Wage and Housing Costs — How High Should Rent be in Relation to Wages?

Finally, your own apartment! A dream come true, but is your apartment more expensive than you originally thought?
Before looking for your own place to live, it is important to take a close look at certain costs. Insurance, housing costs and taxes often account for the highest proportion of expenditure. What percentage of your income should the rent take up, so that at the end of the month it’s not spaghetti for dinner again?

Share Wi-Fi: With your neighbor on the Web

A wireless network for surfing the Internet – this is probably one of the basic standards in almost every household today. But does every apartment have to have its own separate network and pay for it? Sharing the Wi-Fi – it’s technically possible.

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.