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11:28 Aug 6th, 2013 [10:28 Aug 6th local time]
Hi there,

I'm an Australian citizen looking into buying a house in Germany. Does anyone have advice on pitfalls I should avoid?



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14:24 Sep 3rd, 2013 [13:24 Sep 3rd local time]
Things to be careful about:

Agents - Avoid restrictive exclusivity agreements.

Commissions - These can vary quite dramatically, so make sure to haggle.

Capital Gains Tax - is 25% on any property sold before 10 years of ownership.

Visas - You will need a residence permit to stay for more than three months.

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