Germany Rental Rates

Old Jan 13th, 2005, 03:20 AM
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Germany Rental Rates

We are moving to Southern Germany end of Jan 2005, to work out of Darmstadt and was wondering what the going rate is for single-family home rentals (3 or 4 bd room)? We are also looking for a townsite in the area that is preferrable for a family with children. Any helpful hints would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 04:36 AM
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From what I can quickly glean on the Net accommodation is hard to find in Darmstadt.

Four bedroom homes are very rare in Germany, and correspondingly expensive. If you want a free-standing house in addition, then the mind boggles at what you would pay.

I think that you might be settling for a flat of around 120 square meters floor area in a small town adjacent to Darmstadt, for which you would pay something like 800 Euros a month, unfurnished. Furnished rental accommodation is extremely uncommon in Germany; not even the light fittings are supplied.

On top of rent you will have utilities payments of around 160 Euros a month on a property like this. So all up you can expect to be paying some $1300 a month or more. How does this sound to you?

My figures are only guesswork on the basis of a site I found advertising accommodation in all of Germany, not specfically Darmstadt.

I will check the little town of Rossdorf which is just east of D. and get back to you here if I find anything concrete.

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Not much there to interest you - one place only with 102 square meters floor area (= too small) for 650 euros a month.

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We are currently living in Freiburg for a year in an apartment arranged for us by the University. We are paying 1000 Euros per month for 93 sq. meters (1 bedroom, furnished, and utilities and internet are included) and have been told that this is an incredible bargain. Housing here reminds me of Manhattan--space is a premium and you pay dearly for it. The only family we know that has a 4-bedroom house lives in a small village and the property has been in the family for generations. Like Harzer suggests, you'll definitely find more space for your money in a smaller town. The smaller towns usually have pretty good connections to the bigger cities. The public transportation here in Germany is light years ahead of the US, so getting around without a car is much easier. Other than focusing on smaller towns to maximize your space, I would suggest checking with your new employer to see if they have any connections for temporary housing until you find something more permanent. Three weeks to find housing might be a challenge. Good luck!
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 10:35 AM
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There are plenty of houses/apt for rent in the area, try immobilienscout24.de.
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