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Planning minister: Build 250,000 homes a year
Building land for sale in Schleswig-Holstein. Photo: DPA

Planning minister: Build 250,000 homes a year

Planning Minister Barbara Hendricks on Thursday called for Germany to build 250,000 new homes a year to cope with housing shortages in its major cities. READ  

Berlin to ban luxury flat renovations
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Berlin to ban luxury flat renovations

Berlin politicians want to ban investors snapping up rental properties in high-demand areas, renovating them and selling them on at inflated prices. READ  

BMW builds hotel for its Munich workers
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BMW builds hotel for its Munich workers

Munich is the most expensive place to live in Germany and with rents on the rise, BMW, one of the city’s biggest employers, has decided to build a hotel to house its workers. READ  

A third of renters can afford own home
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A third of renters can afford own home

Germany is known for being a country of renters rather than homeowners, but a third of tenants could afford their own property, according to research released on Wednesday. READ  

Feminist's apartment advert goes viral
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Feminist's apartment advert goes viral

Finding accommodation in Berlin is notoriously tricky. But one woman on the hunt might have a particularly hard time of it, with an advert for an apartment so absurd it has gone viral. READ  

Rental cap for busy areas draws closer
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Rental cap for busy areas draws closer

Germany took a step towards rental capping measures to prevent rent in property hotspots from being more than 10 percent above average for the area, with a 40-page draft law published on Thursday. READ  

Germany 'normalizes' as house prices rise
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Germany 'normalizes' as house prices rise

Long considered the land of renters, Germany is normalizing and people are increasingly buying their own homes, a new study suggests. This is pushing up prices, with rises of up to five percent expected this year alone. READ  

Berlin rent rises outstrip rest of country
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Berlin rent rises outstrip rest of country

Rents in Berlin are rising at almost twice the national average, increasing faster than anywhere else in the country in December, according to figures released on Tuesday. READ  

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Should rents in cities be capped?
The rent cap is targeted at up and coming areas. Photo: DPA

Should rents in cities be capped?

Germany’s next government is set to introduce an upper limit on rents in highly-populated areas. While the changes would be welcomed by most tenants, they are not universally popular. READ  

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A theatre and hotel - yours for €750,000
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A theatre and hotel - yours for €750,000

This 180-seater theatre and hotel in Baden-Württemberg is on the market for €750,000. Perfect for plays and hosting hundreds of guests, it is not your average property. READ  

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