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Swiss real estate market: Current facts

The Real Estate Monitor published twice a year and the annual real estate study from Credit Suisse provide a comprehensive look at the Swiss real estate market.


Real Estate Monitor 2023


A real estate market characterized by rising interest rates and scarce supply 

The surge in demand in recent years is now a thing of the past. The real estate market is buckling under the high interest rates – buying is again more expensive than renting. Low construction activity is also contributing to the high costs. In view of these developments, the 2023 Credit Suisse real estate study investigates.

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Credit Suisse has years of experience in the real estate market. Our experts have established themselves as reliable partners for all things housing-related. Their expertise is underscored by the regular forecasts, analyses, and studies we publish that provide an insight into the Swiss real estate market.

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Real Estate Study

The Credit Suisse real estate study provides a comprehensive overview of the situation on the Swiss real estate market. In addition to providing an analysis of the market for residential property, it also covers other areas.

Real Estate Monitor

The Credit Suisse Real Estate Monitor provides insight into all relevant developments in the real estate market. It is published twice a year and supplements the analyses and key topics covered in the Credit Suisse real estate study.

Office Market Study

The annual office market study from Credit Suisse focuses on supply and demand in the office space market in Switzerland and provides forecasts, insights, and analyses.

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In-depth information about the Swiss real estate market is provided not only by studies and monitors but also by alerts, the building cost index, and the PropTech study. These resources explore the market from various angles.

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More articles about the Swiss real estate market

Energy prices continuing to rise

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.

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Inflation hits the Swiss real estate market

A seemingly never-ending phase of low interest rates has caused real estate values to skyrocket. Find out how the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine are bringing an end to the low interest rate era and what this means for the Swiss real estate market.

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Demand for second homes 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.

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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.

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Demand on the rental apartment market

Demand on the rental apartment market

The demand for rental apartments has been unaffected by the pandemic. In 2022 as well, landlords can expect the market to show keen interest in their rental properties. However, the percentage of newly built apartments for rent is declining. That means the supply of rental apartments is lagging behind the demand.

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Higher residential property prices

Higher residential property prices

The Swiss real estate market is characterized by sharply rising prices for residential property. That is making it more difficult for many to finance home ownership. Credit Suisse's 2022 real estate study reveals the causes: short supply, persistently high demand, and sales techniques such as the bidding process.

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The pandemic is slowing down urbanization

The pandemic is slowing down urbanization

The COVID-19 pandemic has longer-term consequences than originally assumed; the blurred lines between office and home have shifted house-hunter demand to less central locations. While this does not mark the end of urbanization, it will likely be slowed down in major urban centers.

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Trend reversal on housing market

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.

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Young adults dream of owning their own home

The young people of today have 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.

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Affordable living in Switzerland?

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.

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Digitalization decodes 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.

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Homes on urban periphery boosted by crisis

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.

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Rising demand for residential property

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 t

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Imputed affordability is becoming a hurdle

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.

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