7 Things you must know before getting a home loan

As rates of real estate are striking an all-time high, most investors or buyers have to take a loan to buy a property. If you are looking for investing in property or buying a house, you can avail a loan from many banks. Enlisted below are some things that you must know before getting a loan.


  1. Know all the loan options:

It would help if you did a little research before applying for a home loan. You should know about the type of loan, interest rate, EMI’s, down payment and repayment time. Depending on these factors, you can choose a better option for yourself.


  1. Payable EMI’s: 

It would be best if you choose an option which you can afford. You should be able to pay monthly EMI’s without affecting your monthly budget. The amount of EMI’s depends on you, and you should always choose one in which you are comfortable.


  1. Repayment period:

The time you take to pay off the loan is known as the repayment period. If you choose the more extended repayment period, then you end up paying double or triple the loan amount. If you have a steady income, then you should choose a short repayment period and higher EMI’s. You can calculate your interest using a home loan interest calculator


  1. Maintain credit score:

CIBIL score maintenance is a crucial requirement if you want to apply for any loan. If your credit score is more than 750, then you can avail better interest rates on your home loan. One can maintain their credit score by paying monthly instalments on time.


  1. Meet eligibility criteria:

Always keep eligibility criteria of the lender in mind before applying for a loan. Any borrower should be between 21 to 60 years. The amount of loan depends on your monthly salary. The debtor should be left with 60% to 70% of their income after paying monthly EMI. The higher the salary, the higher will be the amount of loan.


  1. Keep security deposit ready:

Always keep the down payment in mind before taking a loan. You should begin your search for a home after deciding the security deposit. You should choose a location depending on your budget. It helps to make sure that the borrower does not lose interest in the deal.


  1. Type of loan:

Based on types of interest, there are two types of home loan. Fixed interest rate loans have a fixed rate and don’t change with ups and downs of the market whereas in the floating-rate loans have a varying interest rate. The interest rate in a fixed-rate mortgage is higher than floating-rate loans.



Buying a dream home for the first time is a considerable achievement and most satisfying experience for many people. It may be scary as it involves a lot of money. A home loan is the best way to help you to buy your own home. Before applying for a home loan, keep the above points in mind and get the best deal possible.


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