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  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. Real estate market: Housing sector likely to ensure stability

    Corona won't bring Swiss real estate market to its knees 

    The Swiss real estate market will not emerge from the corona crisis unscathed. Fears of an imminent crash are nevertheless unfounded. The housing sector in particular is likely to be a stable anchor in turbulent times. 

  4. Real estate market in 2020: High real estate prices leading to more commuters

    Swiss real estate market in 2020: High real estate prices leading to more commuters 

    High real estate prices in urban centers and their metro areas are causing many home buyers to take a close look at rural municipalities. This is illustrated by the 2020 Credit Suisse real estate study. Use our interactive map to find out which locations make for a sensible commute and what the supply of real estate looks like.

  5. Selling a house: Advertising an apartment and selling a property

    Selling your home: Tips on advertising and viewings

    Do you want to sell your apartment or house? For many owners, selling a property is uncharted territory. These tips and tricks will help you to advertise your house or apartment successfully and organize a successful viewing.

  6. Bidding process: Sell real estate and achieve the highest prices

    Selling a house with a bidding process. Here's how it works.

    If you plan to sell your house, you are familiar with this dilemma: If the price is low, you can quickly get your real estate off the market. However, you still worry that you sold it below its value. However, if the advertised price is high, no one may be interested. A bidding process may be the solution.

  7. construction loan construction financing for your dream home

    Use a construction loan to build your dream home

    Many people dream about building an owner-occupied home. However, before construction can begin, you have to answer the question of how to finance the construction. In most cases, the answer lies in a construction loan from a bank. Construction loans offer a high degree of flexibility and a clear overview of all costs for building a home on credit.

  8. Promotion of home ownership: Expert interview on real estate financing

    The risks of using retirement assets to finance home ownership: Advice from the experts. 

    The promotion of home ownership scheme allows buyers to use retirement assets to purchase their first home. However, an advance withdrawal or pledging of retirement assets means taking a look far into the future. Financial advisor Alexandra Caliman and financing expert Marco Schmutz explain the risks you need to factor in. 

  9. The real estate market in central Switzerland: Property prices are still rising

    Focus on central Switzerland: News and views from the real estate market

    Central Switzerland has a lot to offer. Its proximity to Zurich, attractive lakeside locations, and low taxes make the region a popular place to live. The Credit Suisse regional study provides insight into the property scene in central Switzerland.

  10. Prefabricated houses: The pros and cons of buying and building a prefabricated house

    Living the dream: What the prefabricated house offers

    The prefabricated house is a sought-after alternative to traditional solid structure homes in Switzerland. Faster and more cost-effective to build, each new home is ready for occupation within a few months. However, there are also disadvantages.