Perhaps the biggest shock moving within Europe to Copenhagen was the realization of the insanely competitive housing market in the city! Having lived here for 2 years prior, I floated between short term contracts in no less than 6 different apartments. This changed when my colleague referred me to Copenhagen Housing. Within 24 hours of contacting them, I already had my first viewing arranged for a long term contract (the first I had ever seen!) in downtown Østerbro. A further 24 hours later, I had secured the apartment contract, making this the least stressful apartment-hunt I had ever engaged in (in Europe or USA!). The staff are super polite, courteous and efficient, working from early morning to late evening. It was a pleasure to work with Copenhagen Housing and I would highly recommend anyone (new or old to Copenhagen) to use their services!