How to buy a house in Germany

The property prices in Germany depends on the location of the property (for example living environment and view), the features of the land and of the building (for example the size, the number of rooms and the type of the house). About fifty percent of the people who rent an apartment want to buy a house, but the costs for a one or two-family house in Germany are on average two thousand five hundred to three thousand euros per square meter. Many people cannot afford that.

To get a mortgage in Germany they must be at least eighteen years old and have equity of at least twenty percent of the mortgage value. Many legal regulations concerning the purchase of a house can be found in the Civil Code.

People who want a mortgage must submit various documents to the bank to prove their creditworthiness. For example, the bank requires the last three salary statements, the last income tax assessment, current pension information and the proof of further loans. Self-employed persons must provide additional evidence, for example an extract from the …

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