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Find a Home in Oslo

Oslo was founded centuries ago in 1040, resting on the southern coast of Norway. Giving a different view of Europe than many of the major cities on the continent, Oslo offers something fresh and different that's attractive to so many people seeking something more from their life. If this sounds familiar to you, and you're considering making the move to a brand new city, then why not take a look at our tips for finding a home in the beautiful city of Oslo?


Oslo was founded centuries ago in 1040, resting on the southern coast of Norway. Giving a different view of Europe than many of the major cities on the continent, Oslo offers something fresh and different that’s attractive to so many people seeking something more from their life. If this sounds familiar to you, and you’re considering making the move to a brand new city, then why not take a look at our tips for finding a home in the beautiful city of Oslo?

Find a home in Oslo

Finding a home to rent in Oslo is a surprisingly unusual challenge. The vast majority of residents own their properties, leaving very little choice for the rental market to choose from; if you’re looking to purchase a property, you’ll probably be fine! But here are some tips for those of you looking to rent a property…

  • The vast majority of rental agreements will be taken care of privately, so your agreement will be directly with the owner of the property, rather than through a third party.
  • Rental agencies do exist, but for the most part it’s easier to just go straight to the owner of the property and deal with them. It’s less hassle, and has a greater likelihood of creating a trust bond.

As for actually finding a property to enquire about, it’s much the same as any other country. You can look on a property portal such as Finn.no to find a great number of properties that are up for rent, enquire directly when you see an advertisement, or use your networking connections to see if someone you know (or a friend of a friend) has somewhere you can stay. There’s also the option of posting your own advert, either on Finn.no or in a shop window, or online. This gives people with properties to rent the opportunity to come to you, rather than you approaching them.

Of course, looking into hiring an excellent Real Estate Agent is a good idea to ensure that you’re getting the benefit of a broad local knowledge, local connections, and the ability to access areas of the market that might be off-limits to you. You can find a list of 10 of the best Real Estate Agents in Oslo, with their contact details and user reviews and ratings on this page, from Yelp.

Real Estate, redefined

Whether you want to move to Oslo, or any other city anywhere in the world, we here at Domobase will always do our best to ensure that the process of finding a brand new home is as enjoyable as possible! Taking advantage of our process couldn’t be easier; simply download our app, fill in your details and link up your social media profile. You’ll give us a few details of what you’re looking for, and then we’ll get in touch with some first rate industry professionals who can help make your dream a reality. They’ll get in touch with you within a few days, and show you a range of properties that you’ll absolutely love! Simple.


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.