Buy a villa: Exclusive real estates – house, investment, checklist and procedure

Buying a villa – exposés of first-class properties are not found on real estate portals. Villas are gladly bought and sold discreetly. The purchase of real estate has a fixed procedure: Property search, inspection, negotiations, purchase contract, notary, taxes & Co. The purchase of villas is of course somewhat more demanding. If only because you […]

Selling a villa: Procedure, costs, solvent buyers and speculation tax

Selling a villa – The sale of villas and exclusive estates does not follow a regular scheme. Why? The more exclusive the property, the more likely sellers are looking for absolutely discreet real estate agents. The technical term here: off market properties. They do not show up in any real estate portal. Off market properties […]

Sanierung Meaning Explained – Renovation in German Real Estate Market

Germany – What is the meaning of a Sanierung? What’s the difference between a Sanierung and Renovierung? Here, we explain all the details you need to know about renovating real estate in Germany. Renovation of a house means the repair and modernization of the building. Insulation, new heating systems and windows bring the building up […]

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 […]

New Build Home: Prices, Finances, Advantages + Disadvantages

Buying a new build home – Most families do not want to wait long from the idea to the realization of their dream of owning their own home. This is where a new build home proves to be a practical solution, as its nature means that it takes far less time to build and therefore […]

Renting out an Apartment & House: What to Consider? Property, Tax & Advice

Renting a property can be a great extra income, but it can also become your main job. Landlords have many duties towards the tenant and have to take care of the property. However, if this is successful, a lot of profit can result. We will explain how you can best let your property and how […]

Buy or Build a Wooden House: Construction Forms, Tips & Trends

Timber house buy or build – With timber houses, most humans think of a vacation in Scandinavia or in the Black Forest. There, the timber house has tradition and belongs to the house types which are built most frequently. Please note, this article is written with a focus toward the German market, but very similar […]

Real Estate Loans: Bank, Loan, Equity, Interest, Comparison + Tips

Real Estate Loan – If you want to buy a house or apartment and finance it, a real estate loan is a suitable decision. In principle, a construction financing and a real estate credit do not differ fundamentally. But if you buy an existing property, you usually apply for a real estate and not a […]

Valuing a house: Estimate purchase Price or have it Estimated? Valuation

If house or dwelling were bought not too long ago, building costs or the purchase price offer first approximate values with the house evaluation. On the Lukinski real estate portal you can get more information about the current value of your property by comparing it with properties in similar locations, of the same size and […]

Sell your House: Without a realtor?! Documents, taxes & costs – what to consider?

Selling a house – Single-family houses are characterized by the fact that they are inhabited only by a family, a couple or a person living alone. They have a garden, which is also owned by the owner. Not all single-family houses are inhabited by their owners. There is also the possibility to rent a family […]