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Real Estate Market in Germany in early 2018
By focusing on selected indicators, the article provides an up-to-date overview of movements in the housing and office property markets in Germany. Given how sensitively real estate markets react to the economic situation, this overview is preceded by a summary of the macroeconomic conditions.
Facts & Figures 2017
Funding Activities of the Pfandbrief Banks
The Pfandbrief Banks’ lending business
Outlook Pfandbrief market
Structures of Residential Property Finance 2017
Findings of a survey conducted among the member banks of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks
The Office Property Market in Germany
When examining the latest developments in the office property market in Germany, it is necessary first to make a distinction between the leasing market and the investment market. The leasing market, which is where offices are offered by their owners for rent and are in demand among firms, is currently in good shape. The future prospects, too, appear to be more positive than they have been for a considerable time.
The Legal Framework for Issuing Pfandbriefe
Pfandbriefe are covered interest-bearing bonds. They are issued by credit institutions with a license to engage in Pfandbrief business (Pfandbrief Banks) and placed on the capital market. These credit institutions use them to fund certain loans that are secured by real estate liens, ship mortgages, aircraft mortgages and claims against public-sector bodies. Depending on the type of collateralization, these bonds are referred to as Mortgage Pfandbriefe, Ship Pfandbriefe, Aircraft Pfandbriefe or Public Pfandbriefe respectively. Most Pfandbriefe are issued in the form of bearer bonds, followed by registered bonds.
Energy Efficient Mortgages: A Project of the European Mortgage Federation
Sustainability issues have gained considerably in importance in recent years – not least in the finance industry. This development has been, and will continue to be driven primarily by international climate protection policymakers, who succeeded in agreeing on concrete climate protection targets at the end of 2015 with the ratification of the UN Paris Agreement
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