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Real estate prices and registrations of title 2019

Real estate for SEK 316 billion changed owner in 2019

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-06-03 9.30

There were almost 141 000 granted registrations of title in 2019, which is 6 000 more than in 2018. Excluding heritage, exchanges, gifts and mergers there were just over 105 000 registrations of title with a purchase price. The total purchase price for these properties was just over SEK 316 billion, which is an all-time high.

There were 56298 transactions of purchases of one- or two-dwelling buildings for permanent living, excluding site leaseholds, at market conditions in 2019. There were 11 055 purchases of real estate for seasonal and secondary use and 3 715 purchases in agricultural real estate. In the real estate categories commercial and industries, there were 1 375 and 674 purchases respectively.

Real estate price development

According to real estate price index, the price changes between 2018 and 2019 have varied somewhat for the different types of real estate. Real estate for seasonal and secondary use and one- or two-dwelling buildings rose by 3 percent at national level. The price of agricultural real estate remained unchanged in 2019 compared with 2018. In a longer perspective, in a comparison between 2009 and 2019, prices rose between 34 and 58 percent for the three real estate categories. The figure below illustrates how prices in the various real estate categories have evolved since 1990 in relation to the consumer price index.

Real estate price indices and consumer price index (CPI), index 2000=100

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Nordic comparison

In the past year, the development of prices of one- or two-dwelling buildings for permanent living in the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark) ranged from -1 percent to +3 percent. In a long-term perspective in a comparison between 2009 and 2019, prices developed differently in the various Nordic countries. In Sweden and Norway, prices rose by almost 60 percent, while prices in Denmark rose by 26 percent. In Finland, prices rose significantly less, by 4 percent.

Real estate price indices and consumer price index (CPI)), index 2000=100

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Source

The data comes from the land registration authority (Lantmäteriet). 

Lantmäteriet

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