Maria Lindholm, who with her partner is buying an apartment in Stockholm’s Soedermalm district, said they’ll probably opt for the riskiest variable-rate loan to cover part of the sale price. The mortgage cost resets every three months based on the direction of interest rates.
One of Stockholm’s most popular attractions is a guided tour of the Soedermalm district streets featured in Stieg Larsson’s bestselling book “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” Buying a home in the former working-class neighborhood is far less accessible.
“Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol” was the top U.S. and Canadian film over the holiday weekend, taking in $26.5 million for Paramount Pictures as Hollywood prepared to close out a second year of falling sales.
At the Borders Group Inc. store on Broadway near Wall Street, box sets of Stieg Larsson’s best- selling “Millennium” trilogy, including the “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” sat on a table near the door last week on sale for $69.39 -- a liquidation markdown of 30 percent.