Today, most home buyers take a home loan from banks. Finding a bank that will sanction the loan is not difficult. All good builders normally associate with a few reputed banks that have approved the project after due diligence. And if you are found to be eligible by the bank’s criteria, you will be sanctioned the loan.
But what is difficult is the knowing whether you can afford the loan.
The loan sanctioned is completely as per your gross income. Many borrowers get tempted by being offered a larger amount by lenders. It’s a gross mistake to accept. Duration of loans runs up to several decades in some cases, and you need to pay your EMI’s etc every month. Not to mention the rent if you are living in a rented house. It takes away a large chunk of your monthly income. Sometimes resulting in inadequate funds for normal living expenditure for the family. You may not even be monetarily robust for unexpected requirements. Especially if you do not have other sources of income.
The best way to not get ensnared in this tangle, is to be shrewd enough to calculate all angles of taking a loan. The repayment amount and time for the same is usually known. You need to prioritize other expenses and see if it is a feasible to live without much problems and sacrifices.
One is well advised not to fall for offers of numerous loan companies that keep badgering people via emails and mobile messages about immediate loans etc. These are traps to be avoided totally. It can cause huge losses and wreck family peace.
As said earlier, the first step is to analyse your repaying capacity and possibility. Stick to you plan. Fulfil the eligibility criteria. Go through the fine prints so that you are taken by surprise at a later date. Don’t over borrow. Depending on your requirement, apply for a loan only through reputed banks, preferably banks approving the project.