Home loan is a loan product where the lender provides funding for purchase or construction of a house/ residential property. The housing loan may be availed either for buying a new house or resale of residential house. One can also avail a housing loan product, for the purpose of buying a plot of land and carrying out construction on the same, which is called composite loan. The home loans in India are provided by banks and housing companies. The popular ones being SBI, HDFC, ICICI, etc. In turn RBI and National Housing Bank regulate these respectively, which issues guidelines governing home loans in India from time to time. In recent times, some lenders have come up with innovative home loan products like dual rate of interest where the interest rate on such loans remains fixed for initial 1-5 years and thereafter it automatically moves to a normal floating rate of interest. Here one should be aware that loan taken under dual rate, which starts as a fixed type of interest in the initial stages are treated as fixed rate home loan for the purpose of levy of penalty for prepayment of loans.
Home loans in India are provided by the lenders up to maximum of 80% (90% for loan amount below Rs 20 lakhs) of the agreement value of the house. In case of home loan for resale flats, most lenders get the property valued independently and they will provide the housing loan based on their value rather than the cost mentioned in the purchase agreement. Frequently, the valuation as determined by the banker’s valuer for the purpose of home loan is significantly lower than the actual cost and hence the requirement of the borrowers for down payment for the loan goes up. Also note that banks do not consider other charges like Stamp Duty, Registration Charges, etc. while considering the home loan amount eligibility.
To be eligible for a H loan, these are the points you need to keep in mind:
1.Fixed or Floating interest rate.