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
Searching for your first property 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
The vast majority of real estate blogs are geared towards the booming real estate market in Berlin. While looking beyond Berlin can open up many more profitable doors
To be a successful landlord in Germany, the “what to know” and the understanding of this social system is also key to avoiding any pitfalls in buying and managing property. outlined in guide
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 provide you with this 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”
December 3, 2017
Kapitalanlage or Investment Properties GermanyThe German real estate market very attractive for investors looking for real estate exposure and low-risk yield. It is particularly well suited to absentee landlords as most properties are condominium style units, where the property is managed professionally. Rather unusu...
December 3, 2017
Mietpreisbremse | Putting the Brakes OnPart 1: What is the Rent Brake The ‘rent brake’ is a literal translation of the German term Mietpreisbremse, referring to the rent control legislation introduced in 2015 in response to escalating rents in Germany’s major cities. What is the Mietpreisbremse, ...
December 3, 2017
Nebenkosten | The Devil is in the DetailsWhat is Nebenkosten Does Nebenkosten include heat Kalt vs Warm rent Places in Germany are rented “Cold” (Kaltmiete) and “Warm” (Warmmiete). Kaltmiete is simply the cost or rent while Warmmiete means the rent plus Nebenkosten (NK). This is more than just utilities. It inc...