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Real estate in Germany – land tax new law

New land tax law passed in Germany – what are the consequences for real estate owners?

The new real estate law in Germany comes into force on January 1, 2025

In accordance with the new law, the German land tax will be calculated according to a new model designed by the Federal Ministry of Finance with the aim of assessing the value of real estate under taxation. The model consists of three stages.

The first step is to assess the value of land and property, as well as the potential rental income – the higher the rental potential, the greater the tax. The second step will be to update the data on which the calculations are based.

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Real estate in Germany – decline in residential building permits

Another decline in residential property construction permits in Germany

The German Bureau of Statistics (Destatis) measured another decline compared to last year

New data was released this month at the Federal Bureau of Statistics, showing that the amount of building permits issued fell 1.9% between January and September in Germany, compared with the data from the same period last year. This is a total of 257,900 approvals – and they were valid for both new construction and construction work related to existing buildings.

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Real estate in Germany – Current situation isnt a housing crisis

The reasons why you can’t call the current situation in Germany “housing crisis”

While there is a shortage of supply, it does not equate to a crisis in residential housing

Dr. Gunter Vornholz of the School of Business publishes a report on real estate in Germany, stating that the current situation is not the same to what we are used to consider a crisis. In this report he compares the situation in residential real estate immediately after the war – a real crisis – and the situation today, and its conclusion is that we should not be alarmed by the headlines in the newspapers, but understand that the situation is driven by the reality of the market.

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Real estate in Germany – decrease in sales volume of healthcare

A shortage of assets in the healthcare market in Germany leads to a decline in the volume of transactions

The decline represents 52% in the first half of 2019 compared to last year

Lack of large-volume deals is the main reason for this figure, according to experts from the brokerage firm CBRE. While many investors are looking to invest in real estate designed for health care, the market is suffering from a shortage of supply.

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Real estate in Berlin – office space shortage

Lack of office space in Berlin is pushing rents up

Real-estate investors who are aware of the low yields, see nonetheless the potential for sharp increases in value

Every company that has recently searched for office space in the German capital is aware of the dismal state of supply in the market today. Supply has shrunk drastically over the past two years. Today’s situation is radically different from that of five years ago, when plenty of attractive offers in prime locations in Berlin could be found, which attracted a large number of established companies and young start-ups.

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Real estate in Berlin – Metropolitan area of Berlin

Berlin‘s suburbs in development, rental growth

Many choose to live outside of Berlin and commute every day for work, causing increase in rents

About a million people live in the metropolitan area of Berlin. The level of prices and rents in these areas is determined by their geographical location, size and overall attractiveness. In the metropolitan area of ​​Berlin there are about 55 towns, 35 of which are more distant, 19 are closer to the capital and Potsdam is the largest city outside of Berlin. For comparison, in the last three quarters of 2018, the median rent in Potsdam was € 9.86 per square meter, the number being just € 0.48 lower for a comparable property in Berlin.

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Real estate in Germany – Rent differences in center and outskirts

Gaps in rents in central Berlin and the city’s margins

Berlin’s historic center is the most expensive, but other neighborhoods continue to come close in price

Officially Berlin is divided into 12 major neighborhoods, but the real estate reality is much more complex. We have collected data on the demand for rents in the 190 postal codes of Berlin according to which the current situation in the city can be better understood.

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Real estate in Berlin – Trends in construction

New construction of residential real estate in Berlin: trends of 2019
An increase in new construction projects in all parts of Berlin

As of this moment, there are 286 projects already in various stages of construction or in advanced planning stages of new construction in all 12 districts of Berlin. Almost 43.000 apartments are expected to be built in these projects.

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Real estate in Germany – Trends in real estate prices Berlin

The various trends in real estate prices in Berlin 2019
Real estate prices in Berlin have been rising steadily and fast, but not uniformly

Housing in Berlin is still considered cheaper than this of the bighest cities in Germany such as Düsseldorf, Munich and Hamburg – but prices are rising at a dizzying pace. Even though the level of unemployment in the city is relatively high, the positive migration and the lack of new construction are forcing Berliners to spend more and more on the living within the city.
Significant increases were recorded last year in the city’s most expensive segment (a 7.1% increase to rent of € 17.13 per square meter), as well as in the cheapest segment (up 4.7% to € 6.46 per sq.m.).

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Real estate in Germany – Grundsteuer

Changes in German real estate tax laws?

The German government is considering a new land tax law

According to the new law, the land taxes (Grundsteuer) that is being paid in Germany every quarter will be calculated based on a combination of the following parameters: artificial rental income, value of the land based on data from the municipality, and the age of the building. The proposal of this method caused mixed reactions throughout Germany.

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