Slowdown inevitable for house prices in Switzerland GLOBAL PROPERTY GUIDE NEWS TEAM | October 06, 2017 Home Property News Trend: house prices up y-o-y 1.1% to Q2 There have been 14 years of price growth in Swiss residential real estate. A slowdown is almost inevitable. Analysis: higher prices and tougher lending rules are restraining property ownership. The rental accommodation market is in downturn, vacancies and time-on-market are set to increase further. Rents, rental yields: yields are lowish, at around 3.27% Zurich apartments are expensive, at around €11,467 per sq. m. Switzerland: city centre apartment, buying price, monthly rent (120 sq.m.) Buying price Rent per month Yield Zurich €1,446,840 €3,946 3.27% Recent news: In June the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) downgraded its 2017 economic growth forecast by 0.2% to 1.4%. However it said "Economic growth is expected to accelerate substantially throughout the year due to favourable economic conditions at an international level," and forecast that GDP would expand by 1.9% in 2018.