BERLIN-The German Real Estate Climate index developed for realtor King Sturge reached an all-time high in October, up by 8.5% from September, buoyed by upward corrections of growth, falling unemployment, and great optimism in the real estate sector.

The upsurge is linked to yield expectation, reflecting rent and income developments, which rose by 9.2%, with the investment climate up by 7.7%. “We are happy about the positive trend that is not only ‘felt’ but also substantiated, but we would like to caution against exaggerated expectations,” said King Sturge Germany’s Managing Partner Sascha Hettrich. “It is much too early to speak of a boom in the real estate industry. We are rather looking at a successive return to ‘normal’ levels.”

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