Property for sale Germany
Find property including land, farmhouses, apartments, houses, villas, flats and homes for investment in Germany for sale. Searching for property in Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich and all over Germany use our keyword property search to find cheap properties for sale and luxury homes.
Homesgofast.com is now one of the worlds most established overseas real estate websites . Our visitors come from all over the world many with the intention of finding cheap property, low cost housing, holiday homes, investment properties, and second homes abroad. Our property listings come from German property websites, German real estate agents, property developers and homeowners seeking to sell property to international buyers.
The percentage of Germans owning their homes is surprisingly low compared with elsewhere. At about 46 percent, it is the lowest in the entire European Union. There are no legal restrictions on non-Germans purchasing property and German real estate offers unique opportunity for foreign buyers. German cities have an increase in demand and compared to other European cities are still offer lower house prices. German real estate is fast becoming of interest to international buyers and has potential of beating markets such as London.
Top places to buy property to buy in Germany
Homesgofast.com visitors love these locations and types of property in Germany Consistently popular cities are Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt and Stuttgart, the price of apartments and flats have risen steadily since 2010. Search our listings from all over Germany including those being sold by owner and local German real estate agents.
Houses for sale in Bavaria (Bayern) Germany
Searching for property in Germany for investment, relocation or second home abroad its worth researching Bavaria or in Bayern
The Free State of Bavaria (in German: Freistaat Bayern) comprises the entire southeast portion of Germany. It is geographically the largest federal state in the country. Bayern shares international borders with Austria and the Czech Republic as well as with Switzerland (across Lake of Constance). Neighbouring federal states within Germany are Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Thuringia (Thüringen) and Saxony (Sachsen).
Bavaria is divided in 7 administrative regions: Oberfranken (Upper Franconia), Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), Unterfranken (Lower Franconia), Bayerisch Schwaben with Allgäu (Bavarian Swabia), Oberpfalz, (Upper Palatinate), Oberbayern (Upper Bavaria), and Niederbayern (Lower Bavaria)
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Munich, the capital of Bavaria and gateway to the Alps, is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. It offers first class museums and traditional German architecture, a salute to Bavaria's royal past. Get a true taste of Munich's hospitality, culture and world-famous beer at its Oktoberfest, which attracts more than 6 million visitors every year.Homesgofast.com have been helping owners find overseas buyers for their German homes since 2002. For buyers searching our website this means the potential of finding homes for sale by owner and agents creating a unique mix of German real estate. The German market offers investment opportunities for all categories of investors: large and small; institutional; semi-private or private; fund of funds or funds; all either domestic or international.
Areas of Munich
Allach-Untermenzing, Alstadt-Lehel, Au-haidhausen, Aubing-Lochhausen-Langwied,Berg Am Laim, Bogenhausen, Feldmoching-Hasenbergl, Hadern, Laim, Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, Maxvorstadt, Milbertshofen-Am Hart, Munchen-Moosach, Neuhausen-Nymphenburg, Obergiesing, Pasing-Obermenzing, Ramersdorf-Perlach,Schwabing West, Schwabing-Freimann,Schwanthalerhohe, Sendling, Sendling-Westpark, Thalkirchen-Obersendling-Fortsenried-Furstenried-Solln, Trudering-Riem, Untergiesing-Harlaching
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Selling German property to foreign buyers
Our advice when selling a property from German to international buyers is to:
Present your property well by using good quality photographs. When writing your description always include how close the property is to major transport links such roads, stations and airports. Always consider who the buyer might be. Many overseas buyers buy property as a second home or investment. In this case think about what the property would offer an investor and holidaymaker. Never over price to test the market! This is one of the biggest mistakes owners make when the sell a property online. Buyers will always compare one property against another and the internet makes this easy to do. Always invite people to make an enquiry so they can learn more about the property for sale. Finally consider taking a video of the property to show potential buyers so they can see fully the property.
Legal advice when buying property in German
A few things to note when buying property in Germany.
- The German property market is generally well regulated but there are a few things to look out for
- There is no law regarding commissions on sales, so try to agree the percentage and who will be paying at the start. Germany has a capital gains tax of 25 per cent on anything gained from re-selling the property, exempt on property owned for over 10 years. This may change in the future.
- Laws in Germany favour the tenant over the landlord, and if the property is currently being rented, the tenant cannot be evicted by the new owner before the lease has terminated.
- Germany is part of the European Union but you will need a residence permit to stay for more than three months.
- Never sign a contract that is written in another language that you don’t understand without a translation.
- Don’t miss out or circumvent any legal procedures for cash benefits offered by the buyer
- Research and follow local laws on buying and renting out property
- Always get written confirmation of what has been agreed in any negotiations and always insist on a paper (preferably not electronic) receipt for monies paid
- Check that the seller or property developer owns the title deeds to the property or land and can transfer them to you. If buying brand new, or partially built, from a developer, check that the title deeds for the property in question actually exist
- Check that the deeds to the property or land have not been offered as collateral for any loans
- Check whether the owner has outstanding utility bills, local tax demands etc that you may be liable for on purchase of the property
- Talk to other property owners in the area or on the development to establish if there are any issues you should be aware of before purchasing (such as floods in winter, lack of water or electricity supplies in summer)
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Selling a German property don’t forget about your currency
One of our top tips to people selling and buying a property to people from another country is to research currency exchange methods. Property transactions are all vulnerable to foreign currency exchange rates and small fluctuation can mean huge losses. To negate this risk its always wise to take the advice of a foreign currency specialists who can book rates, provide lowers fees and better rates than many banks. Unless you are buying direct from a developer, before the purchase can go ahead you'll almost certainly need to open a bank account in the destination country. The aim is to ensure that you get the best exchange rates and that the funds are in the right place when they are needed. More advice conscerning money tranfers to Germany
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Government Type: Federal republic
Currency: euro (EUR)
Total Area: 137,846 Square Miles
357,022 Square Kilometers
Location: Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark
German. However, the German taught in school and used in the media is often not the German spoken daily. Various dialects have a strong influence in most areas. English is widely understood and many Germans from the former East Germany speak Russian.
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Getting along with the German People
A handshake is the most frequent way one greets another person. A man waits for a woman to extend her hand before shaking it; in mixed company he shakes a woman’s hand before a man’s. In groups, several people do not shake hands at once; crossing someone else’s handshake is inappropriate. By tradition, only family members and close friends address each other by their first names. Others use titles and surnames, although this is changing among young people.
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