Finance for real estate is now easily available in India. The property boom is not restricted to the national capital region but it has even transcended to satellite towns and remote semi-urban areas in and around the national capital. The number of transactions in the real estate sector has increased a number of times, making it profitable for the banks and other lending institutions to offer more finance opportunities to the buyers.
In India, the most of the borrowers in home loan segment fall in the first time buyer category. It means that they are either tenants or living with their parents in their ancestral house. As the salaried-class is spreading and emerging stronger than ever, more and more people are becoming capable of buying house. Their need to get finance from banks is being taken care of by all the major players in the market. Banks like ICICI, Standard Chartered, HDFC and all the nationalized banks are offering home loans at attractive rates.
The procedure for taking a home loan is rather easy. You can directly approach the bank or call for a meeting to be arranged with the bank's loan executive. This can also be done over the Internet. The banks may ask for various proofs like those related to your residence, income, spouse's income, number of dependants, etc. Based on a number of parameters, the banks arrive at your credit rating and offer you varying amount of loans.
Home loans in India come in various forms inviting fixed interest rate or floating interest rates. There are hybrid loans also that are a middle path between fixed and floating options. The borrower can put a part of his loan amount under fixed rate and expose the other part to the floating rates that depend on market conditions and the interventions by the Reserve Bank of India.
The Internet as a medium of loan arrangement is fast catching up in India. Many websites are coming up that take care of individual and corporate finance for various purposes like buying real estate, investments, business operations, etc. This medium of finance is growing rapidly although it is surely in its nascent age as far as the Indian market is concerned.