For a hassle free loan process, ensure you are up to the mark on each of these parameters
The higher your income, the higher the loan amount eligibility and greater your chances of acquiring your dream home.
Starting early has its benefits. Applying at age 30-35 years makes you eligible for a higher loan amount, as compared to applying when you are 40-50 years old.
Quality adds to credibility. Choosing a good property in an approved society, colony or area is viewed more favourably by banks.
Your Credit History can open or close the gate to your dream home. Always maintain a good CIBIL score.
As a Salaried person, you must have a minimum of 3 years work experience, to become eligible for a home loan.
As a self-employed professional or a businessman, you must submit your professional details, business status record and bank statements as proof of your financial stability.
A good understanding with the bank can go a long way in negotiating a good loan amount at lower rates.
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A home loan is given by a financial institution or bank for property purchase. You can buy/construct/renovate/extend your house with this money and repay it gradually within the chosen time period. Home loans are secured against the property and in case of failed repayment, the lender can use it for debt settlement. The eligibility for a home loan depends on an applicant's income, credit history, property value and location, income proof, and property documents. On the basis of these factors, maximum loan amount is calculated. So, you can compare different lenders. Look at the additional benefits of a home loan:
The different types of housing loans offered by banks/NBFCs in India are as follows:
Here is the list of top banks offering lowest housing loan interest rates in India. You can compare and apply online for the best home loan.
|Banks/NBFCs||Interest Rate (p.a)||Processing Fee|
|SBI||8.70%-9.35%||0.35% of the loan amount or ₹10,000 + GST (Zero processing fee for BT)|
|ICICI Bank||9.10%-9.30%||0.50% of loan amount + GST|
|Bank of Baroda||8.75%-9.75%||Upto 0.50% of the loan amount or Max ₹7,500 + GST|
|Axis Bank||8.85%-9.10%||Up to 1.00% of the Loan amount subject to minimum of ₹10,000 + GST|
|Citibank||9.00%-9.85%||Up to 0.40% of the loan amount + GST|
|HDFC Ltd||8.80%-9.55%||Up to 0.50% of the loan amount or ₹3,000 whichever is higher + GST|
|LIC HFL||8.95%-9.15%||Upto ₹1 crore: - 0.25 paise + GST or ₹10000 + GST which ever is less|
More than ₹1 crore - ₹25000 + GST
|Kotak Bank||8.90% onwards|
Zero processing fee for online application and Upto 1.25% of Loan amount for offline applications
|Punjab National Bank||8.70%-8.95%||Zero processing fee for loans disbursed till 31.03.2019|
|PNB HFL||9.00%-13%||₹10,000 + GST|
|DHFL||9.10%-10.55%||Salaried: ₹Upto ₹20,000 + GST |
Self-employed Non-Professional: Up to 1.50% of the loan amount + GST
|Indiabulls Housing Finance||8.80%-11.05%||Up to ₹5,000 or 0.50% of the loan amount + GST|
|Bank of India||8.85%-8.90%||Zero processing fee for loans disbursed till 31.03.2019|
|IDBI Bank||8.65%-8.95%||Up to ₹5,000 + GST|
For inward BT irrespective of the amount & PMAY proposals – Nil
Please note that there are different types of charges which a borrower has to pay as an upfront fee. These charges are not negotiable and processing/application fee is one of them. So, do check all these details before applying for the loan.
Home loans are available at almost all top banks/NBFCs so choosing one might be a little time-taking. Wishfin helps you in selecting one suitable lender based on your requirement. Here are the reasons to choose Wishfin:
Wish Experts guide you in the process of selecting a home loan with lowest interest rate as per your eligibility. The process is much simpler as compared to visiting different lenders offline.
Steps to follow to apply for a home loan
You have to provide the below-given details in the form given at the top of this page:
After the submission of the form, another form appears where you have to mention property details such as property value, applicant's gender, residence address, PAN number, and then click on 'Get Quotes'. After completion of this form, you get the list of banks where you are eligible for a home loan.
Wishfin has partnered with WhatsApp to enable consumers to apply for a home loan on WhatsApp. This is the first ever facility where a consumer can apply for a loan on WhatsApp just like chatting with your friends. You only have to answer a few basic questions related and the chatbot will show list of options. The process is simple and instant which makes it convenient and mass-friendly.
Home loan eligibility is based on income, age, credit score, property value and location, etc. The table reflects general eligibility criteria at all banks/NBFCs.
|Age||Should be between 21-60 years||Must be between 21-65 years|
|Income||Minimum income of ₹1,80,000 p.a.||Minimum income of ₹1,80,000 p.a.|
|Current Experience||2-3 years of current job stability||3 years of current business stability|
|CIBIL Score||720 or above||720 or above|
You can also check your home loan eligibility to know the maximum loan amount you are eligible to plan your purchase accordingly. Other than your income, age and professional stability, your property location and CIBIL score are very important. Lenders demand CIBIL score of 720 or above with property in an authorized location. However, if you have a genuine reason for your credit score is lower than 720, some NBFCs can consider your application for the approval but a higher rate of interest.
How much loan amount can you get based on your salary?
Lenders calculate the maximum loan amount eligibility based on your salary. Only 50% of your net take home salary is considered for calculating the eligibility which means you can get higher loan amount if your salary is high. Another factor considered while calculating the maximum loan amount is your existing loan EMI. If a home loan applicant is already paying an EMI, the EMI is deducted from this 50% of the salary and the remaining amount would decide your maximum loan amount eligibility.
Lenders calculate Fixed Obligations to Income Ratio (FOIR) on the basis of your existing EMIs and net monthly income. The percentage of FOIR should be 75% or less. For instance, if your in-hand salary per month is ₹1,00,000 and you are currently paying a car loan EMI of ₹6000 and personal loan EMI of ₹10,000 and you want to know how much loan amount you can get for a home loan, your FOIR would be:
Your disposable income for new loan is: ₹50,000 - ₹6,000 - ₹10,000 = ₹34,000
FOIR = Sum of existing obligations/Net take home salary*100
= ((₹6000 + ₹10,000)/ ₹1,00,000) * 100
= (₹16,000/ ₹1,00,000)*100
So, lenders will approve the loan amount for the monthly installment of ₹34,000 or less even for the longest tenure. Other factors such as your credit score help you fetch better deal from the lender.
The documents required to apply for a housing loan are a bit different for salaried and self-employed applicants. Below are the documents you have to submit along with loan application form:
Please note that income proof is the most important document to get a home loan approval. If you do not get your salary in a bank account, you can not apply for a home loan. Only a limited NBFCs will consider your application for approval at a higher rate of interest. Recently, Union Cabinet declared 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker upper castes recently and now ministry might bring in another surprise for the middle class people of India. The finance ministry might increase the savings limit under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, providing tax benefits to pensioners and lowering of interest rates on housing loans.
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