Families are now able to apply for the family housing grant known as “Baukindergeld” – including for property that they bought or built earlier this year. The grant is EUR 1,200 per year and per child. The most important facts at a glance....

Construction interest rates are still low, and this is a welcome development not only to potential buyers but also to owners – and not just when the term of their loan is about to end. Well-chosen follow-on financing means financial security....