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Adapting your property to improve accessibility – or is moving a better option?

  Would you like to continue living independently in your own house or apartment as you get older? Then the issue of age-friendly housing is something you will have to give consideration to.[…]

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Developments in property prices – is the property bubble bursting, or is it the crystal ball that’s about to shatter?

Prognosen zur zukünftigen Entwicklung des Immobilienmarktes haben eines gemeinsam – sie beruhen auf Annahmen, die entweder eintreten können oder auch nicht. Insofern gleichen sie einem Blick durch die Glaskugel. Analysten der Deutschen Bank haben nun […]

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One year of frozen rents – the consequences of the rent cap

The effects of the rent cap are keeping us occupied on a daily basis. The figures speak for themselves. The number of rental properties on the market has gone down drastically. Prospective tenants are having a harder time than ever finding accommodation. A so-called “shadow rental price” has arisen, designed to compensate for the legal uncertainty. Yet despite all its consequences, Berlin’s rent cap is not achieving its intended purpose. There has been no relaxation of the city’s property market. Quite the opposite, in fact.

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Ban on converting rental accommodation into owner-occupied properties

In implementation of the coalition agreement, the ban on converting rental accommodation into owner-occupied properties is now being redrafted. The first draft raised many questions and was roundly criticised. Many owners of apartment buildings are now understandably worried that they are no longer free to do with their property as they see fit. Dividing their property up into owner-occupied apartments will only be possible subject to restrictions.

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Price developments during the pandemic

In the final months of the year and at the start of the pandemic in particular, the price developments in 2020 were of the utmost significance to all stakeholders. The analyses show a clear, positive development in Berlin, but also Germany as a whole. Please follow the link to read about the effect of the pandemic on property prices.

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Successful property marketing on social media

Social media such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are actively used by 46 per cent of the German population. Product purchases form a particular focus of users, but property searches are also being increasingly conducted via social media. […]

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