On average, rent prices have increased by 1.1 percent over the past 12 months, and another increase is expected for the coming year. That's according to the Swedish Union of Tenants (Hyresgästföreningen), which measured rental costs across the country to find out how much it costs to rent first hand, based on figures from Statistics Sweden. Since 2000, the average year-on-year rise has been 1.7 percent. This is higher than inflation rises over the same period, but has been kept relatively low by low interest rates and small tax increases. However, the cost of renting varies significantly from region to region. Monthly rent costs twice as much in the most expensive municipality – Täby in northern Stockholm – as it does in the cheapest area, Fagersta in Västmanland. In Fagersta, first-hand renters pay on average only 63 kronor per square metre per month, while that figure rises to 118 kronor per square metre in Täby. The five most expensive … [Read more...] about How much does it cost to rent in Sweden?
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By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE Updated 4:44 pm PDT, Sunday, September 2, 2018 13. 94085Sunnyvale south of Highway 101, between CA-237 and Lawrence Expy, just north of the Caltrain Station (pictured) Average rent: $3,609 Change year-over-year: +10.2 percent 13. 94085 Sunnyvale south of Highway 101, between CA-237 and Lawrence Expy, just north of the Caltrain Station (pictured) Average rent: $3,609 Change year-over-year: +10.2 percent Photo: Tim Griffith / WRNS, Courtesy To The Chronicle 12. 94704Berkeley, downtown and south of UC Berkeley campus Average rent: $3,616 Change year-over-year: +2.5 percent Pictured: A multi-story residential building under construction on Addison Street near University Avenue that backs up against two smaller buildings, taken in 2015. less 12. 94704 Berkeley, downtown and south of UC Berkeley campus Average rent: $3,616 Change year-over-year: +2.5 percent Pictured: A … [Read more...] about The most expensive zip codes for renters in the Bay Area, according to Rent Cafe
Microsoft is prepping a new subscription plan that will net US-based gamers an Xbox console, and access to Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass for a monthly fee starting at $22 per month, reports Windows Central. That could be a boon for folks who’ve been meaning to get into console gaming, but have found the upfront costs of hardware and titles daunting. Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit. Visit Hard Fork. CLICK IT Will the new service — dubbed ‘Xbox All Access’ — be worth it? Let’s see what you’re paying for. Game Pass lets you download and play games on demand from Microsoft’s library, and works out to about $10 a month. Meanwhile, Xbox Live, which lets you join in on multiplayer action on the company’s gaming network, costs about $5 a month. Tack on a few dollars for the cost of renting a $230 console, and you have what sounds like a fair deal. That’s for the $22 plan which nets you an Xbox One S; if … [Read more...] about Microsoft reportedly wants to rent out Xboxes to gamers for a monthly fee
By David Welch Bloomberg Tues., July 24, 2018 SOUTHFIELD, MICH.—Maven, the car-sharing platform run by General Motors Co., is rolling out a service to let owners of its cars rent them out and earn money as the automaker makes a bigger move into selling rides as a service instead of just building vehicles. The idea is to let GM’s customers put their cars into Maven’s fleet using its app the same way Airbnb Inc. enables people to rent out their homes. Maven rents cars out for hours or days at a time the same way Avis Budget Group Inc.’s Zipcar unit does. If it catches on, Maven will get more cars to rent out without carrying assets on its books while GM’s customers have a way to make some extra cash. “We think Maven can become a verb,” said Julia Steyn, vice-president of urban mobility and Maven. “The brand stands for sharing.” For GM, the bigger idea is to establish new ways to sell transportation as consumers … [Read more...] about GM’s Maven unveils Airbnb-style way for owners to rent out cars
Updated 10:52 am, Sunday, May 20, 2018 Photo: Paul Zinken, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A banner reading 'Occupied' is fixed in front of a house in Berlin, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Police say activists protesting rising rents and the gentrification of neighborhoods in the German capital have occupied nine vacant buildings. The dpa news agency reported Sunday the buildings included apartments in several Berlin neighborhoods including the trendy Kreuzberg, Neukoelln and Friedrichshain. (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP) less A banner reading 'Occupied' is fixed in front of a house in Berlin, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Police say activists protesting rising rents and the gentrification of neighborhoods in the German capital have occupied ... more Photo: Paul Zinken, AP Activists occupy 9 vacant Berlin buildings in rent protest … [Read more...] about Activists occupy 9 vacant Berlin buildings in rent protest