Fading Boom

Hot Market Cooling Down

Wohnungsbau am Spittelmarkt in Berlin
A building site in central Berlin. Is the boom soon bust?
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    Germany’s real estate market has been running hot for the past three years. Investors are now preparing for a cooling of the market.

  • Facts


    • The latest quarterly real estate index compiled by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research has fallen 10 points since June.
    • The index value for business expectations for the next 12 months tumbled from 34.1 points in June to just 19.5.
    • The index for business expectations among real estate developers was down from 28.3 in the second quarter to only 2.4 points.
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