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  1. Energy-efficient construction: How to make your home more energy efficient

    Energy-efficient construction. These are your options.

    Energy-efficient construction or energy-efficient renovations protect the environment and save money in the long term. We will show you the options that solar power, heat pumps, and pellet heating offer, and how building insulation improves energy efficiency.

  2. Real estate valuation – calculating the market value

    How real estate is valued

    Knowledge of how real estate is valued is indispensable, especially if you are buying or selling a property. A valuation may also be relevant when renewing your mortgage. However, numerous questions may arise in this regard. Read here about how real estate is valued.

  3. Abolishing the imputed rental value: what eliminating it could look like

    A good chance that imputed rental value will be abolished

    Many people consider the imputed rental value on owner-occupied homes to be unfair. That is one of the reasons the Federal Assembly would like to abolish it. What might the change to the tax code look like, exactly, and what tax deductions would likely be eliminated as a result?

  4. Spatial Planning Act: Resisting urban sprawl on building land in Switzerland

    Building density instead of urban sprawl: The new framework for spatial planning.

    The implementation period for the revised Spatial Planning Act in the cantons comes to a close at the start of May. The act is intended to halt urban sprawl and promote building density. This will have consequences for future land-use designation in Switzerland.

  5. Building permit: The building permit process could become more efficient

    The planning application process could be shorter. Other countries lead the way.

    If you are thinking of building a property in Switzerland, you will need to factor in a lot of time. It can take several months from submitting the planning application to obtaining the building permit. Digitalization could accelerate the complex building permit process through greater efficiency.

  6. Floor plans: What a good property floor plan looks like

    Flexible, well connected, bright. Good floor plans.

    Floor plans play a key role in the search for an apartment or house. Analysis tools can distinguish between good and bad floor plans. Find out what factors have an effect on floor plan quality and how to recognize a good floor plan.

  7. Financing your own home: Buyers of single-family dwellings are willing to commute further

    Homeowners accept longer commuting distances

    Today, young households, families, and senior citizens can barely afford to buy a home in the urban centers. To afford a home of their own, they are fanning out to more reasonably priced regions and accepting a longer commute.

  8. Real estate prices are still rising according to real estate study.

    Real estate prices are on the rise. Despite higher vacancy rates.

    Vacancies have gone up again in residential properties. That was one finding of the 2019 real estate study by Credit Suisse. Despite this, real estate prices are still rising. Here's what's behind this development.

  9. 2019 real estate study with rent or buy calculator

    Swiss real estate market in 2019: Buying currently costs less than renting

    Buying a home is cheaper than renting in many places thanks to low mortgage interest rates, as illustrated by the 2019 Credit Suisse real estate study. Our calculator helps you determine whether renting or buying is cheaper for you.

  10. Real estate gains tax: Taxes are due when selling a house

    Capital gains when selling a house? This tax must be paid.

    If you sell real estate or a site at a profit, you must pay a real estate gains tax. Its amount is regulated in the tax law of the respective canton. Find out why the period of ownership also determines how much tax you must pay when selling a house.