Macbeth review – ADG Europe presents TNT theatre Britain performance in Stockholm

Macbeth review

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It’s always a pleasure to be able to see an English Shakespearean production in a non-English-speaking country and once again the American Drama Group doesn’t leave us disappointed. What they achieve in Macbeth with their limited props, costume and scenography as they travel around Europe is ingenious and well thought-through.

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Each production brings some new aspect to its own interpretation and this time left me wondering why  they depicted King Duncan as blind.  Whatever the case, the acting by the six actors, having to double-up at the very least, was more than competent with special praise to Kelly Grifiths who made a formidable Lady Macbeth. — Angela Barnett-Lindberg

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A Home Buying Guide for Expats in Sweden

Data released by Statistics Sweden suggests that as of 2017 more than 24% of all the people living in the country had foreign origins. While a significant number of people who shift base to Sweden live in rented homes, there are others who wish to become homeowners. Fortunately, buying a home in Sweden is not as complicated as one might imagine.

The Viewing

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If you plan to buy a home in a big city such as Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö, or Uppsala, consider getting in touch with local real estate agents early in the process. This is because a growing demand in these cities has resulted in a number of homes finding buyers without going through public viewings. However, the most common way of selling a home in Sweden in still through open house viewings, after which prospective buyers place their bids. Attend as many open houses as you can to get an idea of what the market has to offer.

The Bidding

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Biddings on homes are carried out publicly, and prospective buyers have the ability to track the bidding process online. The process is not subject to any regulations, and instances of prices shooting up in short spans of time are not uncommon. You can place your bids via text messages through your real estate agent, who then passes them on to the sellers.

The bidding process may begin within a few days of the public viewing. In many instances, deals are closed within a week. The bidding system is typically viewed as favorable to the seller because prospective buyers keep trying to outbid each other. A legally binding document is prepared after the seller accepts a bid.

The Inspection

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According to Swedish law, the seller of a house may be held financially liable for hidden faults for a period of up to 10 years after the sale of the house. However, the interpretation of this law is often subjective. Since a majority of the problems you may encounter after purchasing home will be your responsibility, it is important that you get an independent building surveyor to carry out a thorough inspection.

The Added Costs

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There’s more to buying a home in Sweden than your bid amount. Other expenses involved in the home buying process include:
Real estate agent fees: 3% to 5%
Solicitor fees: 1% to 4%
Stamp duty: 4.25%
Real estate tax: 0.2% to 2.8%
Registration fee: SEK 825 or €96

If the home you purchase is part of an apartment or a condominium, you will, in all likelihood, need to pay monthly fees to your housing association. The fees tend to vary from one housing project to another.

Getting a Loan

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You may qualify for a home loan through a Swedish bank as a foreigner provided you have a steady source of income and sound financial standing. Banks in this country typically offer loans of up to 75% of a home’s selling price so you might need to pay 25% or more as down payment. Loan terms may extend up to 20 years, and interest rates tend to hover between 2% and 2.5%.

Conclusion

There are no restrictions on foreigners who wish to buy homes in Sweden. However, understanding how the viewing and bidding processes work is important. If you’re unsure about any aspect, do not hesitate to ask your real estate agent for clarification.

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Author Bio

Jon works as a researcher with iCompareFX. This online platform gives its users an easy way to compare the world’s top overseas money transfer companies, while also providing in-depth reviews and access to special offers. When he’s not working, Jon likes exploring music from different genres.

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Like Drama? Nothing better than Shakespeare in an open air theater!

ADGE (American Drama Group) – TNT Theatre MACBETH by W. Shakespeare

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<<August 31st in Fjälkinge, Sweden at Bäckaskog slott>>

Get your tickets here.
https://www.eventbrite.de/e/macbeth-castle-tour-2018-backaskog-slot-tickets-43878285132

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<<September 3rd in Stockholm at Stora skuggan in Djurgården>>

Get your tickets here.
https://www.eventbrite.de/e/macbeth-castle-tour-2018-kungliga-djurgarden-tickets-43878294159

Don’t know what MacBeth is all about? Here is a teaser.Shakespeare

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The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly from Sweden last week

The Good

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Not our Crown Jewels. Photo: Swedish Police/EPA, via Shutterstock

While theft of artifacts is never good, the better news is that these were not our official Crown Jewels as could be interpreted from the headline in the NY Times.

The Bad

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The Kebnekaise glacier-Wikimedia Commons

We’re melting. Europe’s extreme summer is so hot it melted the highest peak in Sweden.

The Ugly

News from Sweden
Eric Torell had autism and Down syndrome.

A man with Down syndrome shot dead by police.

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Europride is in Sweden this year!

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Saturday, August 4 at 12 PM – 4 PM

Stockholm: Europride Parade with Democrats Abroad

Hosted by Democrats Abroad Sweden

Join Democrats Abroad to celebrate love, equality, and diversity at this year’s Europride festival in Stockholm! We’ll be proudly marching as part of the parade. More details will follow closer to the date – RSVP to stay informed!

Read more about the parade and festival at http://www.stockholmpride.org/.

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