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  1. Paying off your mortgage – reasons for and against voluntary repayment

    Paying off your mortgage – reasons for and against voluntary repayment

    Compared to their international counterparts, Swiss property owners have large mortgage debts, which they often do not pay off. There are good reasons for this. Nevertheless, in some cases it can make sense to repay your mortgage. Find out when voluntary repayment is beneficial and when it is better for you not to pay off any more of your mortgage.

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    Direct or indirect repayment – the right method of repayment for you

    If you need to repay your mortgage, you can choose one of two options: direct repayment or indirect repayment. Both options have advantages and disadvantages. When thinking about your mortgage repayments, you should take a long-term view and consider your personal circumstances.

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    It pays to revalue your real estate

    Values such as amortization or maximum loan amount are generally based on the original purchase price of real estate. When planning renovations, extending an existing mortgage, or looking into bridge financing, it is advisable to have your property revalued by an expert.

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    Renovation: The Most Important Facts on Remodeling and Refurbishing at a Glance

    A new kitchen, the renovation and insulation of the exterior walls, or solar panels on the roof: Refurbishing and remodeling come in many forms. Find out what you need to consider when planning this type of work and what your financing options are.

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    Renovating Pays – Here's Why

    Are you toying with the idea of renovating your house or apartment? There are many reasons to do so. In addition to retaining or increasing value, improved energy efficiency is one of the most important.

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    Renovation: What You Need to Consider during Planning

    Planning is key if you want your renovation to be a success. Matters such as the cost of renovating your home and how you will finance this are not the only things to consider. Having a realistic schedule and obtaining a building permit (if one is required) are just as important. Find out what should be taken into account when planning your renovation and when it is a good idea to consult an architect.

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    What You Need to Consider When Financing Your Renovation

    Are the plans for your home renovation complete and all the costs calculated? Then all that's left to take care of is the financing. Read on to find out what factors play a role when the bank decides to grant a construction loan and what government funding is possible.

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    Renovation Costs: Tips for Calculating the Investment

    How much does it cost to renovate your house or your apartment? A realistic budget is key to being able to fully enjoy your upgraded home. Learn how to correctly budget the investments for a renovation and where you can save money.

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    How Rising Interest Rates Could Affect Homeowners

    In relation to its economic performance, Switzerland's economy has similar levels of debt to Italy, the US, and China. Mortgage debt is particularly high. Despite the high number of fixed-rate mortgages, rising interest rates should not be underestimated.

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    Between Two Homes: Complex Transitional Financing

    If you own your own home, you could be confronted at any time by events that turn into complex financing problems. Cases in point are the purchase of a new home, or the separation of married couples with a joint mortgage. Risk protection is valuable in these instances. However, frequently even this is of no help. The financial barriers often seem insurmountable, as the following example shows.