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I’ve always been fascinated about investing. I was the kind of person who’d bring in the Financial Times to work to read on my lunch break. While all my co-workers would be talking sports I’d be thinking about marginal tax rates and the impact of the latest budget on small business. It was when I became an accidental landlord here in Germany that I realized that what an excellent investment opportunity there was here.

The Complete Guide To German Property Investment Book

Searching And Buying

  • Tips buying a house to live in
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Should I buy a place with a sitting tenant
  • Putting in an offer – are you over paying?
  • The buying process. How it works
  • German mortgages

Managing the Unit

  • Dealing with the language barrier
  • Settling the bills at the end of the year
  • Raising the rent
  • You tenant just gave their notice. What to do!
  • Finding a New Tenant

Tools and Videos

  • Individual unit analysis tool
  • Nebenkosten Calculator
  • Cover letter for annual Nebenkosten
  • Sample Rent Increase
  • How To Videos
  • Sample rent increase letter


  • Understanding how rental income is taxed
  • What deductions you claim
  • Making use of the superficial loss rule
  • Why you need a Steuerbreater!

Commercial Real Estate

The search for yield has driven investors far and wide. Multi-family units or apartment buildings can offer very attractive low-risk yields (+3%) But the market here is very different from what most investors may be familiar with. Understanding and knowing the differences is the key to profitable investing.

Case Studies

It isn’t just enough to show how to do I have many case studies (both in the book and on the members only blog) giving examples of how a unit might work out.

Recent Blog Posts

Renting in Germany Cold vs Warm Rent Perhaps one of the most confusing aspects of renting in Germany is the idea of cold vs warm rent (kaltmiete und warmmiete). Typically in English speaking countries it would be rent plus utilities with the idea that utilities......

Is Germany experiencing a housing bubble This is the second in my series about property market bubbles and how it affects Germany. Many people are asking  “Is there a bubble forming here?”. The first one was Why German’s think the property market will crash. In......

In this blog post I talk explain why Germans think the property will crash and why this is wrong   The Psychology of Money Making and the German Property Market I realize that the title of this article is somewhat awkward. The Psychology of Money......