Expertise on housing construction in Cologne: is the city paying off its bad numbers?

Representatives of the Cologne housing industry have criticized the deliberations of the city leaders to set new – possibly significantly lower – targets for housing construction. They get support from the Institute of the German Economy: The figures of a current report on behalf of the city are “vulnerable”, says Michael Voigtl√§nder, who heads the […]

The pressure on established companies is increasing

Sarah Maria Schlesinger Sarah Maria Schlesinger is Managing Director and CEO at blackprint Booster. Quelle: blackprint Booster GmbH In the coming year, sustainability will be mandatory – by regulation. This means that digitization as the means to an end is given an unprecedented urgency.The game changer is not primarily the corona crisis. What is in […]

Tolkien’s house is on sale again, for more than 150 million

The long-standing home of the famous writer John Ronald Reul Tolkien in Oxford, UK, is once again heading to the real estate market. After last year’s unsuccessful attempt to sell, when the house was offered for almost six million pounds (175 million crowns), its price has now been reduced to 5.3 million pounds. Tolkien’s fans […]

The eternal scaffolding in New York

Apartment house with scaffolding Like this apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, more than 8,000 buildings in the city are surrounded by scaffolding. (Foto:¬†Bloomberg) New York A hundred guests, a letter of greeting from Henry Kissinger and a speech from the former Alcoa-Chef Klaus Kleinfeld: Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftswoche opened their New York office in 2013 […]

Airbnb and New York agree in legal dispute over user data

Airbnb With the agreement, an important hurdle for the planned IPO falls. (Photo: dpa) New York The city of New York and the apartment broker Airbnb have reached a settlement in their protracted legal battle over the disclosure of user data. The compromise provides that Airbnb will in future give the authorities a quarterly insight, […]

New York hit hardest by slump in luxury real estate

Manhattan skyline According to real estate agent Knight Frank, only 41 properties were sold for $ 10 million or more in New York, up from 137 last year. (Photo: AFP) New York Sales of New York’s most exclusive residential properties plummeted 70 percent in the first half of the year, the biggest drop among the […]

The effects of Covid on the real estate market – Time

November 01, 2020 The health crisis that has been keeping our country apprehensive for days has also generated important consequences on the real estate market. The immediate and most evident effect is the closure of many businesses: shops, offices and production activities which are forced to stop operations by government measures. The real estate market […]

Buy or rent real estate 2020? What is currently more worthwhile

New housing construction in Lower Saxony The burden of buying an apartment has remained constant in almost all cities. (Photo: dpa) Erfurt, Dusseldorf Are real estate still affordable? If you worry about your future income, you are reluctant to buy real estate. This is all the more true because purchase prices have increased significantly in […]

Real estate: Why owners still stick to their offer prices

DReiner Braun probably did not suspect that his forecast would be overtaken by reality so quickly. It was only four weeks ago that the head of the market research institute Empirica had predicted a serious price slump on the real estate market: The prices for houses and apartments would decrease by ten to 25 percent […]