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Germans are adverse to debt and the idea of owning a home is ludicrous to over 80% of the population in Berlin. With life-long renters a society norm, the length of tenancy is very different to what you may be accustomed. It is not unusual for a property to be rented by the same person/s for 8 – 10 years, in fact most Germans will only live in 2 or 3 houses throughout their lifetime. As a result of this attitude towards housing, the rental market in Berlin may seem unusual to outsiders. For example, homes or apartments are generally rented with a bare kitchen, except for a cheap oven and a stand-alone sink. Germans like to own their own…

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