STOCKHOLM Oct 14 Swedish home prices rose 0.8
percent in September from August and 7.6 percent from a year
earlier, the Nasdaq OMX Valueguard-KTH Housing Index (HOX)
showed on Friday.
Prices for apartments increased 6.2 percent on the year
while single-family home prices rose 8.6 percent.
The HOX index is based on a statistical model that
compensates for different types of homes sold during various
periods to give a better picture of underlying price trends.
A boom in Swedish home prices since the late 1990s has
driven up household debt to some of the highest levels in
(Reporting by Johan Sennero; editing by Johan Ahlander)