Frequently asked questions

Common questions asked by our clients.

What is the landlord allowed to deduct from the deposit?

The landlord deduct from the deposit if there are rent arrears, open additional payments, additional payments to be expected as we...

How to calculate fixed interest rate mortgage?

To calculate a fixed interest rate mortgage, you will need to know the loan amount, the loan term (length of time to repay the loa...

How does interest rate affect real estate?

Interest rates can have a significant impact on the real estate market. When interest rates are low, borrowing money to purchase a...

Second home tax deduction

There are no special deductions for a second home. But it is possible to use the same deductions and write-offs that apply to your...

Is rent tax-deductible?

It depends, in what context: If you are normally employed, then no. If you are the owner, and you are renting out a property, then...

When do you pay capital gains tax on real estate?

Never. Real estate belongs to the personal income tax, not the capital gains tax on. The income has to be filed yearly with your o...

What is the capital gains tax rate on real estate?

In Germany, real estate does not fall under the capital gains tax “Abgeltungsteuer”. Both, profits from sale and rental income...

What is standard commission for a real estate agent?

The commission for a real estate agent depends on your place of residence, but in most cases they will be between 2 % to 5 % of th...

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