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Housing and real estate

Appropriate, affordable housing is a key challenge of social policy. The BBSR analyses developments on the housing and real estate markets, supervises relevant federal research projects and provides a wide range of scientific and consulting services to support the Federal Government's housing policy.

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Research projects

Evaluation of the 2016 housing benefit reform

Status: Completed Project duration: October 2017 – July 2020

Is there a price bubble in the German market for residential property?

Status: Completed Project duration: December 2018 – June 2020

All research projects on the topic

Specialist articles

Publications on the topic

Multi-Level Analysis of Urban and Spatial Development

original title: Stadtentwicklung beobachten, messen und umsetzen

Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue 1/2021 |

Housing and property markets in Germany 2020

BBSR-Analysen KOMPAKT Issue 08/2021 |

Research News

Research News Issue No. 2/2020 |

Affordable housing:
Strategies and challenges

original title: Bezahlbares Wohnen – Strategien und Herausforderungen

Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue 4/2018 |

Purchasing activity for rented housing units continues to stagnate in the first half of 2018

Latest results of the BBSR Housing Transaction Database

BBSR-Analysen KOMPAKT Issue 11/2018 |

Energy in the quarter

original title: Energie im Quartier

Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue 4/2017 |

The New Urban Agenda – Consequences for Urban Development

original title: Die New Urban Agenda – Konsequenzen für die Stadtentwicklung

Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue 3/2017 |

Refugees – between arrival and living together

original title: Flüchtlinge – zwischen Ankommen und Zusammenleben

Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue 2/2017 |

Tenancy law and energy renovation in European comparison

BBSR-Online-Publikation Issue 14/2016 |

Trams and urban development

Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue 4.2016 |

On the Road to Zero-Energy Buildings:
Commercial and Municipal Properties

Summary Report to the Conference of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in cooperation with the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) on 19 and 20 May 2015 in Berlin

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