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Kapitalanlage or Investment Properties Germany

Kapitalanlage or Investment Properties Germany

The 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 unusual is the fact that the costs are generally passed on to the tenants. This guide…

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Mietpreisbremse | Putting the Brakes On

Mietpreisbremse | Putting the Brakes On

Part 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, and what does it do? Under federal legislation, individual states can designate…

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Nebenkosten | The Devil is in the Details

Nebenkosten | The Devil is in the Details

What 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 includes things like waste disposal, property tax, chimney-sweeping. Generally speaking it covers…

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