Investment Property in Zürich

Invest in Real Estate in Zürich

Investment Property in Zürich
Investment Property in Zürich

Zürich property investment can be a worthwhile venture if you are selective with the areas you choose to invest in. If not, you could find that your investment suffers due to low rental yields, dwindling demand, and slow property price growth in many parts of Zürich .

Search Map of Zürich Investment Real Estate

Zürich (German pronunciation: [ˈt͡sʏʁɪç]) is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland, at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. As of January 2020, the municipality has 434,335 inhabitants, the urban area 1.315 million (2009), and the Zürich metropolitan area 1.83 million (2011). Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and Zürich’s main railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.

Permanently settled for over 2,000 years, Zürich was founded by the Romans, who called it Turicum. However, early settlements have been found dating back more than 6,400 years (although this only indicates human presence in the area and not the presence of a town that early). During the Middle Ages, Zürich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, became a primary centre of the Protestant Reformation in Europe under the leadership of Huldrych Zwingli.

The official language of Zürich is German, but the main spoken language is Zürich German, the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.

Many museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum and Kunsthaus. Schauspielhaus Zürich is considered to be one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world.

Zürich is home to many financial institutions and banking companies.

The financial stability of Zürich has translated into a real estate market that rewards forward planning and a willingness to look beyond areas of traditional affluence.


Buy to Rent in Zürich


Renting out your Zürich buy-to-rent investment property can grow wealth and income.


Whatever your goals with investment property in Zürich are – preparation is key.


  • Set goals based on how much rental yield will be required and the local rental yield rates in Zürich and be prepared to change your initial outlook.
  • Thoroughly research the Zürich location with a special emphasis on fringe areas outside the main Zürich metropolis that may be valued lower than their better-known neighbors. Rental yields of around 5% are still attainable in certain areas of Zürich.
  • Ensure that your target investment property in Zürich appeals to professionals. This is a demographic that ensures maximum income and low voids.
  • Finding and vetting suitable tenants is a job ideally left to the professionals. Working with an established letting agent with local knowledge and experience of property legislation will give you the best chance of success.


With our expert guidance, investing in Zürich provides the secure knowledge that your money is working harder than it would in a local Zürich bank and that future generations of your family will be left with substantial capital growth assets.


We are always happy to advise on buying investment property in Zürich, where we have been established for over 35+ years. Physis Realty has been a firm fixture in the Zürich property market through good times and bad. Our experts have seen it all and our portfolios continue to outperform.

Flipping Investment Property in Zürich

Flipping property in Zürich


Flipping property is when we advise clients to buy a Zürich property below market value, renovate it and then make a profit by selling it at a higher price, all within a few months, and often before the Zürich market has a time to react to the renovation.


The Flipping Strategy in Zürich


Investment property flipping in Zürich is a simple strategy. You find a property that is in need of renovation from our list and purchase it for a low price. These type of Zürich real estate investments are sometimes referred to by professionals as ‘distressed’ Zürich real estate.


What is distressed Zürich property:


  • Zürich property in need of renovation
  • Zürich real estate with a change of purpose and use
  • Oversold Zürich property
  • Bank repossessions in Zürich

Put simply, long term investors in Zürich purchase the property, renovate it and make it a lot more attractive to potential buyers.


Calculate profit that you make from Zürich investment property flipping:


Final Selling Price less Cost of Purchase less Costs = Profit

Here is an example:

Zürich property purchase price: $220,000

Renovation costs: $20,000

Other costs: $25,000

Property sale price: $400,000

Profit: $135,000


Experienced property developers in Zürich use a minimum profit value of 22% when looking at potential Zürich projects.


The reason for this is because there are lots that can go wrong in Zürich property flipping and working on a potential margin of 22% should still leave a good margin of error.


Invest through a Fund in Zürich


Property Secured Investments is a Private Equity fund that invests in Zürich and many other towns and cities across Europe. The fund is only available to Sophisticated Investors and closed to United States Citizens. While this is not an offer or promotion of the fund, more information can be found at the website

Luxury Property in Zürich

For luxury property investors hoping to add a superb property in Zürich to their luxury real estate investment portfolio, Physis Realty is a trusted partner.


A world leader in luxury real estate with a portfolio comprising some of the most sought-after real estate in Zürich, Physis Realty caters particularly to high net-worth individuals and families. A luxury real estate investment in Zürich should be entrusted to only the highest-quality agency.

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