Buying Real Estate in Switzerland

As a Residence

In the highly sought-after areas of Switzerland, where demand outweighs supply, property prices tend to soar. That's why we're here to guide you through the process and ensure you make the best decision for your future. Our expert advice? Rent first and experience the area yourself for 1-2 years. Once you've decided to settle down, it's time to partner with a trusted local real estate agent who can help you find your dream house.

Why should you work with a local real estate agent? These professionals have built long-term relationships with other agents, sellers, and possess an in-depth knowledge of the local market. They often receive insider information about available properties before they hit the market. By tapping into their network, you gain a significant advantage in your search for the perfect home.

In Switzerland, sellers don't always sell to the highest bidder; they may have preferences for specific buyer situations. This is where a skilled real estate agent becomes invaluable in securing your dream house. They understand the intricacies of the Swiss market, enabling them to navigate negotiations and position you for success.

At Swiss Advisory Services, we have cultivated a close working relationship with a carefully curated network of local real estate agents who are ready to assist you in finding your dream house. These agents possess an intimate understanding of the local area, ensuring they can match you with properties that meet your preferences and budget. With their expertise by your side, you'll have access to the latest listings, off-market opportunities, and personalized guidance throughout the entire process.

As a Non-Residence

You have had a fantastic holiday in Switzerland and are now considering

To buy a holiday house in Switzerland

Where to start? All kinds of questions are coming up:

  • What is Lex Koller?
    • Lex Koller is a Swiss law that governs the acquisition of real estate by individuals who are not Swiss residents. Under this law, a maximum of 1,500 permits are issued annually, with restrictions on the amount of land and floor space allowed for holiday houses.
  • What is Lex Weber?
    • In 2012, a referendum was approved, leading to the implementation of a construction halt in villages where holiday houses exceeded 20% of the total properties. This policy affected 580 villages, predominantly ski resorts.
  • In which area's can I buy as a foreigner?
  • Which area suits my holiday requirements?
  • Are there legal restrictions and which permits do I need?
  • Are there advantages of a Swiss mortgage and is it tax deductable?
  • I don't speak German nor French; who could help me locally?
  • If I buy from plan, who could assist me locally with the building process?
  • Do I want to rent it out and if so, who could help me?
  • Could I move tax free items into Switzerland?
  • Are there any advantages of Banking in Switzerland if I own a house?

Don't miss out on your dream home in Switzerland! Contact us today and let our exceptional network of local real estate agents help you turn your vision into a reality. Together, we'll unlock the doors to your perfect property and create a future you've always dreamed of.

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