Your resource for finding a place to call home in Helsinki

Housing in Helsinki: A newcomer’s guide to finding a home in the capital is here to support you in making Helsinki your new home. Our new guide includes practical tips regarding housing advertisements, rental contracts, housing loans, and property fees, among other topics.

Helsinki is made up of many unique neighbourhoods and there are numerous housing options, from short-term to long-term accommodation and rented and owned properties. There is something for every taste and need. Housing in Helsinki provides you with information about different regions of the city and a quick guide to Finnish housing terminology.

Our guide gives you an overview of the local housing options and helps you understand the steps to take to find a home that suits your needs. Whether you are interested in purchasing your own home or prefer to rent, our guide walks you through every step. Housing in Helsinki also explains the most common difficulties and possible misconceptions about renting and buying in Helsinki.

Our guide is easy to navigate and is divided into six sections:

Download a copy of Housing in Helsinki: A newcomer’s guide to finding a home in Helsinki.

International House Helsinki has other guides and resources to support you in making the Helsinki capital region your home:

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