I'm looking for renting a house in Germany and I encountered this phrase. What does it exactly mean?
The price was a lot higher than a normal price for renting an apartment.

Does this mean a whole year deposit and after the period, my whole amount will be return back to me?

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The phrase literally means ownership instead of rent. It’s hard to tell without further context, but you may have seen an offer for buying a home, combined with a loan. In that case, you would pay a certain amount regularly for the next ten or fifteen or twenty years until you have paid back the loan and the home is yours.


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