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Welcome to the ’20s!
Berlin pulsates and radiates the typical capital city charm. Here, politics, art, culture, cuisine and economy happen. The real estate market in Berlin in 2020 will be influenced by two main factors: its own rising price dynamics and government regulations. Due to the constant growth, which is due to the high quality of life, the strong economy and the political situation, the demand for apartments will continue to grow. Supply and new construction cannot currently meet this demand. This ratio, together with the low interest rates in recent years, has led to ever higher prices on the property market. One of the political responses to this has been to put a brake on rents or to set up environmental protection areas. From 2020, the rent cap will also apply, although its legal validity is still being reviewed. Find out more about the rent cap in Berlin here. The announcement of the political framework conditions initially caused uncertainty on the housing market. However, even with capped rents, Berlin remains acity that is interesting for owner-occupiers and investors alike and offers ever new opportunities.
With this in mind, we wish you an exciting and successful 2020!
Real estate prices Berlin 2020
Average property prices in 2019
Source: LBS Preisspiegel 2019, ntv, Immowelt
New building Berlin 2020
New residential construction is on the rise in Berlin, and according to the ZIA’s spring report, there is even a construction backlog. In other words, more building permits are being issued than properties can be completed. Therefore, in 2020, supply could even grow faster than demand, a novelty in Berlin. In 2019, there were 1,181 sales of undeveloped land in Berlin, down 15% on the previous year. 667 sales were for individual residential construction (-10%), 152 sales for multi-storey residential construction (-18%), 57 commercial properties (-42%) were sold in 2019 (Gutachterausschuss für Grundstückswerte Berlin). Particularly high levels of construction are expected in 2020 in Berlin-Mitte and Charlottenburg, as well as in Pankow. BUWOG is building 231 condominiums in Heidestrasse, 43 new condominiums are being built at Savignyplatz as a result of a core redevelopment, and in Pankow the “Immergrün Berlin-Pankow” project with 132 condominiums is planned, which has wooden elements and greenery in its concept and thus follows the green-urban trend.
Commercial real estate Berlin 2020
Property prices by Berlin districts
Residential rents 2019
monthly net cold rent for new contracts in € per m2
|Preferred residential area||Standard residential area|
Source: C. Schlippes / bm infografik
In terms of offered rents in Berlin, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is in first place, followed by Berlin-Mitte and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. With 50%, demand for real estate in Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg and Kreuzberg has risen the most. Mitte and the so-called “Xhain” are also the districts in Berlin in which the apartments far exceed the specified rents in the rent table (rent cap). You can find the rent table here. Marzahn-Hellersdorf, on the other hand, offers those with the lowest prices per square meter and the smallest difference to the figures in the rent table. An upcoming district is also Pankow. The Florakiez in particular is developing into the new Prenzlauer Berg and is expected to experience a significant increase when Tegel Airport is closed and BER opens and there is no more aircraft noise (Berliner Morgenpost).
Political changes in 2020 – effects on the Berlin real estate market
The real estate year 2020 will be largely influenced by the political situation. On the one hand, the political situation in Germany and the political situation abroad, which in England is determined by the brexite or in America by the trade war, will ensure high growth and interest, especially from foreign investors. On the other hand, there are political measures such as milieu conservation areas, of which there are now around 60 in Berlin. Find out more about Milieu Protection Areas in Berlin here. In addition, if the rent cap is legally effective, rents will be capped in 2020. You can find out about exceptions here. This ensures lower price increases in Berlin and, above all, raises questions among foreign investors. However, Berlin is loved and appreciated above all for its attitude to life and its economy and will therefore remain on the radar screen of investors. A further point is the climate package of the Federal Government with its CO2 tax, which will raise the costs for heating oil and gasoline. Owners and tenants should therefore be relieved by decreasing electricity costs, a higher housing allowance and a limited apportionment of the CO2 price. In addition, the federal government wants to promote climate-friendly construction and renovation. From 2026, pure oil heating systems will no longer be allowed to be installed.
We would be happy to inform you about the political framework conditions in Berlin!
Economic growth 2020 in Berlin
Berlin’s economy remains diverse and promising. For the 6th year in a row, the capital has been above the national average in terms of economic growth. The economy is growing and wages are rising. This is partly due to the start-up quantity and quality for which Berlin is known. In addition, Berlin has the highest growth rate in jobs. New places will also be created by Siemensstadt 2.0 and the new Tesla location in Brandenburg. In Grünheide, 500,000 electric vehicles per year are to be produced in the future. In 2020, Berlin will place particular emphasis on an innovative and ecological industry.
Berlin real estate trends 2020
In the capital, the coworking trend is gaining momentum. The concept refers to the shared use of a workplace and is lived out in cities like New York or London. In addition, the trend towards furnished living in Berlin is becoming more and more apparent. This again underlines the internationality of the metropolis of Berlin, which attracts people from all over the world. And as it is: many come and stay forever.
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OUR UNDERSTANDING OF SERVICE
We understand service to mean that we are a professional partner at every step, and beyond, in the sale of your property. Our handshake applies. Our real estate experts advise you, make recommendations and work with facts and figures. We organize and review all sales-related documents, evaluate and market your property. Our team brings the sale to a successful conclusion.
LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER LIST
As an international real estate agency with Franco-German roots, we have a local and international client list. We regularly inform our clients via newsletter and mailings. Our agency practices a clear and binding approach. When selling your property, our qualified experts know the target group for your property. Be it a condominium, apartment building, loft or penthouse. We carry out a conscientious filtering of potential buyers. This also includes a credit assessment and a financing check. Our team conducts the viewings and finds the right buyer for your property in Berlin.
SELLING YOUR PROPERTY AT THE HIGHEST PRICE
With your consent, our real estate experts will conduct the purchase negotiations together with you. All relevant points in the purchase contract are discussed with all parties. Our real estate agency takes over the coordination with the notary’s office and organises the preparation of the draft purchase contract. A successful notary appointment will follow. We think in the long term and continue to be there for you after the contract has been concluded.
- Design of a meaningful & high-quality sales documentation (exposé)
- Application on our homepage in German, French & English
- Use of our international customer database (existing customers & potential buyers)
- Newsletter & Mailings
- Online presence on the relevant real estate portals
- Daily maintenance of these displays
- Development of an individual sales strategy
- Permanent processing of interested parties
- Regular telephone updates on the sales status
- Coordination & execution of goal-oriented inspections
- Taking over the communication of the sales negotiations
- Accompaniment up to the notarisation (notary appointment)
- Other services (placement of craftsmen, notaries, lawyers etc.)
- Entwicklung einer individuellen Verkaufsstrategie
- Permanente Interessentenbearbeitung
- Regelmäßige telefonische Updates über den Verkaufsstatus
- Koordination & Durchführung von zielführenden Besichtigungen
- Übernahme der Kommunikation der Verkaufsverhandlungen
- Begleitung bis zur Beurkundung (Notartermin)
- Sonstige Services (Vermittlung von Handwerkern, Notaren, Anwälten etc.)
EXPERIENCE AND MARKET KNOWLEDGE
Our real estate experts have many years of experience and know the real estate market very well. We have insight into current market data and can therefore estimate trends. Our real estate agency is specialized in the Berlin real estate market, has an all-round view and knows the local conditions. This enables us to evaluate your property professionally, free of charge and in line with the market and to achieve the highest price for you.
KNOW HOW FOR SUCCESS
We have a comprehensive know-how. We can prepare analyses and documents professionally and present them to you in an understandable way. We market your property, whether it is a condominium, an apartment building or a loft, with a suitable marketing concept and sales strategy according to your wishes: online and offline, local and international, discreet or classic. We will find the right buyer for your property through our international client list or by marketing on the well-known German real estate portals and our three international websites. We show your property in the best light, with a property photographer and an exposé in German, French and English.
In all cases we rely on personal discussions with you and the interested parties.
CONTACTS AND NETWORKING
Our German-French team has a widely ramified network of experts in Berlin. Whether you are a lawyer, notary, architect, surveyor or craftsman – our real estate agency has the right contact for you at every step – so that we can make a fast, smooth and successful sale possible for you.
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