In the second half of 2015, the upward trend in rental prices slowed slightly in the eight German cities under observation. In the two largest cities of Berlin and Hamburg, rents stagnated in the second half of the year; Munich as well recorded only a small increase. In the remaining cities, the rental growth was 1% in Cologne, 2% in Frankfurt and 4% in Düsseldorf.
On the other hand, the development of condominium prices was much stronger in the respective cities, albeit with slightly lower growth rates compared to the first half of the year. With more than an 11% increase, Leipzig had the highest increase in the second half of the year. In Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart, growth of 4% to 6% was observed.
Sales in the transaction market rose in 2015 to a new record level of approx. 25 billion. Of this, every fifth euro was invested in Berlin.