End production: 21/02/2012 First transmission: 01/03/2012
- construction project, sales situation and evaluation of a houses in Cologne and Weilerswist/Cologne, Germany
- bank taking over the house due to payment delay , Madrid, Spain
---Background: The EU mortgage market is huge: in 2009, residential mortgage lending in the 27 Member States amounted to just over €6 trillion, which is equivalent to 52% of EU GDP. Home ownership is close to 70%. The EU mortgage market is of vital importance for the millions of European citizens who currently repay a mortgage and also for would-be homeowners, in a context where household debt levels are rising throughout Europe.
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||Clients and Real Estate Agent visiting a high standard property for sale in the Gerling Quartier, visit of a floor still under construction, (2 shots), lift going up to the roof showing nice view of the city centre of Cologne, (9shots) Germany
||Interior, Real Estate agent is showing furnished high end version to the clients, living room and bath room, (7 shots), Cologne, Germany
||Exterior, new construction area of family houses Weilerswist/Cologne, serveral shots of nearly finshed constructions, construction on hold during winter time, panels showing the offer and the construction plan, (7 shots), Weilerswist/Cologne, Germany
||Exterior, Arrival Dipl.-Ing FH BDB Wolfgang Koch, building expert, visiting a construction site with typical family homes in Weilerswist/Cologne, surveying one of the houses under construction. (controlling joints, taking notes, measuring humidity and temperatures in the walls with instruments etc), (12 shots), Weilerswist/Cologne, Germany
||Interior, Dipl.-Ing FH BDB Wolfgang Koch, building expert, in his office in Cologne, writing final report of the house evaluation, cut away shots: check list and construction plans, (6 shots)
||Exterior shot of the Triodos Bank, client arrives, Brussels, Belgium, (1 shot) -Triodos Bank is an ethical bank which offers savings accounts and investments. Finances only projects with social and environmental benefits. Info: www.triodos.com
||Interior, Arrival at Triodos bank, client is looking for general information on the credit conditions offered by Triodos, (7 shots) - Triodos finances projects in the private housing sector that do have sustainable orientation/ element.
||Exterior shot of Madrid, (1 shot)
||Mortgage 'victime', this man might be threatend to leave his appartment, which will be then taken over by the bank in charge of the loan, he is participating in a movement of people who consider themselves as 'mortgage victims', they come together to protest, (11 shots), Madrid, Spain