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Berlin Gripped By Property Boom As Germans Turn Their Backs On Renting | World News | The Observer

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Even James Guerin agrees that exponential increases comparable with those in London are unlikely. "Germans are more prudent in property purchasing. There is no property ladder here. They tend to buy later in life and hold their properties long term.

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