Spain's real estate boom a few years back has left it with a surplus of vacant housing. At that time, it was trendy to invest in real estate. Now, the unused accommodation is giving rise to a whole new squatter scene.
Around 30 million tourists flocked to the Catalan capital in 2016 - a major economic boon for the city. However, the downside of the tourist influx is catching up with the locals. Santiago Sáez reports from Barcelona.
Property is well and truly booming in Germany's big cities. From Munich in the south to Hamburg in the north, tenants and buyers face steep increases as more people move into urban areas. Jenny Witt reports.
Interior furnishings are the talk of the town all this week in Cologne – a topic not nearly as boring as it sounds! Two psychologists believe that the way we decorate our houses says more about us than we might imagine.
The German capital's rental market is undergoing dramatic changes. The amount of affordable apartments to rent is has been going down, and a trend reversal is not really in sight, as DW's Janelle Dumalaon reports.
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