30,000 Calls For An Appartment

@miniam (9233)
Bern, Switzerland
May 18, 2016 12:58pm CST
Saw this on our paper,30,000 calls for just 1 apartment to rent. Finding a cheap apartment to rent in Zurich is almost impossible,they almost never come on the market and when they do,securing it is another impossibility. I once went to view an apartment,l queued for ca 30 minutes just to get in the apartment to view. They say looking for and finding an affordable apartment in Zurich takes on average 2 years.If l had the money, i`d buy apartments in Zurich then rent them out. How is rental in your place?
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@sharon6345 (135935)
• United States
18 May 16
They are good for two bedrooms and up. finding a one bedroom is very hard. people are not moving out of them.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
18 May 16
In Zurich it does not matter 1 bedroom or 4 bedrooms,it`s just so difficult to get an appartment
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@JudyEv (130710)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 May 16
Rental in our area isn't as bad as this, that's for sure. Housing must be really short. Is anything being done about it?
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
19 May 16
Nothing really,people just accept they have to live out of the city and commute daily.
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@JudyEv (130710)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 May 16
@miniam Are there any 'average' commuting times? And is public transport good?
@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
19 May 16
@JudyEv Peak hours are so crowded,but not like in some places i have seen, what i mean is,we do prefer to have no one sitting next to us in trains an at peak hours,all seats are taken so it feels very crowded. Off peak hours are very comfortable to travel,trains and buses have enough space to travel comfortably. Going to work in the mornings, im mostly the only person in the bus because i work on the opposite direction from the city so people are going to the city,im going the opposite direction.
@LadyDuck (171403)
• Switzerland
19 May 16
Zurich has always been very expensive. In our area you can find apartments to rent at a much more reasonable price.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
19 May 16
I know,but in Tessin,jobs are also hard to come by because people come from Italy.Same with Basel, alot of people coming in from France and German to work in Basel.
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@LadyDuck (171403)
• Switzerland
20 May 16
@miniam This morning we had to go to the Lugano Hospital, about 35 Km from home. The appointment was at 8:45, we moved from home at 6:30 and arrived ONLY 5 minutes earlier. We have 60,000 people coming in each day from Italy and they are ALL on this road in the morning.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
20 May 16
@LadyDuck 35 KM turn to be such a long distance at times.Hope you succeeded in seeing the doctor.
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@celticeagle (119330)
• Boise, Idaho
19 May 16
I live in what is called 'the city of trees'.Be'cause of all the apartment complexes I think they should change that to 'the city of apartment complexes'.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
19 May 16
that is another thing they should do here,we dont have many apartment complexex, i feel if they build most apartment complexes to 5,6,7 or even 10 floors,it will make things easier, most houses in zurich are not highrise
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@celticeagle (119330)
• Boise, Idaho
19 May 16
@miniam ......I don't care for high rises although it would make more apartments available.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
19 May 16
@celticeagle High rises can really reduce housing shortage and maybe reduce rents
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@pgiblett (6587)
• Canada
18 May 16
Sounds like "buying apartments in Zurich for rent" is a good business plan, you need to figure how to acquire the seed money.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
18 May 16
Time to rob a bank lol but i read somewhere that the average robbers get in 1 robbery is just $47000(or less? not sure of the figure exactly,maybe it`s $4,700) which i think is not worth the effort. .Since my family dont have big bucks,i have to hope my chance in the lottery lol
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@pgiblett (6587)
• Canada
19 May 16
@miniam Robbing the bank is not a good idea. It's not that the banks don't need to be taken down a peg or two, they do. The way they stifle good ideas is a crime. But robbing the bank will have you land in jail, not a good idea. Winning the lottery and turning that money into a property fortune is an excellent idea.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
19 May 16
@pgiblett Lol winning the lottery happens to OTHER PEOPLE, not to us or the people we know.
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@DianneN (82574)
• United States
19 May 16
The same thing happens in large cities here. My son lives in New York City. The demand is greater than the number of housing, so the prices have skyrocketed.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
19 May 16
So true, i dont see myself living in a big city again, im too old for the hustle and bustle plus,not ready to pay so much for something i dont even need.I mean i go to work in the morning,come back at night,tired then it`s shower ,food,some TV and bed,why should i rent so expensively. I now live in a little quiet village, i pay a fraction of what i paid in Zurich.
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@DianneN (82574)
• United States
19 May 16
@miniam I would love a little foreign village to live in. I don't blame you. I also wish I could live in NYC on weekends only. I love the restaurants, museums, shopping, and Broadway shows. Oh well.
@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 May 16
Very expensive. Finding affordable housing is difficult.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
19 May 16
And whenever one come in the market,there are 100s of people who want it.
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 May 16
@miniam I'm sure there are.
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@jstory07 (69305)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 May 16
They have a waiting list here for apartments that are cheap.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
18 May 16
They dont do lists here,you view then apply with hundreds more and hope you get lucky
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
18 May 16
I will not even consider it cheap,$1000 for two tiny rooms is not cheap.
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• Rochester, New York
19 May 16
There are some apartments in my town that will base your rent based on how much you make a month. It's all a sham in my opinion. My sister was paying $650 for a two bedroom. She is a single mother and caring for two girls. After 7 months there they raised her rent to $700. She ended up having to borrow money monthly just to pay rent.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
19 May 16
$800 for 2 bedrooms here is never heard of,minimum for a 2 bed apartment is $1600 out of the city,and if you are inside the city,that can go upto 2500
@amadeo (70723)
• United States
18 May 16
depending where you are.Here not too bad.But Boston is terrible
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
18 May 16
Too many people wanting to rent,not enough apartments.
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@Corbin5 (113412)
• United States
18 May 16
Well, since the Millennial age group in the USA keeps getting laid off due to outsourcing of jobs to other countries, there is no way they can buy a home due to the uncertainty in their jobs. They have to rent and that means rents have gone up.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
18 May 16
Rents in Zurich have always been quite high because there are too few apartments.
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@marlina (76765)
• Canada
18 May 16
No problem here where we live. I just wonder why builders don't buy more apts for people? Is this a lack of land?
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
18 May 16
Exactly, lack of building space.
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@PainsOnSlate (20422)
• Canada
19 May 16
Rentals are everywhere where I live. If I were in Zurich I would be buying land and building apartment buildings.
@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
19 May 16
Im sure many people would like to do that, but redtape and very high prices l think are stopping people
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