Real estate investor: real estate market and investment potential Krefeld

Property prices and market forecast

General Real Estate Information about Krefeld

Krefeld is the ideal place for many people to live. This city is located northwest of the state capital Düsseldorf on the left side of the Rhine. The real estate prices are affordable, the transport connections are easy to reach in the direction of the Netherlands, but also to the Ruhr area and northern Germany. Due to these factors, Krefeld is an ideal location for many young families. Krefeld owes its traditional textile production to the name Velvet and Silk City.

Residents Key Figures Krefeld

Krefeld has a population of 137.77 km2. That means 1,646 inhabitants live on one km2. Compared to the previous year, Krefeld grew by 0.74. The city in North Rhine-Westphalia has existed since 1929, when Krefeld merged with Uerdingen. The first status as a large city was achieved in 1888.

Infrastructure Krefeld

One of the location advantages of Krefeld lies in the good transport connections, especially via the motorways. The A40, which marks the route from Venlo to Dortmund, is the name given to the route; the A57, which connects Cologne and Nimwegen. Near Krefeld is also the A44 and thus the way from Aachen to Kassel.

Economy & Unemployment Rate Krefeld

Krefeld is home to the textile and silk industry, which has been operating in this region since the early stages of industrialization. The chemical industry is based in Krefeld. Among other things, a branch of Bayer. Another factor is stainless steel production. The material is also processed on site, as machine and plant engineering. The unemployment rate is slightly above the average at around 10.

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Real Estate and Investors Key Figures Krefeld

Basic real estate data

Top residential locations in Krefeld are parts of Fischeln, the Musicians’ Quarter, Cracau, Bockum, Verberg and Traar. The vacancy rate in Krefeld is relatively good at 6.60. For a high-quality apartment in Krefeld you have to pay 7.8 – 8.3 € / m2 rent.

Buildings and housing statistics

In Krefeld there are 46,584 buildings that contain living space. This includes 44,824 residential buildings, without including dormitories. In 1679 other buildings, housing is kept without being included in the dormitories. In Krefeld there are 53 dormitories, and 28 other accommodations that are inhabited.

Data on residential buildings in Krefeld

11.62 of all apartments were built before 1919. 31.12 of all apartments were built in 1950-1961. In 2000 or later, 8.40 of all residential buildings were built.

Data on single-family houses in Krefeld

In Krefeld there are 5877 residential buildings, which are divided into condominiums, which corresponds to 13.11 of all residential buildings. 1457 apartments are owned by the municipality or a municipal housing company. This corresponds to 3.25 of all apartments. There are 7367 detached residential buildings, that is 16.43.

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Investment in real estate: Forecast for Krefeld

A large increase in real estate demand in Krefeld can still be expected, because the favourable location and the good quality of life of the city on the western side of the Rhine will continue to be attractive to many people in the future. However, it is important for investors to find out about the properties before deciding on an object. Some districts are in high demand, while others should stay away from investors for the time being, because they are considered to be children of concern. This includes, among other things, the city centre of Krefeld.

Assessment of the real estate market - Krefeld

Krefeld is definitely a good location for investors. The favourable transport links as well as some very attractive employers in the region will continue to increase the demand for housing in the future. If you get advice, you can lure a hefty return on investment in the right property. If we have aroused your interest, please contact us here on the topic of off-market investment properties.

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City of Krefeld
Residents 547172
Area in km2 328.48 km2
Ew./km2 (2016) 1666 km2
Änd. [] (previous year) 0,62 %
city for the first time
State of Saxony
Economic focus nanotechnology, IT, life science, tourism, plant construction
Unemployment rate 6.8 (8/2018)
Top residential locations Loschwitz, Blasewitz, Striesen-Ost, Bühlau, Weißer Hirsch
Vacancy rate 2.1 (2014)
Rental mirror (good location, from 76 m2, status: 2015) 7.99 € / m2
Buildings with living space and inhabited accommodation inthe al. 57159
Number of single-family houses (detached buildings, semi-detached houses, terraced houses with exactly 1 apartment; only residential buildings) 23865
on all residential buildings 43,13991323
including: in detached building 13697
on all residential buildings 24,75958062
Residential buildings
below: which are divided into condominiums
8173 st.
including: the municipalities or municipal
whg. companies belong to
construction Residential building built before 1919 24.2
Residential building built from 1950 to 1969 8.34
Residential building built in 2000 or later 10.73

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