Most Germans don’t buy their homes, they rent. Here’s why Favourite Spanish Property Insight › Forums › Spanish Property Forums › Real Estate Topics, News & Discussion › Most Germans don’t buy their homes, they rent. Here’s why Tagged: Foreign demand This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Mark Stücklin 1 year, 11 months ago. Author Posts October 25, 2016 at 11:32 am #193163 Mark StücklinKeymaster Germans and Swiss prefer renting to buying, whilst the Spanish are majority owner-occupiers. Why is that? This article has a go at explaining it. Most Germans don’t buy their homes, they rent. Here’s why If there Germans aren’t motivated to buy homes in German, it makes you wonder how much German demand there is for property in Spain…. That said, German demand in Spain is on the increase, and they are now the second biggest group after the British. Author Posts The forum ‘Real Estate Topics, News & Discussion’ is closed to new topics and replies.