Stig Ørskov in Politiken argues that the Danish housing market may soon be in for some serious headaches.
Note: In Denmark lenders have been very creative during the last ten years, for instance by offering “paused morgages”, i.e. loans where the borrower only pays interest but no repayment. This can turn into something very
scary interesting during a recession.
According to SvT’s Rapport, 135 local councils in Sweden report a lack of housing.
Note: The term “lack of housing” is ambiguous. As this is
state public service TV, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the reporter had some kind of “objective” measure for perceived need and not demand at market prices in mind. Anyway, I would still argue that Sweden lacks a comprehensive housing policy.