"GERMANY will be the new RELOCATION destination OF EUROPE"
diversity, stability, liveability - germany!
Germany continues to be one of the most exciting and popular locations for relocation in Europe – and it’s easy to see why. Whether you’re looking for laid back Berlin, trendy Hamburg, the bustling business hubs of Düsseldorf and Frankfurt, or family friendly Bavaria, Germany has it all.
Nicknamed the ‘engine room of Europe’, Germany has the largest economy on the continent and the fourth largest GDP in the world (at the time of publication) and offers a variety of job opportunities nationwide.
Sharing borders with the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Denmark puts Germany in a prime position to do business with the rest of Europe.
What types of properties are available?
Germany is a diverse and accommodating country, and its real estate is no different. There is something in Germany for all tastes and budgets from trendy lofts in Hamburg, to family homes in Köln, apartments in Frankfurt and countryside retreats on the Austrian border.
What does an expat need in order to buy in GERMANY?
The good news is there are no restrictions on foreigners buying property in Germany. Third country nationals (those without EU citizenship) may also buy in Germany.
Regardless of your nationality, you must use a public notary to complete the sale of a property. The notary will act as a middleman or arbitrator, and should be impartial.
You will need to have at least 20% of the property price ready to put down as a deposit in most cases, and up to 40% in some cases for expats. This is because they can be seen as slightly higher risk.
REAL ESTATE FACTS
- The German property market remains strong and is
- The German housing market was one of only a few to
see no effects of the global financial crisis
- Property prices continue to rise
RE/MAX IN GERMANY AT A GLANCE
The vision of RE/MAX Germany is to professionalize the broker market. This entails the highest training standards, and customer-oriented services with a true added value. The RE/MAX franchise demands a comprehensive training for each real estate agent, as well as an individually designed advanced training program for franchise holders. RE/MAX Germany supplement this professional training through cooperation with partners such as the German Chamber of Commerce and selected universities.
RE/MAX Germany can now boast over 750 associates across more than 170 offices in the region.