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Can I just move to Sweden?

What do I need to do?

Fiki
post 11.Sep.2018, 12:14 PM
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Hi.
I wanna move to Sweden.
I am 21 years old.
I have a degree from a London university.
I have £100,000 (1.2 million sek)savings in my bank.
I want to move here and buy an apartment.
Can I just move after I buy the apartment?
I have lots of friends in Sweden on social media etc.
What are my options?
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skogsbo
post 11.Sep.2018, 01:23 PM
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Get a job here first. That's not as much money as it might feel.
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Svedallas
post 11.Sep.2018, 08:13 PM
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QUOTE (Fiki @ 11.Sep.2018, 01:14 PM) *
Hi.I wanna move to Sweden.I am 21 years old.I have a degree from a London university.I have £100,000 (1.2 million sek)savings in my bank.I want to move here and buy an apartm ... (show full quote)


no job...

just friends on "social media" good luck with that. laugh.gif laugh.gif

daft!
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intrepidfox
post 11.Sep.2018, 08:47 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
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QUOTE (Fiki @ 11.Sep.2018, 11:14 AM) *
Hi.I wanna move to Sweden.I am 21 years old.I have a degree from a London university.I have £100,000 (1.2 million sek)savings in my bank.I want to move here and buy an apartm ... (show full quote)




You were asking about social money on another post. If you have that much money saved, you will get no financial help. Get a job first if you decide to move here
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pepitoAndalucia
post 12.Sep.2018, 06:54 PM
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Be ready to live in short term rental. Second hand is the main rental market here in sweden. That's 6 months to 1 year contract and then move to another place. Don't let people deceive you, that's the way it is here in sweden.


The market is so bad that there is even a black market for rentals with scams every week.

Queue for long term rental are between 5 to 10 years for affordable apartments.

They are going to clean your wallet if you buy an apartment here. Unless you speak swedish you will never get a job. Most jobs including engineering require these days swedish.
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pepitoAndalucia
post 13.Sep.2018, 08:23 PM
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QUOTE (Fiki @ 11.Sep.2018, 01:14 PM) *
Hi.I wanna move to Sweden.I am 21 years old.I have a degree from a London university.I have £100,000 (1.2 million sek)savings in my bank.I want to move here and buy an apartm ... (show full quote)



Also I would like to add...

You are 21, you own 1.2 Million sek. Tell me how many youngsters have that privilege?.

And your idea is to move to one of the countries with the biggest housing bubbles in Europe, spend all your savings in an overpriced apartment?!.

I don't mean to be rude but there are better options to double that money into a profit.

Let me tell you what you should do with that money... you should invest it in the stock market. All of it. Because if you buy an apartment in Sweden chances are you will never see that money back, plus there is no way you are going to find an apartment for the money you have.

If I had that money I could make a 50%-100% return a year, reinvest the profit and still have enough money to make a living in a small room in the UK. (I know about investment)

I am amazed how people can fall for the hype about sweden. Seriously sweden IS NOT an easy country.
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Alexandra92
post 18.Sep.2018, 02:19 PM
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Before you buying an apartment, you should first and foremost get a job. If you are going to borrow for your residence, you must have a steady income before the banks can approve you. One tip is to read a bit about how the banks work here in Sweden and also how our mortgage system works smile.gif
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Bsmith
post 24.Sep.2018, 10:36 PM
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QUOTE (pepitoAndalucia @ 13.Sep.2018, 07:23 PM) *
You are 21, you own 1.2 Million sek. Tell me how many youngsters have that privilege?.



Well, if he actually worked and earned the money, then it's not a "privilege".
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 25.Sep.2018, 12:19 AM
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Yeah...Did you ever notice how "privileged" hard-working people are!!!
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pepitoAndalucia
post 25.Sep.2018, 12:19 AM
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QUOTE (Bsmith @ 24.Sep.2018, 11:36 PM) *
Well, if he actually worked and earned the money, then it's not a "privilege".


Most people at his age doesn't even have a job. So, Yes it is a privilege. Besides we don't know how he earnt that money.

I don't think burning all that money in sweden is the best choice. Because he will never see that money again. If you read my previous post I could make 50% profit minimum in the stock market... a year... with 1.2 million sek.

So if I was in his shoes, I would invest it and live in a small room away from a country like sweden. There are plenty of choises. Germany, Spain, France, Italy... In any EU country you will never see as many issues with housing as it's happening in sweden.

The rental market in sweden is a deadly trap, short term rentals are the norm, queues in most cities to get the first hand rental unless you move to small villages. And as only solution a clear piramid scheme where the only way out is to buy. which is how the system is designed on purpose.

The most insulting thing about sweden is the massive monopoly how the same companies that prevent the construction of rentals, keep a buyer market only... Corruption falls short, it's simply they are laughing at people and keeping the abroad media mislead about what's actually happening in sweden. Corruption is sweden is all about putting nice words to bad things... Sweden has a unique and competitive housing market... You see ;-)
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 25.Sep.2018, 12:51 AM
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Is it just me or do you think Pepito has a problem finding suitable accommodations in Sweden...

But he has found something, so why???
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pepitoAndalucia
post 25.Sep.2018, 01:13 AM
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QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 25.Sep.2018, 01:51 AM) *
Is it just me or do you think Pepito has a problem finding suitable accommodations in Sweden.... But he has found something, so why???


One thing I have learnt is swedes like doing stuff behind the scenes. That/Your comment confirms sweden has a very dark, malevolent soul.

Being a coward who does stuff behind the scenes is national sport in sweden.

Keep it up, behind my back, because face to face you and your coward friends stand ZERO chances.


Never thought your culture could be so mentally sick.
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pepitoAndalucia
post 25.Sep.2018, 01:55 AM
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QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 25.Sep.2018, 01:51 AM) *
Is it just me or do you think Pepito has a problem finding suitable accommodations in Sweden.... But he has found something, so why???



I will have great stories to tell to my friends in Spain.

I knew it all this time, This is not a surprise. I can see through better than most people.

Every comment of yours reinforces my idea that sweden is nothing but a covert dictatorship and incredibly coward and corrupt.

But I am safe because you or your shadow friends will never have what it takes to come to me face to face. There isn't simply man enough to do that.
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Cheeseroller
post 25.Sep.2018, 07:41 AM
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Location: Germany
Joined: 10.Apr.2007

Have any of these online friends thought it could be a good idea to travel to London for the weekend and meet you in person? My wife made friends online with some women who were all suffering with depression. They sent each other Christmas gifts - nothing too expensive as many live in East Europe - but thoughtful gifts, and most of them have travelled to meet each other. It is not what people say, but their actions that are meaningful. Words are cheap, especially when you have a broadband contract and don't need to pay for phone calls.

If you want to come for life experience, avoid Stockholm or Gothenburg and find a rental in a smaller town - and look for work. Give it six months, but know when to quit. Learn some Swedish before you arrive - if you can't manage that, you won't manage the longer haul.
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Saywhatwhat
post 25.Sep.2018, 07:06 PM
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QUOTE (Cheeseroller @ 25.Sep.2018, 08:41 AM) *
Have any of these online friends thought it could be a good idea to travel to London for the weekend and meet you in person? My wife made friends online with some women who we ... (show full quote)



Not challenging you, I know how sensitive ppl in this forum are, but why do you say avoid Stockholm and gbg if looking for life experience? Just curious?
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