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Rent or buy: an important decision 2560 1707 HYPOHAUS - Swiss Mortgage Broker Experts

Rent or buy: an important decision

The decision between renting and buying: making an informed choice The choice between renting and buying a property is a crucial milestone in adult life. Making a well-considered decision that takes into account many different factors is of great importance. In this blog post, we will thoroughly analyze the advantages and disadvantages of renting and…

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Risks of a mortgage and home ownership 2560 1707 HYPOHAUS - Swiss Mortgage Broker Experts

Risks of a mortgage and home ownership

Introduction What are the risks of buying a house and the associated mortgage? The average debt per capita in the form of mortgage loans in Switzerland is a multiple of the respective assets. It is obvious that this circumstance is associated with considerable risks. What these risks are and how you can prevent and counteract…

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How to use the 3a Third Pillar with your mortgage 2560 1707 HYPOHAUS - Swiss Mortgage Broker Experts

How to use the 3a Third Pillar with your mortgage

The use of pillar 3a to provide for home ownership The pillar 3a of retirement planning offers the possibility to use the saved capital for the purchase or financing of a home. This blog post explains the rules, opportunities and risks of this form of retirement planning and explains the special features of Pillar 3a.…

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Home Ownership – What should be considered in the Event of Divorce? 2560 1707 HYPOHAUS - Swiss Mortgage Broker Experts

Home Ownership – What should be considered in the Event of Divorce?

What happens to the property in the event of a divorce? It is unpleasant, but nevertheless necessary to think about such scenarios, because when a couple separates, many questions often arise regarding the joint property. In the following we would like to show you which questions should be clarified before the marriage so that a…

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One-time and Recurring Costs when buying Real Estate 2560 1707 HYPOHAUS - Swiss Mortgage Broker Experts

One-time and Recurring Costs when buying Real Estate

When you think of the costs of buying a property, interest costs and amortisation come to mind quite quickly. However, public charges such as taxes and fees are often forgotten. In this blog entry, we would like to explain the one-off and recurring costs involved in buying a home, so that you don’t get any…

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Buying a Holiday Property – What needs to be considered? 2560 1707 HYPOHAUS - Swiss Mortgage Broker Experts

Buying a Holiday Property – What needs to be considered?

Have you ever dreamed of buying a holiday home in the Swiss mountains or a holiday flat in Ticino, Switzerland’s sunniest region? You are not alone. In the wake of the Corona crisis, the demand for holiday properties in Switzerland has been higher than ever. But what does it actually take to realise your own…

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Advance Withdrawal from the Pension Fund – What to bear in Mind 2560 1707 HYPOHAUS - Swiss Mortgage Broker Experts

Advance Withdrawal from the Pension Fund – What to bear in Mind

An early withdrawal from the pension fund is a common way of obtaining the necessary equity capital for the purchase of residential property. However, various legal rules must be considered, which we would like to point out in this blog entry. General information on pension funds: The pension system in Switzerland is based on three…

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Consequences of the Energy Crisis for Homeowners 1542 1028 HYPOHAUS - Swiss Mortgage Broker Experts

Consequences of the Energy Crisis for Homeowners

The energy crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine could have expensive consequences for homeowners in Switzerland. Rising prices and scarce resources require a serious look at one’s own energy consumption – especially in the current and upcoming season. In view of a possible energy shortage in winter, the federal government has already launched a…

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Tips & tricks for taking out a Mortgage 1542 1028 HYPOHAUS - Swiss Mortgage Broker Experts

Tips & tricks for taking out a Mortgage

What do I need to consider before taking out a mortgage and how can I find the right financing solution for me? Many future homeowners do not have the necessary know-how on the subject of home ownership, which is why they may feel overwhelmed before they actually take out a mortgage. This is not surprising…

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Volatile Interest Rate Markets 2560 1706 HYPOHAUS - Swiss Mortgage Broker Experts

Volatile Interest Rate Markets

Volatile interest rate markets, which mortgage should I get? The current volatile interest rate environment confronts many people with a difficult decision: Is it better at the moment to take out a cheaper SARON mortgage or perhaps to play it safe and make a long-term commitment by opting for a fixed-rate mortgage? Or maybe it…

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