Student apartment

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Rising rents in German cities, coupled with an overbuild in rural areas could put the brakes on the residential market, the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) warned this month. more

14 Sep 2017 10:00 Markets

Charles Kingston - REFIRE


This week we learned from national property association IVD that the rate of increase in rents and housing prices in Germany has actually accelerated over the last two quarters. Prices for apartments, particularly in the larger cities, rose 6%... more

5 Dec 2016 10:00 Opinion

Jens Tolckmitt - VdP

Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken (vdp) e. V.

Figures just issued by the German Association for Pfandbrief Banks vdp (Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken) show that prices for German residential and commercial real estate continued their climb in the third quarter, with the prices for... more

12 Dec 2014 10:00 Markets


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A recent study produced by the prestigious DIW Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsförderung in Berlin received wide coverage in the German media recently when it suggested that about half of all residential landlords in Germany break even at best... more

8 Oct 2014 10:00 Markets

House Price Bubble

Jean Kobben

Economists in Germany have been quick to justify the rising level of German residential prices across the nation over the past two years, citing catch-up effects, safe haven status, low interest rates, and rural urban demographic... more

29 Nov 2012 14:06 Features