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why finding an apartment/house in Geneva so hard?

Searching for studio on homegate.ch gives you only 8 results. How come? In any other city you will get plenty of options. Why housing in Geneva is so hard? Don't business invest in housing there? After all Geneva is one of the most popular (I guess) international cities in the world!
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After all Geneva is one of the most popular (I guess) international cities in the world!
Because of that. A lot of people want to live in Geneva.
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Because of that. A lot of people want to live in Geneva.
I mean a City like Geneva just can't have 8 available studios.
And the prices are another topic for long discussion.
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I mean a City like Geneva just can't have 8 available studios.
And the prices are another topic for long discussion.
Apparently it can. When there is a high demand, you won´t find much available housing.

You should also check other websites, this is only one and other websites may have other studios.
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Re: why finding an apartment/house in Geneva so hard?

Probably because there are only 8 available.

Everyone know the vacancy rate is extremely low.

Once an apartment is about to become available, especially at the lower end of the price range, the outgoing tenant will probably have at least 5 friends or colleagues looking for housing, so it will go my word of mouth and never see the formal market.

Add in the pressures of Airbnb of recent years and anyone who has such cheap decent housing will turn it into an Airbnb and make more out of it.

And there is basically no buildable land, so no where to go but France. There has been some success in building up but the Geneva housing crisis has-been known for years and there is no solution.
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