Compared to renting or borrowing, house ownership is the favored form of housing tenure in Mexico. In 2020, nearly 69 percent of all Mexican households owned their homes, while only 17 percent rented them. Moreover, roughly 87 percent of the owned households in the country were completely paid off, while the remaining households were still in the payment process.
Mortgages in Mexico
Mortgages, or home ownership loans, are debt instruments used by individuals to acquire real estate property, without needing to pay the total cost upfront. Mortgages are universally common and important for Mexico’s residential real estate industry. In 2020, almost 495 thousand mortgage loans were granted in Mexico, which was the lowest amount the country had seen in fifteen years. From the mortgage value granted that year, approximately 50 percent came from private banks.