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  1. 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.

  2. Buying real estate – seven myths about home ownership debunked

    Seven common misconceptions about buying a house – why you can afford your own home after all

    Many people give up on the dream of owning their own house or apartment because they are too worried about making the wrong decision. Read our seven misconceptions about buying property and find out why you can actually afford to buy your own home after all. 

  3. Purchasing an apartment: A checklist for buying your own condominium

    Eight aspects of buying an apartment. What you need to know.

    Buying a condominium is not the same as buying a house. Learn what commonhold ownership means, why a well-stocked renovation fund is important, and what else you should pay attention to when you are buying an apartment.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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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    Renting vs. buying – Consider the advantages and disadvantages

    Interest rates on mortgages are at historically low levels. However, the situation could soon change. That is reason enough to start thinking about whether it might be worthwhile to buy a house instead of renting.

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    Ten things to consider when buying a house

    It's not every day you buy a house. So it is important to take enough time and inform yourself well. We explain what you need to consider when buying a house, so you don't buy a pig in a poke, and when it's worth calling in an expert.

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    Advantages and disadvantages of different mortgage models

    Fixed rate, LIBOR, or adjustable-rate? The right mortgage can keep your wallet and your nerves intact. Find out what types of mortgages exist, what advantages and disadvantages they have, and how to decide which mortgage is right for you.

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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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    Building vs. buying a house – these five questions help when making a decision

    Building your own dream home – a childhood dream of many Swiss people. There are some arguments in favor of building a new house, but some against it too. The following five questions will help you to find out if it would be better for you to build a new house or to buy an existing one.