PNB Gen-Next Housing Finance Scheme

Young salaried employees are target customers for all the banks. Therefore, you can expect them to come with schemes to lure such prospects to their fold. The core idea behind such products is to offer such customers principal moratorium for a few years (since they may not be able to afford the full EMI). The… Continue Reading

ICICI Bank Extraa Home Loan – Our Review

In an earlier post, I had talked about ICICI Bank Step-up Home Loan, where the applicants could get higher loan eligibility than regular home loans due to moratorium on principal repayment for a few years. However, the limitation with Step-up loan was that the maximum age was capped at 40 years, the loan tenure was… 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

When Should You Consider Refinancing Your Loan?

Refinancing a loan simply means availing a loan from a new lender to pay off an existing one. You approach a new lender for loan refinancing/balance transfer. The new lender sanctions the loan and settles your loan outstanding with the existing lender. Subsequently, your obligation with the existing lender terminates and a new repayment obligation… Continue Reading

What Is the Ideal Home Loan Tenure?

Planning to take a home loan? You have shortlisted the bank with the lowest interest rate and the best feedback about the service. Well, have you given thought to the home loan tenure? Along with your loan amount and the interest rate, the home loan tenure is an important variable in determining your monthly EMI.… Continue Reading

Home Loan: How to Reduce Your Interest Burden?

Home Loan EMI is perhaps the biggest monthly expense item for a number of people. EMIs typically comprise 35-40% of take home salaries of individuals. With such high EMIs, very little is left to invest for other financial goals. To purchase their dream house and to keep their EMIs affordable, people go for long tenor… Continue Reading