Trend: house prices up 7.5% y-o-y in Q2

Despite new lending curbs to restrain speculative demand, the nationwide house price index surged 7.5% during the year to Q2 2017, almost equal to the previous year’s 8% growth. House prices increased 2.34% q-o-q during the latest quarter.

Analysis: The housing market remains strong. 

Dwelling starts in newly constructed one- or two-dwelling buildings fell by 23.4% y-o-y in Q2 2017, while completions dropped 2.2%.

Rents, rental yields: yields figures are hard to get. 

Stockholm apartment costs are around €6,991 per sq. m.

Sweden: city centre apartment, buying price, monthly rent (120 sq. m.)
   Buying price  Rent per month Yield
 Stockholm  €838,920  n.a.  n.a.

Recent news: The Swedish economy is expected to grow by 2.6% this year and by 2.2% next year, a slowdown from annual growth rates of 3.3% in 2016 and 4.1% in 2015, according to the European Commission.