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Housing credit

Loans granted for the development or purchase of residential buildings or shares or equity in housing companies or co-operatives, or residential real estate companies. In addition, the category includes loans granted for renovation concerning residential buildings, housing companies, co-operatives or residential real estate, including loans for refurbishments of lesser scope than basic renovation. Loans granted for dwellings purchased as investments are also classified as housing loans.

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus