Refugees from Ukraine: up to 600,000 additional households on the German housing market
- Around 1.1 million people with Ukrainian citizenship were living in Germany at the end of September.
- Highest immigration rates in March, April and May with up to 375,000 people per month.
- Mostly underage and well-educated people come.
Families are drawn further into the suburbs
A look at migration within Germany shows: The basic trends were indicated years ago. While the big cities are losing more and more in internal migration, the districts and small independent cities in Germany are gaining more and more. Another turning point could be immigration due to the war in Ukraine.
Property tax B in Top-7 unchanged - Lorch (Rheingau) increases property tax by 365 percent
empirica regio has aggregated, adjusted and analysed property tax data from the federal states and the federal government. The data are always published by the statistical offices with a delay of approximately one year.
Singles and families have to pay the most for their flats - Munich is the front-runner
Singles and large families pay the highest rents per square metre in Germany. This is the key finding of a recent analysis by empirica regio GmbH. Especially in the large cities and major cities, the so-called A-cities, families have to spend more than others on rent.
Commuter flows - the surrounding area of the metropolitan areas is becoming more and more important
The surrounding areas of Germany’s A-cities are becoming increasingly important as places to work, this is the result of an analysis by empirica regio GmbH. We have examined the commuter balances, commuter rates and commuter links of the German metropolises and their surrounding areas.
Employment boost from Tesla in the Oder-Spree district - rents and purchase prices increased more strongly
Ever since Tesla chose Grünheide as the site for its fourth Gigafactory, it has been clear: the previously little-noticed region around the little speck-belt town of 8,000 inhabitants in the east of Berlin is now seen as one that will be boosted and transformed in many ways. Grünheide’s mayor described the Tesla settlement as “winning the lottery”.
empirica housing market forecast - new construction demand of 243,000 residential units per year
The updated empirica housing market forecast on new construction demand is now available regionally differentiated for flats in single and two-family houses as well as flats in multi-family houses. Depending on the scenario, between 233,000 and 253,000 additional flats will be needed in the short term.
Special analysis on available living space in Germany
The economic and real estate data provider empirica regio GmbH has determined the per capita residential space consumption of all German municipalities with 400 or more inhabitants. Almost 9,000 municipalities and 107 independent cities were analysed. The results show that popular holiday destinations in particular consume a lot of living space per inhabitant, but people in rural regions also have a particularly large amount of living space at their disposal. In the German metropolitan areas, on the other hand, people are moving closer together and living on less living space.
Suburbanisation ... and still no end in sight?
In 2008, an article in the German journal Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (Information on spatial development) posed the question Suburbanisation … and no end in sight? 1 In 2021, this question can still be asked in exactly the same way, albeit against the backdrop of a completely different housing market situation than 13 years ago. Back then, the focus was on shrinkage, whereas today it is on the growing pains of cities.
Price Development of Curbed Apartments
Translated by Jan Grade Background In 2015 the so-called rent brake was introduced in some federal states in Germany. The aim of the initiative was to curb the price increase of newly contracted rents in prospering cities so that housing in these cities remains affordable even for middle and low-income households. At least that is how the draft law on the corresponding amendment to the tenancy law should be understood. ZEIT ONLINE has asked empirica regio to investigate the price development of newly advertised rental flats since the introduction of the rent brake in selected cities. However, the following evaluation is not a comprehensive study of the effects of the rent brake, but only an ad-hoc evaluation of the supply rents of individual cities.