3 Benefits for Women Home Buyers in India

Asset ownership is one of the ways of women empowerment. Thus, the Government tries to incentivise women house ownership. In this post, let’s look at 3 benefits available to women home buyers in India. #1 Banks Offer Lower Interest Rates to Women The lenders usually offer lower interest rates to women borrowers. For instance, State… Continue Reading

Do Not Wait Endlessly for Property Prices to Come Down

As the interest rates fall, the difference between the house rent and the home loan keeps coming down. Let us say you pay a monthly rent of Rs 20,000. Following are the EMIs for 20-year home loans for different loan amounts and loan tenures. Loan Principal 50,00,000 75,00,000 1,00,00,000 Loan Tenure 20 years Interest Rate… Continue Reading

Should You Buy a Second House Using Home Loan?

Real estate is expensive in India, at least in major cities. It is difficult to purchase a house without a loan. And it takes many years to repay the loan. Despite all this difficulty, the desire for house does not end here. For the fortunate few who have been able to purchase their first house,… Continue Reading

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