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  1. "The tight housing market has made it more difficult to find residential property in Lucerne."

    The city of Lucerne is popular – and not just with tourists. Available residential property is especially in demand here. Sina Zemp, Head of the Mortgage Center for Central Switzerland, talks about developments on the real estate market in Lucerne and reveals her best tips for prospective buyers.

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    LIBOR or fixed-rate mortgage? A comparison.

    Fixed-rate or LIBOR mortgage? You can make things easier on your wallet and your nerves by choosing the right mortgage. You should take not only the mortgage interest but also your personal needs and preferences into account. This comparison will help you find out which type of mortgage is right for you. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.