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There are no restrictions for foreigners buying properties in Germany
There are several types of taxes and fees a purchaser should pay when buying a house or apartment in Germany:
German municipalities also collect an annual tax on land/property - the Grundsteuer. Its net total depends on the assessed value of the property using a basic federal rate of 0.35%. This amount is then multiplied by several coefficients to calculate the final tax due. The effective rate is between 0.98% and 2.84% of the monetary value, the average rate is 1.9% (2013).
You live in Switzerland:
As an EU/EFTA citizen living in Switzerland, you enjoy the same rights as Swiss citizens when it comes to buying real estate, meaning you do not need a permit.
You do not require a permit to buy a main residence (e.g. single-family house or owner-occupied flat) or building land where you live if you meet the following requirements:
You will require a permit in order to purchase the following types of apartment:
Owning real estate in Switzerland does not confer any entitlement to a residence permit.
If you live abroad, you may purchase real estate but certain restrictions apply.
For more informations please contact our office!
Basically Austrians and the European Union (EU) citizens can easily acquire real estate and land for sale.
There are some restrictions for citizens of non-EU countries.
We would be happy to advise you in a personal conversation.
Incidential costs associated with a property purchase in Austria: