Housing Finance in Seychelles

Overview

This profile is also available in French here.

To download a pdf version of the full 2019 Seychelles country profile, click here.

Seychelles has one of the highest Human Development scores in Africa. The country’s economy is dependent on the global economy where increased global energy prices have amplified inflation rates. The housing market in Seychelles has a wide variety of housing finance options which cater for various household needs. Moreover, the Seychelles government has developed housing policies which show a shift in the role of the state from being a provider of housing to an enabler, the reason for this being that families are becoming more financially dependent. Similarly, there are several housing typologies in the country and these are dependent on the living conditions and lifestyle of the homeowner, these range from wood and palm/lattice to stone/block for modern structures with modern telecommunications technology, household amenities and ownership of assets.

 

The strength of the Seychellois property market attributes to the investments by the tourism industry to the property sector. The rising value of the high-end residential property market leaves room for foreign direct investment in the country, thus increasing the investment opportunities in the country.

Find out more information on the housing finance sector of Seychelles, including key stakeholders, important policies and housing affordability:


Each year, CAHF publishes its Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook. The profile above is from the 2019 edition, which has up-to-date profiles for 55 African countries.

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