Mortgage Loan Penetration in the Czech Republic

Czech Republic | October 11, 2014
Excel Sheet

Similarly to other Central Europeans, most Czechs own the house they live in (over 70%). This is  partly due to the privatization of the housing stock from the beginning of the 1990s, when people were offered the chance to buy out municipal- and state-owned dwellings.

Therefore, only a few of them have a mortgage loan, some 15% of the total at the end of 2013 on the basis of the number of mortgage loans and households. That is roughly in line with other countries in the CEE region, but well below the level seen in the more developed world (with 30-40% households having a mortgage loan).

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