Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Nomoko?
Nomoko is a Digital Twin platform for real estate professionals. It provides investors, appraisers, developers, urban planners or municipalities with a free, easy-to-use interface to explore, understand and plan real estate projects based on the latest market intelligence.
What does Nomoko do?
Nomoko aggregates relevant Swiss property data from various trustworthy public and commercial sources. It then makes that data searchable through intuitive maps and filters that enable you to contextualize and make better real estate decisions with less effort.
In the future, Nomoko will grow into an ecosystem that democratizes the real estate industry where businesses of any size can access and provide solutions and data to help drive growth and prosperity across every sector
Who is Nomoko for?
Currently Nomoko focusses on helping professionals working in the investment and development fields of the real estate industry. Thus, we mainly serve investors, developers, acquisition managers, brokers and architects for now. However, as our platform continues to grow, we plan to introduce new features that will be relevant to a wider real estate audience.
What areas does Nomoko cover?
Nomoko currently covers 18 cantons of Switzerland with relevant real estate data. While we are able to offer extensive data on the canton of Zurich, we are still working on completing the other cantonal datasets and adding the remaining cantons.
How do I access and use Nomoko?
Nomoko is open to everyone and free to use (except for the partner modules that are available in the Nomoko Store). As a web-based app, you can access it via any internet browser. For an optimal experience, we recommend using Chrome as well as choosing a screen resolution greater than 800 x 600 pixels.
How can I see which zone a building is located in?
To see which zone a particular building or neighborhood is in, just select the DATA LAYERS button in the top right of the screen and then select ‘Zoning’.
The map will then update to show zones by colors that correspond to the vertical legend next to the DATA LAYERS menu. Select a color in the legend to see an explanation of that zone.
Select a building to see it in more detail and you can see which zone it is in the details panel, labelled ‘Main zone’. To get more detailed zoning info, select the ‘Legal’ tab and download the legal data as a PDF.
How does the ‘Added floor potential’ filter work?
We currently calculate added floor potential as the difference between the maximum number of floors allowed according to a building’s specific zoning law and the number of floors it currently has.
We understand it’s more complex than that given the potential for utilizing the entire plot rather than just the building, as defined by the utilization factor in the cadaster. Our ultimate aim is to provide a filter that includes all potential living area that legally qualifies for development. Until then, our additional floor potential filter should be used only as a general reference for potentially underdeveloped buildings and we recommend further analysis on the properties you find.
Where does Nomoko get its data from?
Currently we curate, ingest, transform and harmonize data from several different sources, both from the official state and cantonal authorities (such as BFSI for the cadaster and building data) as well as private third party data providers (such as ImmoDataCockpit) for the market and location data.
Our ultimate aim is to provide a choice of different data sources for the most important data points and categories, to give you a more informed view.
Can I trust the data in Praedia?
We take our data from several trusted data sources in the Swiss real estate market and are working hard to curate and harmonize it in Nomoko.
Our aim is to be the single source of truth – a one-stop-shop that democratizes the data from multiple sources, so you can choose data source you want based on your own decisions and experiences.
If you have a data source you’d like us to partner with on Nomoko, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help..
Can I save my property searches?
Yes, you can save properties you have found by clicking on the heart button of the listing. By doing so, you can sort your favorite objects by folders and effortlessly find them again.
Can I search specific areas?
You can currently search Swiss properties by entering a canton, municipality, district, postcode or exact address in the search field.
Are you adding more POI (points of interest) data layers?
If you have a particular POI data layer you’d like to see on Nomoko, let us know at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help.
What does (+N/A) mean in the detailed property view?
If you see the (+N/A) symbol in place of data it’s because that specific data is either missing, unavailable to our data providers (third party and official government sources) or doesn’t meet our quality assurance standards.
We’re working hard to ensure we have all the relevant data for every property in Switzerland and will add more data as we get it.
Can I search for buildings with multiple use?
Yes, you can. Currently we filter properties by six use types: Residential, Retail, Offices, Industrial, Mixed Use and Other.
How can I see amenities and points of interest near a property?
To see amenities and points of interest (POI) like shops, restaurants and schools on the map, select the DATA LAYERS button in the top right of the screen and then select the relevant POI you’d like to see. You can add just one or as many as you like.
The map will then update to show the POIs you’ve selected with icons and names showing the location of each.
If you have a particular POI you’d like to see on Nomoko, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.
How do you calculate the location rating index for a property?
Our location rating index categories include Public transport, Accessibility, Noise, View, Exposition, Tax, Residential prices and Retail rental prices for a 25mx25m grid.
We source this data for each property from our data partner ImmoDataCockpit (IDC). We calculate each index based on several factors that measure the economic and socio-demographic attractiveness of each property in Switzerland, weighted by scientific studies or theoretical considerations.
What do gross rent and net rent represent for a property?
The net rent per month is what the tenant has to pay the landlord monthly for the use of a property, as described in the rental agreement. Rent increases and decreases, but also rent reductions due to defects, always take place in relation to the net rent.
The net rent per annum is the total property income for one year, minus any ancillary costs (for example, heating). This figure is achievable for existing buildings and estimated to be for new buildings within one year of purchase.
The gross rent includes the net rent plus any payments on account or flat rate payments to cover any ancillary costs. If no such costs are listed in the rental agreement they’re included in the net rent.
Can I see how many floors a property has, including underground?
Yes. Nomoko now combines the number of visible floors in a property with any that may be out of sight, such as basements and cellars underground.
Can I filter properties by building zones?
Not right now, but we are working on that filter, so you will soon be able to filter properties by all zones.
Can I add my own data to Nomoko Platform?
We don’t support this functionality at the moment, but it is in our roadmap.
We are working towards creating an entire ecosystem for Nomoko with an app marketplace where businesses can contribute their own data, functionalities and features available to everyone in a powerful collaborative tool for the entire real estate industry.
Can I adjust how property prices are calculated?
Not right now but we’re working on including multiple data sources for property pricing in coming releases. If there’s demand for it, we’ll consider custom weighting for pricing factors and attributes.
Can I personalize reports before downloading them?
Currently, you can only download PDF reports of legal data for each property. However, we are also working on an export feature that will let you choose only the relevant data sections.
Can I search for properties in a defined area by radius?
Not right now but we’re working on adding a new filter option to search for properties within a defined radius around a point of interest.