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An Early Warning System to Predict the Speculative House Price Bubbles

In this paper, the authors construct country-specific chronologies of house price bubbles for 12 OECD countries over the period 1969:Q12009:Q4. These chronologies are obtained using a combination of fundamental and filter approaches. The resulting speculative bubble chronology is the one providing the highest concordance between these two techniques. In addition, the authors suggest an early warning ...

Kiel: IfW, 2012, 23 S.
(Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal : Discussion Papers ; 2012-44)
| Christian Dreger, Konstantin A. Kholodilin

Tax Incentives for Thermal Retrofits in Germany: Experiences from Practicioners

The building sector is a key focus area of the Energy Concept of the German Federal Government, among other reasons because it has the potential to avoid a large share of CO2 emissions while also saving costs. Thus far, however, only a small percentage of residential building owners have undertaken comprehensive thermal retrofits, and the target retrofit rate of 2% remains a distant goal. In order ...

Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2012, 17 S.
(CPI Report)
| Hermann Amecke, Karsten Neuhoff, Kateryna Stelmakh
Diskussionspapiere 1191 / 2012

Internet-Based Hedonic Indices of Rents and Prices for Flats: Example of Berlin

In this paper, we suggest to estimate the home rents and prices in German regions/cities using the data from Internet ads offering the housing for rent and sale. Given the richness of information contained in the ads, we are able to construct the quality-adjusted rent and price indices using the hedonic approach. The results can be applied both for investigating the dynamics of rents/prices and for ...

2012| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Andreas Mense
DIW Economic Bulletin 12 / 2012

German Cities to See Further Rises in Housing Prices and Rents in 2013

Over the past few years, prices and rents for flats went up in most German cities. This trend is expected to continue in 2013. Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and Frankfurt am Main will still see the highest increases in property prices and rents. In these cities, housing prices are rising much faster than rents. By contrast, stagnating or even falling prices are forecast for the cities in the Ruhr area. ...

2012| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Andreas Mense
DIW Economic Bulletin 1 / 2012

Germany's Construction Industry: Strong Growth Followed by Stagnation

2011 was one of the construction industry's strongest years of growth since German reunification. For the year as a whole, a nominal increase in construction volume of almost eight percent is expected. The price increase is forecast at over 2.5 percent. Real construction volume in 2011 will be over five percent higher than in 2010. However, according to current information, we can expect the construction ...

2012| Martin Gornig, Hendrik Hagedorn

Drivers of Thermal Retrofit Decisions: A Survey of German Single- and Two-Family Houses

The German government is committed to reducing the primary energy demand of buildings by 80% by 2050. This requires increasing the rate of thermal retrofits from the current 0.8% to 2.0% per year. To explore how new and existing policies and programs could deliver the increased retrofit rate, this paper examines the thermal efficiency retrofit decision-making process among owners of single- and two-family ...

Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2011, 14 S.
(CPI Report)
| Aleksandra Novikova, Ferdinand Vieider, Karsten Neuhoff, Hermann Amecke

Thermal Efficiency Retrofit of Residential Buildings: The German Experience

The German government has committed to reducing the primary energy demand of buildings by 80% by 2050. Achieving this reduction will require foremost efficiency improvements, with a first milestone of a 20% reduction in heat demand levels by 2020. Given that about 80% of today's building stock will remain in place beyond 2050,thermal retrofit of this existing building stock is essential (Figure 1). ...

Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2011, 13 S.
(CPI Report)
| Karsten Neuhoff, Hermann Amecke, Aleksandra Novikova, Kateryna Stelmakh

Meeting Energy Concept Targets for Residential Retrofits in Germany: Economic Viability, Financial Support, and Energy Savings

In the 2010 Energy Concept, the German government committed to reducing the primary energy requirement of buildings by 80% by 2050 and to increase the thermal retrofit rate from 0.8% to 2% per year. The 2% target is less than the 3%1 rate at which outer walls are currently being renovated each year, so it is achievable even if the government only targets buildings that are already planning a renovation. ...

Berlin: CPI ; DIW, 2011, 11 S.
(CPI Brief)
| Karsten Neuhoff, Hermann Amecke, Kateryna Stelmakh, Anja Rosenberg, Aleksandra Novikova
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