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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Owner-occupied property: Demand increasing again on housing market

    Just a brief shock: Rapid normalization expected for owner-occupied property market

    After a brief paralysis, the owner-occupied property market is likely to see a rapid normalization. The bottom line is that residential property remains attractive thanks to very low interest rates and low levels of construction activity. However, property owners will need to wait a while for a lasting recovery. 

  6. Real estate market: Housing sector likely to ensure stability

    Corona won't bring Swiss real estate market to its knees 

    The Swiss real estate market will not emerge from the corona crisis unscathed. Fears of an imminent crash are nevertheless unfounded. The housing sector in particular is likely to be a stable anchor in turbulent times. 

  7. Real estate market in 2020: High real estate prices leading to more commuters

    Swiss real estate market in 2020: High real estate prices leading to more commuters 

    High real estate prices in urban centers and their metro areas are causing many home buyers to take a close look at rural municipalities. This is illustrated by the 2020 Credit Suisse real estate study. Use our interactive map to find out which locations make for a sensible commute and what the supply of real estate looks like.

  8. Vacancy rate for apartments: fewer vacancies in owner-occupied segment

    Vacancy rate for owner-occupied housing falling for first time in a long while

    Vacancy rates in the Swiss housing market are continuing to grow – though not in all segments. While rental apartments often remain vacant, the owner-occupied segment shows a very different picture. There, the vacancy rate for apartments has fallen for the first time in years.

  9. 2019 real estate study with rent or buy calculator

    Swiss real estate market in 2019: Buying currently costs less than renting

    Buying a home is cheaper than renting in many places thanks to low mortgage interest rates, as illustrated by the 2019 Credit Suisse real estate study. Our calculator helps you determine whether renting or buying is cheaper for you.

  10. Vacancies: Vacancy rate is rising sharply again

    More vacant apartments than ever before – yet construction continues

    There are now more vacant apartments in Switzerland than ever before. Although these vacancies mainly affect rental apartments, the vacancy rate for owner-occupied property has likewise increased. This, however, is down to other factors.