Real estate market and investment potential Essen

Location analysis Essen: real estate prices and market forecast

General Real Estate Information about Essen

The city of Essen is one of the most attractive locations in the Ruhr area and promises interesting returns. We will show you what to look out for when you buy a property here.
Essen is a big city in the middle of the Ruhr area. The city is divided by the A40, into a richer south of the city and a poorer north. Essen has become known nationally through the Essen-Duisburg University of Applied Sciences as well as several other universities. The restructuring of the Ruhr region has been well managed by Essen by having established numerous companies in the energy and service sector. The cultural life in Essen is known beyond the borders of the Ruhr area through numerous institutions such as the theatre and the Philharmonie, as well as the academy of art.

Residents Key Figures Essen

In Essen live 583,084 inhabitants on an area of 210.34 km2 , which means about 2,772 inhabitants on one km2 come. Population density increased by 0.08 compared to the previous year. Essen is located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia has reached the status of a major city in 1896.

Infrastructure Essen

Essen is close to several motorways: the A 40 (also known as the Ruhr Expressway), the A 42 of the Emscher Expressway, the A 44 and A 52 are directly adjacent to the city. The A2 can also be quickly reached from the city via a federal road. The junction is called Essen/ Gladbeck and is only 2 km from the city of Essen.

Economic key figures Essen

The main economic factors in Essen are energy suppliers, media, retail, credit institutions, real estate and the trade fair. The DAX companies E.on, RWE and Thyssen-Krupp are based in Essen. In addition to a few special fairs, the trade fairs of the energy industry attract numerous guests to the city. The unemployment rate in Essen was 10.5 in August 2018. This was above the national average.

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Real Estate and Investors Key figures about Essen

Basic real estate data

Top residential locations are located in the Essen districts of Bredeney, Schuir, Kettwig, Stadtwald, Heisingen or Werden. The vacancy rate in Essen was 3.2 in 2016. To live here, you have to pay rent for an apartment about 7.29 € / m2. This is still relatively inexpensive. But depending on the location of the dwelling, a significant increase is to be expected

Data on single-family homes

There are 34757 single-family houses in Essen. This corresponds to around 40.24 of all residential buildings. 7439 buildings in Essen are detached. This corresponds to 8.61 of all residential buildings.
13175.00 residential buildings are divided into condominiums. That’s 15.25 of all Wohngebäude.Es there are 2995.00 apartments owned by municipalities or municipal housing companies, which corresponds to 3.47 of all dwellings. 15.70 of all apartments in Essen were built before 1919.
From 1950 to 1969 38.29 of all apartments were built. In 2000 or later, 5.65 of all apartments were built.

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Investment in real estate: forecast for food

Although the price boosts took place mainly in the well-placed districts of the southern city – already called Werden, Bredeney, Stadtwald, Rüttenscheid and Kettwig – tenants in the northern city could even benefit from discounts. However, prices are also expected to rise in the coming years.
Demand for high-quality housing remains unbroken. Homes with a value of up to one million euros are quickly brought to the man in Essen. As with all major cities in the Ruhr area, many apartments are marketed under the hand, but it is to be expected that a cash-rich clientele will continue to attract to the city in the future, precisely because of the cultural life in the city.

Assessment of the real estate market - Essen

The growth of universities and some business enterprises in Essen is expected to continue to attract cash-rich clients to the city. It is safe to assume that there will continue to be solid returns for real estate investments in Essen in the future.

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City of Essen
Residents 583084
Area in km2 210.34 km2
Ew./km2 (2016) 2772 km2
Änd. [] (previous year) 0,08 %
city for the first time
State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Economic focus Energy utilities, media, retail, credit institutions, real estate, trade fair
Unemployment rate 10.5 (8/2018)
Top Residential Areas Bredeney, Schuir, Kettwig, Stadtwald, Heisingen, Werden
Vacancy rate 3.2 (2014)
Rental mirror (good quality, 60 m2 apartment size) 7,29€ / m2
Buildings with living space and inhabited accommodation inthe al. 89276
Number of single-family houses (detached buildings, semi-detached houses, terraced houses with exactly 1 apartment; only residential buildings) 34757
on all residential buildings 40,24058444
including: in detached building 7439
on all residential buildings 8,612645155
Residential buildings
below: which are divided into condominiums
13175 st.
including: the municipalities or municipal
whg. companies belong to
construction Residential building built before 1919 15.7
Residential building built from 1950 to 1969 38.29
Residential building built in 2000 or later 5.65

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