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Onest is an independent comparison website for the real estate market in Switzerland.

We discovered that properties are not always present on all portals; consequently home searchers have to visit various portals to get a good overview of what is on the market. However, even then, you don’t get a complete picture as the information provided is sometimes limited.

This is how the idea of Onest, a one stop shop real estate portal, came about. Our objective is to help you save time by simplifying the way you search for a new home. We collect listings from different websites to provide you with a good overview of what is for sale and rent. You no longer have to browse multiple websites to find your dream home.

Onest (objective and independent) strives to provide maximum transparency. Not only do we give you information about local markets, historic data, trends and statistics, demographic information, an agent directory as well as useful tips. You also have the possibility to compare prices and find out if a property represents 'value for money'. We provide a value view, which allows you to compare not only prices, but also other important property features.

Many home searchers are curious to find out how much they can afford. Unfortunately the ins and outs of the Swiss mortgage market are not clear to everyone. Nevertheless, understanding what you can afford is an important first step in your search process. For this reason we have added a mortgage section in which we have attempted to give you a good insight into the market system. You will find a budget planner and mortgage calculator. Contrary to most other mortgage websites, you can use these tools without the obligation to leave your contact details, as we respect your privacy. We explain the most popular mortgages and we provide a selection of banks and their respective mortgage rates. There is a FAQ section which should give an answer to most of the questions you may have.

Independent and transparent

Onest is independently owned. Our objective is to be a source of useful information and to provide you with unbiased comparisons. We are not retained by advertisers of properties, as this could affect our independence. However, as you may understand, running this website requires financial investment and to further improve its quality, we welcome enquiries from advertisers. If you are interested in advertising with us, please send an email to advertising@onest.ch.

Social awareness

As part of our philosophy and social commitment, we wish to contribute to good causes by promoting a limited number of charities on our website. If you wish to list your charity on our website, please send an email to info@onest.ch.

Enjoy the Onest experience!