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Dr. Steffen Sebastian

Dr. Steffen Sebastian - IREBS

Universität Regensburg

Long-term interest rate levels have dropped to a new low point. At the same time, the housing policy debate is, sadly, far from over. Read more

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Manuel Köppel - BF.Direkt

BF.Direkt

Sentiment among German real estate financiers has improved moderately, but remains somewhat subdued overall, according to the lates quarterly BF.direkt Barometer, which takes the pulse of more than 120 experts, most of whom are... Read more

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Manuel Köppel - BF.Direkt

BF.Direkt

There has been yet a further significant decline in sentiment among German property finance providers according to the BF.Quarterly Barometer. Sentiment has dropped from 0.23 to -0.98 points in the second quarter of 2018, the lowest barometer... Read more

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Barbara Knoflach - SEB

SEB Investment GmbH

The third outing of the Jahreskongress Finanzierung für die Real Estate Industry took place at the end of April, this time for the first time in Berlin after two previous stagings in Frankfurt am Main – perhaps in itself a statement... Read more

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Manuel Köppel - BF.Direkt

BF.Direkt

Sentiment among German lenders has reached an annual high, in a sign that lenders are moving towards 2018 in a positive mood, according to the latest BF.Quarterly Barometer published this month. Read more

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Barometer Trend

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The quarterly barometer issued by the Stuttgart-headquartered financing consultant BF.direkt on German real estate financing sentiment showed a sharp downturn in a number of its key indicators for its Q1 2017 survey – a clear sign that many... Read more

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Barometer Trend

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Banks' willingness to finance German real estate has improved significantly, according to the latest BF.Quartalsbarometer carried out by market researcher BulwienGesa. Read more

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Dr. Steffen Sebastian - IREBS

Universität Regensburg

The 1st Annual Congress on Financing for the Real Estate Industry kicked off in the Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt at the end of April, presented by financial structuring adviser Berlin-based BF.direkt AG and the IREBS International Real Estate... Read more

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Autumn

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The German financing trend barometer now managed by Stuttgart-based BF.direkt AG (previously the FAP Barometer) shows a slight decline in the willingness to finance real estate in its latest quarterly reading. Read more

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German debt project

IREBS Immobilienakademie International Real Estate Business School Immobilienakademie GmbH

A year ago it seemed as if all the tales of emerging new sources of financing for real estate to replace the retreating banks were more wishful thinking than rooted in hard reality – but it’s clear that something more substantial has been underway... Read more

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Dr. Steffen Sebastian - IREBS

Universität Regensburg

Long-term interest rate levels have dropped to a new low point. At the same time, the housing policy debate is, sadly, far from over. Read more

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Mario Draghi - ECB

European Central Bank, CC BY-NC-ND

The year 2018 was marked by low base rates and very little movement in long-term interest rates. Both rates could rise in 2019 – but only slowly and gradually. The ECB remains the dominant factor when it comes to interest rates. Read more

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