Because of its economic, political and social stability, Switzerland has long been considered the ideal place to secure capital. As a result, many foreign investors are drawn to the idea of purchasing a home in its countryside or mountains, or even purchasing a property as a rental investment. This appeal has been only further enhanced by the current global healthcare crisis and ensuing uncertainty.
Multiple advantages of Switzerland
Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is known for its quality of life, healthy environment and exceptional landscapes. The regions of Switzerland are some of the most beautiful and eye-catching in the world, and Switzerland also boasts excellent infrastructure and public services, whether it be for education, healthcare or transport (Geneva international airport, is undeniably an important asset). The Swiss economy and financial sector also stands out as a dynamic hub full of business opportunities, particularly in the luxury sector. Switzerland is also recognized for its political stability and safe society. Finally, another reason that Switzerland is such a good option for long-term property investments is the stability of the Swiss franc (CHF). The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is doing well, posting a profit of around CHF 21 billion last year (provisional figures).
Invest in Switzerland property
Luxury properties, luxury apartments with panoramic views, mountain chalets, mansions—the Swiss market offers a variety of options. These properties boast fantastic locations, high-quality construction materials and detailed traditional or contemporary architecture. There are a range of high-end properties available on the market, meeting the highest comfort standards, for a wealthy customer base. The alpine ski resorts and towns around Lake Geneva, particularly those of the Montreux Riviera, are especially popular. Foreigners have the right to purchase a residence in Switzerland for their own use, whether it be for occasional trips or as a permanent residence. They may also rent out their property during certain times of the year.
Invest your capital in a good yield
Foreign nationals also have the opportunity to invest in rental property with good yield performance, as long as it is for commercial purposes (offices, industry, crafts, shops or hotels) or as part of a property development. This market is particularly attractive in Swiss town centers. Globally, the lack of investment alternatives, high pressure on investments and growing economic uncertainty are driving investments in these particular assets. With the pandemic and Brexit creating additional instability, investors see the Swiss property market as a safe haven that is more resilient than other countries in times of crisis.
Making a property investment in Switzerland could bring big returns at low risk when compared to other types of investment, such as bonds, stocks, savings, etc., with generally guaranteed income. There is also the potential for added value depending on the region that you invest in. Furthermore, interest rates in Switzerland are among the lowest in Europe. If you are a foreigner looking for an investment opportunity, these high-performance rental yields could be available to you. With the help of skilled professionals with a good knowledge of the local property market, you will be able to make a successful investment and efficiently manage your property.
Knowing who to turn to
Comptoir Immobilier offers advice to people wishing to acquire property in Switzerland. We offer support from the initial visits to the signing of the deeds, including the search for finance and any legal or regulatory matters. Market developments are also carefully monitored by CI experts, so we can offer the best possible investments.