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  1. Real estate prices are still rising according to real estate study.

    Real estate prices are on the rise. Despite higher vacancy rates.

    Vacancies have gone up again in residential properties. That was one finding of the 2019 real estate study by Credit Suisse. Despite this, real estate prices are still rising. Here's what's behind this development.

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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.

  3. 2019 real estate study with rent or buy calculator

    Swiss real estate market in 2019: Buying currently costs less than renting

    Buying a home is cheaper than renting in many places thanks to low mortgage interest rates, as illustrated by the 2019 Credit Suisse real estate study. Our calculator helps you determine whether renting or buying is cheaper for you.

  4. Mortgage refinancing: How to transfer your mortgage.

    Mortgage refinancing. How to transfer your mortgage.

    There is a lot to consider when you want to change banks and refinance your mortgage. Learn how to transfer your mortgage, why it is not enough to just compare mortgage interest rates, and when it pays off to refinance your mortgage despite the early repayment penalty.

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    Achieve your dream home with sufficient equity capital: An overview

    The dream of owning your own home should not be defeated by a shortage of equity capital. As part of the promotion of home ownership scheme, you can use funds from your retirement provision and thereby contribute sufficient equity capital to ensure that your property can be financed.

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    Extending your mortgage. Adjust real estate financing to suit your changing needs.

    If you extend your mortgage, your needs should take center stage. Perhaps you would like to simultaneously increase your mortgage or repay it? Find out the important aspects of follow-up financing.

  7. Real estate gains tax: Taxes are due when selling a house

    Capital gains when selling a house? This tax must be paid.

    If you sell real estate or a site at a profit, you must pay a real estate gains tax. Its amount is regulated in the tax law of the respective canton. Find out why the period of ownership also determines how much tax you must pay when selling a house.

  8. Buying a house in Bern: Real estate in Bern is in high demand

    "Real estate in Bern and Thun often goes to the highest bidder"

    The demand for residential property is high in the city of Bern and the surrounding area, says Nadja Müller, Head of Credit Suisse's mortgage center for southeastern Bern. In this interview, she gives tips for buying property in Bern. 

  9. Insure your house: buildings insurance and other types of home insurance

    Protect your house. How to ensure you're well covered.

    When you buy or build your dream home, you want to protect it. There are various ways of insuring a house. Find out which types of home insurance are required and what other types of insurance might be sensible.

  10. 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.