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House hunting

So you know whether you want a house or apartment, you have a budget, and you know where you want to live. It’s time to start looking!

Determine your budget

The first step in buying a home is determining how much you can afford to spend. Our advisors will help you establish a budget based on your annual income (including your household salary plus any pension or investment income) and the amount of cash you have on hand for a down payment. They will use a simulator to calculate the maximum amount you can spend on a new home. They will take into account the ongoing cost of owning a home: as a rule of thumb, mortgage payments and home maintenance should account for no more than one-third of your household’s gross annual income.

IncomeCHF 100 000

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Your contribution CHF 200 000

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You can buy a property worth up to


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