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Good and bad neighbourhoods

Where to buy a house?

post 4.Dec.2012, 09:12 PM
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Hi all,

Been living in Stockholm for about 1.5 years in Bromma, near Alvik. It is very expensive to buy property here so the family and I are forced to look further afield in the hopes that we will find a nice free-standing family home or radhus with at least 3 beds.

The problem is, we don't know many people here and have no idea which are the dodgy suburbs (or parts thereof) to live in. Does anyone have any general rule of thumb to go by, based on experience or word of mouth? Any help would be appreciated!

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post 4.Dec.2012, 09:20 PM
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Joined: 25.Mar.2012

Search the forum for other similar posts would be best.
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post 4.Dec.2012, 09:28 PM
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Joined: 22.Mar.2011

Look at it like this, if you buy in a truly dodgy suburb your money is safe. Since it wont become dodgier, the pits are the pits, no matter how you look at it.
If you buy in a half-dodgy suburb it will become dodgier for sure and you will have made a bad investment.
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post 5.Dec.2012, 01:06 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 5.Jul.2006

It depends how far you want to travel. There are plenty of places up the E4 towards Arlanda and the further you go the cheaper it gets.

Likewise up the E18 towards Norrtälja there are also good options. I live about 50km outside the city but work in the city and have a nice villa with a large garnden for a fraction of the price of our previous smaller house with tiny garden closer to the city.

I would probably avoid Tensta and Rinkaby though LOL
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