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  1. 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.

  2. Real estate market: Facts from the real estate study and Real Estate Monitor

    Swiss real estate market: Current facts

    The quarterly Real Estate Monitor and the annual real estate study from Credit Suisse provide a comprehensive look at the Swiss real estate market. The publications focus on the long-term development of supply and demand for real estate in Switzerland.

  3. Building permits: Rental housing construction continues to boom.

    Rental apartment construction continues to boom. Even in the wake of COVID-19.

    Rental apartment construction continues to boom despite the COVID-19 crisis. However, the situation is different for owner-occupied housing, where the number of building permits has dropped to a record low. Because demand remains high, prices are back on the rise.

  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. Buying an old house: What to look out for in old properties

    Buying an old property – look out for these seven hidden costs 

    Affordable old buildings are highly sought after. But it is important to take a close look at older properties and not rush into signing a contract under time pressure. What you need to consider aside from location, price, and character when buying an old property – so you can turn an old house into your dream home. 

  6. Abolition of imputed rental value: Abolishing imputed rental value is controversial

    Abolishing imputed rental value. When and how that might happen.

    Parliamentarians would like to abolish imputed rental value, but they are facing a lot of headwind. Find out when an abolition of imputed rental value can be expected at the earliest, how realistic a system change is, and what hurdles need to be overcome.

  7. Calculate imputed rental value: These factors are taken into account

    Imputed rental value: What you need to know

    Many owners of single-family dwellings and owner-occupied apartments object to imputed rental value for residential property. But what is imputed rental value exactly, and how is it calculated? The current system has by no means the same financial impact on every homeowner.

  8. Real estate valuation – calculating the market value

    How real estate is valued

    Knowledge of how real estate is valued is indispensable, especially if you are buying or selling a property. A valuation may also be relevant when renewing your mortgage. However, numerous questions may arise in this regard. Read here about how real estate is valued.

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

    When it comes to repaying the second mortgage on a property, there are two ways of doing so: 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.

  10. 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, it can make sense to repay a first mortgage, even when there is no obligation to do so. Find out when voluntary repayment is beneficial and when it is better for you not to pay off any more of your mortgage.