Heat pumps: energy from the deep

In Switzerland, heat pumps are considered to be an important part of the energy revolution. This is because lots of renewable, environmentally-friendly energy is in the ground, in the water or in the air. Modern heat pumps make use of this energy. Here are our tips for heat pumps – for new builds and for …

Debt Collection Excerpt

When applying for a home, you are often asked to attach a debt collection register excerpt. With debt collection information, the landlord wants to ensure that the potential future tenant can pay the agreed rent on time.

Tips on Living with Pets

Living with animals does not necessarily mean fuzzy old wool blankets, discolored holey terry towels or kitschy animal accessories. Choose pretty blankets, pillows and baskets that fit the style of your home. The more beautiful the things you choose for your pet, the easier they are to integrate into the decor. Toys are best collected in a basket. Food bowls and cans are, if the color and form are correct, noble home accessories. There are now also chic cat scratching trees, with which it is nice to live. Incidentally, carpets are not only beautiful home-decorators but also popular and attractive playgrounds for four-legged friends. This is because carpets are better for romping than parquet or stone floors – they also protect your pet from slipping and dampen noises.

What additional costs may the landlord charge?

Additional costs or not? Total costs for using residential and business premises result from rent and ancillary costs, the latter partly contribute significantly to the total costs. We show you which costs are allowed as so-called incidental costs and which ones your landlord has to bear.

Housing search for seniors: Over 65 difficult

How does housing search for senior citizens look today? Older people are less familiar than the younger generation with the latest digital methods. When they are looking for a new home, either voluntarily or involuntarily, their budget is usually limited. But there are solutions: In Zürich, retired real estate professionals help.

10 things to sort out quickly when moving house

Moving house is always a big deal. You lose an old home, gain a new one, and everything is a bit of a whirlwind. All the more reason to want to feel at home again as quickly as possible. Some things are best dealt with right at the beginning –  these 10 things are good …