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How to recognize a good apartment block

my long term favourite parameters for a good house/location in Berlin:

  • prewar instead of postwar, not only the house, preferably the whole area.
  • green is important, a park, trees in the streets.
  • good access to public transport is a plus, as most Berliners can drive a car but don’t own one.
  • urban is better than suburban, go for 5 storied housing area, supply here is limited.
  • The rule is quite easy: If it was an area in demand in the roaring twenties (1920-1929), its highly likely it will be in demand today or in the near future.

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    About the author: Alexander Korte is a Berlin based residential property developer and active real estate investor and co-owner of a brokerage & advisory firm.