The Berlin real estate blog

Relevant topics around the Berlin real estate market and interesting contexts. This is our Berlin real estate blog.

Back to the future: In Berlin, the construction of new apartments is subsidized again.

Berlin's Senate provides 320 million euros for a housing fund. In Berlin, there will be a new edition of a housing fund.

by Peter Guthmann

Federal Minister of Justice presents a draft bill for breaking rise in rents.

New law is to come in 2015.

by Peter Guthmann

Correction in Berlin´s real estate policy: Secretary Ephraim Gothe fired by Berlin Senate.

Secretary of State in the Senate Department for Urban Development, Ephraim Gothe, had to resign.

by Peter Guthmann

German real estate appraisal report: Properties continue to increase in price.

Rising revenues making 2013 a peak year for the real estate market in the German capital Berlin. 2014 starts moderately.

by Peter Guthmann

Guthmann & Guthmann Immobilien GmbH has joined Berlin Partner

We are pleased to announce that Guthmann & Guthmann Immobilien GmbH has become a member of Berlin’s most important network “Berlin Partner“. Berlin Partner is a unique, public-private partnership between more than 200 companies from the economics and technology sector and the Senate of Berlin. Berlin Partner is a commitment to the German capital.

by Peter Guthmann

Holiday apartments in Berlin-Pankow prohibited by law

The Administrative Court of Berlin has decided under an emergency procedure that the use of apartments as holiday homes in residential areas may be contrary to the requirement of being considerate.

by Peter Guthmann

Boomtown Berlin: Almost 50,000 new residents per year.

December 2013 3.517 million citizens were registered in Berlin. These are the most recent figures from the Federal Statistical Office of Berlin.

by Peter Guthmann

2013 was a peak year for Berlin real estate

The German and especially the Berlin real estate market is doing as well in 2014 as in 2013.

by Peter Guthmann

New City tax for Berlin tourists

Private Berlin visitors must pay a 5% fee on top of daily hotel rates.

by Peter Guthmann

In Berlin, square meter prices and rents have massively risen since 2010.

And there is no week where we can’t read articles in papers and magazines, nor hear features in the radio and watch polemical talks in the TV. In the end the conclusion is almost always the same: investors are under suspicion of destroying old, grown together urban structures. Are residents and quarters in Berlin really being totally run over unexpectedly, as we are told?

by Peter Guthmann

Berlin Property Market: 40 % more new buildings in 2012

Investors are currently planning and building significantly more new buildings in Berlin. The Senate Bureau of Statistics published in a recent report that this year the authorities have approved 40 percent more building permissions for new homes than in the same period last year.

by Peter Guthmann

5 rules for a successful Berlin Investment

For many “smaller” investors, buying a property in Berlin is associated with a high financial effort. We support you during the whole acquisition process.

#1 In order to assure that the property leads to an additional income and does not become a burden for you, you should consult an expert with the due diligence of the Berlin property and follow some basic rules. Rule # 1: Set up a solid financial plan for your Berlin real estate. Buy only Berlin real estate that you can afford in the long term. The investment property should be at least largely repaid when you retire. If the interest and repayment of a financed property is not carried from the rental income, these costs will have to be paid even if the retirement income is lower or, in the worst case, no longer available.

by Peter Guthmann