May 31, 2023 - ISSUE #40
CONSTRUCTION COSTS RISE SHARPLY
In February of this year, the cost of new residential construction was 15.1% higher
than in the same month last year. The increase was thus somewhat lower than
last determined for November 2022: At that time, statisticians reported a 16.9%
year-on-year increase. Looking only at the three months from November 2022 to
February 2023, inflation was 2.7%.
April 28, 2023 - ISSUE #39
Immoscout: RENTS AND PRICES ARE RISING AGAIN
According to figures of the German real estate portal, asking rents for newly built apartments rose significantly more strongly than those for existing apartments in the first quarter. With an increase of 8.8%, Berlin not only recorded the highest price growth of all metropolitan areas, but also the highest price growth in a quarter since the start of the survey in 2007.
March 30, 2023 - ISSUE #38
FIRST DECLINE IN PURCHASE PRICES SINCE 2010
The last year-on-year price decline was seen at the end of 2010. According to preliminary figures from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on the house price index, purchase prices fell by 5% compared with the third quarter of 2022. Lower demand due to increased financing costs and high inflation is likely to be responsible for the decline, according to Destatis. Purchase prices for detached and semi-detached houses tended to fall more sharply than for owner-occupied apartments.
February 28, 2023 - ISSUE #37
SURVEYORS SEE RESIDENTIAL PRICES DRIFTING SIDEWAYS
The Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW) had invited the heads of the appraisal committees from Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Stuttgart, Munich, Frankfurt and Leipzig to a virtual exchange on the market situation. Those are the ones who know the prices have actually been paid. The appraisers assess the year 2022 quite similarly: In the first half of the year, markets went up, there were relatively many transactions and rising prices.
January 31, 2023 - ISSUE #36
Residential Investment Market: BROKERS EXPECT UPSWING
Last year, the residential investment market saw the lowest investment volume in ten years. The leading brokers expect that business will now start cautiously, but will pick up in the second half of the year when there is more clarity on interest rate developments. According to them, the topic of energy efficiency continues to gain in importance, and what comes from the legislature is also important.
January 16, 2023 - STRAUSBERGER PLATZ EDITION
SECURE THE LAST PIECE OF GDR IN THE PROJECT CENTRAL BERLIN
SERVICED APARTMENTS ARE BACK
RISING INTEREST RATES CREATE MARKET TURBULENCE
Rising interest rates, exploding construction costs and ever more stringent energy efficiency requirements: this mix is making it increasingly difficult to finance housing developments and putting investors into a state of shock. The high transaction volume and hence following high demand for loans in recent years was mainly due to low interest rates.
BANK FINANCING SENTIMENT RUSHES INTO THE CELLAR
The financing markets are unsettled. The reasons include the sharp rise in interest rates and the uncertain economic outlook, which are triggering a mood of crisis. The German Real Estate Financing Index (Difi), compiled by JLL and the ZEW economic research institute, slumped by 51.7 points to -44.5 points in the second quarter.
BERLIN: 45% INCREASE IN SALES VOLUME OF MULTI-FAMILY HOUSES
Multi-family houses in Berlin continue to be highly sought after by investors. For 2021, according to initial estimates, the expert committee has recorded an increase of 44.9% in the transaction volume, which has risen to €7.46 billion.
TOKENIZATION - THE FUTURE OF RAISING CAPITAL FOR REAL ESTATE
BERLIN RENT CAP (MIETENDECKEL) SEVERELY REDUCED SUPPLY OF RENTAL APARTMENTS
INCREASED CONSTRUCTION CONSTS CAUSE STRONG PRICE-INCREASES FOR NEW APARTMENTS
RECORD TRANSACTION VOLUME ON THE BERLIN REAL ESTATE MARKET
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET 2021:
WITH 21 TRANSACTIONS - HALF THE VOLUME
In November, the transaction volume on the investment market for commercial and residential real estate amounted to around EUR 7.6 billion. The rolling twelve-month volume at the end of the month was around €113.0 billion, up 0.5% on the previous month. In the last twelve months, 2,400 individual and portfolio transactions were recorded.