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7 mistakes that can ruin your home loan prospects

Home loans have become an invaluable tool, for most people looking to buy a home. However, the process can turn into a nightmare, if the borrower commits certain mistakes while applying for the loan. In comparison to other loan products, a home loan usually has a very long tenure and the amount involved is enormous….

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How much of your salary should you spend on rent?

The rental housing market has many options, available at various rates. Consequently, it may be difficult for a prospective tenant to figure out how much to spend as rent. The answer to this, depends on ones salary/income. Ideally, you should not be paying more than 30% of your salary towards rent and utilities (such as…

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How to claim tax benefits on joint home loans

The tax laws allow you to avail certain benefits with respect to respect home loans. The benefits are available under Section 24(b) for interest paid and under Section 80C for the principal repayment, subject to certain conditions. Couples usually opt for a joint home loan, as this can enhance their home loan eligibility. However, there…

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What is title insurance and why do housing societies need it?

The Latin phrase caveat emptor, which literally means buyer beware, is applicable in all the deals of purchases made by you, from small value items to big-ticket items like a house. When you buy a house, you invest your lifetime savings, in the form of past savings, as well as future savings (if you are…

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Dos and donts for NRIs investing in Indian realty

The realty market in India, has always seen considerable interest from the Indian diaspora, as an investment avenue. With developers constantly striving to woo non-resident Indians (NRIs), they can choose from a variety of options, in the residential and commercial segments. The realty market is in the midst of a slowdown and this is the…

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Which is more attractive: Rental income from residential or commercial property?

People often do not recognise the difference between residential and commercial properties, while making an investment and therefore, tend to focus on just one type. The leasing businesses in the residential and commercial segments, have completely different dynamics, points outKirti Timmanagoudar, partner, BrickEagle. Rental housing evolved as a concept in India, to cater to the…

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Buying a house? 5 must-have clauses in sale agreement

A trader based in Chandi Chowk, Delhi, Raj Kashyap’s only son Vivek, did his software engineering and was working in Navi Mumbai. Senior Kashyap decided to sell his house in Chandni Chowk to help his son buy a duplex near his workplace. Since his son was in a rush to make the new purchase because…

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Can real estate be India’s next aviation sector

India’s housing wants to get affordable and it is exploring how. It dreams to be the next aviation sector of India, which showed exponential growth by doling out cheap air tickets to India’s common man. The realty sector aims to create a similar demand and supply situation of giving every Indian a house of his…

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Impact of GST on Home Loan

Buying a home is one of the biggest milestones in one’s life. And to achieve that milestone many of us opt for a home loan that not only helps in getting the desired home but also helps avail various tax benefits. With home loan interest rates being slashed and the ease of availing home loans…

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How the policy reforms are likely to boost Indian Infrastructure and Real Estate Market in year 2017 ?

The recent surgical strike by the Indian Government by demonetising the high value notes and introducing the new currency notes became a country wide debate due to the sudden impact on the spending capacity of people across the country. This followed by even further restrictions on usage of paper money and limits on withdrawal of…

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