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

Budget 2017 — Salient Points

This year’s Union Budget is a mixed bag for salaried class and the real estate investors. Here is a look at key budget announcements. Reduction in tax rate from 10% to 5% for income tax slab of Rs 2.5 lacs to Rs 5 lacs (Positive) Introduction of Surcharge of 10% for taxable income between Rs… Continue Reading

Tax Matters When You Are Selling the Property

If you have purchased a residential property as an investment, you must be on a lookout to exit your investment with heavy capital gains. Finding a buyer at a price that you are willing to sell at may be a difficult task these days. However, amidst this concern about finding the right buyer, don’t forget about… Continue Reading