Buy or build a house? Experiences of builders and experts

Buy or build a house?! – We have a lot to tell you about real estate and your first apartment or house. Today we ask the big question: buy or build? With experiences from builders and experts. We have watched a lot of experience videos and compiled the best ones here in the list for you. Tip! Here we have many book recommendations for you, from real estate financing to real estate investment: Real Estate Book Recommendation.

Rent, buy or… build?!

Here’s a first comparison, how does renting and buying differ in principle? After that, we jump to buy or build.

Yield real estate

At what point is it worth buying an apartment as an investment?

Calculate yield quickly in just a few steps

What does a house / new building cost?

What does a house / new building cost? These are the costs you will have to reckon with when financing a property.

Costs: Checklist for house construction

What do you need to consider if you want to keep an eye on your tree costs? Here’s a good checklist with all the important steps. In a nutshell, here’s what’s in store for you:

  1. New building plot
  2. Building costs fixed price
  3. Offer construction company
  4. Building contract
  5. Building with architect
  6. House building costs
  7. Incidental building costs
  8. House building planning

Here you can find the checklist for house construction: Checklists (external).

How much did it really cost?

How much house can you afford?

Alternative: Buy an apartment and rent it out

An alternative to direct new construction: Start with owner-occupation! This brings you several advantages. For example, banks do not set such high criteria for owner-occupied properties as they do for investment properties. With owner-occupiers, they also like to turn a blind eye to equity and monthly income. If you then move out after a year or two and rent the apartment, then that’s your business and no problem at all.

Buying a house: Tips, experiences and mistakes

Incidental building costs

Building vs prefabricated house: 10 biggest mistakes

Apartment building: live and rent

The effective interest rate on mortgage loans (construction interest rate) has dropped -6.4% from 1994 to 2018 (last survey) to just 1.4%. Convinced to buy? Construction interest rates have been at rock bottom for several years. It’s worth comparing construction rates because: How long will it stay like this? Many of our customers approach us with the question and would like to know whether it is worth waiting or whether the construction interest rates will rise again in the future. The construction interest rates do not only stand for themselves, but significantly influence the mortgage rates. In our consultation you will find out quickly and reliably when and how you can best finance and secure the favourable construction interest rates for multi-family houses.

House forms at a glance: List

In the real estate market, there are a lot of different types of construction. Both in the field of apartment and houses, there are many forms and types according to which a property is designed. These are divided into different formats. We have clearly listed some of the most common house and apartment types for you here. You can find more information about the respective property type in the corresponding article by clicking on the corresponding link.

Overview of house types: from bungalow to country house to prefabricated house

Here you will find a list with an overview of all common house types. The linked article provides you with more information about the respective house form, introduces you to characteristics and definitions and you also learn which house type is suitable for whom and why. In addition, we introduce you to the advantages and disadvantages of the respective house form in the associated articles.

  • Bungalow
  • Semi-detached house
  • Single-family house
  • Half-timbered house
  • Holiday home / weekend house
  • Beach house
  • Prefabricated house
  • Country house
  • Massive house
  • Terraced house
  • Villa
  • Low-energy house
  • Zero-energy house
  • Passive House