Many new developments can be seen in the east: The advantages of the eastern German property market lie in the positive economic fundamentals and in the subsequent stabilisation of population outflows. The population is now increasing, which is particularly evident in university towns and popular cities with good educational offerings and employment opportunities. These include Dresden, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Jena and Rostock. This population development trend favourably impacts the demand for living space. The need is continually rising - not only in urban centres, but also in the directly surrounding regions. The effect: Vacancies are declining, rents are rising, and residential real estate is increasing in value.