Landlords sell properties for all sorts of reasons. In 2019, there were over 30,000 apartments advertised in Berlin alone, but only 7% of all buyers choose to purchase directly from the owner. If you’re a real estate agent, or a property owner here are DARNA’s five most common questions asked by sellers.
Deutsche Bank said in a report that “we expect that, during the coming years, house prices will continue to rise in all metropolitan areas covered” while the Central Real Estate Committee (ZIA) warned that the construction of new housing is being “totally neglected.” Property value will continue to increase; however, property use leads to wear and tear. Renovation and refurbishment are inescapable. Renovating certain areas in the house or on the property can have a positive effect on the market value of the property. DARNA presents you with the seven best ideas that will pay off when the property is sold.
At Darna we’re committed not only to helping you find the apartment of your dreams, but also assisting and contributing to the LGBTQ+ community as best we can. It’s for that reason that we’ve compiled the following list of useful resources and LGBTQ+ organizations that you can contact should you ever need any assistance or advice.
As a non-German speaker moving to Berlin, navigating the rental (and buying) market can be an extremely daunting experience. With convoluted-looking terms such as renovierungsbedürftig and Wohnberechtigungsschein, apartment hunting can quickly become devolve into scratching your head and sighing with frustration. In an effort to make your experience an easier, faster and less painful one, we’ve put together a list of useful and important terms to know when apartment hunting in Berlin.
If you’ve never heard of the word anmeldung, you will soon enough. Along with danke and bitte, it’s likely to be one of the first words that enter your German vocabulary. It translates to registration, and the reason for its importance is that it’s the precursor to doing everything and anything when it comes to living in Berlin.