Thun has a pretty old town, quiet quarters for families, a motorway to Bern and is also considered the gateway to the Bernese Oberland. No wonder so many are drawn to Lake Thun. The result: the housing market has dried up, as SRF writes.
At 0.17 percent, the vacancy rate in Thun BE is as low as that of the traditional hotspot Zurich. “The low rate is primarily a sign that the city is very popular and that people like to live there,” says real estate expert Donato Scognamiglio to SRF.
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An analysis by Immoscout24 for Radio SRF shows that there are fewer apartment advertisements in Thun than in Biel BE or Bern. The ads are also much shorter. Means: The apartments sell like warm little beds. In Biel, the advertisements are online for about 50 days, in the Bernese Oberland metropolis only 30 days.
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The Thun city planner Susanne Szentkuti is very familiar with the problem. “Yes, we have some catching up to do,” she says to SRF. Thun is now paying the bill that very few apartments have been built in recent years. After all: “We still have good land reserves inside without losing the quality of life,” she says. (pbe)