Germany is less intense than the UK or the US: apartments are supplied unfurnished (no lights kitchens or closests) and tenant have more of a homeowner mentality, often living in the same place for years or even decades. Secondly rental units become more profitable over time as inflation, debt repayment and rent increases lower ongoing operating costs. High income professionals can use losses generated to offset their higher marginal tax rates. They can make use of liberal capital cost allowances and superficial loss rules to defer and often avoid paying income tax completely. Long term there is no capital gains tax on property held for more than 10 years. Simply put: Germany is one of the best property investments you can make.
Income Property of the week
y investment can be daunting at first. Not only dealing with the language but also knowing what to look for. Search no more, get all the resources you need here.
Life Beyond Berlin
Berlin is simply the best place to invest bar none
To be a successful landlord in Germany you need to know and need to understand the cultural differences
Dealing with the language
When your German is limited to “Ein Bier Bitte”, will only get you as for as the October Fest. However, for information or assistance with translation we can help
Investing for the small landlord
One doesn’t need an 8 figure bank account to profit from German real estate. I can help you become a profitable small landlord
Commercial Property in Germany
Contrary to popular belief, German commercial property can be one of the best investments you can make and at a time of ultra-low mortgage rates and stock market uncertainty. The key
The Property Guy Germany
I’ve always been fascinated about investing. I was the kind of person who’d bring in the Financial Times to work to read on my lunch break. While all my co-workers would be talking sports I’d be thinking about marginal tax rates and the impact of the latest budget on small business. It was when I became an accidental landlord here in Germany that I realized that what a excellent investment opportunity there was here. In researching this subject I found that there was a lot of interest but unlike Canada or the US there was very little written in English about being a landlord or how to be a successful property investor. This blog and soon to be publish book came out of my experience in spending time answering questions on expat forums and helping people who were interested in property investment.
About this blog
While I may occasionally talk about other things related to investing, the main focus of this blog will be the German property market and how it relates to the small investor. There are three aspects to property investing. Finding property, understanding taxation and being a landlord. I will discuss all three of those
My Investment Philosophy
Investing in Germany is less about capital gains or flipping properties for profit but about long term income. I believe the key is finding good properties in a well run building in a location with a good rental market. I look for properties that will provide long term rental income with minimal involvement from the landlord. It takes time and effort to find the right place and I’m here to help you do that.
The complete Guide to German property investment
Are you an Real Estate Investor living outside of Germany? Interested in investing in German property? Are you looking for someone that can give you complete and clear guidance through the process? here is the guide, how to;
- Identify the resource you need to locate the right property that is in line with your investment goals
- understanding of German tax law and how it can help your investment
- The tools and resources needed to find and quickly calculate your ROI
- these, just to mention a few of the topics outlined in this complete guide
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“The 75 property investment Tips”
April 17, 2018
Smoke DetectorsThis may surprise anyone living in the US but smoke detectors (rauchwarnmelder) were not that common in Germany until very recently. Over the last 10 years, the building code has been updated in to require smoke detectors in new buildings. And then only in the last few y...
April 11, 2018
Replicate a model that worksThe smart property investor is one who doesn’t try and re-invent the wheel. I do realize this is a bit more difficult to do in Germany. If I was investing in property in America there are loads of books courses, people I can reach out. But if I want to invest in a propert...
April 4, 2018
Invest in the fundamentals part 1Where to Invest One of the first issues a new property investor might face is what city to invest in. If you’re a typical a property investor looking to buy a house in Germany you’ll probably be thinking Berlin. Before you begin your property search you need to first addr...