Realtor commission for private purchase: New law (Germany) – seller pays 50%+ of the fee

Many things are extremely regulated in Germany, it was different until now with the realtor commission. Who has to bear the cost of the realtor, was in most cases clear, the buyer of a property. In the new year changes a lot, because for the first time, the distribution of the realtor commission between buyer […]

Mortgage Interest – Explained Easily, Worldwide Comparison + More

Mortgage Interest – What is mortgage interest? Does USA have high mortgage interest rates? What are the current mortgage ratesMortgage and mortgage interest are complicated topics, but this easy guide will explain everything you need to know. A word most people hate to hear. Financing your home, saving money on financing your home is difficult. […]

Real Estate Taxes Germany – How To Save Money on Property Investment

Germany – Buying real estate in Germany requires an understanding of its tax system. Here we give a detailed, simple guide for people not from Germany looking to buy property, rent property, or invest in real estate in Germany. The German system is quite different from those found in US states. If you’re looking to […]

New York Property Taxes – Buying Real Estate Explained, List of Counties

USA – How to for New York property taxes. We explain everything you need to know about New York and New York City property taxes. What is New York City’s proeprty tax? From tax rates, mills and millage rates, this easy to understand guide will explain everything about the most important facts about property tax. It’s […]

California Property Taxes – Real Estate Taxes Explained, List of Counties

California Real Estate – Investing in Californian real estate means understanding its taxation. For good investments in property in L.A., San Francisco, or San Diego, you must plan ahead and understand property taxes in the California’s counties. Buying a house in Los Angeles County means different tax structures than in Orange County. In this article […]

Mortgage Tax – Everything to know Explained, Tips, How-to, More

USA – There are a few important taxes to be aware of before purchasing a home. Also called mortgage registry tax, mortgage recording tax, or documentary stamp tax,  this tax is one of these sneaky fees. A realtor is often charged with taking these taxes into consideration, yet it is vital that every homebuyer is […]

Real Estate Tax Deductions – How-to Save Money, Easy Explanation + Guide

Saving on Taxes – You can make money, by choosing some of the infinite ways to save on your taxes. Here, an easy how-to guide for reducing the amount you pay on your real estate or property. From tax credits to deductions, and capital gains. Below you have an easy overview of what goes into […]

Real Estate Transfer Tax – Hidden Additional Cost Explained

When you buy a house, there are additional costs. Among them transfer tax. In addition to mortgage taxes, property taxes, realtor fees, you should be informed about the real estate transfer tax, also called, deed tax or property transfer tax. In short, these taxes require you to pay the IRS a certain amount when you […]

Top 5 Tax Havens – Tax Avoidance in Paradise

Tax havens are a mysterious and enchanting idea for many. A place where the government doesn’t take a large share of your, or your comapny’s, income. It is similarly criticised though, with many people saying it is a citizen’s duty to pay taxes for the country in which they live or work. Still, companies from […]

Property Taxes in the U.S. – Real Estate Tax Rates Explained, List by State

Real Estate Taxes – Among the many types of tax in the United States, property tax is one of the most misunderstood. It is a tax which is paid yearly for owning property or other items. It is a vital part of the tax bill though, and understanding how it works a must for any […]

KfW Special German Loan – How & When to use, for Whom + More

Construction Loans – KfW loans are an important and cost-saving component of construction financing in Germany. As a private real estate buyer you can profit from these subsidized loans and decide on an optimal supplementary component of your construction financing. An exclusive promotion over a KfW loan is impossible, since the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau only […]