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

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 Go for Pre-Approved Home Loans?

You just booked an under-construction property. You spent months finalizing the right property for you. You paid the booking amount from your own pocket. For the remaining purchase amount and construction linked instalments, you are banking on a home loan. Unfortunately, your loan application gets rejected or the bank is not willing to sanction the requested… 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

A Home Loan at 3.99% p.a.?

I recently came across a news item that Tata Housing, a prominent realty company, has tied up with Indiabulls Home Finance to offer home loans at 3.99% p.a. The loan will offered by Indiabulls Housing Finance and the special interest rate of 3.99% p.a. applies for purchases in select projects from Tata Housing. As per the… Continue Reading

Pre EMI vs. Full EMI – Which Is Better?

Almost everyone plans to purchase a house before retirement. Given the inflated real estate prices, buying a house outright is not an option for many of us. Thus, many of us have to resort to home loans to finance purchase of house. Though a home loan repayment schedule can be structured in any way, I will… 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

Ways to Generate Regular Income During Retirement

As you start your retirement, you will need to replace your salary with another source of regular income. If you have been part of a defined benefit pension scheme or have been investing in a pension plan during your working years, you will not feel as much pinch. Those who have not purchased a pension plan… Continue Reading