Sunday, 3 January 2016

What will 2016 bring for you in the Berlin Property Market?

First of all a Happy New Year to you and your family, may it bring health and prosperity.

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What happened in the Berlin Property Market in 2015?

Last year was a very busy year for everyone involved in the Berlin Property Market. No matter whether you were looking for an investment opportunity, trying to get the best price selling a property or getting best results from managing property investments.

The German residential real estate market has turned into a major destination for international property investors with the main focus on its capital Berlin. High value investment apartments were one of the main features with new developments coming onto the market. Apartment blocks are high in demand and low in supply so expectations on the side of the sellers quite often exceeded the investment targets of the potential buyers and many deals did not make it to the goal line.

New rent regulations for the residential property market have emerged in quick succession with the intention of slowing down the fast rent increases seen in most of Germany’s big cities. More of this can be expected as the immigration crisis has increased the pressure on affordable housing. We can expect a package of incentives for the development of subsidized housing, especially with state elections coming up in five German states (Bundesländer) including Berlin.

What will be the impact of the increase in interest rates by the FED in the United States? Will more money from the stock market casino come into the property markets? Will it affect the financing of real estate and slow down price increases?
These are some of the developments of last year that will definitely spill over into 2016.

What you can expect from us in the first weeks of 2016

Here is what we have planned for you:
  • We will provide information on new investment offers from our network.
  • There will be information on regulatory action on all aspects of the property market in Germany, especially in Berlin.
  • We will provide insights into malpractice of property management companies and what to do to protect yourself from it.
  • Last but not least we are waiting for the Berlin Housing Market Report 2016. If you have signed up with us for this report in the past you will receive it automatically, if not you can sign up on the link above.
The year 2016 will be an interesting year for watchers of the Berlin property market and an exciting one for participants.

Let us know where we can assist you in making 2016 a great success for you. 
I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Uwe Falkenberg


Falkenberg Solutions
Real Estate Consultants


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