Berlin to vote on radical bid to combat housing crisis

Berlin to vote on radical bid to combat housing crisis

Berliners are to vote on a referendum to force major property companies to sell thousands of their flats to the city, officials said Thursday as the election-year issue of high rents grows more charged.

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Here’s what you need to know when buying a property in Germany

VIDEO: Could 3D-printed homes solve Germany’s housing shortage?

VIDEO: Could 3D-printed homes solve Germany’s housing shortage?

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

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

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

Berlin spends €1 billion to buy back public flats

Berlin spends €1 billion to buy back public flats

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

Berlin poised to freeze rent prices for five years

Berlin poised to freeze rent prices for five years

Berlin ‘considers’ banning foreign buyers to counter house price rises

Berlin ‘considers’ banning foreign buyers to counter house price rises

Investor turning Nazi indoctrination camp into luxury flats goes bust

Investor turning Nazi indoctrination camp into luxury flats goes bust

One key thing you should do before buying an Altbau flat in Germany

One key thing you should do before buying an Altbau flat in Germany

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

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

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

Developer who ripped down historic Munich house told to rebuild it brick-by-brick

Developer who ripped down historic Munich house told to rebuild it brick-by-brick

Illegal demolition of historic Munich building angers city mayor

Illegal demolition of historic Munich building angers city mayor

Report reveals how landlords discriminate against flat-hunting foreigners

Report reveals how landlords discriminate against flat-hunting foreigners

Start your bids now: 49-room central train station goes up for sale in Bavaria

Start your bids now: 49-room central train station goes up for sale in Bavaria

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

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

Munich at high risk of housing bubble: report

Munich at high risk of housing bubble: report

Nazi beach resort ruin turned into luxury playground

Nazi beach resort ruin turned into luxury playground

Germany’s most expensive luxury flat sold in Berlin

Germany’s most expensive luxury flat sold in Berlin

Germany confiscates more from refugees than Denmark

Germany confiscates more from refugees than Denmark

Ten percent of Germans own over half of country’s wealth

Ten percent of Germans own over half of country’s wealth

The ten most expensive cities in Germany

The ten most expensive cities in Germany

Germany’s castles are in danger, warns prince

Germany’s castles are in danger, warns prince

Hidden Stasi bunker for rent – just €3,000/month

Hidden Stasi bunker for rent – just €3,000/month

Landlord ‘right’ to expel tenant over insults

Landlord ‘right’ to expel tenant over insults

Eviction doesn’t scare Berlin Airbnb hosts

Eviction doesn’t scare Berlin Airbnb hosts

Germany’s estate agents plan strike action

Germany’s estate agents plan strike action

Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises

Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises

Berlin struggles to sell former Goebbels villa

Berlin struggles to sell former Goebbels villa

Berlin’s most expensive flat sells for €5.7 million

Berlin’s most expensive flat sells for €5.7 million

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

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

BMW builds hotel for its Munich workers

BMW builds hotel for its Munich workers

A third of renters can afford own home

A third of renters can afford own home

Feminist’s apartment advert goes viral

Feminist’s apartment advert goes viral

Rental cap for busy areas draws closer

Rental cap for busy areas draws closer

Berlin rent rises outstrip rest of country

Berlin rent rises outstrip rest of country

Should rents in cities be capped?

Should rents in cities be capped?

A theatre and hotel – yours for €750,000

A theatre and hotel – yours for €750,000

Indebted Berlin hikes tax on property sales

Indebted Berlin hikes tax on property sales

A country estate in Lower Saxony

A country estate in Lower Saxony

Revamped ruin and a former royal seat

Revamped ruin and a former royal seat

Merkel’s East Berlin flat – rent for €55 a night

Merkel’s East Berlin flat – rent for €55 a night

Top ten tips for flathunters in Germany

Top ten tips for flathunters in Germany

Students shelter in old folks’ homes

Students shelter in old folks’ homes

Fewer flats free in Germany

Fewer flats free in Germany

Court: gay and straight tax breaks must match

Court: gay and straight tax breaks must match

Los Angeles sues ‘slumlord’ Deutsche Bank

Los Angeles sues ‘slumlord’ Deutsche Bank

Germans ‘poorer’ than European neighbours

Germans ‘poorer’ than European neighbours

Big boom in bathroom business

Big boom in bathroom business

Buy your own Baltic Sea harbour for just €38,500

Buy your own Baltic Sea harbour for just €38,500

Police bust massive property fraud scheme

Police bust massive property fraud scheme

Berliners get Coke to return their sunshine

Berliners get Coke to return their sunshine

Foreign buyers clamour for Berlin property

Foreign buyers clamour for Berlin property

Italian crisis helps German property buyers

Italian crisis helps German property buyers

Housing becomes more expensive nationwide

Housing becomes more expensive nationwide

Allianz chief warns of real estate bubble

Allianz chief warns of real estate bubble

Foreign investors ‘snap up prefab German flats’

Foreign investors ‘snap up prefab German flats’

Ikea planning ‘to build new district in Hamburg’

Ikea planning ‘to build new district in Hamburg’

Property prices soar but ‘no danger of bubble’

Property prices soar but ‘no danger of bubble’

‘Horror Landlord’ politician could face jail

‘Horror Landlord’ politician could face jail

Landowners get right to refuse hunting access

Landowners get right to refuse hunting access

Protesting pensioners squat seniors’ club

Protesting pensioners squat seniors’ club

North Sea island is jewel in German house market

North Sea island is jewel in German house market

City ‘sold empty houses without finding owners’

City ‘sold empty houses without finding owners’

Frankfurt begins old town reconstruction

Frankfurt begins old town reconstruction

Gritty Reeperbahn faces growing gentrification

Gritty Reeperbahn faces growing gentrification

Berlin minister resigns after 11 days in office

Berlin minister resigns after 11 days in office

The ins and outs of buying property

The ins and outs of buying property

Anti-gentrification protesters disrupt Berlin luxury property tour

Anti-gentrification protesters disrupt Berlin luxury property tour

Finding the fairytale wedding setting

Finding the fairytale wedding setting

Making a castle your home

Making a castle your home

Housing charity accused of exploiting Roma

Housing charity accused of exploiting Roma

Survey reveals priciest places to live

Survey reveals priciest places to live

Scandinavian living in Berlin
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Unpopular waterfront development plans still afloat in Berlin

Unpopular waterfront development plans still afloat in Berlin

German housing prices fall for the first time in five years

German housing prices fall for the first time in five years

Munich and Hamburg ranked Europe’s best property investments

Munich and Hamburg ranked Europe’s best property investments