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Old 02.06.2021, 14:10
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Re: Comparing locations - Oberglatt and Dietikon

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I lived in Dietikon from 2007 until 2017, renting an apartment in a nice area next to the forest.



But I am glad I moved. It is conveniently located for transport, but that is it. it is a large and fragmented Gemeinde, and they are struggling to keep the tax rate below 130 (it went from 117 to 129 in the time I lived there). This is probably why properties are quite cheap there...good taxpayers are moving out.



Now I have kids, the deal-breaker would be the schools. Not wanting to sound arrogant, but would rather my two boys have a better class of peers than they would get there.

So which Gemeinde would you suggest for families with kids?
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I have a co-worker that commutes from Zug (or rather Allenwinden) to Wiedikon, by car.
Well, two or three times a week these days.

The closer you get to Zurich, the more expensive it gets.

I would suggest renting instead of spending well over 1 million (of which 75%-ish is money you haven't even earned, I assume) for something you "almost" like.

The pandemic and an increased fear of inflation have driven many into looking for less cramped living spaces. Thus prices have increased again, after having somewhat plateaued in recent times.

How do you (two) get to work?


BTW: I would not consider moving onto the "other" side of Zurich, so you'd have to cross through Zurich every time you go to work.
Or at least not, until I could reduce that to two times a week....

We get to work by public transport.
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Re: Comparing locations - Oberglatt and Dietikon

This one popped up:

https://www.comparis.ch/immobilien/m.../show/25745092

Not your ideal age, but location, location, location.
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This one popped up:

https://www.comparis.ch/immobilien/m.../show/25745092

Not your ideal age, but location, location, location.
3rd floor and no lift
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Old 03.06.2021, 06:40
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Re: Comparing locations - Oberglatt and Dietikon

If I were you would I rather rent. In Zug, not Oerlikon and certainly not Dietikon. I don’t know how much you two make, but the tax savings alone will pay a large chunk of your rent. In our case are the tax savings to live in SZ instead of Zurich city more than our entire rent. And one of you doesn’t have to make a stupid commute anymore...
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3rd floor and no lift
Don’t need a gym subscription anymore. Win

Also, lifts are the main drivers of Nebenkosten, especially in old buildings.

I do agree on the renting advice, though…
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Re: Comparing locations - Oberglatt and Dietikon

I just reviewed the accounts for our apartment building and see again the annual charge of more than Fr.800 for our lift Just for us to go up 1 floor.... and my wife refuses to use it because she got stuck in it once.
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I just reviewed the accounts for our apartment building and see again the annual charge of more than Fr.800 for our lift Just for us to go up 1 floor.... and my wife refuses to use it because she got stuck in it once.
I once viewed an apartment that had annual charges of about 20k CHF for the lift, divided through 10 parties (mostly equal, I believe).

That, and the age of the building resulted in 14k Nebenkosten per year alone, with several renovations coming in the next couple of years not really accounted for...

It was a very nice location, though.

houzy.ch has a cool calculator for upcoming maintenance and repair costs (most useful with houses).
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