a genuine need to housing and I think people with multiple properties should be taxed to the hilt insofar as it encourages them to sell off their additional properties.



3
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: Today at 09:28:14 AM »
There was over 45 on a wider panel at one stage. I don't think anyone has been cut from that but that must come soon.

A few were let go on Tuesday night.

I've heard that T Quinn, M McKearney, D Kerr, R Nugent, A Clarke and T Carney were cut on Tuesday. Four more to be cut this weekend.

Would have been more inclined to have a look at the likes of Quinn and Kerr than Ronan O'Neill.

No real surprises there in any case. Nugent probably a bit late now to get another chance but the rest of them will still have time on their hands to get back into the fold in future.

Who is Carney btw?

4
General discussion / Re: Landlordism 2.0
« on: Today at 09:11:31 AM »
The big business landlords are different though. They won't be a person with compassion / empathy etc. They'll just be businesses looking for a quick buck. They're unlikely to be too humane.

The individual landlords of the landlords who own a small number of houses are different

No they aren’t. You might to tell yourself otherwise, but when people “invest” in property it’s an investment that ensures that everyone must pay more for property.  They’re every last bit as culpable in the housing crisis as the big corporations. Every last bit.

At present rents have gone up more than houses. If people or companies do not purchase houses to rent then those rents would increase even more, in the absence of adequate supply.  This is not a simple problem to solve in the short term, you can favour one group more than others, but someone loses out. 
However, the Maynooth situation is not ideal, it would be better if the big companies providing rentals would develop some sites of their own and increase the supply.

How on earth would those rents increase further if venture capitalists weren't buying those house?

One of the dumbest contributions I've ever read on this forum. If those houses were instead being bought up first time buyers and the likes who are currently the people who are being squeezed in the rental market, are currently the people who are part of the reason the rental demand is so high, rental demand is then reduced.

What you have said is typical neo-liberal nonsense. The govt policies of enabling investors gobble up residential properties is the driver behind an insane rental market.

5
Always thought for sf to really progress they needed rid of ones like her.
I assume you mean in Derry? Elsewhere, SF have done nothing but progress dramatically.

Martina Anderson may not have been the greatest political communicator but she spent 13 years in jail for her role in fighting for a wholly just cause and for that she has my respect. It's a mark of her character that she hasn't thrown the dummy out of the pram over how this was handled, accepted the reasons for it and remains committed to the party. Best wishes to her.

Agreed.

6
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: May 05, 2021, 11:13:04 PM »
10 days until the national league kicks off and barely a dickie bird about it.

I'd really liked to have seen a full league season this year, would have allowed the management team to get a good look at the players involved but it is what it is.

I'd be expecting us to qualify for the league semi-finals along with Donegal so the first match is obviously vital.

Presume we'll be carrying a big enough squad this year?

Who are the confirmed departures from last year's squad?

McClure
Coney
Loughran
C McCann
C Cavanagh
Murnaghan
McCrory

Anyone else I've omitted there. Obviously with players only recently back training and all there doesn't seem to be too much word outside the camp.

When is McShane likely to resume action? It's about 15 months now since his injury.
McClure back in, they must think we’re going to see something we haven’t already seen before from him

To be fair I'd say McClure still offers more than the likes of Ben McDonnell.

We're not well stocked with natural midfielders. Would not be surprised to see Mattie in midfield this coming season. Think we need natural midfielders there. For me it's Kennedy and An Other.

Kennedy has had a lot of injuries since making the step up so hopefully he can get a good run of fitness.

7
General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: May 05, 2021, 08:28:05 PM »
Castro is one of the greatest political figures of the past century.

8
General discussion / Re: Landlordism 2.0
« on: May 05, 2021, 03:33:27 PM »
I don't agree. So someone who buys one more house is as guilty as a business who owns hundreds?

No, you should put all your savings into the bank and let them get rich off the back of it!

If you have money and can afford the payments and hassle of being a landlord then do it, its the perfect nest egg for retirement.

I'd love to do it and currently paying what seems like a mortgage for my student daughter!

But the issue is if everyone could they would.

The fact that it's allowed makes it tougher on people to buy their own home or afford rent. Those who can afford it can increase their wealth while others are screwed.

9
General discussion / Re: Landlordism 2.0
« on: May 05, 2021, 03:31:40 PM »
I don't agree. So someone who buys one more house is as guilty as a business who owns hundreds?
It’s exactly the same motivation. To make money at someone else’s expense from a basic human need. It’s a disgusting way of life.

You could extrapolate on that a lot though. Where do you stop.... food?

Surely the banks are currently doing that with interest on mortgages.

There is a huge difference between someone who has a house or two that they rent versus what is going on in Dublin with companies buying entire housing estates. Simple work around more than 3 houses and you're taxed to the balls. Cuts it right out. Massive boom and bust in housing is good for nobody. You need an even steady flow, with little incremental price rises over time.
But there is a need for a rental market. People need short term rents for jobs and college etc. They don't always want to buy so the market must offer both.

The principle is the exact same. Exploiting a housing crisis to make money.

The only difference is that the chap with the two or three properties hasn't got the same financial capital to buy more because if he had then he would.

Policy makers aren't interested in tackling this though.


10
General discussion / Re: Landlordism 2.0
« on: May 05, 2021, 03:00:11 PM »
Surely it's not that hard to bring in legislation that would prohibit or disincentivise people to own multiple properties.

Of course that might sound too much like socialism for the politicians in charge.

Tax at 80 percent on a second rental property & 95 on a third. Put an end to quangos and vulture funds, & vultures like poster girl Kate.

That's how I see it.

Property and land is becoming an ever appreciating commodity and those with money can now buy it up and profit off it thus depriving someone who actually has a genuine need for home ownership.

Governments are happy to allow this happen though, many of those who will vote on legislation are landlords themselves. First thing I'd do would be to deny any politician who is a landlord and therefore has a vested interest being allowed to take part on legislation relating to home ownership and rental caps.

11
General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 05, 2021, 02:09:36 PM »
Not surprising to see the usual zealots trying to mock someone over their democratic rights.

12
General discussion / Re: Landlordism 2.0
« on: May 05, 2021, 02:07:47 PM »
Surely it's not that hard to bring in legislation that would prohibit or disincentivise people to own multiple properties.

Of course that might sound too much like socialism for the politicians in charge.


13
General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: May 05, 2021, 02:04:20 PM »
Bobby Sands 40 years dead today.




In speaking of international politics, we cannot ignore what is happening in Northern Ireland. I feel it is my duty to refer to this problem. In my opinion, Irish patriots are writing one of the most heroic chapters in human history.

They have earned the respect and admiration of the world, and likewise they deserve its support. Ten of them have already died in the most moving gesture of sacrifice, selflessness and courage one could ever imagine.

Humanity should feel ashamed that this terrible crime is being committed before its very eyes. These young fighters do not ask for independence or make impossible demands to put an end to their strike.

They ask only for something as simple as the recognition of what they actually are: political prisoners…

The stubbornness, intransigence, cruelty and insensitivity of the British Government before the international community concerning the problem of the Irish patriots and their hunger strike until death remind us of Torquemada and the atrocities committed by the Inquisition during the apogee of the Middle Ages…

Let tyrants tremble before men who are capable of dying for their ideals, after 60 days on hunger strike!

It is high time for the world community to put an end to this repulsive atrocity through denunciation and pressure.

14
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: May 05, 2021, 12:38:12 PM »
10 days until the national league kicks off and barely a dickie bird about it.

I'd really liked to have seen a full league season this year, would have allowed the management team to get a good look at the players involved but it is what it is.

I'd be expecting us to qualify for the league semi-finals along with Donegal so the first match is obviously vital.

Presume we'll be carrying a big enough squad this year?

Who are the confirmed departures from last year's squad?

McClure
Coney
Loughran
C McCann
C Cavanagh
Murnaghan
McCrory

Anyone else I've omitted there. Obviously with players only recently back training and all there doesn't seem to be too much word outside the camp.

When is McShane likely to resume action? It's about 15 months now since his injury.

15
Only a formality for Chelsea tomorrow night. Have they any chance against City in final.  IMHO Manchester City should win handy enough. This City is greatest English team of all time and after than Liverpool team of last couple years. Pep Guardiola greatest manager of all time.

In 13 years senior management Pep:
Took a Barca team with Xavi, Messi, Iniesta etc to 2 x CL wins
Took a dominant Bayern team to ...0 CL wins
Took a dominant City team to.....1 final (0 wins..yet)

In 5 years senior management (4 if you count a year out of the game) Zidane:
Took an average Real to 3 x CL wins

and I wouldn't claim ZZ is anywhere near the greatest manager of all time.

I wouldn't say it's an average RM team but I take your point.

Guardiola did a great job with Barca who are one of the big two in Spain and had a golden generation but he's spent an absolute fortune at both City and Bayern without really pulling up any trees.

Hope Madrid win it.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 402