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Real Estate News - April 2022

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Real Estate News - April 2022

Berlin, 04. May 2022

Rising loan costs for residential real estate, tight market situation for logistics space, rising construction interest rates and the KfW subsidy debacle. The most important news about the real estate industry in March 2022 summarized.

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Package of measures introduced by the German government - what's in store for owners

Berlin, 20. April 2022

Energy prices are going through the roof. Now the German government wants to counteract with a package of measures.

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German Government Suspends Subsidies by KfW Development Bank

Berlin, 28. January 2022

Germany’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has unexpectedly suspended its KfW subsidy programs for climate-friendly construction until further notice and with immediate effect.

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Demand for building material like timber rising rapidly – as are the prices

Berlin, 26. August 2021

Materials like timber, steel and insulation are quite obviously indispensable in building construction. But since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, demand has skyrocketed, and supplies are running low.

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Germany’s Most Desirable Rental Flats – an Analysis by the ImmobilienScout24 Real Estate Portal

Berlin, 08. July 2021

Germany’s most desirable kind of rental flat measures 66 square metres, divides into two-and-a-half bedrooms, and costs 446 euros to rent, net of heating.

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Real Estate News - March 2022

Berlin, 31. March 2022

Increase in construction interest rates, 500,000 apartments for refugees from Ukraine, missed climate targets of the building sector and the top-up of KfW funding. The most important news about the real estate industry in March 2022 summarized.

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The Reenacted Mortgage Lending Value Ordinance

Berlin, 21. October 2021

BaFin is planning to amend the Regulation on the Determination of the Mortgage Lending Value. But the proposals face criticism from many observers.

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North Rhine-Westphalia Imposing Fines for Misuse of Residential Property

Berlin, 19. August 2021

The state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia passed a Housing Protection Act (“Wohnraumstärkungsgesetz”) on 16 June that entered into force on 1 July.

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Buildings Sector Misses Climate Protection Targets over Coronavirus Crisis

Berlin, 01. April 2021

The European Union intends to be carbon-neutral by 2050, the interim target for 2030 being the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent. Germany made serious progress on its way toward carbon-neutrality last year:

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The trend in rent rates in Berlin

Berlin, 11. March 2022

Rents in Berlin have been going up steadily in recent years. How does the situation here compare to that in other German cities? An overview of rental price trends in Germany.

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E-Mobility Boosted by New German Legislation

Berlin, 23. September 2021

On 1 December 2020, Germany’s Home Ownership Modernisation Act (WEMoG) became effective. It governs the promotion of electric mobility within the framework of German climate change mitigation policy, among other things.

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EU Commission Resolves to Lower Asbestos Exposure Limits by 2022

Berlin, 15. July 2021

According to figures released by the Brussels-based authority, fatalities from exposure to asbestos amount to 88,000 annually in Europe.

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Rising Demand for Energy Refurbishments

Berlin, 18. February 2021

Germany’ buildings sector plays a key role in the effort to achieve the country’s climate targets: It accounts for nearly 40 percent of the German energy consumption.

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