Looking for apartments can be expensive.
Sweden has so many sites that advertize it has exclusive apartments to rent. Granted, you hate to pay a fee, of course. Some sites charge around 298:-, like Fixakontraktet, to give you apartment tips for 30 days. Others charge a more hefty fee, like Bostaddirekt, that charges 695:- for 30 days plus 50:- to get new apartments tips directly on your phone through sms´. Unfortunatelly I didnt have a good experience with either services. Bostaddirekt set me back a nice 750:- (of course I thought the sms thing was a nice idea) but even as I called the numbers as soon as I got each sms, the apartments were already rented out. Every singe one. The 30 days passed and we ended up 1000:- + lighter in our wallets. We applied for Bostaddirekt, Hyralya and a personal add on Blocket. All summarized in at around 1050:- + weekends and lunchbreaks thrown out the window. :-/ I hope you guys have better luck than we had with these websites. I guess we just have to keep on trying.