Dr. Gabriele Lüft - VALTEQ


This year’s ZIA Real Estate Industry Day was both well attended and highly interesting. Besides representatives from all major industry players, a small group of activists had also made its way to Berlin to demonstrate loudly in favour of more... Read more

Guest Columns

Construction site

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Despite the higher level of construction activity across the country (see article elsewher in this issue), German property prices are still expected to rise this year by 3% to 4%, according to a recent survey of Landesbausparkassen (LBS) building... Read more


German home ownership house

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There is still plenty of potential for much higher rates of home ownership in Germany – traditionally the country with the lowest rate in Europe, bar Switzerland – and it could well be headed to a rate of more than 50% from its current 43%... Read more


Rental accomodation

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The AWI German Residential Housing Index compiled by Düsseldorf-based property broker Aengevelt saw its latest reading showing a mild rise after declining over the winter months, but it does seem to be flagging a levelling out of expectations for... Read more




Given its powerful reach as a provider of finance for residential property, we always read with interest research provided by the Landesbauspar- kassen LBS, Germany’s largest building society and one of its largest mortgage lenders. Read more