Homes to rent or buy are best found in the “Heilbronner Stimme” daily newspaper and the “Echo” advertiser, which is published on Wednesdays and Sundays. A lot of flats and houses are also offered online. The major search engines will guide prospective tenants and buyers to the relevant property websites (search terms: “Wohnungen Heilbronn” or “Häuser Heilbronn”; “flats Heilbronn” or “houses Heilbronn”).
Of course, real estate agents may also help find a new home. However, they will charge a fee for their services. The fee is set by law and is usually not negotiable.
The rent index gives readers some orientation regarding residential market prices. It provides information on how much rent is appropriate for a certain type of flat. The rent index considers the size, location and age of a flat as well as its fixtures, fittings and furnishings.
A short version of the rent index is available free of charge from the city’s website www.heilbronn.de, while the full version may be obtained at all municipal citizen’s offices (Bürgeramt) for a fee of Euro 6.50.