Complete Guide to the Home Loan Process in India
By Joseph Samson
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Buying a home is one of the major decisions a person has to take during his life. It is rare to find someone who pays the entire cost of home at one go. A home loan is an essential part of any home buying endeavor. Taking a home loan is a long journey, which involves many stages. The key to getting your home loan in a smooth way is being familiar with the entire home loan process.

Beginning the home loan process in India

The process of getting a home loan starts with a formal application for the loan. The application form requires certain basic information about you. This will include your personal, residential, income, employment, educational details, details about the property, estimated costs and current means of financing the property. Though the requirements may vary from bank to bank but there certain thing which every bank will ask.

The application form must be supported with valid documents to substantiate the facts. Generally the banks will ask you to submit following documents.

  • Income proof
  • Age proof
  • Identity proof
  • Address proof
  • Employment details
  • Proof of educational qualifications
  • Details about the property if finalized
  • Bank statements

The purpose of the entire exercise is to ascertain the suitability of a applicant for a home loan. The income documents and bank statements provide vital clues to the bank regarding your financial health.

Processing fees for home loans in India

An important thing to note about home loans is the processing fee. Banks charge a processing fee for every home loan application. This fees is non refundable. The processing fees varies from bank to bank and is generally between 0.25% to 0.50% of the loan amount. This fees is used by the bank to start and maintain the home loan process including completing the various formalities during the entire period.

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1. Sir,

I have only the photocopy of previous title deed of previous owner of property but bank is saying that you must have original title deed of old owner is there any solution of it
Peeyush Saxena (Posted: May 1, 2016)
2. Sir, I wanted your help......... We are applying for home loan.... how to identify that the private bank which is giving us loan is not a flake .... we are in confusion that whether to give processing fees or not..... they have collected all our documents but not even a single paper concerned to the purchase of flat booked details. Please reply waiting for your answer....
thejaswini shetty (Posted: Apr 29, 2016)
3. Sir, I have applied HL in one of bank on 12 March where I clearly told that it should be clear by 29 march as we have to register property by 29 & the same is mentioned in our sale agreement. Bank could not clear in given time nor giving any confirmation. So i requested bank pl return my documents & stopfurther process on 30 March.but loan amount is disbursed on 2nd as per massage recd today .
What I can do & what is the process pl help.
Sandeep Goel (Posted: Apr 3, 2016)
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