How the pandemic is driving German residents out of cities and into suburbs
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How the pandemic is driving German residents out of cities and into suburbs

A growing number of people living in German cities want to move to suburbs and the commuter belt, according to new research. What's going on?

EXPLAINED: These are the reasons why so many Germans rent rather than buy
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EXPLAINED: These are the reasons why so many Germans rent rather than buy

EXPLAINED: Munich’s radical new approach to solving the housing crisis
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EXPLAINED: Munich’s radical new approach to solving the housing crisis

Half of big city households in Germany ‘spend over 30 percent of income on rent’

Half of big city households in Germany ‘spend over 30 percent of income on rent’

Housing: How did it get so expensive to live in Munich?
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Housing: How did it get so expensive to live in Munich?

It’s not impossible: How to find housing in Munich
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It’s not impossible: How to find housing in Munich

German property giants Vonovia and Deutsche Wohnen merge to ‘tackle housing shortage’

German property giants Vonovia and Deutsche Wohnen merge to ‘tackle housing shortage’

EXPLAINED: When can my landlord raise the rent in Germany?
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EXPLAINED: When can my landlord raise the rent in Germany?

‘Stressed and depressed’: How Berlin’s rent cap fiasco has affected foreign tenants

‘Stressed and depressed’: How Berlin’s rent cap fiasco has affected foreign tenants

Berlin to offer loans and grants to hard-up tenants after rent cap defeat

Berlin to offer loans and grants to hard-up tenants after rent cap defeat

Pressure grows in Germany to implement nationwide rent freeze

Pressure grows in Germany to implement nationwide rent freeze

Berlin’s ‘Mietendeckel’ rent freeze ruled unlawful. What does it mean for tenants?

Berlin’s ‘Mietendeckel’ rent freeze ruled unlawful. What does it mean for tenants?

EXPLAINED: Here’s where rent prices are falling (and going up) in Germany
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EXPLAINED: Here’s where rent prices are falling (and going up) in Germany

Are Germans really fleeing the cities for an idyllic life in the countryside?
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Are Germans really fleeing the cities for an idyllic life in the countryside?

How Berliners are plotting a radical ‘expropriation referendum’ to fight housing crisis

How Berliners are plotting a radical ‘expropriation referendum’ to fight housing crisis

German housing co-ops: What are they and how do I sign up?
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German housing co-ops: What are they and how do I sign up?

‘Be patient’: What you should know about buying property in Germany
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‘Be patient’: What you should know about buying property in Germany

Housing: Rent prices for new Munich flats rise to over €20 per square metre

Housing: Rent prices for new Munich flats rise to over €20 per square metre

These are the plans for affordable (and sustainable) housing at Berlin’s former Tegel airport

These are the plans for affordable (and sustainable) housing at Berlin’s former Tegel airport

VIDEO: Where in Germany can I buy a cheap apartment?

VIDEO: Where in Germany can I buy a cheap apartment?

EXPLAINED: What’s happening to house prices and rents in Germany amid the coronavirus crisis?
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EXPLAINED: What’s happening to house prices and rents in Germany amid the coronavirus crisis?

Berlin’s district court rules in favour of rental price cap

Berlin’s district court rules in favour of rental price cap

The hassle-free housing solution for international residents in Europe
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The hassle-free housing solution for international residents in Europe

Housing in Germany: Here’s where demand and prices are soaring
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Housing in Germany: Here’s where demand and prices are soaring

Four ways to help lower your rent in Germany
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Four ways to help lower your rent in Germany

Housing in Germany: Here’s where rent prices are going up (and down)

Housing in Germany: Here’s where rent prices are going up (and down)

Berlin stokes foreign investor land rush

Berlin stokes foreign investor land rush

Eight words to help you understand the German housing market
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Eight words to help you understand the German housing market

REVEALED: Where rent prices are falling in Germany
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REVEALED: Where rent prices are falling in Germany

Renting in Germany: Here’s what to know about changes in 2020
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Renting in Germany: Here’s what to know about changes in 2020

Berlin rent freeze: 340,000 tenants ‘paying too much’ for housing

Berlin rent freeze: 340,000 tenants ‘paying too much’ for housing

Bad news: Why rents in Germany will continue to rise in 2020

Bad news: Why rents in Germany will continue to rise in 2020

‘Open discrimination of foreigners’: Landlord fined after advertising flat ‘to Germans’

‘Open discrimination of foreigners’: Landlord fined after advertising flat ‘to Germans’

Rising rent prices in Germany: What are the affordable options for families?
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Rising rent prices in Germany: What are the affordable options for families?

Nearly 1,800 people turn up for single flat viewing in Berlin

Nearly 1,800 people turn up for single flat viewing in Berlin

Munich ‘no longer most expensive city for renting’ in Germany

Munich ‘no longer most expensive city for renting’ in Germany

Number of people without a home rises in Germany

Number of people without a home rises in Germany

Bargain ‘B-cities’: The places to buy property in Germany if you’re on a tight budget
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Bargain ‘B-cities’: The places to buy property in Germany if you’re on a tight budget

Giant art project transforms housing blocks in eastern German city

Giant art project transforms housing blocks in eastern German city

Four ways to lower your rent in Germany
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Four ways to lower your rent in Germany

Number of social housing units drops by 42,000 in Germany

Number of social housing units drops by 42,000 in Germany

Berlin seeks to keep rents down on commercial properties to save small shops

Berlin seeks to keep rents down on commercial properties to save small shops

From climate action to ‘Soli tax’: What you need to know about Germany’s planned changes
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From climate action to ‘Soli tax’: What you need to know about Germany’s planned changes

Housing in Germany: Why are fewer young people buying their own homes?
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Housing in Germany: Why are fewer young people buying their own homes?

What you need to know about Berlin’s turbulent housing market
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What you need to know about Berlin’s turbulent housing market

How new homes in Germany are not being built where they are most needed
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How new homes in Germany are not being built where they are most needed

Why Berlin is buying back nearly 700 apartments on its historic Karl-Marx-Allee

Why Berlin is buying back nearly 700 apartments on its historic Karl-Marx-Allee

Update: What you need to know about the German property tax reform that affects us all
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Update: What you need to know about the German property tax reform that affects us all

How Berlin’s housing crisis leaves women vulnerable to sexual predators
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How Berlin’s housing crisis leaves women vulnerable to sexual predators

‘Know your rights’: The advice you need about renting in Germany

‘Know your rights’: The advice you need about renting in Germany

High costs, long queues and discrimination: What it’s like to rent in Germany
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High costs, long queues and discrimination: What it’s like to rent in Germany

Germans up in arms over ‘rent insanity’

Germans up in arms over ‘rent insanity’

Renting in Germany: Share your stories
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Renting in Germany: Share your stories

The places in Germany where rents are rising rapidly

The places in Germany where rents are rising rapidly

‘Beware, you’re leaving the functioning part of Germany’: Tübingen mayor on Berlin

‘Beware, you’re leaving the functioning part of Germany’: Tübingen mayor on Berlin

How Germany is reforming its rental law in favour of tenants

How Germany is reforming its rental law in favour of tenants

Germany’s housing crisis: Is development without displacement possible?
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Germany’s housing crisis: Is development without displacement possible?

What Germany is doing to keep rents down: Special report

What Germany is doing to keep rents down: Special report

How to join a Mieterverein (renters’ association) in Germany

How to join a Mieterverein (renters’ association) in Germany

Rising rents and stiff competition: What you need to know about Germany’s housing market

Rising rents and stiff competition: What you need to know about Germany’s housing market

Small flats are on the rise in Germany, leaving city dwellers increasingly cramped

Small flats are on the rise in Germany, leaving city dwellers increasingly cramped

Frankfurt tackles housing crisis with ambitious plan to build new district

Frankfurt tackles housing crisis with ambitious plan to build new district

Berlin has the fastest rising house prices in the world, study finds

Berlin has the fastest rising house prices in the world, study finds

Germany’s top court just made a landmark ruling that affects us all. Here’s how
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Germany’s top court just made a landmark ruling that affects us all. Here’s how

Berlin takes lead: 2 million affordable apartments lacking in Germany

Berlin takes lead: 2 million affordable apartments lacking in Germany

Fuggerei: The German district where rents haven’t gone up in 500 years

Fuggerei: The German district where rents haven’t gone up in 500 years

Berlin to drop Airbnb ‘ban’ on renting out main homes

Berlin to drop Airbnb ‘ban’ on renting out main homes

‘In Berlin’s housing market people are getting mad, getting scared’

‘In Berlin’s housing market people are getting mad, getting scared’

Germany’s controversial rent control law works after all (at least in central Berlin)

Germany’s controversial rent control law works after all (at least in central Berlin)

Student in southern Germany finds free digs – at seniors’ home

Student in southern Germany finds free digs – at seniors’ home

Germany’s property boom will keep on going, experts predict

Germany’s property boom will keep on going, experts predict

Number of people living on German streets has jumped by a third: report

Number of people living on German streets has jumped by a third: report

Could Frankfurt’s compact ‘cube’ housing be the student digs of the future?

Could Frankfurt’s compact ‘cube’ housing be the student digs of the future?

Rent for student housing across Germany has skyrocketed, survey shows

Rent for student housing across Germany has skyrocketed, survey shows

These are the German cities where rents have been going up the most

These are the German cities where rents have been going up the most

These are the German cities where you spend the most of your salary on rent

These are the German cities where you spend the most of your salary on rent

Housing prices keep roaring up in Germany, new study shows

Housing prices keep roaring up in Germany, new study shows

Germany is building houses in all the wrong places, study finds

Germany is building houses in all the wrong places, study finds

One in five Germans will bequeath at least €250,000 in inheritance

One in five Germans will bequeath at least €250,000 in inheritance

7 reasons buying furniture in Germany is a nightmare
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7 reasons buying furniture in Germany is a nightmare

8 European hotspots expats want to call home
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8 European hotspots expats want to call home

Berlin rents shot up by nearly 10 percent in two years: report

Berlin rents shot up by nearly 10 percent in two years: report

The most and least expensive German towns for student digs

The most and least expensive German towns for student digs

Renting in Germany – what you need to know
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Renting in Germany – what you need to know

Munich IS a super cheap place to rent… if you’re a banker

Munich IS a super cheap place to rent… if you’re a banker

Bankers moving to Frankfurt due to Brexit ‘could drive up housing prices’

Bankers moving to Frankfurt due to Brexit ‘could drive up housing prices’

This graph shows how much Berlin rent has skyrocketed in past decade

This graph shows how much Berlin rent has skyrocketed in past decade

Munich at high risk of housing bubble: report

Munich at high risk of housing bubble: report

The 10 worst German cities for students to find digs

The 10 worst German cities for students to find digs

Berlin the new London? 10m2 flat to rent for €750 a month

Berlin the new London? 10m2 flat to rent for €750 a month

Flats more affordable as rents rise slower than salaries

Flats more affordable as rents rise slower than salaries

Not your average student digs: ‘amazing’ plastic bubble

Not your average student digs: ‘amazing’ plastic bubble

Berlin cracks down on Airbnb rentals to cool market

Berlin cracks down on Airbnb rentals to cool market

Germany’s most expensive luxury flat sold in Berlin

Germany’s most expensive luxury flat sold in Berlin

Germany hits 10-year-high in home-building

Germany hits 10-year-high in home-building

Housing creeps over 1/3 of monthly budgets

Housing creeps over 1/3 of monthly budgets

German cities struggle with housing shortage

German cities struggle with housing shortage

Berlin rents drop as price controls take effect

Berlin rents drop as price controls take effect

Berlin jumps ahead on new rent control law

Berlin jumps ahead on new rent control law

Nine ways landlords and tenants fell out

Nine ways landlords and tenants fell out

Party for tenants as coalition agrees rent cap

Party for tenants as coalition agrees rent cap

Pay pensioners to move out, says union head

Pay pensioners to move out, says union head

Cities see slower house price growth

Cities see slower house price growth

Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises

Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises

Rent caps are coming in 2015

Rent caps are coming in 2015

Berlin seniors battle Swedish property giant

Berlin seniors battle Swedish property giant

Two thirds of Berlin’s tourist flats now illegal

Two thirds of Berlin’s tourist flats now illegal

Planning minister: Build 250,000 homes a year

Planning minister: Build 250,000 homes a year

Berlin to ban luxury flat renovations

Berlin to ban luxury flat renovations

Renting versus buying in Germany: What is actually cheaper?
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Renting versus buying in Germany: What is actually cheaper?

Munich for beginners: Furnished rentals with Mr. Lodge
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Munich for beginners: Furnished rentals with Mr. Lodge

Is rent in Germany too expensive?

Is rent in Germany too expensive?

Indebted Berlin hikes tax on property sales

Indebted Berlin hikes tax on property sales

Tenants told to lump neighbour peeing noise

Tenants told to lump neighbour peeing noise

Census shows 700,000 German flats lack loos

Census shows 700,000 German flats lack loos

Woman dies two days after forced eviction

Woman dies two days after forced eviction

Barracks and boats eyed for student housing

Barracks and boats eyed for student housing

Germans build more homes in shadow of euro

Germans build more homes in shadow of euro

Lone-living ladies ‘more likely to have top job’

Lone-living ladies ‘more likely to have top job’

Germans panic-buy over-priced Swiss houses

Germans panic-buy over-priced Swiss houses

Tenants must fund energy saving renovation

Tenants must fund energy saving renovation

Tenant booted for peeing in common garden

Tenant booted for peeing in common garden

Berlin holiday apartments – worth checking out?
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Berlin holiday apartments – worth checking out?

Housing charity accused of exploiting Roma

Housing charity accused of exploiting Roma

Activists agitate against rising Berlin rents and gentrification

Activists agitate against rising Berlin rents and gentrification

TILIA Living Resort in Berlin: a vacation in your own home
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TILIA Living Resort in Berlin: a vacation in your own home

Solidarity protest in Hamburg over housing project clearance

Solidarity protest in Hamburg over housing project clearance

Berliners strip naked to protest rising rents

Berliners strip naked to protest rising rents

Noisy children most likely to annoy wealthier tenants

Noisy children most likely to annoy wealthier tenants

Berlin councils join forces to freeze fascists out of public buildings

Berlin councils join forces to freeze fascists out of public buildings

Tenants association fears impending apartment shortage

Tenants association fears impending apartment shortage

German housing prices fall for the first time in five years

German housing prices fall for the first time in five years

Old bunkers get new life as flats in Bremen

Old bunkers get new life as flats in Bremen

Sleepless couple sues over loud snorer in upstairs flat

Sleepless couple sues over loud snorer in upstairs flat

Financial crisis could raise rents

Financial crisis could raise rents

Squatters and leftists protest against Berlin gentrification

Squatters and leftists protest against Berlin gentrification

Rents on the rise in affordable Germany

Rents on the rise in affordable Germany

Heating back payments could hit 30 percent for 2008

Heating back payments could hit 30 percent for 2008

Official wants 50,000 empty west German flats demolished

Official wants 50,000 empty west German flats demolished

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IKEA won’t sell its prefab homes in Germany

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Merkel: I lived in a squat