This strategically placed country with highly desirable living standards and stunning scenery, is a relocation choice for the super wealthy. There are Residency for investment options, but due to criteria and the level of investment required these are beyond the means of most. Property is expensive, although transaction costs are lower than many other countries (under 4% typically).
The Swiss authorities are very careful to regulate property use and ownership. According to Federal law, Lex Koller, foreigners are allowed to buy only in designated tourist areas, typically mountain resorts, or around Montreux and Lake Lugano in the South and South West of the country. Terms, charges and conditions apply.