Rent + buy in Gelsenkirchen! Apartment, House – Real Estate Agent Interview

Immobilienmakler Interview Gelsenkirchen – Are you looking for your dream apartment or house? But you are still missing the right guidance to find your dream property? Exactly for this reason we spoke with a real estate team from Gelsenkirchen, that gives you first Tipps to the hand, in order to avoid typical errors. Basically, it is first important to find the right type of real estate, whether old building apartment or floor apartment, you must be satisfied in the long term. They expect in addition exciting topics to additional expenses, recommendations and real estates as investments. Back to the overview: Real estate agent Gelsenkirchen.

Rent, buy, live in Gelsenkirchen

Our real estate interview partner specializes in brokering, selling and renting real estate in Gelsenkirchen. We talked to the real estate agent team in an interview about attractive districts, financing options and the Gelsenkirchen real estate market. Here you can learn everything about buying your first home, different types of houses and apartments.

Gelsenkirchen at a glance

Gelsenkirchen from close up:

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Real estate and market in Gelsenkirchen: The interview

In an interview, we got to know a renowned real estate company from Gelsenkirchen better and asked everything about the real estate world. Here you will learn everything from incidental costs to the best investments.

Interview Partner: Schenk Real Estate

FIV: Before we talk about Gelsenkirchen and its real estate market and your recommendations for tenants and buyers, we would like to know a little more about your agency Immobilien Schenk. Could you briefly summarize for our readers what your agency does and what you specialize in?

Thorsten Schenk: We mediate any type of residential real estate such as condominiums, houses, apartment buildings and land. Here we purchase and letting made. In addition then still objects on the favorite island of the Germans Mallorca come. Of course we also mediate commercial properties. As a further service we offer the mediation of notaries, lawyers, financing and craftsmen. Also we have now care real estate and micro apartments in the offer.

FIV: As a real estate agent in Gelsenkirchen, which properties do you personally prefer to broker?

Thorsten Schenk: The company Immobilien Schenk prefers to broker residential properties of any kind. Commercial properties of any kind are also interesting, because they are always different and you always see new facilities and buildings.

Gelsenkirchen district:

Districts with a future: Buer, Sutum & Resse

FIV: Neighborhoods for Singles, Families & Co. – For those who do not yet live in Gelsenkirchen and want to move to Gelsenkirchen, which neighborhoods have a future? Where should you move to in Gelsenkirchen if you want to live nicely?

Thorsten Schenk: The most popular districts are in the north of Gelsenkirchen with the districts of Buer, Resse, Resser-Mark, Erle and also still Sutum. But there are also very nice places to live throughout the city.

Buer is a popular district in Gelsenkirchen:

Market prices Gelsenkirchen: The development

FIV: Rents are a big topic, all over Germany. How has the real estate market and rents in Gelsenkirchen developed in recent years and how will they develop in the future?

Thorsten Schenk: There are many older properties in Gelsenkirchen and they need to be renovated. This means that rents could also be adjusted. Many investors are currently coming to the Ruhr region to buy properties, because there are no more properties to buy cheaply in the big cities.

Rent or buy? Broker assessment

FIV: In Germany, more people rent than buy. What would you recommend to a young couple or even a single person, renting or buying in Gelsenkirchen?

Thorsten Schenk: It always depends on where you personally see yourself in old age. I know many people who see their retirement home abroad. And of course it also depends on income. But in general, property is a good choice.

Real estate agent Thorsten Schenk:

Beginner mistakes when buying real estate

FIV: Anyone who rents in Gelsenkirchen is relatively flexible and can move if necessary. Anyone who buys a property, whether a home or a condominium, is at least tied to the property for the long term by the loan or financing. What are typical first-time buyer mistakes from your experience as a real estate agent and how can you avoid them?

Thorsten Schenk: With many first-time buyers, you simply don’t really see the monthly burden and the additional costs for managing the property. In addition, the entry prices are too high today because people want to have a property at all costs.

Taxes and incidental expenses incurred

FIV: The purchase price of a property is one thing, but what ancillary costs and taxes must buyers in Gelsenkirchen expect?

Thorsten Schenk: In NRW we have 6.5% land transfer tax, for the notary you can add a good 2% and then the brokerage fee. Depending on the property and the broker, this is between 2.5% and 5% plus VAT.

Incidental costs in NRW:

  • Real estate transfer tax: 6.5%
  • Notary: 2%
  • Depending on object/broker 2.5% to 5%

Capital investment Gelsenkirchen: Buy and rent

FIV: Gelsenkirchen neighborhoods for real estate investment – Let’s move on to real estate as an investment in Gelsenkirchen, for those who want to buy and rent. If our*r Leser*in decides for the purchase, with following letting: Which 2 districts or even satelites around Gelsenkirchen, would you recommend to a buyer for their capital investment in Gelsenkirchen? In your opinion as an expert, where do the most future opportunities lie?

Thorsten Schenk: The districts in the north with Buer, Erle and Resse certainly have the best potential.

Living room in a single-family house in Gelsenkirchen:

Investment in conversion and expansion of old building

FIV: In your opinion, what type of real estate has a future in Gelsenkirchen, what should one invest in? Small, large, existing, new construction?

Thorsten Schenk: In my opinion, the conversion and expansion of old buildings have the greatest potential in Gelsenkirchen because of the purchasing power. I would also say smaller single-family homes with gardens.

Typical mistakes when buying a property

FIV: Finally, one more question: You had mentioned the typical mistakes buying a property. Many buy, but some also want to sell. As an experienced real estate agent in Gelsenkirchen, what tips can you give to those who are selling a property for the first time? What are the first steps and how do you successfully sell a property in Gelsenkirchen?

Thorsten Schenk: You have to know the local conditions in the Ruhr area and understand the language of the Ruhrpott.

Thanks to Thorsten Schenk for the interview!

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