Location analysis Heilbronn: real estate prices and market forecast

Real estate market and investment potential Heilbronn

General Real Estate Information about Heilbronn

Many regular events take place throughout the year, such as the Heilbronn folk festival, wine festivals, the horse market in February and the Christmas market in December.
The business location of Heilbronn has changed considerably over the decades and is attracting more and more workers. Out of 402 counties, the county-free city ranked 40th in the 2016 Future Atlas, making it a city with “very high future prospects.”

Residents of Heilbronn

More and more people are moving to Heilbronn. From 2015 to 2016, the population of Heilbronn grew by 0.98 percent. In 2016, there were 123,771 people living in the city, spread over 99.88 km2, or 1,239 inhabitants per square kilometre.
In 2017, Heilbronn even recorded a record. The city had 126,577 inhabitants this year and the outlook for the future is also rosy.
Heilbronn was the first big city in 1970, which was due to the incorporation of the neighbouring town of Klingenberg. In 1972 and 1974, other neighbouring towns were incorporated.

Infrastructure Heilbronn

Buses and light rail run within the city. The Heilbronn Canal Port and its location on the Neckar River are an interesting location advantage for the city, the nearest airport is the international airport in Stuttgart.

Economy & Unemployment Rate Heilbronn

The most important sectors of the economy in Heilbronn are the metal industry, the electrical industry, the food industry and the chemical industry. The paper and printing industry and salt mining also play an important role in Heilbronn.
The paper industry originally had the greatest influence on the industrialization of the city and processors and traders still play an important role in the economy of Heilbronn.
The unemployment rate in Heilbronn is 5.2 percent (as of August 2018), a solid figure in the nationwide average.

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Real Estate and Investors Key Figures Heilbronn

Highly qualified workers, a lot of dynamism in the economy and the establishment of Lidl in the neighbouring Bad Wimpfen have led to rising prices in Heilbronn. Prices for both new-build apartments and existing properties have risen sharply since the end of the financial crisis in 2010.

Basic real estate data

The most popular residential areas of Heilbronn include the old town of Heilbronn, parts of Horkheim, Klingenberg and Sontheim and Wartberg. The vacancy rate in Heilbronn is 3.9 percent, a figure that fluctuates widely and is not worrying. The prices for rental apartments have increased quite nicely in recent years, 10.70 euros the square meter in a 60m2 apartment in Heilbronn costs on average.
This means that prices are already in the upper third in Germany. Affordable housing is becoming increasingly scarce in Heilbronn and it is expected that prices will continue to rise in the future.

Buildings and housing statistics

There are 22,240 buildings with living space and inhabited accommodation in Heilbronn. 21,147 of these are residential-only buildings, 1,042 are other buildings with living space and 48 are dormitories. In addition, there are 3 other inhabited accommodations in Heilbronn.

Data on residential buildings in Heilbronn

There are 4,231 residential buildings divided into condominiums in Heilbronn. That’s 20.01 percent of all properties. 664 of these residential buildings are owned by municipalities or municipal housing companies, which makes up 3.14 percent.
Old buildings, which were built before 1919, there are not so many in Heilbronn anymore. Only 7.89 percent of all residential buildings date from this period. Between 1950 and 1969, 35.57 percent of all residential buildings were built. 6.91 percent of the houses are new buildings built in 2000 or later.

Data on single-family houses in Heilbronn

Especially detached detached houses in Heilbronn are currently more expensive than ever. In 2017, an average of 525,000 euros were due for a single-family house, which represents a price increase of 177,000 euros compared to 2001. The price was still 348,000 euros for a detached detached house. Even less popular double and terraced houses are sold well in Heilbronn because of the lack of alternatives.
There are 10,914 single-family homes in Heilbronn, which is just over half of all residential buildings at 51.61 percent. 4,980 of these detached houses are detached, these 23.54 percent of the properties in Heilbronn are particularly popular with investors.

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Investment in real estate: Forecast for Heilbronn

Prices in Heilbronn will continue to rise and with their prospects as a city with very high future prospects, Heilbronn is made to invest in an investment.
An investment property in Heilbronn can also be a good investment for the future, as the region is quite attractive. However, it is not so easy to find a suitable property in Heilbronn. Single-family homes in particular are becoming scarce.

Assessment of the real estate market - Heilbronn

It becomes critical in Heilbronn when one of the city’s big employers breaks away. Then the population shrinks and demand declines.
However, the situation in Heilbronn is still very good and those who want to invest in a commercial property or an investment in apartments are in good hands in Heilbronn. The high demand speaks for the city and the market is still dynamic at the moment.

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City of Heilbronn
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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