When real estate becomes junk real estate

How do banks and insurance companies finance usuriously overpriced real estate? Scrap real estate is a topic for up to more than two million affected investors. The Investors’ Council says: “Only invest in investments that you understand yourself”. This applies to the timing of investments and the ongoing monitoring of capital investments. More often, experts […]

How investors are deceived when buying property

Deception of investors: The real estate as a supposedly safe investment The deception of investors in the real estate segment is unfortunately common practice. Real estate investors are often deceived by false or misleading information. For example, it is not uncommon for sample invoices to lack important information for calculating returns, such as any costs […]

Scrap real estate: Banks liable for structural sales victims

BGH ruling confirms liability of banks and building societies A new ruling of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH ruling of 29.06.2010, Ref. XI ZR 104/08) obliges banks and building societies to provide unsolicited information to the borrower if a fraudulent deception of the buyer about the amount of the brokerage commission is apparent. If […]

How to check the quality of an investment before buying – financial planning using the example of “junk real estate”.

by Johannes Fiala, lawyer Eine Investition in eine schlechte Geldanlage kann Ihr gesamtes zukünftiges Leben beeinträchtigen. Neben den finanziellen Lasten kommt noch die soziale und emotionale Belastung dazu. Dieser Artikel soll zeigen, wie sich “der Deutsche” Produkte verkaufen lässt – und durch welches Vorgehen sich die typischen Fehler vermeiden lassen. Dieses Wissen mag zwar nicht […]