Affordable Housing

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Affordable housing – or, rather, the lack of it – will be ‘one of the “Top 5” election topics’ as Germany’s federal elections draw closer, according to Dr. Ronald Rast, co-ordinator of Germany’s new ‘Stimuli for Housing’ campaign. more

1 May 2017 10:00 Markets

German housing construction

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Germany has seen a 30.4% rise in the number of residential housing permits granted in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, according to Destatis, the German Federal Statistics Office. The influx of refugees, Germany's stable employment... more

27 Sep 2016 10:00 Markets

Immobilienwirtschaft 2016

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The issue of Germany's housing shortage in the country's largest cities was much discussed at the recent annual Handelsblatt Immobilientagung in Hamburg. Delegates were unanimous that only a broader building programme had any hope of providing a... more

2 Aug 2016 10:00 Markets

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German home building permits rose by 24,000 units to 309,000 last year, the first time the number of permits has breached the 300,000 mark since 2000, according to Destatis, Germany's Federal Statistics Office. more

28 Apr 2016 10:00 Markets


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Investors in German residential housing need to be aware of potentially very significant changes to the tenancy laws that are making their way through Berlin's Ministry of Justice and headed for ratification by Germany's Bundestag. more

30 Dec 2015 10:00 Markets



German housing estates, an important pillar of urban residential supply, are suffering an enormous investment backlog, and will need some €90bn for modernisation through 2030, according to a new and comprehensive study published by the German... more

13 Feb 2015 10:00 Markets