Owning your own home: a step-by-step guide to obtaining a loan
Do you finally have your sights on the ideal property? Here's what you need to know in order to get the right loan – and how to find a good renewal mortgage. When the dream of owning your own home becomes a reality, the focus shifts to solid financing. This is because most people need to take out a loan in order to close the gap between ...
How to get a mortgage as an EU Blue Card holder in Germany
You are an expat living the life in Germany. You have a highly paid job, live in a metropolitan area, and feel at home here. Maybe you have started a family and would like to own your own home, because the cost of renting a house or a nice large flat significantly exceeds what you could be paying for a mortgage.
German real estate platforms: Understanding your options
Germany is a hugely popular place to buy real estate. But if you're looking to buy German property, where should you start? This article will provide some useful context on the German property market, take a look at the various strategies available when seeking to buy German real estate, and compare the main online platforms serving the market.
Financial retirement planning for couples
Couples need to ensure that their financial retirement planning is carefully matched to their risk planning. It is still a harsh reality: When it comes to pensions, women in Germany lag behind men, with regard to both - later income and active planning for retirement.
A salary increase – it’s worth asking
Have you done a lot for your employer over the past few months and developed yourself further? Then you deserve a pay rise, too. For those who don’t want to wait until their next annual appraisal, there are five classic situations that each provide the perfect occasion for a successful salary negotiation.