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Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

Germany’s property brokers are up in arms at what they see is a further assault on their validity and competence, as the German ruling coalition government in Berlin look at further measures to lower the costs of acquiring property... Read more

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Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

Germany has been fighting a two-tier housing system in recent years, with rapidly rising prices in the ‘Big 7’, against a backdrop of falling prices in rural communities as more and more people flock to big cities. Read more

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Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

Germany has seen the number of building permits issued fall for the first time in ten years, while the construction industry is heading towards a dip towards the end of the year, according to statistics published by German official sources. Read more

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Dr. Andreas Mattner

Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA)

Figures released earlier this month by Germany's Federal Statistics Office show that revenues in Germany's construction industry rose in the first 10 month of 2017 with order books remaining high, fuelling hopes that Germany's broad-based economic... Read more

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Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

Office rents in mid-size German cities have recorded the strongest rental growth this year, according to research published this month by the IVD. Read more

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Grunderwerbssteuer

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The German government is gearing up to abolish share deals that enable corporations to wriggle out of paying the Grunderwerbsteuer - or property transfer tax - that regular citizens are obliged to pay, in a move that would generate a sizeable... Read more

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Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

Germany's ruling coalition government in Berlin has brought in two significant changes to the domestic residential housing market in this legislation period. The first was the Mietpreisbremse, or rental cap, which limits the amount a landlord can... Read more

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Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

The law on rental commissions in Germany changed fundamentally on June 1st with the introduction of the “Bestellerprinzip”, or agency principle – in other words, he who orders, pays. Read more

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Ludovic Subran - Euler Hermes

Euler Hermes

After a run of three good years since 2010, there are further good times ahead for the German construction industry, with growth of 3.5% forecast for the full-year 2014 on turnover of €285bn, and an even better 5.3% growth for 2015, according to a... Read more

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