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What are some worthwhile locations for the purchase of a villa in Germany?

The residential real estate market report by Engel & Völkers shows all federal states in comparison

If you consider buying a villa in Germany and are even largely flexible in space, it is sometimes worth comparing the prices of different locations. Engel & Völkers Residential has already done the main work for you, and is now presenting the Residential Real Estate Market Report Germany for the luxury real estate segment for the fifth time in succession. In the report, the experts of our residential property shops collected information from numerous locations that provide you with an up-to-date overview of the market situation of villas and other types of real estate in Germany. This data forms the basis for the forecast of Engel & Völkers Germany on expected developments in the German real estate market. With 55 stores, the report covers all German metropolitan areas, a large number of large cities and particularly high-spending locations.

Buy Cheap Villas in Germany - The Real Estate Agents at Engel & Völkers know where to get a bargain

It turns out that prospective buyers pay the highest prices when buying a villa in Munich, followed by Hamburg. The big cities in southern Germany in particular are characterized by a thriving economy and a high quality of life, which makes the purchase of villas there correspondingly expensive. But also Frankfurt am Main, Berlin and Hamburg are in great demand for the purchase of a property. The trend to move to cities remains high and as a result drives up the purchase price of villas. Although the development in the residential property market can expect a further rise in prices in almost all German federal states this year, there are still areas with relatively cheap properties available for purchase. To name a few, for example, parts of Lower Saxony and Baden-Wuerttemberg. If you buy a villa there, you can also expect a high increase in the value of your property in the coming years. By comparison, Berlin enjoys great popularity with real estate buyers who want to buy a villa here. For homes, an average of € 658,681 was paid per villa in the German capital in 2017, and the trend continues. The university city of Oldenburg (Lower Saxony) leads by example when it comes to the comparison. The prices for a home purchase averaged at 348,630 euros in 2017. Engel & Völkers Germany does not record any price stabilization here due to the high demand for high-quality real estate. Would you like to get an overview of the purchase price developments of residential real estate in Germany yourself? Click here for the Engel & Völkers Residential Real Estate Market Report Germany 2017/2018.

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Engel & Völkers Germany - Trust in a strong brand when buying your villa

You have been thinking of buying a noble villa for some time now, but are still looking for the right real estate agent for this project? One that you can confidently entrust with a sensitive task such as the purchase of a first-class villa in Germany due to their expertise and someone that adapts to your needs and individual wishes? Isn't it great that you have found us? For over 40 years, the estate agents at Engel & Völkers Germany have successfully assisted their clients in the search and purchase of their dream property. There are many good reasons why Engel & Völkers has become the market leader in no time at all. One of them is certainly our strong brand with the core values of competence, exclusivity and passion. Our well-trained real estate agents are enthusiastic about their profession and always aim to provide their customers with a first-class service and expert advice on all matters relating to the purchase of villas and other types of real estate. Thanks to this strong brand, Engel & Völkers is continually expanding its worldwide and exclusive network, which enables our real estate agents to open their doors to some of Germany's most beautiful villas and other properties. Whether a charming family home or stately villa in a prime location - with the support of our professional real estate agents, the dream of buying your dream home will be fulfilled. Convince yourself and take a look at our portfolio.

Click here to find all the villas that Engel & Völkers Germany currently offers for sale to our customers.

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Engel & Völkers - Real estate in Germany

Real estate investing in Germany, whether it's for private or commercial use, can be a highly rewarding venture. We've been operating in the this real estate market for over 30 years, and have offered commercial brokerage services since 1988. Our specialist shops are staffed by advisors that are always on hand to help you find the perfect space, be it for business or personal investment. If you’re seeking real estate in Germany, then read on for valuable insight.

Property for sale in Germany

The residential real estate market in Germany, particularly the premium side, is currently performing very well. We only deal with high-end properties, and are perfectly placed to help you find your dream house for sale in Germany. The commercial sector is well suited for rental investments in particular, with office properties in high demand. If you're looking for a strong return on investment when you sell property in Germany, our teams can ensure you locate the right retail, office or industrial space for your portfolio.

Residential properties in Germany

The cities dominate the German residential markets. Berlin remains one of the highest-value areas, as does Munich. However, you'll find plenty of premium houses for sale in Germany out in the countryside too. If you're considering real estate investing, then high-end properties will offer you the greatest returns, especially in the current climate. We ensure that our portfolio contains only the very best property for sale in Germany, so you don't have to spend time sorting through lengthy lists of low-value prospects.

1) Buying and selling apartments

Choosing to buy an apartment in Germany, especially in a city, can be a solid investment. Whether you're planning on selling an apartment, living there yourself or renting, now is a great time for the German property market in general. Large exclusive residential complexes are of particularly high value at the moment,and lowering interest rates make this a good time to purchase a residential property too. Berlin is currently a great location for apartment sellers and renters; particularly Berlin-Mitte and Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where apartments are garnering high prices.

2) Buying and selling houses

Looking to buya house in Germany? Luxury homes are always in demand, especially in urban areas. Earlier this year, we reported that Munich saw the largest increase in value for detached and semi-detached properties inthe Oberföhring district. Stuttgart is also a prime location for upscale property. Our studies found that the sale value of mansions in this area rose dramatically last year. High-end houses are an excellent way to get an impressive return on investment given the current market trends. 

3) Urban and rural properties

One thing to consider if you're looking at investing in real estate in Germany is whether to opt for a rural or urban location. While markets certainly make the most movement in cities and the surrounding areas, there are superb investments to be found in rural locales as well. The current rise in housing prices in urban centres makes it a much better climate for sellers. This is causing an investor trend of moving to second tier cities and more rural areas. Slightly more remote properties are likely to only increase in value as the urban markets stabilise.

Commercial properties in Germany

We apply the same approach to our commercial portfolios in Germany as well. Current trends indicate that it's a great time to invest in a commercial German property, and demand for smaller retail and office spaces is set to increase. This means long-term rental demand is also on the rise. Commercial property investment requires different skills and approaches to residential lettings, which is why our agents know their local markets, be they in Germany or abroad. Ongoing training and analysis ensures our teams can help you with consultation and brokerage as well as buying and selling.

1) Industrial and logistics

As online retail and startups continue to take more of a share of the retail market overall, the demand for storage and logistic space also continues to grow. This means that warehouse space,especially if it's well connected to transport networks, is in demand. If you have an existing facility you wish to sell, then now is a good time. Our experienced team can take you through all the necessary steps. Conversely, if you're looking to buy commercial space as an online retailer or small company, we can help you find the right option for your business. 

2) Office

Also related to the startup boom and increase in online retail is the accompanying demand for office space. Location, however, is growing in importance. Smaller businesses and their employees are more focused than ever on the whereabouts of their workplace, as well as what amenities and cultural locations are within reach. Affluent regions are increasingly becoming the focus of investors for this reason, as well as the fact such areas tend to have lower competition intensity. 

3) Retail properties

Traditional retail properties like shops and outlets are less of a secure investment in the current climate. While online retailers are driving demand for smaller, better-placed offices and logistical space, this is having a backlash on the demand for conventional retail properties in Germany. That said, an increase in sales of retail space is expected according to some sources, which means it's a potentially good climate if you're considering selling yours in order to diversify your investments or alter your existing portfolio.


At Engel &Völkers we pride ourselves on being able to offer transparent, concise and expert advice on real estate in Germany. Have a look at our property insights for inspiration and tips, or contactus today.