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    • LIC Housing Home Loan
      "High on ROI"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken my home loan from LIC housing finance and the process is smooth and the documentation process was convenient as well. The disbursement happened at the stage I wanted it. But the major drawback is that the interest rate and processing charges are high.
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      , faridabad
      Reviewed on May 27, 2017
    • Axis Bank Home Loan
      "Interest rate should be flexible as per the market"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      AXIS home interest rate is fluctuated compared to other banks. However their loan process is good. I have requested 30% of amount on the property value. AXIS disbursed the amount on time. Documentation process is very convenient. If they reduce the interest rate that would be best.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on May 27, 2017
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "Fantastic Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Interest rate is of 8.65% for the housing loan with HDFC Ltd, the rate is very normal when compared to the other banks and it is as per the market value I believe. They done with the process within 15 days. Furthermore, there is no challenges with the bank in taking the loan.
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      , pune
      Reviewed on May 27, 2017
    • Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance Limited Home Loan
      "Convenient Loan Process"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken my housing loan with Sundaram BNP Paribas, they offered me 9.5% of interest on home loans. I am paying the EMI for past five years it is good, I didn't face any issues with them. Their loan process was also good and they gave timely service, I am very satisfied with them.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on May 27, 2017
    • LIC Housing Home Loan
      "Good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have got the home loan with the LIC Housing finance limited and they have approved my property. Rate of interest is good and they have reduced the interest rate according to RBI repo rate. Customer service is good and they have provided me around 80% of cost of home as loan.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 26, 2017
    • LIC Housing Home Loan
      "Excellent"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I am quite happy that my home loan has been approved by LIC of India and It was pretty hassle pretty hassle free, documentation part was really bad after submitting all the documents they are calling every 15 to 20 days and saying please provide this documents that documents and all. Processing time was around 2.5 months but I had to take loan so only I am ok & satisfied with the services offered by LIC. Rate of interest is 9% & documentation charges where 4000 rupees.
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      , vadodara
      Reviewed on May 25, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Home Loan
      "Average Service"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      Once I approached ICICI bank for a housing loan. When I was inquiring with them about the loan process, they quoted some high rate of interest. I was totally disappointed becasue they are not considering the customers account history and their promptness but blindly they are quoting the highest interest rate. So I stopped approaching ICICI for the loans. I recently taken the loan from SCB.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on May 25, 2017
    • DHFL Home Loan
      "Response has to be improved"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      DHFL service is not up to the mark, they wont respond well for any queries. But their loan process was good but their response has to be improved. I have the loan amount of Rs.10 lakhs for the tenure of 15 years, I already paid it for five years remaining I should pay for ten y ears. They offered the interest rate of 12% on home loan
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      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on May 25, 2017
    • review Home Loan
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      CANFIN Homes Ltd provided fast service on home loan, within ten days of time they sanctioned the loan. Process was made simpler, where I had to submit the required documents to them, they had done a great job. I have taken the amount of Rs.17 lakhs with the tenure of 20 years with the interest rate of 8.7% it is floating one, I am very much happy to avail their service.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 25, 2017
    • Citibank Home Loan
      "Descent"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I got the home loan with the CITI bank and the interest rate was around 8.5% and now they have increased it up to 14% like I got it before thirteen years of time. Tenure is around four to five years of times are remaining. Rest of the rate of interest everything works in the good way.
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      , satara
      Reviewed on May 24, 2017
    • Axis Bank Home Loan
      "Good Response"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Last year I had taken a housing loan from Axis bank. The interest rate is of 9% and I am comfortable with the bank. If I get lesser interest rate than this with any other bank, I will transfer my loan. Customer service provided by them is wonderful
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      , thrissur
      Reviewed on May 24, 2017
    • Punjab National Bank Home Loan
      "Excellent and Quick Service"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I am from Chennai. I contacted through an online channel. Instantly they started working on from next day. Especially that Representative name Mr.Rajasekaran who is very active, even he is updating each and every day status. If our documents are very crystal clear, they will complete within 7 days. Even he done my loan process within 9 days (including Sat-Sun). Though, Bank is not provide us to check the loan status upfront, but Rajasekaran updating every single activities in the bank. Also, I would thanks to Mr. Vinoth (his manager). Thanks Elumalai J.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on May 24, 2017
    • Federal Bank Home Loan
      "Excellent "
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I got the home loan with the Federal bank by 2015 and the rate of interest was around 8.75%, which is floating, also its reduced one. By very next month RBI repo rate will be applicable to the customer EMI. I got around 80% of the cost of home as loan and the collateral is a primary security.
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      , ahmednagar
      Reviewed on May 23, 2017
    • SBI Home Loan
      "Better Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      In the year of 2014, I had taken a home loan from SBI. The rate of interest was around 10.15% at that time. EMI will be deducted from my salary account every month, so I do not have any interactions with the customer service executives till date.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 23, 2017
    • Punjab National Bank Home Loan
      "overall good experience"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have overall good experience with this home loan provider in terms of customer service and prompt response. This got better after they have ticketing system on service request on newly launched customer portal. If office is in reachable distance your all concerns will be addressed for sure.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on May 22, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Awesome "
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      Bankbazaar.com process was good one for me and all the bankers have approached regarding the preferences. Website of the Bankbazaar.com is good and I got instant response and everything works in a very good manner with Bankbazaar.com..
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 22, 2017
    • SBI Home Loan
      "Better "
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I got the approval letter from the State bank of India for my home loan. Rate of interest was around 9% and I was not okay with that. Response and other aspects are good with them . Being an under construction property, the loan amount will be get disbursed shortly.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 22, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Wonderful "
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I am using Bankbazaaar.com from the last three to four months of time. I am happy with Bankbazaar.com in every aspect. I had got a call from them as per their commitment, what they had given for my inquiries also I am very much happy with the service provided by them.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on May 22, 2017
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "Not satisfied"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      Communication part was not good with the HDFC limited on my home loan like that did not stick to their commitments. Rate of interest was not at all constraint and I would like to suggest that they need to call the customer at a specified time..
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on May 22, 2017
    • SBI Home Loan
      "Satisfactory services"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My home loan is from State Bank of India and this process was smooth for me. I had no hassles with the bank in the documentation or in the disbursement. Everything happened on time and and I got the funds I needed with a good deal on the interest and charges.
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      , rourkela
      Reviewed on May 22, 2017
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    Plot Loan:

    In India, purchase of land has been one of the age old forms of investment. Conventionally, investors are inclined towards purchasing property either as an investment for future resale or for building a house. So, in case you’re planning to purchase a piece of land or vacant plot, a plot or land loan might be the right choice for you.

    What is a Plot Loan?

    Plot loans, also known as land loans, are a unique banking product designed to facilitate the purchase of a plot of land. A plot / land loan may often be confused with a home loan, as the latter also concerns the purchase of an existing / construction of new flat or house. However, land loans too addresses a similar need, with the prime difference that they are availed for the purchase of the land on which construction has to be carried out subsequently.

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    While home loans may be obtained with relative ease, a land loan might not be as easy to get. The reason behind this being, land loans concern not only the purchase of land but also the subsequent development of property on the land. When it comes to land loans, lenders operate at a higher risk, as land loans carry significantly higher risk, as compared to home loans. Here, the lender requires assurance about returns on the investment. For this reason, if you wish to up your chances of obtaining a land loan, it would be beneficial if you can provide adequate assurance to the lender about your development plans on the purchased property.

    For lenders, an undeveloped property is a greater risk than a developed property, as it is much easier for the landowner to dismiss an undeveloped property rather than a property which will be utilized as a source of income. For example, if you wish to obtain a land loan for farming purposes, your chances of getting the loan might be higher, as compared to someone, who wishes to purely to purchase the property, but does not have any concrete plans on its development.

    In India, several leading banks like ICICI, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Punjab National Bank, IDBI, Federal Bank, etc. offer plot loans to customers for the purchase of land.

    Features & Benefits of Plot / Land Loans:

    Plot/land loans have been around for a while and are accompanied by a distinct set of features. Listed below are some of the notable features and benefits of land loans.

    1. Location & Type of Property:

      While home loans are available for all kinds or types or properties, a land loan may only be availed for the purchase of a residential plot. Another limitation in availing a plot loan is that the land in question must be located within the limits of the respective municipality or corporation. A plot loan is usually taken for the purchase of land with the idea of constructing a house.

    2. Loan to Value Ratio (LTV):

      Loan to value or LTV basically implies to the amount of loan you can get against a property. While the LTV ratio for home loans may be anywhere between “80% to 85%, for plot loans it is significantly lower and could be capped at a maximum of 70% of the land value. So, if you are considering taking a plot loan to purchase land and construct a house thereupon, expect to bear about 30% of the total cost of the land.

    3. Tax Benefits:

      Contrary to popular belief, a land loan will not fetch you any tax benefits. You may however, avail tax benefits on a land loan, only if you plan to construct a house on the plot in the near future. In this case, the tax deduction will only be applicable on the construction amount of the loan and after the completion of the construction.

    4. Tenure:

      Compared to home loans, which usually carry longer tenure, a land loan is accompanied by a relatively shorter tenure. While the tenure for home loans may stretch up to a period of 30 years, the maximum available tenure for a land loan may stretch from 15 - 20 years.

    5. Loan Amount Limit:

      Plot loans offered by banks are often accompanied by a fixed upper limit. You may take the loan only up to a certain limit, as specified under the policy. Like other loans, different banks may carry different upper limits when it comes to land loans, so you must find out which suits you best based on your financial requirements.

    6. Clauses Included:

      If you wish to opt for a land loan, do keep in mind, there are certain pre-requisites which you will have to observe. The most prominent clause of any land loan is that it requires the borrower to begin construction on the acquired plot of land within a specified period of time.

    7. Prepayment Charges:

      Since a plot loan is not the same as a home loan, it is very likely that the loan provider may charge a prepayment penalty. In order to be sure, do enquire with your loan provider about the same beforehand.

    8. Interest Rates:

      Like other types of loans, the interest rates on plot loans can also be floating or fixed, depending on the bank and the prevailing market conditions. However, interest rates on plot loans are relatively higher as compared to other types of loans like home loans or auto loans.

    9. EMIs:

      Home loans are usually characterized by shorter tenures and higher EMIs. This is for the reason that plot loans are sanctioned for a shorter duration as compared to most other types of loans. EMIs on plot loans are also dependent on a number of other factors like the repayment capacity of the borrower, borrower’s age, etc.

    10. Down Payment:

      When it comes to land loans, down payments for them are usually higher. The loan to value ratio for land loans prevails around 70%, which means that the borrower would have to shell out around 30% of the plot value themselves.

    Eligibility:

    Land loans may be obtained by individuals who are residents of India and aged above 21 years. While NRIs also constitute a prominent part of property buyers segment in India, there are not many banks which extend plot loans to this category of individuals. Also, interest rates on plot loans might also be slightly higher for NRIs.

    Documents Required:

    Listed below is the list of basic documents which one may be required to furnish, in order to apply for a plot loan. The documentation requirements are subject to change depending on the eligibility criteria laid down by different lending institutions.

    1. Duly filled Application form
    2. Applicant’s photograph
    3. Proof of Identity
    4. Proof of Residence
    5. Most recent salary slip
    6. Bank statement for the last 6 months
    7. Form 16
    8. Cheque for loan processing fee

    Additionally, you may also be required to provide the following documents pertaining to the land.

    • Original documents pertaining to ownership of the land
    • ‘No Encumbrance’ Certificate for the plot
    • Layouts / drawings of the plot, duly approved by the Town Planning Authority.
    • Revenue receipts
    • Land records
    • Tax receipts for taxes paid by the landowner

    Plot Loan FAQ

    1. Will I get any tax benefits, if I take a plot loan?

      You may avail tax benefits on a construction loan, which forms a part of a plot loan. This implies that the loan combines the cost not only for purchasing the land but also to carry out construction on the purchased plot. A plot loan taken solely for the purpose of purchasing a plot or piece of land will not attract any tax benefit.

    2. I am a salaried individual. I wish to purchase a plot in order to begin construction of a house within the next 6 months. Am I eligible for a plot loan?

      Yes, you would be eligible for a plot loan, as the loan includes a clause which requires the borrower to begin construction of a house within a specified period of time.

    3. Can a plot loan be taken for purchasing agricultural or commercial land which is outside the city’s municipal or corporation limits?

      No, plot loans may only be taken for pieces of land which are located within the municipal limits and the land is meant for residential purposes.

    4. Does a loan for construction include the cost of labor and raw materials?

      Yes, a loan for construction will include both these costs.

    5. I am a self-employed Indian resident. Am I eligible for a plot loan?

      Yes, plot loans are also open to self-employed individuals who hold a healthy credit history.

     

    News About Home Plot Loan

    • YSR Congress Accuses State Government of Forcible Land Acquisition

      The YSR Congress accused the Andhra Pradesh government of coercing farmers to give up their fertile land under the garb of Land Pooling, also declaring that farmers are being denied their rightful compensation. Although the provisions for acquisition gave the government the go ahead after 90 percent of the villagers agreed, Bhumana Karunakar Reddy, a leader from the YSR Congress, criticized the government for acquiring land that overshot requirements. He further went on to say that farmers were threatened if they were unwilling to part with their lands. Mr Chandrababu Naidu has been accused of violating provisions of the Land Acquisition Act, 2013 and creating a massive land bank of 10 lakh acres through forcible land acquisition. It has been alleged that land has often been forcibly acquired for major projects in the capital region, the Bandar Port and Bhogapuram Airport.

      5th January 2017

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