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Century Real Estate Introduces My Home My Choice Offer – Exclusively for Women Home Buyers!

by businesswireindia.com

Business Wire India

It is a staple of Indian society to leave financial decisions pertaining to the family in the hands of men. Homemakers and even working women rarely get involved in family planning matters such as investments, taxation, insurance etc. Times are changing though, especially with various benefits and incentives that are now in place for women to avail on several assets. Women are now showing encouraging signs and being aware for the need of financial independence. They are also working together with their family members in contributing equally towards the creation of necessary assets such as housing properties.
Taking into account our rising economic inflation, it is crucial for every individual to carefully plan and invest their funds wisely. Financial institutions now offer lower interest rates to women to encourage investment into land, gold and businesses.
Here are some benefits for women when they purchase their home:
  • Lower Interest Rates on Housing Loan
Women who wish to seek housing loans are now eligible to avail a .05 reduction on their interest rates. The differences may seem negligible at first but take into account that it makes a considerable difference if the loan amount is high. For example, HDFC sets an interest rate for loans above Rs 30 lakhs to start at 8.70% as against the norm of 8.75% for other individuals.
  • Higher Loan Eligibility
Most reliable financial institutions provide loans between 55-65 times of the applicant’s monthly net income. Keep in mind this is subject to credit worthiness and other outstanding loans. For example if “A” earns Rs 50,000 and “B” earns Rs 60,000 after deductions, their individual and joint eligibility would be as follows –
  A B
Individual Eligibility 27,50,000 33,00,000
Joint Eligibility 60,50,000
  • Higher Tax Benefit
If two individuals apply for a joint loan, it is possible that the value of the house, loan and the amount to be paid will be enormous. When these individuals jointly claim tax deductions, the tax benefits for the total amount is doubled.

If the property bought on loan is let out, the total interest paid after deducting rent received can be availed as a tax deduction. In such cases, joint loans lead to increased tax benefits as shown below.
Individual Benefit A
Principal u/s 80C Rs. 1,50,000
Interest u/s 24 Rs. 2,00,000
Joint Benefit A B
Principal u/s 80C Rs. 1,50,000 Rs. 1,50,000
Interest u/s 24 Rs. 2,00,000 Rs. 2,00,000

Builders are also making the home buying process easier for women, by providing offers and schemes. For example, Century Real Estate provides exclusive discounts for women home buyers along with a dedicated concierge service. Visit the link for more information: https://www.centuryrealestate.in/women-program Source: Businesswire