Strandvägen is one of Stockholm's most attractive addresses. Photo: Anders Holmström/Scanpix

A 28 year wait on Stockholm's housing queue

Twenty-eight years after she signed up to Stockholm's public housing queue, one 64-year-old Swedsh woman has finally obtained the apartment of her dreams: a three-bedroom waterside flat in central Stockholm, for a reasonable fee of SEK 9,320 per month.

The flat is located on Strandvägen, an exclusive street, roughly the Stockholm equivalent of Park Avenue in New York.

At present, a record 405,791 home hunters have signed up with "bostadsförmedlingen," the Stockholm public agency that serves as a rental broker. The length of time one must wait for a flat depends upon the desirablity of the location, the property's price and its condition.

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