OSLO Dec 9 Norwegian housing prices will
probably rise by between 9 and 11 percent in 2017 as low
interest rates continue to spur demand, a real estate industry
association predicted on Friday.
The forecast was based on expected average prices next year
compared to the average level for the current year, Real Estate
The cost of buying a home in Norway has risen sharply in
recent years, triggering fears among some analysts and policy
makers of a bubble that could hurt the economy in the long run.
(Reporting by Camilla Knudsen, editing by Terje Solsvik)