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  1. Real estate market: Facts from the real estate study and Real Estate Monitor

    Swiss real estate market: Current facts

    The quarterly Real Estate Monitor and the annual real estate study from Credit Suisse provide a comprehensive look at the Swiss real estate market. The publications focus on the long-term development of supply and demand for real estate in Switzerland.

  2. Housing market vacancies are falling surprisingly strongly

    Trend reversal on housing market: Sharp fall in vacancies

    The Swiss residential property market is seen as sluggish. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic has brought real movement to the most important segment of the real estate market. As well as a trend reversal in vacancies, interesting demand shifts can be seen.

  3. Homeownership remains a pipe dream for many young adults

    More than three-quarters of young adults dream of owning their own home

    The young people of today have very similar goals and aspirations to the generations before them, yet they face major challenges when it comes to homeownership. The latest Real Estate Monitor from Credit Suisse looks at why young adults move out of the parental home later these days, and why their dream of homeownership is becoming difficult to achieve.

  4. Disposable income: Where to find affordable living in Switzerland

    Affordable living? Places in Switzerland where you have the most disposable income. 

    Affordable living in Switzerland? It is possible. A new study by Credit Suisse explains the five major factors that determine what makes a place attractive to live in, and it uses an interactive map to show in which cantons and municipalities people have the highest disposable income. 

  5. Digitalization: Analyzing demand for real estate

    How digitalization is decoding demand for real estate

    Digitalization is making it possible to gather and evaluate key information more easily, thus enabling demand for real estate to be analyzed better. The 2021 Credit Suisse real estate study shows which trends in the housing market are emerging from this.

  6. Working from home boosts appeal of owner-occupied homes on urban periphery.

    During the COVID-19 crisis, people realized the importance of owning their own home. Demand for residential property on the urban periphery – where real estate prices are lower – is being boosted by the increase in remote working. Homeowners are therefore willing to accept a longer commute in return for an affordable home of their own. 

  7. Swiss real estate market in 2021: Demand for residential property higher than ever

    COVID-19 has not slowed demand for residential property. Quite the opposite, in fact: People’s desire to own their own home reached a new high in the course of last year. But preferences are changing as a result of the coronavirus crisis and the increasing importance of working from home. The impact on the Swiss real estate market is explained in the 2021 Credit Suisse real estate study.

  8. Imputed affordability is becoming an ever-greater hurdle for home ownership.

    Financing residential property is becoming increasingly difficult in Switzerland. As a result of rising prices on the Swiss real estate market, the affordability of mortgages is becoming a challenge for many households. When it comes to making the dream of owning your own home a reality in spite of this obstacle, higher equity can help.

  9. Building permits: Rental housing construction continues to boom.

    Rental apartment construction continues to boom. Even in the wake of COVID-19.

    Rental apartment construction continues to boom despite the COVID-19 crisis. However, the situation is different for owner-occupied housing, where the number of building permits has dropped to a record low. Because demand remains high, prices are back on the rise.

  10. Abolition of imputed rental value: Abolishing imputed rental value is controversial

    Abolishing imputed rental value. When and how that might happen.

    Parliamentarians would like to abolish imputed rental value, but they are facing a lot of headwind. Find out when an abolition of imputed rental value can be expected at the earliest, how realistic a system change is, and what hurdles need to be overcome.