Ruth Stirati, a Rome native, who helps Italian investors find property real 

Ruth Stirati, a Rome native, who helps Italian investors find property real estate in the German capital phones prior to an inspection in an empty apartment with an Italian family at the district Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.  Buying a home in Berlin is widely viewed as one of the safest investments a German, or any European, can make. That is why some real-estate experts are worried the market could get overheated. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Ruth Stirati, a Rome native, who helps Italian investors find property real estate in the German capital phones prior to an inspection in an empty apartment with an Italian family at the district Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Buying a home in Berlin is widely viewed as one of the safest investments a German, or any European, can make. That is why some real-estate experts are worried the market could get overheated. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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