Berlin is the hottest property investment destination in Europe and Germany. Berlin apartments for sale command high prices but are priced far lower than similar property in Munich or London. The high influx of people and slow pace of construction has triggered a demand that is far in excess of availability, present or future. If you are seriously considering investment in real estate in Berlin as a way to get high returns, you could consider Berlin apartments for sale as one of the best ways to get capital appreciation. Even if you do not dispose of the apartment you can always rent it out and get handsome rentals over time. Whichever way you look at it, apartments are sound investments and will certainly satisfy expectations if you pick the right apartments in the right locality.
Apartment prices and expected future appreciation vary according to location. You need to factor this into your investment strategy. A knowledge location is one thing; it must have a suitable supporting strategy, one that you’re Berlin based real estate agency will devise for you.
The best apartments to buy are per-war apartments located in prime areas and in close proximity to streets and parks. Easy access to public transport adds to the apartment’s value. If the apartment is located in prime central locations of Berlin, they will cost more but will also fetch higher returns and better rentals. Mitte is a prime location with the highest property prices and Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Prenzlauer Berg is a close second.
Peripheral areas such as Spandau, Lichtenberg and Marzahn offer apartments at almost half the prices. Should you opt for high density apartments in peripheral areas or should you choose luxury apartment, preferably a per-war building in a prime location in close proximity to amenities? Professional Berlin realtors know prices, rentals and future appreciation that they will blend into an investment strategy designed around your objectives.
One of the pillars of investment strategies is funding and leveraging equity. Properties, especially apartments in Berlin, are considered sound investments. Your Berlin real estate agency helps you obtain local funding. You only need to invest 40% of the apartment cost. Look at apartments in locations that fetch better appreciation and you can leverage equity to apartments that were originally not within your budget and thus gain better capital appreciation. An alternative is to use the remainder of your capital to buy more property. Considering that resale within 10 years of purchase attracts high capital appreciation tax, you can rent out the property with the help of your Berlin real estate agent, who will also manage rental collection and property maintenance on your behalf.
You get a steady income, carry on with your other activities and when the time is ripe, sell the property to make windfall profit. Buying an apartment is simple enough. However, with a local realtor to assist and devise the right strategy, you get more returns and peace of mind knowing the transaction complies with local regulations.