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Land and building a new house

Dear all,

How difficult It is to buy a land and building a new house ?

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Old 27.10.2018, 07:46
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Re: Land and building a new house

It‘s quite easy...
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Re: Land and building a new house

if you got the money and materails/workers,the problems should solveable
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Re: Land and building a new house

You can start by seeing what building plots are available, for example:
https://www.homegate.ch/kaufen/baula...CAAEgKUU_D_BwE
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Re: Land and building a new house

In my village if you have endlessly deep pockets, patience to the level of a zen master, and are chock full o' Vitamin B, it's do-able.

For the rest of us, good luck.


(There's a nice bit o' land available in the area, suitable for a decent sized single family home or the more typical concrete shoebox for 8 families, that rumor has it the farmer's heirs are willing to sell - offers over 15 million please. And then you have to sacrifice to the re-zoning gods yourself.)

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As you might guess, this is a how-long-is-a-piece-of-string question.

Building land costs vary significantly, from a few hundred per m2 to many thousand per m2, location dependent. How many dozens of people with similar desires will be competing for that land, and whether the land owner is willing to sell to you is a roll of the dice. (Around here, rumor has it that developers have already optioned off much of the potentially buildable land, which is why you rarely see a property for sale.)

Whether you can get building permission, as well as what you are permitted to build, varies with the location, affability of the Bauamt, tolerance of neighbors, and a whole raft of regulations. (It is not unknown that one might need to offer neighbors compensation to get agreement to building plans.)

Whether you can find a builder or architect who is willing to build what you want, another factor. The few people I knew who were able to build started out wanting a Landhaus but ended up with a soulless concrete box, as that was the only thing local architects were willing to build. (And small villages being what they are, not using a local architect might mean you don't get your permits.)

Then there is the whole fun of actually building. Nerves of steel and ulcer medication are recommended.

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tl;dr - It's doable. But YMMV.
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Re: Land and building a new house

As MC said, it'll depend on area, etc. But you could look at house building companies as these sometimes have land for sale as well. Here's one I looked at some years ago.

http://www.ecim.ch/#home

There are a lot of others around.

Also if this is near you, you might like to go along and talk with some of the companies there about how easy/difficult it may be.

https://www.home-expo.ch/
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Re: Land and building a new house

Thanks all for the answers.

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Re: Land and building a new house

Before buying check with the commune what is allowed to build in terms of square metres and height. Also if you can build a basement and garage or even a garden shed. They tend to be very helpful and will give you the information.

When purchased you'll probably need the help of an architect who will make the official construction demand for you. His fees for the full build (according to SIA rules) will be in the range of 8 - 11% though this can be negotiated depending on what you want them to do.

Do get firm offers for each stage of the build, so core build, bathrooms, kitchens, plumbing, electrics etc. Expect to pay around +-CHF 700 per cubic metre and a bit less (-30%) for the basement and a lot less for a garage or shed. This is Ticino so may be more elsewhere. However if you want expensive finishes, top of the range bathrooms / kitchen expect to pay more.

If you're financing your bank will first give you a construction loan which will carry a higher interest rate as the risk lies with them. Once finished and the building is handed over you can negotiate a lower rate, though this can often be agreed in advance.

One final advice. Go on site at least once a week as you check on the progress of the build.
 




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