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Old 08.05.2008, 10:55
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Re: Property in CH - a wise investment?

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Hello

Does anyone have any experience with investigating property to purchase in Switzerland purely as a financial investment? It doesn't seem to be as popular as in other countries and I'm not sure why. Is it because of the high capital gain tax?

Thanks for any insight.
To return to the original question, it seems that the rate of appreciation in many parts of Switzerland is quite low. However, in the Geneva area there were considerable opportunities when the real estate crashed in early 1990s. Those who bought immediately after the crash up to approximately 2004 can now earn a good profit since prices in some Geneva communes increased by more than 100%. But I am not sure that current prices can continue to appreciate for much longer.
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