News about the Norwegian Housing market from Boligdama

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To my English speaking followers. 

Here are som update about the Norwegian Housing market and some advice how to deal with the market.

The last months we have seen a little bit less increase in housing prices.  Most experts are predicting a flattening of the prices after the summer.  In Oslo the prices have decreased the last months, it seems that they have reached a peak and are heading for a correction.

As the Corona situation is getting better and better and the economy improves, the interest rates will be increased.  That has a great impact on cooling down the housing prices.  Therefore, we can assume that it will be a more buyer friendly market during and over this summer.

You can find more detailed statistics here.

The buying process in Norway is quite special

As told, the bid is binding and there are no regrets.

And the buyer has a lot of responsiblity on his shoulder, by examining all matters within and around the property before the bidding.

This is quite challenging when you do not know the language and the laws and regulations.

Therefore, I wish that you will seek help before you bid on any property in Norway.

Read more about the bidding round and why you should be careful here.

Wish you a very happy summer

With this nice greeting from a recent customer.

“We found you very helpful indeed and your clear advice was immensly calming and good to have. If you need to have anyone, say how good you were, send them to me.

Thank you for the booklet, which we will keep to our side these next months”  S.Rosenthal.

It seems like the Corona situation is calming down here in Norway and we can look forward to at quite normal summer and autumn.

This is really good news.

Please do not hesitate to contact me during the summer if you have any urgents questions.

Take care

Best wishes

Trude Larsen


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Renting a home in Norway

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If you relocate to Norway and are not in a position to buy  a home. Or you just prefer to rent instead.  I work primarly with home buyers, but if you find it useful, I can also help you to find a good object for rent.

But first I want to share some information about renting a home in Norway:

It is important that prospective renters have 3 months worth of lease payments available before starting a search. It is also recommended that you make a short rental CV which can be used to present to landlords – your name, contact details, occupation, why you are living in Norway and for how long, family information (if you have children or pets moving in with you, smoker, etc).

This article is useful.  It is quite accurate about how the rental real estate systems work here.

To be able to find a home to rent is the main key.

The landlords are mainly private people who have invested in one or two extra properties.  Some of them use rental brokers, some of them self-manage. So you have to be aware of that and get a professional contract, etc.¨, especially if the don’t use a rental broker.

The main rental brokers in Oslo are:

Krogsveen Utleie

It is possible to make direct contact with these agents to ask about properties, however they may not have time to search for properties for you. But you might be lucky that they have exactly the property you search for available. Generally realtors will put an ad on and let people applyo them through there.

In other words: normally you have to do the search yourself, by yourself.

 I  can help you find a property to rent.


 I offer the following services:

1. Help you map your requirements and monthly budget

2. Suggest good areas (suburbs) to live in that meet your needs and put up a search at

3. Send property links and suggestions to you regularly

4. Give contact details of the seller/agent, or if you prefer: talk to the landlord or rental broker
to introduce you, arrange viewings  etc.

Once you have decided to visit properties:

5. You will go to the viewing yourself (If you want me to view with you it will depend on my availability and I charge separately for this service)

6. If you like the house/apartment I can offer assistance negotiating with the landlord/rentalbroker.

7. Ensure you get a legal and proper leasing contract.

I offer my services by the hour – 1.100NOK – per hour. I estimate 6 – 10 hours of research and assistance (depending on your  housing needs – location, necessities and wants in a property.

I hope this was useful.  And please contact me if you have more questions or need help.

Best regards

T: 950 37 330

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