Affordable housing is a big issue concerning Germans ahead of the September federal election. DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda talked to voters on all sides of the problem in Berlin, from renters to real estate companies.
The gap between rich and poor in the European housing market is widening as the number of homeless people on the continent grows, according to a new study. Germany, too, has been affected — for a number of reasons.
Investor Warren Buffett's real estate arm has entered into a franchise deal with a firm that sells high-end Berlin apartments. But one property analyst told DW that the billionaire may have missed the property boom.
Berlin Mayor Michael Müller wants Germany to introduce what he terms a solidarity-based basic income. While some say his label isn't accurate, the plan throws critical light on the country's welfare program, Hartz IV.
If you have an apartment in Berlin, you can consider yourself lucky. The market is tight and the city is all the rage, causing owners to rent out more flats to tourists and worsening an already severe housing shortage.
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