Berlin: Buy, rent & sell real estate
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The Berlin real estate market is due to its different districts, its high fluctuation of people, the laws of the state government and also international investors, a real estate market in which you need time as a buyer and especially as an investor with portfolio.
Here you will find the big overview, on the subject of buying, selling, renting, capital investment and everything else you need to know about the Berlin real estate market.
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Buy in Berlin
More and more people decide to buy a property in the German capital. Whether it is a house or a condominium, the purchase prices have risen sharply in recent years. Many buyers also rely on real estate as a capital investment or buy land and build new.
More on the subject of buying in Berlin in a moment. Here is an overview in advance, with further information and tips.
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Selling in Berlin
For you as a seller of a property, the population growth in Berlin usually means a quick sales success for your property. This is particularly the case if your property is located in the core city or in one of the sought-after districts. However, in our experience, properties in peripheral locations outside the actual city area can also be sold at a good price in the short term.
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Berlin: capital, map and location
Capital, university city, historical stronghold and as an international location an attractive place to live for families, couples, singles and students. Accordingly, Berlin faces a continuously growing population due to immigration.Berlin offers everything from fashion, art, finance, start-ups, and the list goes on. There is hardly a person who would not find their passion in this city of 3.75 million. This is also evident in the sprawl of the city and the different districts. For this reason it is often described as’ many cities in one’. Walking through Berlin-Mitte is very different from walking through Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg is not often confused with Zehlendorf.
Berlin is one of the most popular places to live in Germany. So anyone who owns a property in the capital can consider themselves lucky. Due to the rising population and increasing attractiveness among young families, students or singles, houses and apartments can be sold quickly and easily. With the help of a real estate agent you can find serious buyers for your house or apartment.
The most popular districts in Berlin are Prenzlauer Berg, Charlottenburg, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg or Schöneberg.
Facts about Berlin:
- Population: 3,669,491
- Ø Income: 42,525 Euro
- Comparison Ø Germany: € 47,928
- Area: 891,68 km²
- Districts: 12
- Special features: Capital
Neighborhoods in Berlin
Sell and buy in the districts:
Berlin at a glance: City area
Berlin is individual, creative and full of opportunities. More than 3.7 million people have moved their center of life here. Since 2001, Berlin has now been divided into twelve different districts.
Berlin, location in Germany:
Berlin city center and city area:
Berlin Mitte, imposing architecture:
Buy in Berlin
Berlin is characterized by numerous sights and recreational areas, but also by a good infrastructure. As a place to live, the capital enjoys great popularity among people of all ages. Buying a condominium, house or apartment building?
If you decide to buy a property in Berlin, you should expect purchase prices that are above average compared to other German cities of this size.
The purchase price per square metre has increased by around 65% over the last 4 years and averages €3,000 – €4,000 (house). House prices are higher in the west and south-west of the city.
Investing in Berlin
Condominiums, houses, land in Berlin are in high demand and are sought after by investors worldwide. Berlin is a city where real estate investments have a relatively low risk. Currently, commercial investors have slowed down their investments within Berlin, while private investors are now increasing their stakes. The same reasons that have prevented commercial investors from investing in Berlin also make buying a property here so enticing.
It’s almost certainly a good investment to buy property in Berlin, and with rents rising and political uncertainty surrounding rentals, a property investment here is the right choice.
The average price for an apartment is around €305,000, which is the sixth highest price in the country. The situation is similar for detached or semi-detached houses. These are in sixth place with an average of €511,000.
Selling in Berlin
You want to
Good real estate agents support you not only objectively and independently in the evaluation of your property, but also organize for you ideally the perfect and individually tailored to your property sales process. This begins with the creation of a professional
Professionally presented properties sell best. How to sell your property best and fastest, you will learn here.
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Learn more about property sales in Berlin and the surrounding area here:
Sell land in Berlin
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Real estate value in Berlin
The better the valuation of the property, the lower the ancillary costs and trade tax (More on:
The purchase price for your property is determined by various factors. These include the location, the infrastructure in the immediate and wider surroundings, but also the size, equipment and state of development of your property.If you have recently carried out renovations to your property, this can have a positive effect on the purchase price. Many property owners decide to
However, since real estate in Berlin is in high demand, properties with a more or less high need for renovation can also sell well. The purchase price is then, of course, usually lower than those for properties in top condition.
First conclusion: You can often sell your property in Berlin even in worse condition.
Living in Berlin
Berlin is considered an international fashion, art and culture metropolis. Moving to Berlin sounds appealing and offers quite a few new possibilities and opportunities. The capital of Germany is a breathtaking city in every respect. Whether shopping on Kurfürstendamm, sightseeing at the Brandenburg Gate or tracing history in Berlin’s many museums. Its historical value is also unsurpassable. Berlin really has it all!
As mentioned above, you can find everything in the city: fashion, art, finance, start-ups, and the list goes on and on. There is hardly a person who cannot find or develop their passion city. This is also evident in the sprawl of the city and the different neighborhoods. Read more about life in the city here:
Of course, real life in Berlin does not take place at the Brandenburg Gate! Like in every metropolis there are 2 places: Those for tourists and those, for “real” Berliners. The popular locations of the city are located around the city center. Kreuzberg in the south, Grunewald in the west, Prenzlauer Berg in the east and the government district in the north of the city centre.
Location, location, location – The yield factor of a property
Living in Berlin
Berlin is not only attractive because of its lively and diverse cityscape, but also has an excellent infrastructure. This means that despite its geographical distance in the relative east of Europe, it is not difficult to reach due to a huge main train station and a modern airport (opening in 2020), the BER. Within the city, an extensive public transport network means that any part of the city can be reached without much difficulty.
The districts you need to know are Berlin-Mitte, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, where the world famous nightlife takes place. There are also cafes there. Especially Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain are home to artists and students thanks to their relatively cheap rents, which make these districts very lively.
Prenzlauer Berg is also important, where young families spend their days strolling along the long tree-lined promenades and 18th century facades. For working people, the districts of Treptow-Köpenick and Steglitz-Zehlendorf are sought after for their proximity to the city without loss of green spaces and a quieter atmosphere.
The most popular districts to live in Berlin:
Grunewald Charlottenburg Zoo Dahlem Schmargendorf Prenzlauer Berg Kreuzberg
Property owners: recommendations
Here are a few more tips and recommendations for you. From very good architects for the new building, to real estate lawyers in Berlin, to the garden center nearby for the furnishing and equipment of your property:
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Berlin is not only the capital, but also the hub of culture, business and politics. The city offers a diverse, exciting life in a total of 12 districts. More and more Germans and foreigners are drawn to the capital, but other cities in Germany can also keep up with Berlin’s cultural diversity. Whether Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt a.M. or Munich, the major German cities have a lot to offer. What else Germany has to offer besides the capital, we reveal to you here.
Real estate market Germany
In recent years, Germany has become a popular place to live for people from all over the world. Safety, infrastructure, a large cultural offer, a central location in Europe and attractive living attract families, couples, singles and students to the large and small cities of the economically strong country. Besides Cologne, the most popular cities to live in are Berlin, Hamburg,
Here are 2 more interesting top 10 rankings, by purchase price and rental price:
There is no comparable city in Berlin’s surroundings. However, if you are still looking for alternatives in Germany, here are two recommendations in the north and west of Germany:
Hamburg: Port city in the north
Did you know? In Hamburg, less than 10,000 properties are bought or sold every year. This means that out of 1.9 million inhabitants, very few have experience in the real estate market. So very few have expertise in buying or selling real estate and, anyone who doesn’t live in Hamburg, also has expertise in the Hamburg real estate market. Therefore, here is a first, overview of the various topics that you can find with us.
Are you planning to buy or sell a house or a condominium in Hamburg? Then you will find instructions and free tips on how to sell or buy a property or what you need to consider when building a house. Whether buying, selling, building or renting, here you will find everything about real estate, laws and taxes in Hamburg.
Cologne: Media City in the West
With more than 1 million inhabitants, the media metropolis of Cologne on the Rhine is one of the hubs in NRW, but also in Germany. Due to the good economic situation, the good infrastructure and the increasing relevance as a media city, more and more people are attracted to Cologne. Housing prices have been rising continuously for around 10 years. Of course, the areas around the city centre and the inner city ring are particularly popular.
The metropolis on the Rhine is becoming increasingly interesting for investors and apartment seekers not only because of its booming economy, but also because of its varied real estate market.
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