Economy

Home Improvement Loan: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

Betty Johnson  -  May 15, 2022

A home renovation loan can help you create the home of your dreams. Fluctuating needs and weathering drive homeowners to revamp their houses from time to time. Remodeling your home adds to its aesthetics and increases its value. Whether you undertake home improvement projects to address regular wear and tear, immediate needs or make your...

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The light green line is average wages. The dark green one is the pension. That miserable one down the bottom is Newstart. Picture: Deloitte

‘It’s too low’: Newstart Allowance debate reignites

Betty Johnson  -  January 6, 2022

THE discussion about unemployment advantages has taken a major switch right now with the information that Labor is contemplating increasing the Newstart Allowance. “It is, in my impression, as well reduced,” Invoice Shorten advised Channel nine this early morning. “Of training course we want persons to get off the dole and get a work, but...

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REFIRE reports about German property companies

Betty Johnson  -  November 12, 2021

The real estate specialist media REFIRE is aimed at the top decision-makers in the real estate industry – throughout Europe. In the editorial of the current issue, editor Charles Kingston reports on the deal between Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Rubina Real Estate and what significance that for Berlin has.Quote: ”We’ve long been familiar with Rubina Real...

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A day dedicated to young businesses – the eTravel Start-up Day at the ITB Berlin

Betty Johnson  -  October 25, 2021

For the primary time, the ITB Berlin, the worldwide tourist-market, devotes a complete day to the start-up-scene this yr. From Wednesday seventh March 2018, till Sunday 11th March 2018, the representatives of the worldwide journey market will meet on the Berlin exhibition centre on the Funkturm. With greater than 10,000 exhibitors from over 180 nations...

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What is currently happening to purchase prices of residential properties?

Betty Johnson  -  October 11, 2021

By now everybody has been impacted by the coronavirus. Carsten Heinrich, Managing Director of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Rubina Real Estate, shares his opinion relating to what affect the Coronavirus Crisis may have on purchase prices for residential properties in Berlin. 11 May 2020, Berlin – Last year, the growth in residential property prices in Berlin...

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Potsdam: a local to watch in 2021

Betty Johnson  -  September 12, 2021

City neighbourhoods with easy proximity to open space have always held appeal, but they are seeing an upsurge in demand from Amsterdam to Barcelona due to the pandemic. The pandemic has also sharpened the focus of buyers looking for a second home or a permanent remote-working location, nudging them into action in areas such as...

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After-crisis performance of multiple asset classes

Betty Johnson  -  June 25, 2021

Comparison of investment in asset classes and methodology Given the current COVID 19 pandemic, it is useful to compare how different asset classes fared in the past. Although past yields are not an indication for future returns, they can still be food for thought during these challenging times. As comprehensive data is available for the 2007-2009...

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Brexit and its implications for the Berlin real estate market

Betty Johnson  -  June 16, 2021

It’s now almost three years since the Brexit referendum, and we are still no clearer about what the UK’s departure from the EU will look like. One thing is certain though: ongoing Brexit uncertainty is impacting the market for real estate. International investors need to prepare for this. But how? What is likely to happen...

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Stop of KfW funding: Are construction projects in danger?

Betty Johnson  -  May 25, 2021

Stop of KfW funding: Are building projects in danger? The halt to KfW funding is unsettling for many. In January, Economics and Climate Minister Habeck surprisingly stopped the promotion of energy-efficient buildings by the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau. Applicants for subsidies from KfW Bank are wondering whether their financing will be overturned as a result. Does...

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Responding to today – How the real estate industry is responding to today?

Betty Johnson  -  May 13, 2021

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