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  1. Financing a vacation condo or home: What you need to know

    Purchasing a vacation home: What you need to know.

    Many Swiss people long for a vacation home in the mountains or in Ticino. Financing a vacation condo or home is subject to different conditions than the primary residence. 

  2. 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.

  3. What Does My Dream Home Cost?

    Looking for the right financing for your residential property? Using our online financing inquiry, you can request a personal offer around the clock with little effort.

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    Ten things to consider when buying a house

    It's not every day you buy a house. So it is important to take enough time and inform yourself well. We explain what you need to consider when buying a house, so you don't buy a pig in a poke, and when it's worth calling in an expert.

  5. Condominium association: Obligations of condominium owners

    Living in a condominium. Your role and obligations.

    Anyone buying a condominium also assumes part of the responsibility for the entire property. How you can contribute to a harmonious condominium association and what tasks condominium owners and managers can expect.

  6. Buying a place to live in Zurich: Real estate is expensive in Zurich

    "Prices have risen sharply in many municipalities in Zurich"

    Anyone who wants to buy a house or an apartment in the Canton of Zurich needs a good deal of patience, depending on the circumstances. Suzana Trifunovic, Head of the Mortgage Center Zurich-North, gives tips in our interview and says in which regions in the Canton of Zurich real estate is booming.

  7. Pillar 3a for residential property: advance withdrawal and pledging

    For your own home: Use Pillar 3a for a residential property

    Anyone in Switzerland who is lacking equity capital to purchase their own real estate can use Pillar 3a funds for residential property. Read this article to find out how this is possible and what you need to note for pledging and withdrawing Pillar 3a assets.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.