Moving involves a lot of work. By using a local moving company, you save effort, but you have to factor in costs.
Buying an apartment can be an emotional experience. We talk to Kateryna Kosenkova, who just purchased her first home in Berlin.
A gift between siblings, spouses or parents may be exempt from tax under certain circumstances. We explain which legal provisions apply.
From traditional drinking establishments to hipster hotspots: Discover our top 7 Berlin beer gardens.
Thinking about buying a property in Germany? Learn about the key concepts of German real estate law here.
Packed with museums, beer, wurst, artists, music, fascinating history, and lively nightlife, Berlin is a city renowned for its freedom, art, and attitude.
To give you an insight into this often complicated world, we have gone to the experts for some advice on the most important questions.
New financing opportunities for energy-efficient houses, a referendum in Berlin, and podcasts answering your burning questions. Read on for the top stories in June.
Now that you’ve moved to Germany, here’s everything you need to know about settling into your new home.
We interview the founder of one of our favourite expat blogs of 2021, Bastien Allibert from Settle-in-Berlin.
Under a bright blue sky, the city unveils its full potential.
What you need to know as you move into your new home in Germany
Knowing how to build a house in Germany doesn't necessarily mean you need to be a builder and it could be a good way of affording your dream home.
Are you ready to take the leap and move to Germany? Then read about everything you need to know about choosing your new city and finding a place to live.
An introduction to our new blog series about moving to Germany as a foreigner.
ECB negative interest rates sound complex and counter-intuitive, but they can spell good news for property owners. Find out why in our article.
Find out how utility bills in Germany work, what they cost, and how to pay for them.
A summary of the top news topics from May in the German real estate industry.
Compact studio apartments are becoming ever more popular, and could make the ideal investment property. Let’s take a closer look.
House and home insurance differ somewhat in Germany from other parts of Europe. What do you need to know?
We present some of the most common rights and responsibilities of homeowner associations.
We've selected our favourite interior design and ex-pat blogs of the year. Happy reading!
Leipzig is often called the "new" Berlin--but is it really that much more affordable? Let's find out, with up-to-date 2021 prices.
What you need to know about real estate valuation.
Diversity is an important aspect of successful collaboration at work and outside the office. Celebrating Diversity Day 2021, we examine the definition and impact of diversity.
Do you have to pay taxes when selling your home in Germany? We explain the speculation period and other regulations.
Is your productivity at home lagging? Our home office guide is here to help you get set up to work efficiently from home.
There are various legal requirements and conditions when it comes to the right of first refusal. Find answers to the most common questions on this topic here.
Is it possible to save enough money to retire early? Frugalism has gained increasing attention in recent years. We examine the phenomenon in this article.
Learn the protocol for handing over an apartment, either when moving in or moving out.
Berlin's senate passed draft legislation freezing rents and introducing a cap, but the Federal Constitutional Court has overturned the ruling.
Find out if it's better to try and pay off your mortgage early through a lump sum prepayment, or if it's better to stick to your regular monthly instalments.
Plan in advance and lock in the top conditions.
We talk to experienced real estate investor Paul Müller for exclusive insights and tips.
Learn how to make your debt work in your favor.
Is Berlin an affordable place to live? Let's find out with updated 2021 prices!
2021 is the time to experiment with your interior style and discover how to make your apartment’s design serve you best.
Despite being one of Kreuzberg's trendiest districts, Wrangelkiez shows its visitors the authentic Berlin.
Projections for the property market in Germany in the new year look positive, with investments remaining profitable and new incentives for buyers.
Find out how the brokerage commission is distributed.
We break down everything you should know about paying taxes on German real estate.
Get to know the colourful neighbourhood south of Tauentzienstrasse.
So, you've decided to call Berlin your new home! But before you move to the capital, there are a few things you should know...
Discover a jewel of a neighbourhood in the heart of Charlottenburg. Welcome to Savignyplatz!
This is how you live beyond the borders of Prenzlauer Berg.
Here's everything you need to keep in mind if you're considering investing in real estate in Germany as a foreign buyer.
A battle of rival ideologies, some of the world’s greatest architects and a modernist masterpiece. Let’s take a look at Berlin’s Hansaviertel.
Inspired by one of Berlin’s most renowned architects, as well as unique contemporary design, this is a semi-detached house the like of which you have never seen before.
Let us show you exactly why this neighbourhood close to Warschauer Strasse is so popular.
Be inspired by our ten favourite online interior design shops and get your four walls in shape.
While on the search for a new apartment, this is perhaps the first question to ask yourself. We compare the two building types.
Few architects have shaped the building history of the 20th century as much as Hans Scharoun. Let's take a look at his legacy through a lesser-known project in Berlin.
Alternative, unconventional, Connewitz. Take a look behind the refreshingly different scenes of one of Leipzig's most popular neighbourhoods.
In the west of Kreuzberg is the Bergmannkiez - one of the most beautiful areas of Berlin.
Discover the art, culture, food, and nightlife that make Kollwitzkiez Prenzlauer Berg's most idyllic neighbourhood.
If a move to Berlin is pulling at your heartstrings, we would recommend making the plunge.
The former Stalinallee is one of the most recognisable streets in Berlin. Let’s take a closer look at the street, how it developed, and just why it looks the way it does.
We show you how to renovate your apartment into a long-lasting, sustainable home.
EverEstate GmbH founder Kyrill Radev comments on the developments of the Berlin real estate market and the reactions of the industry to the Corona crisis.
Discover Victoriastadt, the "mini Friedrichshain" and one of Berlin's undiscovered gems.
We explain the most important German real estate financing terms in a simple and understandable way.
Buying an unrenovated apartment might seem like a daunting undertaking, but there are many incentives that make these properties worthwhile investments.
Laid-back, small-town feeling in the middle of Berlin: Discover the neighbourhood around Charlottenburg's Schlossstraße with us.
New legislation in Germany changes how real estate agents' commission should be distributed, saving homebuyers money!
Everything you need to know about buying a new-build apartment in Germany
Find out what makes home ownership so attractive at this moment.
In this small piece of Berlin, covering barely ½ sqkm, the history and architecture of the capital can be viewed in microcosm. Join us for a stroll around the Barn Quarter.
Discover the best of the capital's green spaces.
We showed you how to clean and tidy your apartment, now it's time to redecorate!
We show you which simple tricks you can use to counteract domestic chaos.
Be prepared to fall in love with an Altbau the moment you lay your eyes on one.
Mediaeval Berlin as imagined by Soviet Walt Disney... Join us as we take a stroll through the Nikolaiviertel, the site of the founding of Berlin 800 years ago.
We have put together a short overview of some of the state-funded financing options available in Germany.
Find out in the following which virtual services we offer and how you can make best use of them.
If you've maxed out Netflix and looking other fun things to do at home, check out our ultimate guide.
Working remotely can sometimes be tricky. We hope these tips will help you get the most out of home office.
As the financial markets sway with uncertainty, the bricks-and-mortar nature of real estate makes it a stable long-term investment even in times of crisis.
The Coronavirus pandemic is causing great uncertainty, yet many people still need to move home. We hope to ease your concerns and provide you with some help and guidance.
Be wary of making these mistakes as you look into financing your new home.
What can a cutting-edge, digital technology have to do with the old-fashioned, bricks-and-mortar real estate industry?
A vintage interior design style creates a timeless feel, that's liveable, unique and comfortable. Follow our tips to build your dream vintage look.
Find out now!
The days are growing warmer and the nights shorter. We give you tips on how to make the most of the season, and put a spring in your step!
If you have no equity, it is difficult to be considered for a mortgage in Germany. Find out how to get a mortgage with no equity, covering 100% of the costs.
From investment consulting to Tiny House Festival: More about some of the German real estate fairs happening in 2020.
Join us as we explore one of Berlin's most beautiful and diverse residential areas.
Financing your first home doesn't have to be complicated. We show you how to start saving for a deposit while you're young.
Rough. Raw. Reudnitz. Get to know Leipzig's wild side.
With such famous residents as David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Nick Cave, Akazienkiez was once THE epicentre of Berlin’s creative underground. Let's take a look around...
Cocktails, canals, and international cuisine... Find out all about one of Berlin's youngest and most diverse neighbourhoods.
Get to know the capital's wintry side.
New year, new trends: let us show you the interior design trends for the coming year.
In this article, we highlight why moving to Leipzig is a great choice, and we discuss what neighbourhood is best for you.
With a multitude of galleries, studios and exhibitions, Berlin is one of the world's great artistic centres. Find out all about art in Berlin.
Find out why everyone is talking about Neukölln and why it is worth buying an apartment in Berlin's trendiest neighbourhood.
Just because you're living in an older buidling, doesn't mean you have to do without modern comforts.
Everything you need to know about the broker’s commission in Germany and how to buy commission-free property in Berlin.
From the eccentric to the magical, there is a Christmas market for everyone to enjoy in Berlin.