Real estate prices for one- or two-dwelling buildings increased by 3 percent during the last three month period, May – July 2012, compared to the previous period, February – April 2012. Prices decreased by 2 percent on an annual basis, the last three month period compared with the same period 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 May – July instead of June – August.
Increasing prices were reported in 18 out of 21 counties between the two most recent three-month periods. The largest increases in real estate prices were reported in Gotland and Västerbotten County by 13 and 7 percent respectively. Decreasing prices were only reported in Halland, Södermanland and Skåne County. Price declines in these counties ranged between 1 and 2 percent. In the metropolitan areas of Greater Gothenburg and Greater Stockholm prices increased by 3 and 2 percent respectively, while prices decreased in Greater Malmö by 1 percent.
House prices decreased on an annual basis in 12 out of 21 counties. The largest drop in prices was reported in Skåne, Blekinge and Södermanland County by 6 percent. The largest increases in house prices were reported in Gotland and Västerbotten County by 9 and 3 percent respectively. In all of the metropolitan areas prices decreased between 1 and 8 percent. The largest drop in the metropolitan areas was reported in Greater Malmö.
The average real estate price for one- or two-dwelling building during the last three month period was SEK 2 million.