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A complete guide to buying an apartment in Stockholm (Part 2)

Buying an apartment is one of the most serious steps in life. It requires a lot of planning, savings and to be as prepared as possible. On this part two of the series, I will talk about the mortgage and downpayment. To read part 1 click here.  Know your Purchase Ability. Before rushing into apartment […]

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A complete guide to buying an apartment in Stockholm (Part 1)

Are you still browsing on Blocket for rental apartments in Stockholm? Then I highly recommend you to read this article. In less than 10 months from arriving in Sweden I bought my first apartment in Stockholm at a great bargain. Here are some tips and secrets on how you can also get out of the […]

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Why It’s Awesome Living Outside Of Stockholm

When we first moved to Sweden, like many foreigners, we landed in Stockholm. We were lucky enough to live the city life for a full six months (thanks to my husband’s employer). We spent every weekend exploring neighborhoods, discovering the best playgrounds and playspaces in the museums, and becoming a connoisseur of child-friendly cafes and […]

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Planning to move from Africa to Sweden?

So you’ve just been given an admission for your undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral studies in Sweden and you are super excited! You will be leaving your home country to study “abroad”. But after the excitement comes reality. And a move from an Africa country to Sweden can be a bit of a challenge.  There are […]

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What do I do when the landlord refuses to return the deposit?

refuses to return the deposit/عربون الضمان

Many landlords will ask for a security deposit in the beginning of the tenancy. The deposit shall be returned once the tenancy ends. However, it has become increasingly common that tenants don’t get their deposit back.  As a tenant you can either turn to Hyresgästföreningen or Hyresnämnden if you wish to proceed legally to get your deposit […]

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Emergency rental solutions

Emergency rental solutions/حلول للإيجار في الحالات الإستثنائية

Just arrived or about to arrive? Finding a place to stay is an urgent matter for most newcomers. Yet, finding a place to call home can be challenging. Opting for a short-term alternative might not be your first choice as you strive to settle as soon as possible, but it has it´s good sides. It will […]

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Write a great rental application

Finding accommodation in Sweden can be a real challenge, especially in the cities. One essential step in the process of getting hold of an apartment or room is to write an outstanding rental application. But how is this done? How do you write an application that will make you stand out from all the other […]

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How to avoid fraud

Avoid fraud

Rental frauds have become increasingly common during the last years in Sweden. Tenants are tricked into paying an upfront fee for an accommodation that does not exist or cannot be rented. This is especially common in cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Lund – where the accommodation shortage is growing simultaneously with the need. You […]

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