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Old 05.01.2014, 20:08
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Wohngenossenschaft / Baugenossenschaft, "Community Housing"?

Sorry for the german words in the title, I have no idea what these are called in English... basically these are housing below market rate, run by the community themselves.

I'm seriously into the "Genossenschaft" model of Switzerland, not mentioning these units are rented out massively under the market price (-40-50%).

Just a question: how does one get one of these? I know a couple of expat guys who found some for themselves, they all told me they were in a good place at a good time... any other hints some of you may know?
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Re: Wohngenossenschaft / Baugenossenschaft, "Community Housing"?

I found one through Immogate or something like that. Absolutely reasonable price (even for the area) and had a great time. You pay to join the Genossenschaft but then it is similar to the 3 month rent you need to pay in advance when you rent an apartment from any other landlord. I only have the best experience with the Genossenschaft I rented from in SH.
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Re: Wohngenossenschaft / Baugenossenschaft, "Community Housing"?

Hello EF,

Could someone please recommend a "Baugenossenschaft" aka Swiss cooperative housing in ZH? Will really appreciate!
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Re: Wohngenossenschaft / Baugenossenschaft, "Community Housing"?

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Could someone please recommend a "Baugenossenschaft" aka Swiss cooperative housing in ZH? Will really appreciate!
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Re: Wohngenossenschaft / Baugenossenschaft, "Community Housing"?

AFAIK, they currently don't even maintain waiting-lists. At least not in Zurich.
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Re: Wohngenossenschaft / Baugenossenschaft, "Community Housing"?

The well known Baugenossenschaft called Kraftwerk1 has built a few new houses and are accepting applications from prospective tenants.
http://www.zwicky-sued.ch/genossensc...chaftssiedlung

just outside Zürich limits (near Bhf. Stettbach) and technically in Dübendorf
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Re: Wohngenossenschaft / Baugenossenschaft, "Community Housing"?

The apartment you are talking about in Zürich are mostly not on the market (demand >>> supply), from my own experience. You have to do your own research.

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