June 23, 2014

Envy Germany's Rental Culture

Mark Schieritz, Financial Times

The Associated Press

There is no shortage of explanations for the resilience of the German economy: its companies are strong; its political and social institutions stable; and the skills of its engineers legendary. There might, however, be another explanation: its approach to housing. The country’s property market differs widely from those in the rest of the world – and particularly from those of most Anglo-Saxon countries.

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