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  1. Home ownership guide

    The Credit Suisse home ownership guide: Find out more about topics related to your home and read all the articles on real estate in Switzerland here.

  2. Real Estate Monitor: ChatGPT and the metaverse in the real estate sector

    ChatGPT, the metaverse, and more: How AI and other technologies are changing the real estate market

    ChatGPT and the metaverse are new topics that are affecting the real estate sector. But what advantages do AI tools and digitalization offer? Although the benefits of AI are still limited today, combined with other technologies it offers enormous potential. Despite the opportunities that chatbots and the metaverse offer for the real estate sector, there are also various risks that need to be considered when using them.

  3. Housing shortage looming due to declining construction activity

    Spatial development in Switzerland – residential construction declining

    Due to a decline in construction activity in recent years, a dire housing shortage is looming. This means that Switzerland is headed toward a housing shortage of a magnitude not seen since the end of the 1980s. Spatial planning in recent years is also a contributing factor.

  4. The effects of relocation behavior on the Swiss housing market

    Moving house – how relocation behavior affects the housing market

    The Swiss real estate market is influenced by the relocation behavior of the population. How often and where Swiss people move depends on various factors. Age and gender in particular affect house moves.

  5. Real estate study: a lot to do before reaching net zero

    Residential properties with no greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 – fantasy or reality?

    In Switzerland, the goal is for housing stock to reach a point of climate neutrality by 2050. One reason for this is because buildings are the third-largest cause of greenhouse gases, accounting for almost 24% of emissions. Yet, how truly realistic is it for this segment to move away from fossil fuels by 2050? The 2023 Credit Suisse real estate study looks into this question.

  6. The Swiss real estate market in 2023: Interest rate hikes put the brakes on demand

    Last year's interest rate hikes stifled demand on the Swiss real estate market. Meanwhile, there is a shortage of new apartments, as construction activity is slow. The 2023 Credit Suisse real estate study shows how these trends have a very different impact on the market for rental apartments and owner-occupied homes.

  7. Energy prices: Rising ancillary costs for homeowners

    Soaring energy prices causing homeowners to rethink

    High energy prices were already a cause for concern for homeowners last year. The latest price increases are now likely to cause many to rethink their use of fossil fuels for heating. The current Real Estate Monitor from Credit Suisse shows how higher energy prices are impacting ancillary costs and the demand for energy renovations in the Swiss real estate market.

  8. Real Estate Monitor: Property prices are rising despite inflation

    Rising property prices despite higher interest rates

    Persistent inflation and rising interest rates have so far had little impact on the Swiss real estate market. On the contrary, property prices continue to rise. Rents and residential property are becoming expensive. Read the Credit Suisse Real Estate Monitor Q3 to learn about the underlying causes of this development.

  9. The real estate market in Switzerland: Second homes getting more expensive

    Demand for second homes in Switzerland has soared

    While prices stagnated or even dropped for years, prices for second homes are now booming. Higher demand on the housing market since the COVID-19 pandemic is not the only reason.

  10. Digital real estate: Real estate appraisals through machine learning

    Digital real estate. When algorithms do appraisals.

    For over 20 years now, real estate appraisals in Switzerland have been performed with the help of algorithms. Cutting-edge machine learning techniques can further improve the accuracy of current estimates. However, this comes at the cost of transparency and increases volatility. This article covers these issues and more concerning digital real estate.