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Where High Interest Rates Have Sent Home Prices Sliding


When Madeleine Eiswohld decided to move in with her boyfriend last year, she never expected to find it so difficult to sell her apartment. It’s a cozy studio, with lots of natural light, in Huddinge, an increasingly desirable suburb of Stockholm.But the timing was all wrong. She listed her place as Sweden’s housing market was tumbling through its most severe downturn in three decades. After only a few people viewed her apartment, Ms. Eiswohld lost hope that she would recover the money she had paid for it less than two years earlier.“It’s been very scary,” Ms. Eiswohld, a 28-year-old visual merchandiser, said in her living area recently. In the end, the apartment sold last month for 1,9 …

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