News from the day 20 September

• This is how the interest rate increase affects the housing market in Stockholm

Falling house prices are predicted

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André Nilsson, housing economist at Swedish real estate statistics, believes that the increased policy rate will be felt by households. Photo: SVT

Housing associations may receive higher fees

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Three out of four associations in Sweden risk increased monthly fees after the Riksbank’s increase in the key interest rate Photo: Alexander Färggren/SVT

• Someone voted for Margareta’s dementia-sick husband

Checked off as a voter at the nursing home

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“He knows neither time nor space,” says Margareta Erikson of her husband Ingvar, holding up his voting card that she had lying around at home. Photo: Alexander Färggren/SVT

“Difficult to ensure whether a person can vote”

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“The beauty of Sweden is that all Swedish citizens over the age of 18 can vote,” says Attendo’s press manager Linda Bengtsson and believes that the care company has not made a mistake. Photo: Aida Arslanovic/SVT

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