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Divorce and Real Estate - A Brief Overview

Divorce is usually accompanied by strong emotions, especially when there are children. But the distribution of property, especially if there is a shared property, almost always means an enormous effort. As you may already know, the division of real estate is particularly complicated because real estate is immovable, as its name suggests….

Does the new Bonn rent index have an impact on the rental of furnished apartments?

On September 01st, the new rent index of the city of Bonn came into force. A slight increase in the m² prices compared to the last list from 2018 has been determined. Many competent people have thought about it, the city, representatives of the tenants' association, from Haus & Grund, scientifically supported by the Institut Wohnen und Umwelt (IWU) in Darmstadt. 10.000 apartments ...

Virtual tours in Corona times

The corona crisis completely changed our society this year and the real estate industry is also subject to massive restrictions. Nevertheless - the sale and rental of real estate must go on, as sellers and buyers as well as tenants and landlords are equally affected. We have been offering 360 ° tours for real estate for several years, we have had this service for some ...

Berlin impressions

For our weekly newspaper “Die Rote Laterne” our editor Rudi Kasulke has been reporting from the federal capital since the last election to the Berlin House of Representatives in September 2021. He gave us an interview, the following are some excerpts: After the superior election victory of the left and the surprising failure of the SPD at the 5% hurdle, red / green can now rule in Berlin ...

Otherwise no problems?

According to the Frankfurt District Court, the term “Miss” is not defamatory. A tenant had complained - it was about a cleaning plan. A tenant must accept to be referred to as a “Miss” on notices. The Frankfurt am Main district court decided - and dismissed an injunction by the woman. It is therefore not defamatory that the landlady ...

The SPD sees red - buyer principle for real estate sales

Ex-Federal Minister of Justice Katarina Barley planned to expand the customer principle, which has existed since 2015, for rentals to include real estate sales. A ministerial draft is now available, which her successor Christine Lambrecht should now put into practice. The introduction of the buyer principle is intended to facilitate the acquisition of real estate, since the ancillary purchase costs in Germany between 11 and 15% of the ...

ZDF-WISO tested broker services and came to catastrophic results

In the WISO broadcast on March 25th, four real estate agents were tested in the “WISO Trick” series. The process followed a familiar pattern: an elderly lady was wired to a microphone, and an expert in an adjoining room was listening. The bait was an approx. 50 year old Okal prefabricated house in the Berlin area in a dilapidated condition. The heating and most of the trades ...

From now on KRAFT sell your property in a digital bidding process

The so-called “bidding process” can best be compared to an eBay auction. The big difference is that there is no obligation for the seller to sell his property to the highest bidder. Analogous to the classic sales process, KRAFT Immobilien will evaluate your property after a property inspection and analysis of various documents and make a price recommendation. Since the real estate demand is currently significantly higher than ...

KRAFT Immobilien now also DIN-certified

The certification according to DIN EN 15733 is proof that KRAFT Immobilien fulfills the requirements of the European DIN EN 15733 standard and applies it in its work with its customers. At the same time, our customers can be certain that we will comply with the information requirements laid down in the DIN standard. The fulfillment of the requirements of the service standard is ensured by ...

Buyer principle for real estate sales - how the "GREENS" practice populism

Federal Minister of Justice Katarina Barley is currently examining the expansion of the ordering principle for rentals, which has existed since 2015, to include real estate sales, and a draft bill should be available in the next few weeks. The introduction of the customer principle is intended to facilitate the acquisition of real estate, since the ancillary purchase costs in Germany are between 11 and 15% of the purchase price, depending on the federal state. Usually finance ...