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  1. Real estate in Basel: It is becoming increasingly difficult to buy a house in the Basel area

    "Basel has done a lot to ensure that it's an attractive place to live"

    It is becoming increasingly difficult to find residential property in the city of Basel and the surrounding metropolitan area. In the interview, Philipp Zeugin, Head of Mortgage Center Northern Switzerland, explains where and how it is still possible to buy a house or apartment in the Basel region.

  2. Building a house with good planning. Seven key points.

    Building a house with good planning. Seven key points.

    Many people dream of building a house from the ground up, and today there are many options, from prefabricated houses to solid concrete single family dwellings. Find out which important points you need to consider when you want to build your own home.

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    Using your pension fund to purchase a home: Advance withdrawals and pledging

    In Switzerland, pension fund assets can be used to purchase a home. There are two options: advance withdrawal and pledging. Learn about the differences, and see the best option for your situation.

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    Achieve your dream home with sufficient equity capital: An overview

    The dream of owning your own home should not be defeated by a shortage of equity capital. As part of the promotion of home ownership scheme, you can use funds from your retirement provision and thereby contribute sufficient equity capital to ensure that your property can be financed.

  5. Buying a house in Bern: Real estate in Bern is in high demand

    "Real estate in Bern and Thun often goes to the highest bidder"

    The demand for residential property is high in the city of Bern and the surrounding area, says Nadja Müller, Head of Credit Suisse's mortgage center for southeastern Bern. In this interview, she gives tips for buying property in Bern. 

  6. Buying your first apartment – purchasing a condominium in seven steps

    Seven steps to buying your first apartment

    You have been a tenant long enough and want to become an owner and live life to the fullest in an owner-occupied home. It is time to buy your first apartment. In seven easy-to-understand steps we examine how to go about purchasing your first condominium.

  7. Home buying: when is the right time to purchase real estate?

    The right time for buying a home

    Real estate prices fluctuate depending on factors such as the market situation, the economic framework conditions, or the location of the property. The financing hurdles for the acquisition of residential property are a recurring topic. How can you then find a good time to buy a home?

  8. Energy efficiency funding programs: when funding is available

    Save energy and money. What's funded by the government.

    Anyone incorporating energy efficiency when building is planning ahead, and it pays off. The federal government, cantons, and municipalities have various funding programs for energy efficiency. Find out what is funded and the right way to apply for funding.

  9. Purchasing an apartment: A checklist for buying your own condominium

    Eight aspects of buying an apartment. What you need to know.

    Buying a condominium is not the same as buying a house. Learn what commonhold ownership means, why a well-stocked renovation fund is important, and what else you should pay attention to when you are buying an apartment.

  10. Buying an old house: What to look out for in old properties

    Buying an old property – look out for these seven hidden costs 

    Affordable old buildings are highly sought after. But it is important to take a close look at older properties and not rush into signing a contract under time pressure. What you need to consider aside from location, price, and character when buying an old property – so you can turn an old house into your dream home.