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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 03, 2024

Summary: An expat looking to buy a home in Sweden should begin by researching the local real estate market. It is important to understand the different types of properties available, the prices, and the locations. Expats should also consider their budget and lifestyle when searching for a home. Foreigners are allowed to purchase property in Sweden, however, there are certain restrictions. For example, foreigners must obtain a residence permit in order to purchase a property. Additionally, foreigners are not allowed to purchase certain types of properties, such as agricultural land or properties located in certain areas. Homes in Sweden typically include amenities such as central heating, modern kitchens, and bathrooms. Many homes also have balconies or terraces, and some may include a garden or outdoor space.

How do I find a place to live in Sweden?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"My husband was very particular on where we would live. Believe it or not, there are slumps in Sweden and Swedes are so careful about where and how they live that "addresses" are important statements of their "class". We got a tip through some friends," said one expat who made the move to Stockholm.

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Sweden is to use online resources such as websites like Blocket, Bostad Direkt, and Hemnet. These websites allow you to search for available properties in Sweden and filter your search by location, price, and other criteria. Additionally, you can contact local real estate agents who can help you find a place to live that meets your needs. You can also look for rental postings on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram. Finally, you can also look for rental postings in local newspapers and magazines," explained one foreigner living in Sweden.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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