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Re: Where is the best area to buy property [near Zurich]?

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785 G's for such a thing. You gotta be joking? Miserable kitchen,miserable bathroom etc
gosh yes, it-s miserable !!!
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6.5 room, 145 sq. m. house for 785K in Brugg, Aargau. 41 minutes by public transport into Zurich HB. Nice garden. It's a beautiful area and also 33 minutes by car to cheap shopping in Laufenburg, Germany https://www.homegate.ch/buy/107963173?17
That house is right on the main road. Hence the noise retaining wall.

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Re: Where is the best area to buy property [near Zurich]?

https://www.homegate.ch/kaufen/108311795?3

That one is not much better, direct view on the tracks and the lake

https://www.homegate.ch/kaufen/108288814?8

A Bargain, only 23 Million sfr

https://www.immoscout24.ch/de/d/baue...ct=3&ci=1&pn=1

Built in 1772.....

In Pfäffikon SZ Houses start at around 1.5 Million
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Re: Where is the best area to buy property [near Zurich]?

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I wouldn't worry too much on taxes unless you are earning above average. The high tax areas are compensated with low rentals and prices. With your budget it is very hard to find anything in low tax zone.
The average salary in CH is ~6250 month. I don't think this salary is enough to buy, assuming through mortgage, a 1MM apartment (OP budget).

That being said, taxes is something you can't control whereas real estate costs at least you can try to save by to moving to a small place, increasing commuting time, etc.
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Re: Where is the best area to buy property [near Zurich]?

I've seen this one. Would have bought it in a flash even though it needs renovation top to bottom, it's a great price for the area. But one should be aware that the house stands under Denkmalschutz, both exterior and interior.

Despite living in the area almost 20 years here, despite already being a good taxpayer in the canton, despite knowing a lot about historical renovation and having done it twice already (in the US), despite being a 'Landfrau' at heart, happy to continue farming traditions... getting approval from the Denkmalkommission isn't a walk in the park.

If only I were 10 years younger...

But it's a lovely property, the kind that rarely comes up in this part of the world. How I wish...

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I've seen this one. Would have bought it in a flash even though it needs renovation top to bottom, it's a great price for the area. But one should be aware that the house stands under Denkmalschutz, both exterior and interior.

Despite living in the area almost 20 years here, despite already being a good taxpayer in the canton, despite knowing a lot about historical renovation and having done it twice already (in the US), despite being a 'Landfrau' at heart, happy to continue farming traditions... getting approval from the Denkmalkommission isn't a walk in the park.

If only I were 10 years younger...

But it's a lovely property, the kind that rarely comes up in this part of the world. How I wish...
It even has "central heating", erm it means the old ceramic heater is in the center of the room.

Renovation? You mean entire destruction and rebuilding. No seriously, I love old properties, I think they have charms but that junk is far beyond renovation.

And the price, it really shows how insane the situation is, if anyone would consider that to be even remotely a good price.

And who has taken a picture of a old nail inside damaged wood plank???

The only nice thing about it is the land around, looks pretty and peaceful. The wood ruin in the middle, not so much.
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Re: Where is the best area to buy property [near Zurich]?

Near where we live there are houses within the OP's budget. From the nearest train station it is 45 minutes to Zurich Hardbrücke with a direct train. But you have to get to the station and sadly the bus times don't coincide with the direct trains to Zurich during rush hour but only those to Baden and Bulach.

Home ownership often means compromising. One has to decide just where the limits are.
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Re: Where is the best area to buy property [near Zurich]?

Love it too- and that very old nail is wonderful what is the building date?

Oops had missed it 1750s - quite modern then (our is 1587, rebuilt after fire in 1663).
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Love it too- and that very old nail is wonderful what is the building date?

Oops had missed it 1750s - quite modern then (our is 1587, rebuilt after fire in 1663).
Taking things into a different perspective, it's a beautiful nail and old wood.

Now, getting back to reality, would you pay 1'645'000 CHF for that???
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Old 15.04.2018, 10:07
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Taking things into a different perspective, it's a beautiful nail and old wood.

Now, getting back to reality, would you pay 1'645'000 CHF for that???
This car is a wreck (an understatement), doesn't have ABS or airbags and is said to be worth, at auction 300-400,000 dollars.



People place value on this things they covet. That is their true value.

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This car is a wreck (an understatement), doesn't have ABS or airbags and is said to be worth, at auction 300-400,000 dollars.



People place value on this things they covet. That is their true value.

About that house, how many people:
1) can afford
2) really covet
3) are in the right context to purchase that house (size, location, etc...).
4) are not prefering a modern alternative
5) are confident to make the purchase in current economy
???

PS: nice car btw, the criminal who let it damaged that way should be hanged!!
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Re: Where is the best area to buy property [near Zurich]?

I have been living in Langnau am Albis for two years and I think it is a very nice place to live.

Pros:
- Good connections from the Langnau-Gattikon station (20 minutes to Zurich HB by train, 10 minutes to Thalwil by bus)
- Wildnispark Zurich located within the village
- State of the art swimming pool and indoor tennis, squash and badminton courts
- lovely walkways by the sihl.
- Coop, Migros and Lidl located within the village
- Take a short train ride down to Sihlwald for a picnic / BBQ / see the vintage trains

Cons:
- A distinct lack of nice restaurants / Cafes in the village. We usually walk to KölliBeck in Gattikon for a bite to eat.
- Can be a bit quiet
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6.5 room, 145 sq. m. house for 785K in Brugg, Aargau. 41 minutes by public transport into Zurich HB. Nice garden. It's a beautiful area and also 33 minutes by car to cheap shopping in Laufenburg, Germany https://www.homegate.ch/buy/107963173?17

About 16000 cars passed this building every day in 2016.

That would be a couple too many for my taste.
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Re: Where is the best area to buy property [near Zurich]?

Ever thought about Rümlang? 10 minutes by bus to airport, 17 min by train to
ZH Hbf, 8000 somewhat friendly people. Excellent airplane watching included (ok with a little noise). Indoor swimming, all kinds of recreational things.
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Old 15.04.2018, 14:40
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Ever thought about Rümlang? 10 minutes by bus to airport, 17 min by train to
ZH Hbf, 8000 somewhat friendly people. Excellent airplane watching included (ok with a little noise). Indoor swimming, all kinds of recreational things.
And boring (and still most likely too expensive for OP)
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our budget is max 1M and I already know we will not get something near Zurich for that. We are trying to expand to different cantons altogether.
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How about St Gallen, Basel, Baden, Aargau? Are these areas any good?

Ill look into Pfaffikon (as someone mentioned)
1 million will unlikely get you anything matching your criteria in Baden, Basel or St Gallen

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Even at 600-700K, 66 results.*
*plus 500k investment and a year of your life required to get the house up to a habitable standard.
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Re: Where is the best area to buy property [near Zurich]?

yes anywhere outside zürich is the living death
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And boring (and still most likely too expensive for OP)
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Re: Where is the best area to buy property [near Zurich]?

i used to live in schaffhausen and would recommend that. nice place to live. family friendly. much more affordable housing and a fast train into zurich.

if you want to stay in zh canton, you can buy just across the river in flurlingen which has low taxes and also close to neuhausen train station.
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It clearly is pretty competitive there as any decent real estate will hardly ever make it onto homegate... the only problem you will have is that the bank wont borrow loan lend you the money completely, so you'll need a pretty full bank account. A friend went to an auction there recently. between 200 and 300 bidders showed up and the place sold within minutes for a nice 800k over his banks valuation.
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