Real estate prices for one- or two-dwelling buildings increased by 1 percent between the first and second quarter of 2012. Prices decreased by 3 percent on an annual basis during the second quarter 2012 compared with the same quarter one year earlier.
There is currently a substantial delay at the land registration authority (Lantmäteriet), and therefore the statistics are shifted one month in relation to ordinary statistics. The last period therefore relates to April – June instead of May – July.
Increasing prices were reported in 12 out of 21 counties between the last two quarters, while decreasing prices was reported in 5 counties. The largest increase in real estate prices was reported in Gotland and Västerbotten County by 8 percent, while the largest decrease was found in Blekinge County by 5 percent. In the metropolitan areas Greater Malmö, Greater Stockholm and Greater Gothenburg prices varied between minus 3 percent and plus 1 percent.
House prices decreased on an annual basis in 12 out of 21 counties. The largest drop in prices was reported in Blekinge County by 12 percent, followed by Skåne County by 6 percent. The largest increase in house prices was reported in Gotland and Västerbotten County by 5 percent. In all of the metropolitan areas prices decreased between 3 and 8 percent.
During the past year, month by month, the percentage price change fluctuates around zero. The average real estate price for one- or two-dwelling building during the second quarter of 2012 was SEK 2 million.