Know Everything About Home Loans

You generally take a home loan for either buying a house/flat or a plot of land for construction of a house, or renovation, extension and repairs to your existing house. Most lenders require 10-20% of the home’s purchase price as a down payment from you. It is also called ‘one’s own contribution’ by some lenders. The rest, which is 80-90% of the property value, is financed by the lender. The total financed amount also includes registration, transfer and stamp duty charges.

Even though the lender calculates a higher eligible amount, it is not necessary to borrow that amount. Even a lesser amount can be borrowed. One should try to arrange the maximum of down payment amount and less of home loan so that the interest cost is kept at minimal.

The bank has to make sure that you’re able to repay the loan on time. The higher the monthly disposable income, the higher will be the loan amount you will be eligible for. Typically, a bank assumes that about 50% of your monthly disposable/surplus income is available for repayment. The tenure and interest rate will also determine the loan amount. Further, the banks generally fix an upper age limit for home loan applicants, which could impact one’s eligibility.