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Current m² prices for houses in Bonn and the Rhein-Sieg district

The market reports on real estate, which are mostly published annually, have the disadvantage of working with older data that do not reflect the current status. For this reason, we examined the results of the largest real estate databases for over a month and examined the current offers with regard to the m² prices called up. For city districts, selected districts and communities in Bonn and the ...

On the federal election - an overview of the party programs for renting accommodation

In Germany there are around 4 million private landlords who rent around 60% of the available living space and make up around 5% of the total German population. For most private landlords, renting is just an extra income or a security for old age. 45% achieved net income from 0 to 4.999 €, only 19% were the ...

Berlin and the nationwide rent cap

Who would not have seen this coming, the Constitutional Court actually overturned the Berlin rent cap in the spring. Although the highest court ruled only formally because the Senate was not responsible, it can be assumed that the experiment might be successful in terms of content. The reactions were to be expected: “Shame”, “Scandal” resounded from the Berlin town halls. Fun…

You should avoid these mistakes when buying a property

In times of low interest rates, many families will want their own property. Low interest rates are tempting, but are currently associated with a significant shortage of supply and high and sometimes excessive sales prices are being called for the few available properties. How do I proceed when purchasing real estate, what must be considered, which pitfalls apply ...

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 ...

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 ...