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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...

"When looking for a place to live in Germany, it is important to do your research and select the location that best suits your needs. Start by considering the size and type of property you are looking for: house, apartment, townhouse or shared living space with roommates. Next, familiarize yourself with the local property markets and regions to determine the best area to live in. Once you have identified your preferred area, browse online listings to review available properties and visit open houses to find your ideal home. It is also important to understand the cultural influences, especially related to renters’ rights. Finally, contact a professional real estate agent to help you navigate the process, from making a purchase offer to finalizing your rental agreement," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Germany.

"We were staying with my father-in-law and his wife who had a 1 bedroom apartment, hmm 4 adults, one toddler and 2 cats. We called just about every listed apartment in this area (Mainz/Ingelhiem/Bad Kreuznach) and found this one as soon as possible. We were lucky, this is the first place we looked at, it's a little small but the location and the view are pretty good," commented one expat who made the move to Stromberg, Germany.

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About the Author

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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