The dormant potential of equity release for investors

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What sounds too good to be true for some homeowners has in fact been reality for a long time - just not in Germany: "Equity release" is widespread in the UK and in the USA, for example. The term refers to the concept of releasing (at least part of) the capital tied up in one's own four walls without having to move out of one's hard-earned and lovingly furnished home, says Sabine Nass, CEO, Deutsche Teilkauf, a German real estate company focussing on equity release. The low level of awareness of this approach ensures that an enormous potential lies dormant in Germany: estimates assume a t...

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