Real estate prices for one- or two-dwelling buildings decreased by 1 percent during the last two months (March – April 2012) compared to the previous three months (December 2011 – February 2012). Prices decreased by 4 percent on an annual basis during the last two months (March – April 2012) compared with the three month period one year earlier (March – May 2011).
There is currently a substantial delay at the land registration authority (Lantmäteriet), therefore the most recent period is reported as a two month period instead of three as it usually is.
Decreasing prices were reported in 11 out of 21 counties during the last two month period compared to the previous three month period. The largest decrease in real estate prices was reported in Jämtland County by 7 percent. In the metropolitan areas Greater Stockholm and Greater Malmö prices decreased by 1 percent, while prices were unchanged in Greater Gothenburg.
House prices decreased on an annual basis in 20 out of 21 counties. The largest fall in prices was reported in Kalmar County by 11 percent, followed by Uppsala County by 8 percent. In all of the metropolitan areas prices decreased.
During the last two month period the average price for a one- or two-dwelling building in Sweden was just over SEK 2 million.