“Home loans are secured loans that are obtained to purchase a property by offering it as collateral. They offer high-value funding at economical interest rates and for long tenures. Home loans are typically paid back over a term of 10, 15 or 30 years. An introductory home loan offers a discounted interest rate for a short period of time, typically one or two years.
The rate is usually substantially lower than the majority of rates on the market which is what makes them attractive. With a lower interest rate, your minimum repayments are likely to be lower for the introductory period, which could help you gradually settle in to a new mortgage.
But if you’re savvy, you may opt to ‘make hay while the sun shines’ and take the opportunity to make bigger repayments while the interest rate is low to minimise the loan balance that will be subjected to a higher rate at the end of the introductory period.”
How to Apply Home Loan?
- Fill out the application form: The first step in applying for a home loan is to fill out the application form. You will need to provide your personal information, such as your name, address, and contact details. You will also need to provide information about your employment status and income.
- Submit the required documents: Once you have filled out the application form, you will need to submit the required documents. These documents typically include proof of identity, proof of address, and proof of income. You may also need to provide additional documents, such as bank statements or tax returns.
- Wait for the appraisal process: After you have submitted your application and documents, the lender will begin the appraisal process. This process involves evaluating your eligibility based on specific information relating to your income, liabilities, credit score, etc.
- Legal and technical verification: Once you have been approved for a home loan, you will need to submit relevant copies of the property-related documents. These include the complete chain of title documents (in case of a resale property), sale agreement with the builder, NOC (no-objection certificate), OC (occupancy certificate), and any other document that we may require to verify. We will also carry out a technical inspection of the property to check if the property is constructed as per the sanctioned plans and other applicable norms and to assess the market value.
- Loan sanction letter: After determining your loan eligibility and verifying the legal and technical aspects of the property, we will communicate the loan amount through a sanction letter. The sanction letter will contain details such as total sanctioned loan amount, home loan interest rate, type of interest rate applicable (fixed or floating interest rate), loan tenure, EMI payable (as applicable), validity of the sanction letter, special conditions (if any) to be fulfilled before disbursement, and other terms and conditions.
- Disbursement: After carrying out credit, legal and technical verification, we would require you to submit the original title documents. Once you submit these documents and raise a disbursement request, we will initiate the process of preparing your disbursement cheque. You will need to sign the loan agreement before we hand over the disbursement cheque to you.
How to Login Home Loan?
- Visit the lender’s website: The first step is to visit the website of the lender that provided you with the home loan.
- Click on the login button: Once you are on the lender’s website, look for the login button. It is usually located in the top right corner of the page.
- Enter your login credentials: After clicking on the login button, you will be taken to a new page where you will need to enter your login credentials. This typically includes your username and password.
- Authenticate yourself: Some lenders may require additional authentication steps such as answering security questions or entering a one-time password (OTP) sent to your registered mobile number.
- Access your account: After successfully authenticating yourself, you will be taken to your home loan account dashboard where you can view your loan details, payment history, and other relevant information.