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Only half of the real estate agents in Bonn pass the VAT cut on to their customers - but there is an even bigger annoyance….

We were interested in how the real estate brokers in Bonn deal with the VAT reduction when it comes to brokerage fees. We also used Cologne offers for comparison. On November 01st, four months after the introduction of the VAT reduction, we therefore took a closer look at the offers for single and two-family houses in the large real estate databases. Around 50% of brokers in ...

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 ...

Investment pain! If you have lost (maybe) millions of Euros ...

I have to be very careful in writing this article. My last, not necessarily flattering, remarks on McMakler were not particularly appreciated by the company's CEO and his “General Council” in January 2019, as we received a request to delete the article instead. It happened like this: The newsletter was published in April 2018 and was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dream real estate on the Costa del Sol

The cooperation with one of the most exclusive Spanish real estate brokers gives us the opportunity to regularly present you high-quality houses and condominiums. All offers can also be found on our homepage under "Foreign Real Estate". If you would like further offers, please do not hesitate to contact us. Unique gem right on the beach - villa for sale near Estepona Description: A truly…