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Old 22.03.2008, 11:03
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Re: Can we buy a house????

This is only a problem if the house prices rocket - which is doubtful - and the capital gains is minus any money you spent on accepted improvements (in certain catagories). Also, the capital gains percentage goes down incrementely the longer you live in the house - this is diferent on a kanton by kanton and Gemeninde by Gemeinde basis.
At the end of the day, if you stayed in the house for 20 years you may make some money your whole family will have probably settled into Switzerland 100 percent by then and you still need to live somewhere.
It is not the same as the UK - easy money by sitting in a house for a few years.
If you fancy a total lifestyle change then it it not so bad.
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