The German housing market is characterized by an extremely high demand for investment properties. In the first half of 2015, residential properties worth a total volume of 17.5 billion euros were traded across Germany according to the consulting and research firm JLL. This is the highest ever recorded value. During the same period in 2014, the transaction volume was only 6.9 billion euros. In addition, the investment volume for the first half of 2015 was only slightly below the record result for the full year 2005, when a volume of 20 billion euros was measured.[1]

[1] JLL: Investmentmarktüberblick Deutschland 2. Quartal 2015, 3.7.2015