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  1. Where to buy a home. Here's how to find the right location for your property.

    Where should your owner-occupied home be situated? Here's how to find the right location for your property. 

    When choosing your future residential property, it's essential to not only think about the property itself, but also its location. Properties in attractive residential locations come at a price, which makes it even more important to be completely clear about your own needs and preferences. 

  2. Living in a multi-generational house: A trend for all ages

    Living in a multi-generational house: An alternative for young and old alike. 

    All for one and one for all. In multi-generational homes, everyone from kids to seniors can be housemates. But what exactly is multi-generational living? What are its pros and cons? 

  3. Purchasing residential property. Despite high real estate prices.

    Fulfill your dream of owning your own home. Despite high real estate prices.

    People really want to own their own home. But high real estate prices often make this impossible. Why is residential property becoming more and more expensive? And how can you still fulfill the dream of owning your own home? Thomas Rieder, Real Estate Economist at Credit Suisse and an expert on the Swiss real estate market, explains.

  4. Smart homes: What smart home systems and home automation make possible

    Living in a smart home. Better security, efficiency, and comfort.

    More security, more energy efficiency and more comfort – modern home automation promises all this. Smart home systems can be conveniently controlled while you're on the move. But when does a home count as smart and what can the smart home really do?

  5. The housebuilding of the future: Seven construction trends for the housebuilding of tomorrow

    The future of housebuilding. Seven exciting construction trends. 

    What will homes look like in the future? Technical innovations and social trends are changing the way homes are built. Discover the exciting construction trends that will shape the housebuilding of the future. 

  6. Eco-friendly building: Four components of sustainable construction

    Green homes: Four components of eco-friendly building 

    Green building is on trend. These days, conserving environmental resources and living sustainably are more important than ever before. Read on for some sustainable building options.

  7. Living in a historical building: Special features of listed properties

    Buying a listed building. What you need to know beforehand.

    Whether a cozy manor house or a townhouse from yesteryear, living in a historical building offers a unique atmosphere. However, buying a listed building also involves assuming obligations for its preservation. This is why, when buying such a property, prospective buyers should take into account potential renovation or refurbishment work they may want to carry out later. Find out what you need to know as the owner of a historical building. 

  8. second home initiative market rallies following the second homes act

    Impact of the second home initiative: Demand for holiday homes is picking up 

    Demand for holiday homes in the tourist regions of Switzerland has long been plagued by uncertainty, caused by the adoption of the second home initiative. This has been compounded by the strength of the Swiss franc, which has taken its toll on interest in second homes from abroad. But things now seem to have bottomed out, and the market looks set to pick up despite the implementation of the Second Homes Act. 

  9. Finding land for building: New spatial planning legislation has made it harder to buy a plot

    "We don't think there will be a general shortage of land for building" 

    The revised spatial planning law is designed to improve the utilization of land zoned for building. This will make it more difficult to find building land. Real estate expert Fabian Waltert explains in the interview what impact the new planning laws will have, and where those who want to buy a plot will have to dig particularly deep into their pockets.

  10. Trends in house construction: These trends are dominating the real estate construction market

    "Fifty percent of our new buildings have doors with fingerprint locks"

    A beautiful garden and a smart home – this is what the Swiss want, says Corrado Palermo, managing director and owner of Unica Architektur AG. In an interview, he talks about trends in house construction and explains the origin of these residential trends.