Sunday, 1 April 2012

Berlin Residential Market Report 2012

GSW / CBRE have published their 2012 Annual Housing Market Report for Berlin.

Main conclusions

  • Rents: Expensive rents get more expensive and moderate rents remain affordable.
  • Rent Burden: The average share of spendable income to be assigned to rent dropped slightly from 24.4% in 2009 to 24.2%.
  • Comparison: The Berlin Residential market still offers more for less than other German cities.
  • Scoring: Pankow, Friedrichhain-Kreuzberg and Treptow-Köpenick are in high demand with investors and in advanced positions on the investment cycle.
  • New building activities mainly in popular locations for high value customers.

For new contracts average net rents have risen by 7.8% from € 6.11 in 2010 to € 6.59 in 2011. The increase has varied and mostly took place in the higher value market segments to € 12.04 on average.
Least affected were the lower rents which increased by 4.6% to € 4.50 per sqm per month. There is still sufficient supply of affordeable apartments with a tightening of the market within the inner S-Bahn ring line.

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