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would you prefer to live in Breitenrain or Langgasse?

Hello
I am looking for an apartment in Bern, and I think I have narrowed my search down to Langgasse and Breitenrain. I love both those areas.

I am currently living in the canton of vaud so can only go to Bern around once a week, each time visiting as much as possible.

I am single with a 5 year old child. I am looking for something above 50m2 with a balcony. Ideally a 3 piece (2 bedrooms and salon) but am definately looking and am interested in a 2 piece also as long as it is spacious.

I have a budget of not over 1,400 for a 2 pieces, and not over 1,600 for a 3 piece. Do you think I will find something in Breitenrain or Langgasse with this budget?

lastly.
1. is there another area I should consider? (please let me know the zipcode as homegate and immoscout search is by zip code) I did not like Kirchenfeld, not sure why. monbijou seems nice but no doubt too expensive.
2. How hard is it to be accepted for something in Bern? I live in Montreux and here and lausanne area is so difficult, i mean a huge housing crisis with 75 people sometimes showing up to visit and apply for just an average apartment.
3. For Brietenrain or Langgasse, what would be a good budget for a 3 pieces over 60m2 with balcony (if my budget is too low which i am scared it is, would like to know what is a realistic budget for this criteria)

thanks so much !! i love Bern and cant wait to live there, and appreciate any info and advice people have to share, thank you .. :-)
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Re: would you prefer to live in Breitenrain or Langgasse?

You don't mention if your budgets are net or gross. There is usually Fr 200 to Fr 300 extra costs for heating and communual charges.

If you can't find anything look at north Ittigen, Zip is 3063 . There are plenty of chldren, Kindergarten and schools. There are many foreigners there too, but in 3 years of living there we never had any problems. It is MUCH cheaper than Breitenrain or Langgasse, and you can be in the center of Bern within 22 minutes.

This one is roomy, quiet, and close to all ameties, Fr 1'300 + Fr 150
http://www.immoscout24.ch/IS24Web/_V...&index=8&tab=1

This company have many, many, appartments in the Ittigen area, they are the pension fund for the Marti building company, it's worth calling them or going there (near Bümpliz Süd railway station)
Marti Generalunternehmung AG http://gu.martiag.ch/go/Vermietung
Lagerhausweg 10, 3000 Bern 5, Tel. +41 31 998 73 73 ask for Frau Cindy Lauper (NOT the singer!)

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Re: would you prefer to live in Breitenrain or Langgasse?

Thanks so much for your answer.

I want to live in the centre of bern though. I have already even ruled out half of the postcodes of bern.

I did think about Thun, but recently decided just to focus on bern itself.

I know I do not want to live in 3013 or 3027. All other postcodes are interesting to me but I really adore both Breitenrain and Langgasse.

I think after days and days of constant (!) research, that I will likely pay between 1600 (if im lucky) - 1800 for a 3 pieces apartment. (including charges). (obviously if I had between 1'800 and 2,500 francs the search would be so much easier! but i don't )

I am just wondering, I see these apartments advertised with many pics of the inside and the rooms seem fine, for example a 3 pieces apartment in Breitenrain for CHF1,640......are there like 20 to 50 people showing up to these visits and applying when these properties are available??? (Where I live, yeses) or is the housing market in Bern centre not hugely difficult ..

thanks again and for future answers, really appreciate it!!
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Re: would you prefer to live in Breitenrain or Langgasse?

It would be SUCH a relief to hear that the housing market is better and easier than Lausanne. If anyone has some knowledge on this that would be great.

Is it VERY hard to find a 3 pieces in the centre for below 1'800 including charges ?

I'd be really relieved and happy to hear that Bern has not much of a housing crises and that it's not a huge hassle to find a nice place, but if its not the case and its a huge pain and struggle then please let me know so I can prepare!!

I will also look at other less expensive areas if I know that for under 1'800 inclusive I cannot find something in 2012 or 2013 zipcodes (breitenrain and langgasse, I think !)

thank you all
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Re: would you prefer to live in Breitenrain or Langgasse?

I would definitely prefer Breitenrain. I have no experience of Lausanne, but found it very hard to get an apartment in Bern. Although there are plenty of nice places there are usually many people after the same place. It is hard to appear acceptable if you don't speak the local dialect.

Good luck with your move!
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