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Hello everybody, I'm Marta, a 30-something years old girl who travelled around the world for some years, now working in Italy (Ravenna) in the Oil& Gas Industry but moving to Switzerland in September for Love...my boyfriend, "the Engineer", got a job in Brugg and I decided to follow him. Now we have to choose where to live. We have been only to Zurich but we prefer Zug or Bern. Any advice? Oh yes, renting a house is not so hard ..it's impossible I get more depressed every 10 renting requests and consequential 10 refusals (and my boyfriend will have a B-permit with very good salary) . But I keep on staying positive, hope it works,
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Oh yes, renting a house is not so hard ..it's impossible I get more depressed every 10 renting requests and consequential 10 refusals (and my boyfriend will have a B-permit with very good salary) . But I keep on staying positive, hope it works,
It must be possible, since I have seen nobody sleeping Sous les ponts de Paris (under the bridges of Paris):

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Welcome to Switzerland.
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renting a house is not so hard ..it's impossible
Hardly, as most people in the Swiss-German bit rent.

(unlike Ticino, where most are owner-occupied).

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Re: Switzerland here I come!

Brugg is quite a commute from Zug or Berne, as not on a direct rail line. Why not live around Brugg area? There are some nice places around Brugg.
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Slightly OT but still relevant - OP make sure you get your permit sorted. Boyfriend-girlfriend is not a recognized relationship here. So you'll either need to apply for a concubine permit to be your boyfriend's dependent, or you will need to apply for your own job-seeker's permit as an EU citizen.

There are any number of reasons why you might be getting turned away. What types of places are you applying to? Sometimes landlords will save larger flats for families, so if you're applying for more than 2 bedrooms you may have more trouble finding a place.

I agree you should avoid Bern unless you really love it. The commute to Brugg would take up a lot of time.

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Thank you everybody for your answers!
I 've found an apartment through airbnb for two months (quite expensive due to the fixed service costs) but hope to find a long term rent, not a big house actually, a 2,5 room apt is enough for us.
Then I will ask for a working permit, hoping to find a job within 3 months, wow...such a challenge, wish me luck

We really don't know the territory, we opted for Zug for two reasons...in Zug most of the people is expats, so we hope to make friendship easier thank in other "more Swiss" cities ; furthermore Zug has a beautiful lake and we are currently living on the seaside, we definitely need some water around us lol.
My friend should go to Brugg only twice a week with his car, so he thinks 50km are ok.
Anyway we will use the weekend to travel around Switzerland and understand where we'd prefer to live!
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We have been only to Zurich but we prefer Zug or Bern. Any advice?
Zug is lovely, great ambience and surroundings and not so crowded as Zurich. How about Lucerne though? Prettiest town in Switzerland for me and lots to see and do. Good luck with your Swiss holiday. Stay positive, that should certainly help.
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Glad to know it, I will visit Lucerne too, I will have some free time during the first month!!! EF will definitely be a good friend and a good help! :
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Finding an apartment with a B permit and good salary shouldn't be that difficult. Trying finding one with a L permit...that's impossible.
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Hello everybody, I'm Marta, a 30-something years old girl who travelled around the world for some years, now working in Italy (Ravenna) in the Oil& Gas Industry but moving to Switzerland in September for Love...my boyfriend, "the Engineer", got a job in Brugg and I decided to follow him. Now we have to choose where to live. We have been only to Zurich but we prefer Zug or Bern. Any advice? Oh yes, renting a house is not so hard ..it's impossible I get more depressed every 10 renting requests and consequential 10 refusals (and my boyfriend will have a B-permit with very good salary) . But I keep on staying positive, hope it works,

Working in Brugg makes it advisable to rent a flat in the Canton of Aargau or in regions of Zürich Close by
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Welcome to Switzerland and summer this year in Switzerland is more than awesome.
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Herr I am in Zug!!!We rented a house with airbnb for two months and today I took my first bus to see my first possible house, we were 7 in the apartment and the agent spoke Swiss German all the time!!!anyway I have 6 more appointments this week....when the going gets tough....:-)

I think the best things to find here are Friends, we hope to meet them very soon, whoever they are!!!
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Re: Switzerland here I come!

Welcome aboard, Zug is great but I would always pick a house next to my work. Commute kills people's dreams in the long term.

If I were you I'd live in Zurich or Baden, at least for the first year.
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welcome to Switzerland, and yes it takes a lot of patience to find a flat, even as a Swiss
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ah and by the way, if the appartement is realy inexpensive, but too good to be true, its a fraud. On Homegate.ch they fight hard to keep fraud at bay.
Somehow they (the fraud) are very skilled in sneaking into the webside. just be careful if the appartement owner comes up with a silly story that he lives outside of Switzerland and someone is going to show you the appartement but you need to pay money to have a look at that flat you wont see the money, even though they say you will, nor ever see that appartement.
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