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Real Estate Monitor Switzerland, Q2 2017

Everything has its limits. Both owners and tenants of residential properties are facing an unfamiliar phenomenon: the long era of rising housing prices and rent prices appears to be over. We expect prices to stagnate over the coming quarters, with growth rates for single-family dwellings edging ahead of those for condominiums. To find out why, read our Real Estate Monitor for the second quarter.

The end of an era

Everything has its limits. Both owners and tenants of residential properties are facing an unfamiliar phenomenon: the long era of rising housing prices and rent prices appears to be over. The high prices for owner-occupied housing and stricter financing requirements are pushing the dream of homeownership out of reach for an increasing number of Swiss households. But after 14 years of steady gains, price growth has now come to a standstill. We expect prices to stagnate over the coming quarters, with growth rates for single-family dwellings edging ahead of those for condominiums. To find out why, read our Real Estate Monitor for the second quarter.

We expect prices to stagnate over the coming quarters, with growth rates for single-family dwellings edging ahead of those for condominiums.

You can also discover how real estate marketing is being revolutionized by augmented and virtual reality. What appears at first glance to be little more than a digital game has longer-term potential to lower transaction costs and reduce risks for property developers. Those who rely on property valuations are also confronted with risks. How might a property value change if the assumptions underlying the valuation are not accurate? The answers can be found with Monte Carlo simulations.

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