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Swedish housing market fights off tighter rules amid rally

Data suggests regulator's amortisation requirement in June seems to have had only limited impact in cooling market
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 05:50
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Households expect the value of their homes to increase, an analyst says.

Stockholm

SWEDISH housing price gains accelerated last month as the red-hot market fought off measures that are forcing homeowners to pay down their mortgages faster.

Apartment prices jumped 3 per cent in September, following a one per cent gain in August and a decline of one per