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Kapitalanlageimmobilie: Real estate investment

Real estate investment is a real estate for investment purposes as opposed to own use.

Katasteramt: Land registry office

The land registry office measures individual properties and records this in a public registry. The largest land registry office unit is called a “Gemarkung” in German. The measured area is called a land lot or plot (cadastral parcel). Before purchasing a property, the cadastral map can be viewed at the land registry office and it provides information pertaining to location, plot number and usage type.