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Historic villa, comfortable established house or modern new building? An overview of the purchase decision

The real estate market in Germany for houses and villas includes a wealth of attractive offers - the selection includes a variety of architectural styles, locations and sizes. Without an advisory real estate broker, it is not always easy to keep track of all the existing opportunities - especially if it has not been decided how the house to be bought actually looks in the end and what properties it should have. This article is intended to help you make the purchasing decision based on our many years of solid real estate brokerage experience in Germany, so you can move into your dream home soon. The focus of this article is primarily to consider the age of the property, which roughly divides the market into three categories.

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Historic houses and villas in Germany: purchase option with a special charm

Real estate with a particularly long past year of construction can still be found in large numbers in Germany. Art Nouveau villas, Victorian townhouses or real estate from the early modern period still convey an impressive sense of living and are often to be found in the best locations in Germany. Although numerous houses and villas from the period around the turn of the last century were destroyed during the Second World War, the portfolio of real estate brokers Engel & Völkers in Germany regularly includes interesting objects that are not infrequently listed. Many of these houses and villas have a large amount of space, noble, nostalgic-looking materials and elaborate decorations - the condition of a historic property should be checked before purchase but in any case by a competent expert. You can avoid major follow-up costs after your purchase only if you are dealing with a recently renovated property. Basically, old buildings and villas tend to be more susceptible to weathering and deterioration due to the materials used, which is why continuous maintenance when buying a historic villa or house should definitely be taken into account. Your Engel & Völkers real estate agents throughout Germany will gladly advise you.

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Above all, single-family homes, terraced houses and semi-detached houses, which have been built in Germany since the 1950s, usually fulfill more rational living standards than historical real estate. The modern style is often simpler and with less frills, the building structure is more functional than in the 19th century due to the changed understanding of living space. Of course, villas from the construction period of the last 70 years also have opulent facades and facilities, but the traditional old-fashioned charm is not to be expected here. This is usually compensated by better insulation, modern building technology and a higher standard of comfort, whereby a concrete assessment depends on the respective object. A high-quality compilation of houses, terraced houses and semi-detached houses in Germany can be found here.

Newly build houses or villas: Maximum individuality and state-of-the-art equipment

The third alternative is to buy a new house or a first occupation villa. Here you can enjoy a flawless structure and advanced technology based on the latest industry standards. High living comfort and relaxed living, without having to worry about early renovations, are the result, which is reflected in the price: new houses or villas are often the more expensive option with the same real estate size and similar location. In order not to pay an unreasonably high amount of money, your Engel & Völkers real estate agent compares all the suitable properties for you and proposes you the houses or villas that best suit your needs. On the other hand, if you value perfect self-development, you can also consider the construction of a new house or a villa and set all the characteristics of the future building yourself starting with the floor plan. The suitable property that you need for the realization of your new building can also be found at Engel & Völkers Germany.

Whether you are attracted to the historical old buildings, the comfortable single-family house or a modern new building for your purchase project: With Engel & Völkers you have found the real estate agent, who leads your planned purchase project in Germany to a full success. Be inspired by our extensive selection of homes. If you choose us to assist you in buying your new home in Germany, please feel free to contact us by email or phone, so that together we can arrange a personal consultation in your area.

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