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How do I find a place to live in Germany?

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We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered...

"Finding a place to live in Germany can be an exciting and challenging process. Your first step should be to consider your budget, deciding what type of accommodation you can afford, such as a family home, flat/apartment, or a room in shared accommodation. You should also research available areas of Germany and consider factors such as schools, transport links, shops, and amenities. You can also look online at property listing websites, such as Immoscout24, which offer a range of accommodation, including flats and rooms for rent. Additionally, interacting with local expat communities or forums, such as Internations, can be a great way to gain information about accommodation in the area and introduce you to people who might be able to help you in your search. Lastly, if you are living in Germany for a short period of time, you could explore staying in an Airbnb or renting a furnished apartment from a rental agency," wrote a member who made the move to Germany.

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"Live near my wife's work, so the commute is walk-able, 1 mile, even in winter. We are on the subway line so city center is 15 minutes away. Used an online search to find it," explained one expat living in Munich, Germany.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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