Whom Does the Home Loan Rate Hikes Hurt More?

An interest rate hike hurts all borrowers. For the same service (loan), you must pay more every month. Or pay the same amount but for a longer period. Neither is a desirable outcome for a borrower. And yes, the rate hikes hurt the borrower running a tight budget a bit more. In such cases, the… Continue Reading

How Home Loan Calculators Help?

Given the loan amount, interest rate and home loan tenure, how many of us can calculate the quantum of EMI? I bet not many can. And most of those who can require spreadsheet software to calculate. We have written about how reducing balance home loans work. The post explains about the workings of EMI calculations.… Continue Reading

Now, Loans for Rental Deposits Too

If you are moving to one of the bigger cities such as Mumbai and Bengaluru, finding a cheap accommodation is not easy. Rentals can be quite high too. However, as a tenant, paying high rent is not the only problem. You need to put up a big security deposit with the landlord/owner too. In Mumbai,… Continue Reading

When Is a Good Time to Part Prepay a Home Loan?

When is a good time to prepay or part prepay a home loan? When you think about the above question, the next question that comes to mind is how do you define a “good time”. One of the ways to assess this could be the number of EMIs saved due to your prepayment. Let’s understand this with… Continue Reading