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If you are planning a new property development in Germany any time soon, brace yourself: Construction costs are rising faster than at any point since the financial crisis. The cost of constructing a standard residential building was 4.0 percent higher in February 2018 than just 12 months earlier. According to Federal Statistical Office, this was the highest increase in construction prices since November 2007, when prices rose by 5.8 percent. So, …

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The Mietpreisbremse is coming under increasingly heavy fire. Originally designed to put a brake on rampant rental increases, restricting rents to a maximum of 10% above local benchmarks, the legislation was introduced last summer and immediately met with a mixture of protest and disbelief (from those within in the residential real estate industry), doubt (from those who predicted that this would be a toothless tiger) and warm acceptance (from those …

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The focus of this blog is normally on Real Estate, which is admittedly a fairly broad focus ranging from different real estate asset classes to examining market trends, from legislative changes to social and economic developments. For this post though, we’re going to take a bit of an excursion and explore a more political topic: Brexit. As with any major political issue, the ramifications of the UK population potentially voting …

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We’re well into February and there has been a recent rush of facts and figures arriving as a flood of studies and reports are released to provide analyses of an almost infinite array of statistics on the German real estate markets in 2015. We’ve covered a number of these developments in this blog before, but thought it would be interesting to highlight some of the key facts and figures relating …

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Legal changes are on their way, both due to new laws being enacted and reforms to existing laws. It is important that anyone affected has sufficient time to come to terms with the new legal landscape and can make any necessary changes to their business practices. Read on to find out about some of the key legal changes that are set to have an impact on the German real estate industry this year including changes for: estate …

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