Do You Need Removals Help Because Your Moving to Geneva?
If you are looking for removals to Geneva, White & Company should be your first choice. When moving to a new country it is essential to appoint a removals specialist that you can really trust. White & Company are BAR, FIDI & OMNI registered which means they meets the highest standards within the removals industry.
All removal staff are fully trained, experienced and work to the highest professional standards. With over 145 years of experience, White & Company offer a full removal and storage solution for anyone moving to another country.
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Removals to Geneva: An overview
The second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) Geneva is the French speaking area of Switzerland. Geneva has its own currency, the Swiss Franc (CHF). The City is a world centre for finance and diplomacy due to the many international organizations who have their HQ’s here. The Geneva metropolitan area is experiencing steady demographic growth of 1.2% a year and many British expats have made it their home. However, if you intend to move here, to get ahead, speaking French is a real bonus. The languages of Spanish, German, Russian are also widely spoken.
The international and welcoming city, has much to offer in terms of facilities and infrastructure and leisure. Museums and art galleries are numerous throughout the city. Historical buildings and wide open spaces are common. There is a great selection of good quality restaurants, pubs and bars. But be warned, the cost of living is high and Geneva repeatedly ranked as one of the most expensive places in the world to live.
Property prices & Removals to Geneva
The Swiss have long restricted the sale of property to foreigners, it is a complicated process. If you do intend to purchase, there is a range of house types in Geneva. Houses, villas, chalets and apartments. Values depend on proximity to the city centre and neighbourhood. Following 15 years of continually increasing house price rises, Switzerland has recently experienced a slowdown. The decision of the central bank to abandon its cap against the euro also made Swiss real estate more expensive for foreign investors, thereby reducing demand, (according to Wueest & Partner AG, a real estate consulting firm).
The current average price for real estate per square metre is CHF 6,800 (£5,190). In Geneva, the average asking price for a good sized family home is CHF 1.44 million (£1. million)
A two-bedroom apartment in Geneva will cost between CHF 2,300 (£940) and 3,500 (£2670) per month. Renting a house costs twice as much as an apartment.
Property Information & Removals to Geneva
Before you embark on the complicated and expensive business of property purchase, it is wise to speak to several local real estate agents first. They will be able to advise you regarding the legal aspects of buying and their local knowledge will assist in helping you choose the right neighbourhhood for your particular circumstances and budget. Here are a few local agents:
CGi IMMOBILIER - http://www.cgi.ch/
Bory & Cie Agence Immobilière SA - http://bory.ch/
Verbel SA - http://www.verbel.ch/en/
ROUSSEAU N°5 L'Agence Immobilière - http://www.rousseau5.ch/
Education & Removals to Geneva
Swiss state schools offer excellent and free education to all children legally residing in Switzerland. There is not a cohesive curriculum set for the entire country, so it is important to visit and research the local schools before making your choice.
It is compulsory for children to go to Kindergarden onwards until they are 18. There are some great local schools and a selection of private and International schools available. Most international schools offer a bilingual or multilingual education as well as internationally recognized programs such as the International Baccalaureate.
Visit the following web site for a more in-depth explanation of the educational system and options available for you child:
Removals to Geneva – Overseas Mover of The Year
White & Company are proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016 and finalists in the 2017 competition.
Foreign Currency & Removals to Geneva
If you are thinking of moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White & Company/foreign-exchange
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.
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