Should I buy or rent a home in Sweden?
If you have not spent a lot of time in Sweden, you should rent before even thinking about buying. We asked expats there about the buy vs. rent decision...
"Buying a home in Sweden can be a great investment, as the country has a strong economy and a stable housing market. However, it is important to consider the costs associated with buying a home, such as the cost of the property, taxes, and fees. Additionally, it is important to consider the length of time you plan to stay in Sweden, as buying a home may not be the best option if you plan to move in the near future. Renting a home in Sweden can be a great option for those who are not ready to commit to buying a home, as it allows for more flexibility and can be more cost-effective in the short-term," remarked another expat in Sweden.
- What should I pack when moving to Sweden?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Sweden?
- Will I be able to find a job in Sweden?
- What is life like in Sweden?
- What do expats in Sweden appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Sweden?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Sweden accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Sweden like?
- What are healthcare services like in Sweden?
- What are medical services in Sweden like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Sweden?
- What are emergency services like in Sweden?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Sweden?
- How are local medical facilities in Sweden?
- As a foreigner living in Sweden, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
Should I buy or rent a home in Sweden?If you live in Sweden, newcomers to Sweden would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
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.