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Market Comparison USA and Germany – Where to Buy Real Estate, Guide, Explanation for International Investment

Real Estate Markets – Real estate opportunities abound for American investors looking internationally to Germany for opportunities, while German investors will also find great succcess in building a business in the US. Both real estate markets show growth, and can be counted on for maintaining this growth in the coming years. For a high return […]

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 […]

Additional Costs – Buying House in Germany, Property Investment, Hidden Fees, More

Additional costs in Germany – It can be maddening trying to understand the German real estate laws and regulations. Below we explain the most important additional costs, and hidden fees which you may not know about. This short how-to guide should let you know a lot about what to consider when buying a house in […]

Purchase Contract – German Real Estate Explained, Guide

Buying a House in Germany – What are the details to look out for in your ‘Kaufvertrag’ when buying a house or property in Germany? Buying a house is complicated anywhere, especially when considering the contract, but coming from abroad, it’s even more important to know how to go about your purchasing contract. When you […]

Grunderwerbssteuer – Meaning, Translation, Explanation of German Real Estate Tax

Real estate transfer tax & Table for federal states – Whenever a property or part of a property is purchased in Germany, real estate transfer tax is incurred. But, how much trade tax is incurred with the real estate purchase? The amount of the tax is determined by the individual federal states. As a rule, […]

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 […]

Berliner Testament: German Inheritance Law Explained, Amount for Children, Partner + More

Joint Will – In Germany, the Berlin Testament decides on the legal portion of heir. It is an important issue for disinherited relatives, as they still have certain rights to the inheritance. In order to claim this correctly and to fulfill the formalities, however, some things have to be considered. The share always depends on […]

Munich buy & rent: House, apartment, property – Square meter price

München Buy & Rent – Munich is the most expensive city in Germany. Square metre prices are rising for tenants and buyers. Even for building land, plots, condominiums, single-family homes and apartment buildings, the prices are rising. But with increasing prices, profits are also increasing for investors. We take a close look at the Munich […]

Stuttgart buy & rent: House, apartment, property – Square meter price

Stuttgart buy & rent – The metropolis in the south of Germany with car industry, high tech and many world market leaders in the medium-sized business sector. If you want to buy in Stuttgart, you need a good real estate agent, no matter if you want to buy a plot of land, a condominium or […]

Hanover buy & rent: House, apartment, property – Square meter price

Hannover buy & rent – Hannover is the metropolis in Lower Saxony. Close to Berlin, Hamburg but also Braunschweig and Wolfsburg. Global companies like VW are at home here. Hanover is therefore also in demand when it comes to real estate, whether tenant or buyer. We take a look at the real estate market around […]

Cologne buy & rent: House, apartment, property – Square meter price

Cologne buy & rent – The media metropolis on the Rhine has over 1 million inhabitants and is one of the pivotal points in NRW and Germany. With proximity to Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and not far from Paris and Hamburg, Cologne is attractive. So attractive, in fact, that it now ranks second in the recommendations for […]

Frankfurt buy & rent: House, apartment, property – Square meter price

Frankfurt buy & rent – rents rise, purchase prices rise. Should you invest in Frankfurt now or is the next real estate bubble coming? We take a detailed look at the Frankfurt real estate market. For buyers and tenants, from land to new building land, condominiums and single-family homes. After the buyer’s tips we have […]