Between 2015 and 2018, the median rents increased steadily every year. But since two years ago, median rents have stabilized at a high level. In 2020, twos and threes have had stagnant median rents, while ones have had a smaller rise. This is shown in the Rental Report 2020 from Blocket Bostad, Sweden’s largest marketplace for rental housing.
The change in median rent from 2019 to 2020 differs greatly between Sweden’s largest cities. In Stockholm and Malmö it is still, while Gothenburg is going against the trend and showing an upturn.
An overwhelming majority of Swedes spend more time at home since the pandemic broke out. This is shown by a Novus survey commissioned by the cooperative housing broker SKB. According to the survey, Stockholmers and young people have changed their everyday lives the most. Having nature close is highlighted as increasingly important among the respondents, which makes gardens, patios and balconies more sought after.
– It is difficult to speculate on what the big differences between the cities are due to, but a theory could be that Stockholmers seek out the inner city areas to get closer to nature , says Matilda Adelborg, press officer at Blocket Bostad.
– In March, we saw that the number of apartments that were rented out increased. I guess because many people worked remotely, for example from a summer place. At the same time, activity from housing applicants decreased. During the spring, many landlords therefore needed to reduce their rent to get the home rented out , says Matilda Adelborg.
That we, despite an increased supply, reduced search pressure and reduced rents, have not seen large declines in median rents could be explained by the fact that more people spend more time at home and therefore value spending more money on housing.
Median rents for the country’s ten largest cities
Attached file is the Rental Report 2020 in its entirety. In it you will find, among other things, median rents for more municipalities.
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