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Are foreigners allowed to own property in Germany?

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When we asked expats in Germany if foreigners are allowed to own property, they answered...

"Yes, foreigners are allowed to own property in Germany. Non-EU citizens must obtain a residence permit in order to purchase property in Germany, while EU citizens are allowed to purchase property without a residence permit. However, non-EU citizens may only purchase one property in Germany, and it must be used as their primary residence. Additionally, non-EU citizens must prove that they have sufficient financial resources to purchase the property and to cover their living expenses in Germany," wrote a member who made the move to Germany.

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