Real Estate Insights 

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Obsolescence of Berlin's Land Use Plan: Federal Administrative Court Ruling Enhances Development Opportunities for Owners

The Berlin land use plan is on the brink of a new beginning. The latest ruling by the Federal Administrative Court (BVerwG) addresses a critical issue in the urban development process. The implications of the verdict suggest expanded development possibilities for property owners.

by Peter Guthmann

When is the best moment to sell your property in Berlin?

Evaluating whether it is a good moment to sell a property in Berlin requires an understanding of the current real estate market dynamics. Based on the latest data from Guthmann Estate's 2024 reports, here's an overview of the Berlin real estate market:

by Peter Guthmann

How does the Berlin Real Estate Market Navigate Energy and Interest Rate Changes?

Pressure from inflation, high interest rates, and the energy transition: Quo Vadis Berlin real estate market?

by Peter Guthmann

Europe's major property destinations. Part 2: Paris

Paris, the capital of France, is the heart of French culture and world famous for great art and stunning architecture. The beauty of the city has made Paris one of the greatest tourist attractions on the globe. 

Guthmann Estate Community Finder Berlin

The Guthmann Estate Community Finder. Find your community among 22 Berlin districts or in 448 quarters and neighborhoods.

by Peter Guthmann

Europe's major property destinations. Part 1: Rome

The philosopher Kierkegaard once said "Comparison is the end of happiness and the beginning of discontent." Nevertheless, we do it and today we begin a small series of metropolitan comparisons. 

Property Purchase Contract in Germany. Part IV: Speculation Period

When selling real estate, you should always consider the tax implications. We summarize the most important points for you here. Detailed advice should only be provided by a tax advisor.

by Peter Guthmann

Property Purchase Contract in Germany. Part III: The Pre-Emption Right

What is the district right of first refusal all about? The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig put an end to Berlin's preemption practice with its verdict of 09.11.2021. The supposed wonder weapon has become a toothless tiger. 

by Peter Guthmann