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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

KRAFT market evaluation - rental apartment offers in Bonn

In September 2019 we took a closer look at the current rental offers in Bonn. Approx. 600 offers in the two largest real estate portals were evaluated. Actually, the offer should be significantly larger, namely over 1.000 apartments. But approx. 45% of the offers are not found in the normal apartment categories, but rather hidden as furnished apartments ...

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 ...