Homeownership in Germany is lower overall than in most other developed countries. In 2017, Germany's homeownership rate was 51%. At the end of World War II, 2.25 million homes were destroyed with another two million damaged, reducing overall housing stocks by 20 percent. In 1949, West Germany enacted its first housing law and by 1961 had reduced its housing shortage from 5.5 million units to only 658,000. The mortgage market remained weak with banks requiring large downpayments from borrowers.
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