Budget 2019 Highlights

Income Tax Slabs Remain Unchanged Taxable Income Age < 60 years Taxable Income Senior Citizen (60 <= Age < 80 years) Taxable Income Very Senior Citizen (Age >= 80 years) Rs 2.5 lacs – Rs 5 lacs 5% Rs 3 lacs – Rs 5 lacs 5% Rs 5 lacs – 10 lacs 20% Rs 5… Continue Reading

What Is the Ideal Age to Take a Home Loan?

Most of us don’t have the luxury to purchase a house without a home loan. So, if you plan to purchase a house, you have to take a home loan at some point during your working years. A question that may cross your mind, “What is the ideal age to take a home loan?” Should… Continue Reading

Should You Opt for a Reverse Mortgage Loan?

A Reverse Mortgage Loan (RML) can provide a useful income stream for senior citizens during their retirement. You can monetize your residential property and generate income while continuing to retain the ownership so long as you are alive. I have discussed Reverse Mortgage loans in detail in another post. In this post, I will look… Continue Reading

All You Need to Know about Plot Loans

You don’t like apartment life. You want to construct your house on a small piece of land and live there peacefully. Another reason for such a choice could be that you are not getting quality apartments in the city where you want to stay. And this can be a problem in smaller cities. The issue… Continue Reading

What Is a Bridge Home Loan?

You are planning to move from your existing house to a bigger house. You plan to sell your existing house to fund the purchase. However, there is a minor problem. To purchase your new house, you need the sales proceeds of your existing house. Now, closing a deal (acceptable to you) may take some time. How do… Continue Reading

PNB Housing Unnati Home Loan Scheme

We have reviewed many home loan products on this blog. However, most of those loan products were for established self-employed professionals and salaried individuals working with Government Organizations or established corporates. However, the desire to own a home is much deep rooted and almost everyone wants to own a house. And most need a home loan… Continue Reading

Promise of Pre-EMI Payment by Builders

You have been planning to purchase a house. A completed property is quite expensive. For an under-construction property, you understand it will be difficult to manage both EMI and rent at the same time. You have heard about the concept of pre-EMI and full EMI, that are typically available for under-construction properties. You understand a Pre-EMI… Continue Reading

ICICI Bank Step-Up Home Loan Product – A Review

Almost everyone plans to purchase a house sooner or later. For those who want to purchase their house early in their professional career, affordability of the home loan can be a serious issue. Your salary grows over a period of time. Your non-discretionary expenses such as rent, groceries, utility bills, school fees for kids etc.… Continue Reading

How Much Home Loan EMI Can You Afford?

I do not think there will ever be a crisp answer to this question. First, when the “right property” comes along, you will convince yourself to stretch your budget and go for a larger home loan. So, all the calculations and discussion on this topic may be futile to some extent. Well, nothing wrong in… Continue Reading