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Buying Villas In Switzerland

Buying Villas In Switzerland

Buying Villas in Switzerland is a dream come true for many people. Switzerland is one of the richest countries in Europe and even the world. The picturesque locations and scenery in Switzerland make it one of the best destinations to buy villas in.

Switzerland is undoubtedly one of the best luxury destinations in the world. The laid back way of life and the ready amenities at every corner of the country make this an extremely attractive destination to buy Villas in. What is more, there is the heady attraction of fine Swiss cheese, chocolates and wine. This is truly heaven on earth.


But before buying villas in Switzerland, think long and hard about what it is that you actually need. Are you looking for a home away from home? Or a retreat during winter or a comfortable villa where you can go any time of the year to take advantage of multi season attractions? If skiing is what you're looking for, then maybe getting chalet would be a better option. However, if you're looking for a charming retreat in the countryside, then the Villa it is.

Look at your home as an investment. Think of the resell value when you buy it. Look at a standalone location which has not been overridden by property developers. Competing with other property developers might be tough. This does not only hold well for buying Villas in Switzerland. It holds good for property everywhere in the world!


Switzerland allows residents who are not Swiss, to buy property such as Villas in the country, but this is tightly regulated and controlled through annual permit quotas. Moreover, you can only own just about one property in Switzerland at a time. One of the best locations for a foreigner who is interested in buying Villas in Switzerland is Canton du Vaud.

Another thing you should be careful of is the contract, make sure you don't put your signature on anything you don't understand - I'm talking about the language here. Of course, you will get the benefit of a publicly appointed notary to look after the interests of both parties.

But I suggest you appoint your own notary who will look after your interests exclusively. There are also lawyers in your country if residence who may specialize in buying property overseas. Buying villas in Switzerland is easy, but you do need to be a tad bit careful.

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This page last updated in Feb 2016