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Residential News 2014


Strong activity in the condominium market and a slowdown of rental increases in H2 2013

The residential market analysis of the eight major cities in Germany indicates a further positive development of the sale prices for condominiums in H2 2013. A number of cities have even experienced an increase in momentum.

By contrast, our analysis shows a slowdown in the rise in rents in the second half of 2013. Activity in the rental market remains strong in Stuttgart, Berlin and Munich, which leads to high growth rates ranging between 7% and 9% during 2013. Compared to H1 2013, Düsseldorf and Cologne recorded only moderate growth. In Frankfurt, Hamburg and Leipzig, rental growth has come to a halt. Please refer to our newly published Residential City Profiles for more information.


Residential rental/purchase prices 10% 25% Median* (50 %) Development since H2 2012 75% 90%
Rental price (in €/sqm/month) 8.55 10.00 12.00 2.5% 14.50 18.00
Purchase price for offered apartments (in €/sqm) 1,760 2,450 3,360 11.7% 4,360 5,660
*Median rent: 50 per cent of the listings are above 50 per cent below this figure.
Building activity 2012 Development 2012 vs. 2011
Building permits 3,418 7%
Housing completions 1,969 3%
New housing demand 2,954 n/a
Transaction market 2012 2013
Frankfurt/Rhein-Main (in Mio. €) 200 523
Germany (in Mio. €) 11,100 15,800
  • Development of rental prices (median in €/sqm/month)

  • Rental price bands for offered apartments

  • Development of purchase prices (median in €/sqm/month)

  • Purchase price bands for condominiums

  • Housing supply and demand for new buildings

Frankfurt H2/2013 Download full report