The prices for building land have risen significantly in the Fürstenfeldbruck district in recent years. This emerges from an evaluation by the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) based on figures from the Federal Statistical Office. In 2022, the square meter in the district cost an average of 981 euros. This means a price increase of 162 percent in the last ten years. For comparison: in 2022, a square meter of building land in Bavaria cost an average of 429 euros. In Fürstenfeldbruck, building land is more than twice as expensive.
Simone Burger, chairwoman of the DGB district association for Munich, Dachau, Fürstenfeldbruck and Starnberg, explains: “Affordable housing is already a big problem in our region. The still rising prices for building land are therefore alarming and lead to even more expensive rents . We urgently need more publicly subsidized housing.”
One of the main cost drivers is land speculation: “Privatized land that is ready for construction is often not developed because it is more profitable to speculate on it and later sell it profitably. The legislature must take action here too. We are committed to ensuring that profits that come from mere speculation come about, are skimmed off,” explains Burger.
And last but not least, the Free State of Bavaria is also contributing to the fact that living space is becoming more and more expensive. “In 2018, the Bayern-Heim housing association was founded with great fanfare. But five years later, the results are sobering: the Bavarian state government is further away than ever from the announced 70,000 new apartments, 20,000 of which are social housing, that would have to be built annually “Instead, around 3,000 social housing units fall out of contract every year,” says Burger.