18 mars 2024

7 min

Navigating the Housing Market in Sweden: A Guide for Everyone

A comprehensive overview of the housing market in Sweden, including insights on how to manage housing queues and secure accommodation.

Richard Valleryd



Overview of the Housing Market in Sweden

Sweden's housing market is dynamic and varied, ranging from modern high-rises in the city center to charming older buildings on the outskirts of town. Understanding the dynamics of the market is key to finding a home that suits your needs and budget.

Understanding First-Hand and Second-Hand Contracts

In Sweden, there is a distinction between first-hand and second-hand contracts. A first-hand contract means you rent directly from the property owner, while a second-hand contract means you rent from someone who in turn rents the apartment. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, depending on your personal circumstances.

Tips for Navigating Housing Queues

Registering in housing queues can be crucial for finding accommodation, especially in larger cities. Use services like Dibz.se to streamline the process and increase your chances of finding a home. Be active in your search and regularly update your information in the queue system.

Strategies for Finding Accommodation Outside Traditional Queues

There are several strategies for finding accommodation outside the traditional housing queues. Networking, social media, and local ads can be invaluable resources. Also consider alternative housing options such as collectives or short-term rentals as a temporary solution.


The housing market in Sweden offers many opportunities but requires patience and strategy to navigate successfully. By understanding different contract types, effectively using housing queues, and exploring alternative search paths, you can increase your chances of finding your ideal home. Remember, services like Dibz can be a valuable tool in your housing search.

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