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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

Population Dynamics in Medium-sized Towns – Interactive Town-portraits!

Status: Completed Project duration: October 2020 – August 2022

Future of the building stock – Development prospects for key historic buildings

Status: Completed Project duration: January 2018 – December 2021

All research projects on the topic

Specialist articles

Publications on the topic


Housing Policies in the EU Individual publication

Research News Research News Issue No. 1/2022 |

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 |

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 …

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