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    • Home Loan
      "Excellent "
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I was holding a BOI housing loan before 5 years and the loan is closed now. The Deputy Manager who was handling the loan was good and I was able to get my work done faster with the help of him. I was holding this housing loan for a period of 10 years and they have provided 90% of the loan amount. Where as others were able to fund 80% of the loan amount without processing fee and everything else was smooth.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Cheap & Best.."
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      The rate of interest offered by SBI is really less. The EMI amount they informed for my home loan is the cheapest one in the market. It was a bit difficult for me to visit the branches, for documentation purpose since it was not like private banks.
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      , jaipur
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "It is good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The response has been very good from IndiaBulls. The services was excellent from them. Since I did not finalize on the property I did not take the home loan from them. The rate of interest was of 10%. The processing charges was reasonable too.
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Good To Go With.."
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      Customer service provided by axis bank was really good. When I applied for a home loan, they called me within 48 hours. They gave all the required information. Since the I postponed the plan of buying a house, I dropped the plan of taking a loan from them. They are doing good.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Good "
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      I have got the call for the home loan which I applied with the PNB HFL. The customer care service is very good and they are very prompt in the response. Due to the reasons of the locality problems and also the fund issues to be provided on the locality where I finalized the property. The rate of interest is also up to the market conditions.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Norms can be lowered!"
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
      I felt that the PNB Housing Finance Limited norms are very high when compared to other banks. They are providing loans to customers whose monthly salary is 20 K and above, due to this I am not able to take the loan with them. I would suggest them to check the eligibility of the applicants in repaying the loan amount and not to rely on the salary drawn by them.
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      , lucknow
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Good services"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I dropped the plan in purchasing the property. So I did not wish to go ahead with IndiaBulls for my home loan. The response has been good. They called me and informed me the details. The services has been good. The rate of interest was average. The charges was reasonable.
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      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Good "
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      The response is too good with the PNB housing finance limited. The services are good with them and I dint took the loan with them because of the documentation issues. They are asking the tax settlement documents and its not possible to arrange from my end. So I just close the application.
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      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Foreclosure can be Flexible!"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I felt that the interest rate and processing fees is slightly high with PNB Housing Finance limited. I was looking for balance transfer for my home loan with a tenure of 3 years. Foreclosure option is not available with them with the loan tenure, due to this I am not interested to take the loan with them. Apart from that, the customer service and follow up is properly done with them.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Interest rate can be lowered!"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The executive interaction is very much good with PNB Housing Finance limited. They are ready to provide me the expected loan amount. I felt that the processing fees and interest rate is high with them for home loan, due to this I am not interested to take the loan with them. I would suggest them to lower interest rate and to follow the terms and conditions of LIC and SBI.
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Excellent!!!"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Axis was doing good. Interest rate was normal as per the market. Charges are very less. They collected the required documents. Within the short period is time my home loan got disbursed. Customer service was good. Compared to the few other banks it would be better if Axis reduces the interest.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Good!!!"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I tried to avail home loan with Fedral bank. When enquired for my home loan, I found they charge more for the processing loan but the interest rate was normal as he other banks. I had a very good service. Mean while I got a call from Axis I found the charges are less compared to Fedral hence switched dropped the plan with Fedral.. Hence Fedral has to reduce their charges.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Happy Home Loan!"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Even though my loan application was rejected with PNB, I got my Housing loan approved with LIC Housing Finance. The approved loan amount is 14 lakhs with 9.9% interest rate. They collected lot of documents for housing loan process. I would suggest them to minimize the documents for the procedure.
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      , bhopal
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Good Experience..."
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      It was a good experience with hdfc. I was looking for a property and they were continuously interactive. They showed the property and was helpful to get the same. They navigated me to the loan department. They were quite responsive. All communication happened through mails on timely basis. I got less interest rate for my home loan. It will be good if they can reduce the processing fee.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Better!!!"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      It was a good experience with HDFC LTD while I got the home loan.They have processed the application within 5days working days.the documentation part was very minimal.They have offered interest rate for 11% and applied 2% as the processing fee in this loan which is nominal like other banks.
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      , ernakulam
      Reviewed on Aug 28, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Good!!!"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had a good experience with Federal but I am unable to get this loan because the builder was having tie up with HDFC LTD.I got this loan with HDFC.The interest rate offered was around 12% which is a nominal rate.The overall service was good with federal.
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      , ernakulam
      Reviewed on Aug 28, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Good!!!"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      From Hdfc Ltd I have availed a home loan. Initially I had some issues but they were able to resolve my problems immediately. Interest rate and charges was competitive as the other banks. Once the documents were collected in a weeks time they have processed my loan. Hdfc ltd is good.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Aug 28, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Can do better!!!!"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      It was good with Dhfl when enquiring about my home loan with them. I found their service was good. Executives were very polite and courtesy. But because of the bank norms my application has been declined. I suggest the it should be mentioned on the website about their terms and conditions.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Aug 28, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Satisfactory!!!"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      With Dhfl my experience was satisfactory.I just received a single call . Discussed about the interest rate and everything it was normal as the other banks. Dhfl did not approve my property hence the declined my home loan with them.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Aug 28, 2015
    • Home Loan
      "Can be Improved!"
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
      Since my property is out of the city, PNB Housing Finance Ltd denied to approve the home loan in the initial stage itself. I felt that the interest rate and processing fees is average when compared to other banks. I would suggest them to check the profile of the applicant instead of checking the area of buying and to provide loan according to that.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Aug 28, 2015
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    Home Loan BYTES FROM OUR KITCHEN

    You're eligible for a Home Loan if you:

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    • 1. Photo ID and age proof
    • 2. Signed application form with photograph
    • 3. Processing fee cheque
    • 4. Last 6 months bank statement
    • 5. Documentation for salaried applicants:
      • Last 3 months salary - slips
      • Form 16 or Income Tax Returns
    • 6. Documentation for self-employed applicants:
      • Last 3 years Income Tax Returns with computation of Income
      • Last 3 years CA Certified / Audited Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Account

    Home Loan Interest RatesUpdated on 29 Aug 2015

    Home Loan Details
    Interest Rate (Monthly reducing balance) 10% - 10.5%
    Processing Fees 0.5% of Loan
    Loan Tenure 1 year to 20-30 years
    Partial pre-payment Charges Nil
    Pre-closure Chargest Nil

    Wondering What a Home Loan is? – An Overview:

    Home or housing loans are advances made to borrowers who require funds to purchase houses/flats/land. They can also be availed of for construction, extension and renovation of houses. Lenders can be banking or non-banking financial institutions.

    Features of Home Loan:

    The salient features are outlined below:
    • They are secured advances.
    • Collateral is usually the property that is being funded. Existing property can also be put up as security.
    • Interest rates are flexible being either Fixed, Floating or a combination of fixed and floating.
    • Home loan interest rates are lower when compared to unsecured personal advances.
    • The advance can be used to fund property for residential or investment purposes.
    • Amounts offered are higher than under other types of loans; up to 85% of the property value.
    • Repayments are made in EMIs (Equated Monthly Instalments).
    • Pre-payments are allowed, to reduce liability.
    • They are long-term in nature; tenors usually vary between 5 - 30 years
    • Non-interest charges include processing fees, pre-payment charges, inspection fees, documentation fees etc.
    • Co-applicants/joint-applicants are allowed.
    • They qualify for tax benefits as per provisions of the IT Act, 1961 (subject to changes).

    Home Loan Eligibility - Getting In On the Deal:

    Every lender assesses a customer differently but, by and large, the basic criteria a borrower should satisfy to be eligible for a home loan are outlined below:
    • Age: The minimum age at the time of application should be 21 years. Repayments have to be completed before the age of 60 or 65.
    • Employment: Ability to service interest charges, as reflected in the borrower’s earning capacity, is important. Borrowers should:
      • Be salaried employees or self-employed persons (professional/non-professional)
      • Have been in employment/business for at least 3 years of which current employment should account for at least 1 year.
    • Income: A minimum income varying between Rs.5 - 7 lakhs would be required. This depends on the nature of employment i.e. salaried or self-employed.
    • Residence: At least one year of stay at the current residence is required to display stability.
    • Credit Rating: A good credit score is required (a score of 750-900 from CIBIL is considered good). Besides this, a healthy financial background is vital for approval and to determine the interest rate and loan amount.

    Documents Required for Home Loan - For the file!

    Documents to be submitted differ according to the eligibility requirements. The following, however, are commonly requested for:
    • The application form which has to be signed and affixed with the specified number and size of photographs.
    • Proof of identity, address, employment, income and tax paid as per KYC requirements. This usually includes:
      • Passport/Voter ID//Driving License/Ration Card/Utility Bills/Lease Agreements/Property Deeds/Salary Slips (3 most recent months)/Salary Certificate/Bank Statements (3-6 most recent months)/Audited financial statements/Form 16/ITR/Business deeds e.g. MOA, Partnership Agreement etc./Appointment Letter
    • Documentary evidence of the property to be funded.
    • Cheques for payment of fees charged to process the application.
    In case of a joint application, the co-applicant will also be required to furnish similar paperwork.

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    News About Home Loan

    • Tax Benefits on Home Loan Repayment

      One of the many things that motivate people to purchase a home is the tax incentives that accompany a home loan. However, a home loan has many purposes – construction, upgradation, repairs & renovation. It is important to understand that the tax benefit depends on the purpose of the home loan. The EMI is a combination of the principal repayment and interest component and under section 80C of Income Tax Act 1961, the principal repayment component can be presented for tax deduction with a limit of Rs.1.5 lakhs. Similarly, the upper limit for tax deduction on interest component has been set at Rs.2 lakh a year. This provision can be claimed only if the loan has been availed for a self-occupied property.

      For a home loan taken for renovation, alteration or repair, tax deduction can be claimed under 24(b) and the limit for this is set at Rs.30,000 a year for self-occupied property. Also, for home loans availed on or after 1st April 1999, a person can claim deduction up to Rs.2 lakhs only. In case the loan was taken for the purpose of house construction, the same should have constructed completely within three years and the lender must certify that the home loan was taken only to construct or buy a house.

      If your loan concerns a residential property that has been rented out, there is no cap for tax deduction irrespective of if the home loan has been taken for repair, renovation or construction.

      19th August 2015

    • Much anticipation surrounding the launch of affordable housing schemes

      On 25th June 2015, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi is anticipated to launch three Housing schemes – Housing for All by 2022, 100 Smart Cities and AMRUT. The primary objective of the Housing for all by 2022 is to make around two crore homes available in the urban areas of India. To accomplish this scheme, facilities like a fast approval process, unlocking land to ensure affordable houses, and empowering the low-income groups financially are integral. The developers are excited about getting an opportunity to construct affordable houses due to this scheme. The chairperson of Mantri Realty, Mr. Sunil Mantri is of the opinion that in big cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, the government should improve the infrastructure first. With the present state of infrastructure in these cities, the concept of affordable housing falls flat.

      These days, with various leading banks providing home loans at affordable rates of interest, buying a house is no longer an unachievable dream. Every home loan scheme has been designed keeping in mind the needs of the individual customer. You can refer to any third party financial website to check the various home loan schemes offered by different banks, and choose the best scheme for yourself.

      04th August 2015

    • Demand for Home Loans are Stagnant as Public Expects Housing Costs to Come Down

      With a drop in interest rates for home loans after the repo rate cuts from RBI, customers in India are expecting home prices to come down as well, noted Renu Sud Karnad, the managing director of HDFC. The general public is of the view that since there was a drop in interest rates, there might be an alternate drop in housing prices. But builders are hesitant to offer deals and lower their prices owing to the debt burden they shoulder.

      With skyrocketing prices and an absence of good deals, the demand for homes have diminished lately. Builders only offer deals and discounts for serious buyers. Though HDFC reports that customers have been enquiring about home loans and interest rates, they are still unsure about the decision they should make about buying a home. With builders not offering anything extravagant to customers, most buyers are not yet ready to take the plunge.

      22nd July 2015

    • Customers can now apply for State Bank of India home loans on BankBazaar.

      State Bank of India, one of the largest public sector banks in India has signed an agreement with BankBazaar.com to display their loan products on the online portal. SBI’s strategic augmentation to its home loan portfolio is highlighted in its decision to join hands with the leading online financial service provider, BankBazaar. This tie up would definitely increase the online presence of SBI in the digital market. Home loans from SBI will be easily available as Bankbazaar.com has strongholds, both on the internet and through its mobile application. The customized quotes and comparison feature on BankBazaar’s website and mobile app would definitely help customers to choose home loans easily and wisely.

      17th July 2015

    • Much anticipation surrounding the launch of affordable housing schemes

      On 25th June 2015, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi is anticipated to launch three Housing schemes – Housing for All by 2022, 100 Smart Cities and AMRUT. The primary objective of the Housing for all by 2022 is to make around two crore homes available in the urban areas of India. To accomplish this scheme, facilities like a fast approval process, unlocking land to ensure affordable houses, and empowering the low-income groups financially are integral. The developers are excited about getting an opportunity to construct affordable houses due to this scheme. The chairperson of Mantri Realty, Mr. Sunil Mantri is of the opinion that in big cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, the government should improve the infrastructure first. With the present state of infrastructure in these cities, the concept of affordable housing falls flat.

      These days, with various leading banks providing home loans at affordable rates of interest, buying a house is no longer an unachievable dream. Every home loan scheme has been designed keeping in mind the needs of the individual customer. You can refer to any third party financial website to check the various home loan schemes offered by different banks, and choose the best scheme for yourself.

      10th July 2015

    • Government Offers Housing Loan Interest Subsidy to Poor

      In order to support its ‘housing for all by 2022’ project, the government has announced that it will offer a wide range of incentives to people from economically backward families including a subsidy of 6.5% on home loan interest rates. The government hopes that these incentives will motivate people from economically weaker families to opt for home loans and construct their own houses. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in which he cleared certain changes to ‘housing for all by 2022’. These changes paved the way for providing interest subsidy on housing loans to poor people.

      The poor people in urban areas can enjoy economic benefit to the tune of Rs 2.30 lakhs each, if they opted for a home loan with a tenure of 15 years. Also, the income limit for low income category in urban areas has been doubled by the government to 2 lakhs per annum for availing benefits under this scheme.

      2nd July 2015

    • CIBIL Reports Growth in Home Loans and Credit Cards

      The Credit Information Bureau of India Ltd. (CIBIL), has reported that there has been a substantial increase in the demand for home loans and credit cards in India. The Senior Vice President of the Customer Relations department of CIBIL, Harshala Chandorkar, disclosed that the growth of home loans has been triggered by an increase in the demand for the loans in the cities of Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune.

      In the 1st quarter of this year, around 3.9 lakhs new home loans were processed and it is estimated that the number will continue to grow exponentially as the year progresses. The delinquency on has decreased as well, by 0.57% in the same quarter, in comparison to 2010 when it was 1.06% by end of the year.

      25th June 2015

    • RBI Slashes Repo Rate Again- Leading Lenders Follow

      On Tuesday, India’s apex bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) slashed its repo rate again by 0.25%. In response, leading Indian lenders including SBI and Allahabad Bank, have also acted swiftly and cut their own base lending rates. SBI has affected a cut of 15 basis points to arrive at a lending rate of 9.70%, while Allahabad Bank is set to lower its lending rate by 30 basis points. Alongside these two, Dena Bank and Punjab and Sind Bank have committed to individual cuts of 25 basis points each, while other influential banks including ICICI, HDFC and Axis Bank are expected to follow suit. While this move from RBI is expected to have a positive long term impact on India’s economic growth, the immediate reaction will be lowering of EMIs pertaining to loan products, including Auto, Retail and Home Loans.

      11th June 2015

    • Home Loans are decided not just by interest rates

      Customers do not decide on buying a house depending only on the interest rate offered on home loans. Instead, their decision is based on prevailing circumstances and events that affect them. They are aware of the fact that various financial institutions and banks offer a variety of options and plans through different home loan schemes. Other factors that will have an impact on the customers include loan application process, time taken for approving loan, terms and conditions of the loan etc.

      Financial institutions should be able to determine choices of customers well in advance to have a competitive advantage and to establish a solid customer base. By considering these factors, financial institutions can sustain in difficult market conditions.

      29th May 2015

    • Rising home loan business in 2015

      The fiscal year 2015 witnessed a rise in home loan disbursements. The housing finance sector has seen a 17% growth in the first nine months of 2014-15. The overall economic state has improved, giving borrowers more disposable income, while the interest rates have been reduced, and thus making house purchases affordable. Also, with the overall prices of property increasing marginally, purchasing homes on the boundaries of the metros is feasible. During the last fiscal year, housing finance companies reported capital infusions of Rs 1,780 crore according to the IRCA, showing that investment in the housing sector has risen.

      HDFC’s average home loan last fiscal increased from 22.1 lakhs to 23.3 lakhs resulting in a 16% growth in individual loan disbursements. HDFC and Indiabulls Housing lowered their lending rates to 9.9%, and Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance reduced to 9.95%.

      The center is also encouraging affordable housing by providing tax deductions on interest paid, and proposing to increase the tax rebate on home loans. The ICRA has predicted that this would boost the housing loan growth to 20-22% this fiscal year.

      20th May 2015

    • Private sector banks slash home loan lending rates.

      With a sluggish credit growth and a fear of business losses, some of the private sector banks have lowered their interest rates by 20 to 25 basis points. Axis Bank led the group by introducing a base rate of 9.95% reduced from 10.15%, effective from April 13. Lakshmi Vilas Bank has also announced a base rate cut of 15 bps lowering its home loan interest rate to 11.10%. Financial institutions like City Union Bank and Repco Bank are also expected to follow suit. The rate cut expected from City Union Bank is around 10 to 25 basis points.


      With bigger banks like HDFC and ICICI lowering their base rates, smaller financial institutions have been forced to make this move to sustain their businesses. Earlier HDFC had reduced its base rate by 15 basis points to 9.85% from 10% and ICICI bank had lowered its base rate by 25 basis points to 9.75%. These base rate cuts have been reported to have stemmed from the two repo rate cuts of 25 bps each announced by the Reserve Bank of India at the beginning of this year.

      23rd April 2015

    • Home Loans for Maharashtra
      Government employees.

      The Maharashtra Government announced that it would be providing home loans to all its employees amounting between Rs 20 lakhs to Rs 50 lakhs, keeping in mind the skyrocketing housing prices in the urban areas. The bank said that the loan amount will be determined based on the grade of the staff with an eligibility criteria attached. Government employees should have completed five years of service along with the same number of years left to qualify for the home loan.


      If both the spouses are Government employees, then the home loan will be given only to one of them with the new property being bought in the name of the individual opting for the house loan. The sixth pay commission has broken down the cities in Maharashtra into two categories, ‘X’ and ‘Y’ depending on existing property rates. For individuals residing in ‘X’ cities, the home loan amount would be Rs 50 lakhs, in ‘Y’ cities it would be Rs 30 lakhs and for the remaining areas it would be around Rs 20 lakhs.

      16th March 2015

    • RBI’s Repo Rate Cut Likely to
      Make Home Loans Cheaper

      The Reserve Bank of India cut repo rate by 25 basis points bringing the policy repo rate to 7.5% from 7.75%. This second rate cut in the last two months is expected to make home loans cheaper. This move comes days after the release of Union Budget wherein the government had planned to collaborate with the RBI to target inflation. The RBI rate cut is likely to give a boost to the economy while also bringing down the loan EMIs. This cut in the policy key rates will lead to a reduction in lending rates by banks and also drive the banks to drop interest rates on home and car loans. RBI quoted its pledge to exercise fiscal responsibility and be pre-emptive in its policy for monetary accommodation as the main reasons for the rate cut.


      With the rate cut leading to lower EMIs, this might well be the right time to apply for a home loan if it is on your agenda. Check out various home loan options on BankBazaar.com to plan your finances accordingly.

      6th March 2015

    • Plot Loans Offer Lower
      Loan-to-Value

      Plot loans offer lower ‘loan-to-value’ than home loans which means that the interest paid out will be higher. Loan-to-value offered by home loans is 80-85 per cent of property price but plot loans offer only 60 per cent of the property price the rate of interest charged on a plot loan is usually at par with the rates applicable to a home loan. In case of plot loans, a customer is not eligible to claim income tax deduction for principal repayment or for payment of interest.

      There are many restrictions and conditions placed on plot loans by the bank. Banks such as HDFC restrict the loan amount based on the location of the plot especially if it is located in the outskirts of the city. Also, plot loans are not available for purchasing land for agricultural purposes. It can be used only for buying a plot for residential use, investment purposes and so on. Banks normally have other restrictive clauses that require the borrower to finish construction within a stipulated period of time.

      20th February 2015

    • One Stop Shop for Home Loans –
      CREDAI Home Loan Mela Feb 2015

      Those who’ve done it will be well aware that searching for the right home loan is a time consuming process. Keeping that in mind, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India, better known as CREDAI, has taken a unique initiative to simplify that task for Chennai residents by organizing a Home Loan Mela this February. The event, which will take place between February 13th to February 15th at Vijay Mahal in Pondi Bazaar, is being organized to help bring customers a step closer to building their dream house. The Home Loan Mela will feature some of the country’s leading banks like ICICI, SBI, Axis Bank, HDFC, Punjab National Bank, Karur Vyasya Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Sundaram BNP PARIBAS, India Bulls, LIC Housing Corporation and more. Customers can benefit not only from the wide range of choices available for home loans but also gather valuable information pertaining to home loans under one roof at the Home Loan Mela this February.

      12th February 2015

    • Getting Low Cost Housing Loans
      Just Got Easier

      As a welcome sign from RBI for banks to reduce rates, norms have been eased for applicants seeking home loans for low-cost housing. This means you can now easily get home loans with minimal conditions. RBI has also allowed banks to provide loans in return for long-term infrastructure bonds as security. However, this new rule and minimal conditions for home loan does not apply for home loans in case the long-term infrastructure bonds is in the name of other banks.


      In short, getting to the actual amount of home loan disbursed, one can expect a maximum amount of Rs 10 lakh. The loan repayment period is fixed based upon the time duration of the maturity of the bonds which is pledged as a surety for the low cost home loan. This new rule comes on the back of the RBI’s recent decision to allow money lending against long-term infrastructure bonds raised by the banks. Further, the loans against such bonds do not have to comply with the mandatory reserve requirements.

      1st December 2014


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