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  • Real Estate Investing and Financing

    A small part of the real estate purchase price comes from the savings of the person who is buying the property. However, there are other sources too that can be availed while purchasing real estate.

    The sources can be broadly classified under four categories:

    1. Primary Sources
      • Mutual Savings Banks
      • Commercial Banks
      • Savings and Loan Associations
      • Life Insurance Banks
    2. Financial Middlemen
      • Mortgage Bankers
      • Mortgage Brokers
    3. Other Sources
      • Finance Companies
      • Pension Funds
      • Credit Unions
      • Real Estate Investment Trusts
      • Foreign Funds
      • Individual Investors
      • Farmers Home Administration
    4. Secondary Mortgage Market

    Reasons Why Real Estate Investors Invest on Projects of Housing Finance Companies:

    1. It has been growing at a minimum of 30% CAGR which effectively means doubling the business and profit each 2.5 years which is quite good.
    2. Home loans are the cheapest, safest and best form of loans because of the heavy mortgage of homes as security attached.
    3. Home loans being an emotional attachment to home owners, normally has much lesser defaults.
    4. With the huge need and push for affordable housing, mainly to primary segment, the housing finance domain is poised to exponential growth.
    5. As a thumb rule, scale, business maturity, profitability and growth moves in the following direction:
    6. Labour, Manufacturing, Trading, Technology, Services, Financial Services.
    7. Home finance belongs to the top level of the growth pyramid and it is followed by services, technology and trading.
    8. Home finance people get almost 3 times the money invested for a 20-yrs loan. Hence, you just need to get a customer once and your income for next 20 years is almost guaranteed.
    9. ARPU (Average Revenue per User) in case of home loans is one of the highest across industries due to high Ticket Size of homes, which comes in Lakhs and now in Crores.
    10. Home finance in India is still in a very embryonic stage with a very small percentage of people taking or getting home loans.
    11. RERA, Aadhaar, Main streaming of real estate will lead to more and more organised real estate players in the market which will automatically lead to much higher and safer business for home finance companies.
    12. Due to the strict loan conditions set by the Reserve Bank of India, we are still not at all a highly leveraged society, unlike the USA and other developed countries.
    13. As a thumb rule, the more a country grows, over a period of time, the more interest rate gets reduced (like most developed economies have sub 1% or even negative interest rates). Hence, for a period of 20 years or more, this may be the best time to offer loans at one of the highest rates and hence great profitability as interest rates are going for a downtrend since past sometime.
    14. Unlike banking, the net NPA levels are much lesser in home finance companies as compared to the banking sector.

    Hence, home finance companies may be one of the top three sectors for next few years or even for decades as far as stock investments are concerned.

    Best Housing Finance Companies

    As per our analysis, Order (best to worst) of housing finance companies based on their fundamental strength on the basis of their quality, valuations and financial trend:

    1. CAN FIN Homes
    2. DHFL
    3. Indiabulls
    4. HDFC
    5. PNB Housing Finance
    6. LIC Housing Finance
    7. HUDCO
    8. Gruh finance.
    9. GIC Housing Finance
    10. Indbank Housing Finance
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    Real Estate Investing Reviews

    • review Home Loan
      "Very Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken my Home loan a long time back and the process in getting the loan has been pretty good. The loan amount has been sufficient and the interest rate which they offered has been nominal when compared with the market rate. Their customer support team has also been helpful during the process in getting the loan.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
    • LIC Housing Home Loan
      "Very good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have taken one home loan from lic housing finance last fouryears , and their allover service is good , my loan amount is 19L , and rate of interest is nominal , EMI amount is 19k , tenure is 15 years , I am satisfied with lic housing finance home loan ,
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      , thane
      Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
    • Indiabulls Home Loan
      "Very Good choice for housing loan"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I do have housing loan with India bulls, the interest is normal. I took the loan amount of Rs. 25 lakhs now I need to pay only Rs. 2.5 lakhs. They quoted me the interest around 8.99% now they revised to 9.5%, I done lots of part payment without any charges. They are very helpful and supportive on the queries handling.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Home Loan
      "Excellent Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had taken a HOME LOAN from ICICI BANK a long time back and the experience i had has been quite good. The loan amount has been sufficient and the interest rate with them had been less when compared with the other banks. There was no additional charges made by them. The customer support team of them had been very much approachable.
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      , noida
      Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Home Loan
      "Need transparency"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      I found the interest rate is bit higher in ICICI compared to other banks, where it was 8.75% but have been charged 9%. Am still paying the premium for home loan and it was taken before 2 years. The total tenure is 20 years. My experience was good just documentation took lit longer. At the time of registration process, they failed to provide one document. There was a processing fee but they informed it will be waived off during the loan process and it does not happen.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
    • Punjab National Bank Home Loan
      "BETTER"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      PNB HOUSING FINANCE LIMITED is the finance limited where i have applied for the housing loan, the application process was not much user friendly but they have provided with nominal rate of interest added on that the loan amount is good. The service is good.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
    • Canara Bank Home Loan
      "gOOD SERVICE"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I took a housing loan from the CANARA BANK .The interest rate was nominal.There are no additional charges such as part payment charges. Overall it has been a really good experience. I got the loan amount sufficient and even the tenure period was fair enough .
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
    • IIFL Home Loan
      "Very faster response"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      When I am looking for housing loan, IIFL immediately responded to my request . I got a very good customer response for verifying my documents . They processed the loan within one month of time . They sanctioned the loan with the average interest rate for next twenty years .
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
    • LIC Housing Home Loan
      "Average service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      Previously i applied for my housing loan with LIC HOUSING FINANCE , but i felt the rate of interest they are charging too high comparing to other bank, the loan amount was sufficient it was on my requirement i got loan. Even i am not happy with their service.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have done balance transfer from other bank to HDFC limited, i have taken home loan with them recently, the reason for doing balance transfer because of the less rate of interest they are charging, they have charged me up to 9.2% previously was 8.5% it is not fixed, Still this loan is running.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
    • Canara Bank Home Loan
      "GOOD"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I have applied for the housing loan with the CANARA BANK the documentation process was simple and i got the loan on time with hassle free process. They have given the satisfactory loan amount added on that the rate of interest was 8.8% and using from last 2014.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
    • DHFL Home Loan
      "Not satifactory service"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I got home loan with DHFL FINANCIAL INSTITUTION . I am not happy with the services even the customer service response is not so good . The loan amount which they gave was good but they charge very high rate of interest . Overall it is fine experience .
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
    • IDBI Home Loan
      "GOOD"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have applied for the housing loan with the IDBI BANK the documentation process was quick and done on time. They have given the good loan amount the rate of interest was 8.7% which was a fixed. There was a processing fee, the duration for repaying is for 15 years.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
    • LIC Housing Home Loan
      "Should be transparent and prompt"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I have housing loan from LIC, the interest is high. My property located in lucknow but I am staying in mumbai hence for the balance transfer its very difficult they need lots of loan documents. Without proper notification they increased the interest but for the reduction they have lots of procedure and I need to pay Rs.1000.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I took one home loan from HDFC LTD , and their allover service is good , my loan amount is 30L but this time only disbursement amount is 3L and rate of interest is 8.95% IS nominal , and EMI is 3400K rest amount after some days I take it , I am satisfied with all thing their service.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Home Loan
      "Good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken home loan through ICICI BANK . This is one of the good experience i had and would suggest everyone to go for it if you are looking for any Home loan., because they have the reasonable interest rate. When i had gone to apply home loan they sanctioned the amount in just few days .
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "Very Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken a Home Loan from HDFC LTD a long time back where the process in getting the loan was good and the disbursement was on time. The interest rate and charges which they had made has been nominal and there has not been any sort of extra charges which they had made and the loan is still running.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019
    • LIC Housing Home Loan
      "Good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      LIC HOUSING FINANCE has also offered me a home loan. The process was quick and I got the loan on time. The rate of interest is and there were processing charges as well both are very nominal compare to others in the market . The tenure period is 10 year and it is sufficient .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , vadodara
      Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019
    • review Home Loan
      "Average service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have SHAMRAO BANK i have took home loan from this bank . Their service is better, Overall the whole loan process was easy and hassle free. Only the rate of interest were high with this bank. The processing fee is nominal with this bank . And the loan amount is not satisfactory .
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "GOOD"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      HDFC LIMITED is the bank where i have taken the housing loan the loan amount they have offered was good and satisfactory added on that the documentation process was simple and pretty simple documents. I got the loan within one day, the rate of interest was nominal.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
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