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Rental market Frankfurt – Housing Markets in Germany Part 2

The second part of our series about the housing markets in Germany is dedicated to the rental market Frankfurt am Main. The city of skyscrapers, banks, the ECB and the stock exchange is considered to be the financial capital of Germany. There are also attractions such as the important traffic junction Frankfurt Airport and the exhibition center. Thus, Frankfurt is…

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Austria: Immigration News

For all Non-EU citizens who would like to come to Austria, there are different kinds of possible work and residence permits. For highly qualified persons, two options are especially interesting if an immigration to Austria is desired: The Red-White-Red Card and the Blue Card EU. What is the difference between the Red-White-Red Card and the Blue Card EU? For the…

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News on the Austrian Rental Market

Good news for tenants in Austria: Up until very recently, for every rental contract in Austria a special fee had to be paid, the so called tax on tenancy. This tax has been removed from the Austrian rental market. This tax had to be paid by either the tenant or the landlord (or both) but in practice it was paid…

Christmas markets in Munich and Munich’s surroundings

It’s Advents season! And that means Christmas markets all over town turn the magic right up. There are 24 Christmas markets in Munich, most of them open everyday. Such as the large Christmas market around Marienplatz, the magical Christmas village in the Residenz or the medieval market on Wittelsbacherplatz.   But doesn’t mulled wine taste the best after a long…

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Driver’s license in Munich – only with appointment

The authority in Munich for driver’s licenses switched to an appointment system Since Monday, November 6th 2017 the driver’s license agency changed its processes. From now on all appointments have to be arranged in advance online by using the following link: https://www.muenchen.de/rathaus/terminvereinbarung_fs.html. Important to know when you apply for driver’s license in Munich That also means that it is no…

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German Rental Markets: Berlin

Today we initiate a new series of articles, dedicated to the rental markets in the most popular cities in Germany. The first article addresses the current rental market in the capital city, Berlin.With over 3.5 million inhabitants, Berlin is by far the most densely populated city in Germany. And according to the majority of statistics dedicated to this issue, the…

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Checklist for a traffic control

Checklist for a traffic control: Six questions and answers on how to behave towards the police – what you should and what you shouldn’t do. The papers, please! A police officer is asking you for a traffic control: As a driver, the first reaction is usually a rather queasy feeling: Is the first aid kit complete? Do I have the…

President Trump: Thinking about immigration to Germany?

Is Trump not your president? Are you seriously considering saying goodbye to the United States? Maybe you should look into immigration to Germany? It is not as difficult as you might think. And maybe you did not expect this, but Germany is the second most popular migration destination after the U.S., in a worldwide comparison. How to prepare your immigration…

Update on Munich’s Housing Market

In order to reform the German tenancy law, on June 1st 2015 the government decided to introduce two major changes to the housing market: Bestellerprinzip (“client-pays-agent principle”) and Mietpreisbremse (literally “rental brake”). The first one indicates that the person who appoints an estate agent has to pay the agent’s commission. In most cases, that would be the landlord. The Mietpreisbremse…