Housing market

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The latest monthly report from the Bundesbank deals with housing prices outside the biggest German cities, and concludes that while price rises have slowed in the big cities, they have been gathering pace in urban hinterlands. Read more



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The cost of student housing has soared in Germany, thereby putting a real dampner on the market, according to a recent study by Potsdam-based Moses Mendelssohn Institut (MMI) on behalf of developer GBI. Read more


Prof. Dr. Claudia M. Buch - Deutsche Bundesbank

Alexandra Lechner / Deutsche Bundesbank

Cheap credit is not fuelling a destabilising real estate bubble in Germany, said Bundesbank vice-president Claudia Buch recently. However, the Bundesbank is keeping a close watching brief on the situation, she said. Read more



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Average asking office rents in Germany grew faster in the country's secondary or B-cities in the second half of 2016, according to new research released by investor and asset manager Corpus Sireo and the Bonn-based research institute Empirica. Read more


Reiner Braun - Empirica

Reiner Braun

That there is any vacancy left at all in Germany's urban residential housing markets may still come as a surprise given the relentless news stream about housing shortages, rising rents and housing prices across Germany. And it is indeed true that... Read more


Real estate bubble

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The independent Berlin-based research company empirica has just published a report looking at the risk of regional house price bubbles across Germany. While sounding a note of caution for certain cities, the report concludes that the level of new... Read more


No self-respecting German real estate conference of the past ten years has failed to address the problem of German demographics. The argument has been well-rehearsed, to the point of tedium. A nation of 80 million inhabitants is simply not... Read more


Vacant apartment

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New research published by property brokers CBRE and carried out by market research group empirica throws useful new light on the level of vacancies in residential apartments across Germany, and highlights the extent to which regional differences... Read more