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Real estate investment, where to start?

I need some advices on real estate investment.
The idea is to buy a property, then rent it.
Is there some institution that can help with all the information, like where to buy, what "gerance" to employ etc..
Can the real estate agencies take care of all?
Basically, I don't know where to start.
Thank you in advance if answer
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Re: Real estate investment, where to start?

What Swiss permit do you hold?

https://www.ch.ch/en/real-estate-foreign-national
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Re: Real estate investment, where to start?

It is not for me (I have B permit), it is for my friend, a foreigner that has a company in Switzerland.
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Re: Real estate investment, where to start?

Well, if indeed he has a company in Switzerland, him or one of his advisors should be more than adequately equipped to sort this out.

Clue : Go to your bank and check whether he can get financing to start with

(if you have enough $$ to pay cash, make sure you can prove origin of funds - and keep a bit left over to pay for professional advice)
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Re: Real estate investment, where to start?

I think finance is not the problem, it is just logistic, like - instead of looking for answers in the forum, is there a place to go to?
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I think finance is not the problem, it is just logistic, like - instead of looking for answers in the forum, is there a place to go to?
Yeh, a lawyer or bank, even if the finance is sorted out already, taking a smaller portion of the finance with them will give you access to their vast amount of expertise in the field.
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...a bank ?
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Re: Real estate investment, where to start?

HTH . . .

Overview for beginners:
http://www.swissinfo.ch/ger/investie...hweiz/29095166

Represents the interests of house owners:
http://www.hev-schweiz.ch/home/aktuell/


Indirect property investment:
google for: schweizer immobilienfonds

Consultant / Property Manager example:
http://www.wildimmobilien.ch/beratungsschwerpunkte.html
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Re: Real estate investment, where to start?

This is the process I would follow:-

identify an area where you would like to live.
Determine a budget and type of home you want
Talk to as many Estate Agents in that area as possible
Talk to your Bank about financing
Go to the local Gemeindehaus for local information, tax rates and legislation.
Talk to as many friends that have bought as possible to gain information on all 'the wrinkles.'
Beware of different laws in different areas regarding foreigners buying property. Speak to an Solicitor who specialises in property to determine what is possible and where.

Good luck!
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Re: Real estate investment, where to start?

Or if you are clueless just buy a REIT and let them do it all for you.
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