The biggest step is now behind you: you’ve made your dream of a self-determined life in your own home come true. But the "home ownership" project doesn’t end here, as there are also important things to consider about your life as a homeowner after you’ve bought your home.

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Protection against financial risks

Protection against financial risks

Find out here which risk insurance policies you can take out to protect yourself against unforeseen events such as illness, accident or death, so you can continue to finance your home in a self-determined manner in such situations.

How to protect your home

Consider how to protect your home in a way that suits you. We can provide you with an overview of the policies recommended for your home.


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Save taxes with residential property

Tax tips for residential property

As a homeowner, you can benefit from tax advantages. We’ll show you how it works

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Everything you need to know about maintenance and renovation

Calculate the market value of your property

Find out the value of your property – not just for the sale, but also for the long-term planning of your own finances.

Maintenance obligations for homeowners

Homeowners also have maintenance costs and obligations. We can provide you with an overview of everything you need to think about.

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Financing the conversion of your home 

Are you planning to convert or renovate your home? You’ll need financial resources to do this. We’ll show you how to plan this. 

How to plan renovation work

If you’d like to renovate your home, it’s worth planning this carefully. Our tips will help you plan and prepare well for renovation work.


The most common mistakes when renovating

A lot of things can go wrong during renovations. Find out here which mistakes you definitely need to avoid when renovating.

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Everything you need to know about sustainable construction

Sustainable and environmentally friendly construction

Find out more about sustainable construction, sustainability standards and better mortgage rates for a "green" home.

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Your mortgage with the best interest rate

Find out what the best interest rate means for you and how we can support you.

Make an appointment for a consultation

Our experts at Swiss Life and Swiss Life Select would be happy to advise you on saving taxes as a property owner – at a location of your choice or online by video.

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Pillar 3a for home ownership: key questions & answers

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