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  1. Property taxes: How to correctly pay your property taxes

    Paying property taxes right: How you can save on taxes

    Every owner has to pay taxes on their property. If you plan ahead, there are various tax deductions for owner-occupied homes. Find out what taxes are placed on properties and how you as a home owner can save money on taxes. 

  2. Real estate in old age: Tips for signing over or selling your house

    Homes in old age: planning today is better than tomorrow.

    Sooner or later, people who own a house or an apartment will need to consider what will happen with the property in old age. Is the mortgage still affordable? Is the home age-appropriate? Should the house be signed over to a child one day? It is a good idea to consider this early on.

  3. Home buying: when is the right time to purchase real estate?

    The right time for buying a home

    Real estate prices fluctuate depending on factors such as the market situation, the economic framework conditions, or the location of the property. The financing hurdles for the acquisition of residential property are a recurring topic. How can you then find a good time to buy a home?

  4. 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.

  5. Tiny house: A tiny house is more than a small house

    Tiny houses are big: The "tiny house" way to live

    On how few square meters could you live? Six, twenty, forty-five? That last number is the per capita average in Switzerland. Tiny houses show that something beautiful can emerge even in a small space. Tiny houses have potential in Switzerland as "single houses."

  6. Vacancies: Vacancy rate is rising sharply again

    More vacant apartments than ever before – yet construction continues

    There are now more vacant apartments in Switzerland than ever before. Although these vacancies mainly affect rental apartments, the vacancy rate for owner-occupied property has likewise increased. This, however, is down to other factors.

  7. 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.

  8. 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. 

  9. 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.

  10. 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.