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If you are not sure yet if you want to buy an apartment or a house, the following checklist will help you make a decision.
At what price does buying become more reasonable than renting? Use the Homeowners Association (HEV) cost calculator to calculate the maximum purchase price of a home whose monthly costs do not exceed your current rental costs. You can also calculate the income you need to buy that house (website available in German)
What are your needs in terms of a house or an apartment? The hausinfo.ch checklist can help you define your priorities (webpage available in German).
Depending on your civil status, you can choose from a number of forms of ownership. More information is available on the ch.ch webpage below.
Foreign nationals interested in buying real estate (house, apartment, land) in Switzerland will, under certain circumstances, need a permit. More information is available on the ch.ch webpage below
More information on paying tax on real estate is available on the ch.ch webpage below.
If you want to build your own house or do building work on your house or apartment, you need a building permit. More information is available on the ch.ch webpage below.