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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Home Loan?

Home loan is a secured loan that provides you with finance to buy a property and the property itself acts as a collateral. Kotak Mahindra Bank provides home loan at lucrative interest rates. 

You can switch from one type of interest rate to another. You can achieve this by paying switch charges levied by the lender. 

How does a Home Loan work?

Borrowing a home loan can be a great way to lift off your financial burden. When you avail of a home loan, you have the privilege of repaying the borrowed amount in smaller installments, rather than arranging for a large sum of money at once. That’s why, many home buyers choose to borrow a house loan.

Kotak Home Loan understands how precious your investment is for you, and funds 75 to 80 % of your property cost. The home loan process is simple, convenient and seamless. Lucrative housing loan interest rates and home loan insurance premiums are an important advantage of Kotak Home Loans. 

You can switch from one type of interest rate to another. You can achieve this by paying switch charges levied by the lender. 

Will I get tax benefits if I apply for home loan?

Availing of a home loan is a huge undertaking. That is why the government has introduced several provisions in the Income Tax Act to lessen the home loan burden on the taxpayers. These deductions are on the interest amount, principal amount, stamp duty and registration charges, pre-construction interest and even for the first-time home buyers.

What are the different types of home loans?

Home loan comes in various types. Here are a few of them:

  • Home Loan for Property Purchase: You can buy personal or commercial property with this type of home loan.
  • Home Loan to Buy Land and Self-construction of Property: This type of home loan can be availed when you desire to construct a property on a piece of land on your own.
  • Home Renovation Loan: Use the borrowed money to renovate your house.
  • Home Loan Balance Transfer: You can transfer your current home loan to a different bank for better loan terms.

Find more information about how to get a home loan on Kotak Mahindra Bank’s website.

What are the processing fees for a Home Loan?

Kotak Mahindra Bank’s home loan comes with minimal fees and charges. The home loan processing fee is based on the principal amount and tenure. The processing fee also differs depending on the type of employment of the applicant. For a salaried applicant, the processing fee is up to 0.5% while for a self-employed applicant the fee is up to 1%. Visit our website to know more about how to get a home loan.

Are you eligible for a Home Loan?

There are various factors that banks use to decide whether you are eligible for a home loan or not. These factors are:

  • Monthly income
  • Type of work
  • Qualification
  • Credit history
  • Age
  • Source of income
  • Number of dependents
  • Future plans

How do you calculate the EMI for your Home Loan?

The EMI amount you have to pay is based on the principal amount of your home loan, the interest rate, and the home loan tenure . You can effectively calculate the monthly installments with our easy-to-use Home Loan EMI Calculator.

What are the documents that you need for a Home Loan?

Kotak Mahindra Bank has a simple and minimal documentation process, which makes the whole housing loan process hassle-free and easier. To know what kind of home loan documents you are required to submit, visit our official website.

What is the process of getting a Home Loan?

The home loan application process at Kotak is easy. After clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button, all you need to do is enter your personal information in the form on the screen. After that, you will receive a quote and can apply for the loan online. Another benefit of the Kotak Home Loan is that you can get the home loan in-principal sanctioned within 24 hours*. In-principle approval of your home loan online is done via your income tax credentials. In essence, Kotak provides an inexpensive housing loan right at your doorstep! It is swift, convenient, and comes along with an appropriate loan disbursement process. It’s time to raise the bar with Kotak today!

What is the Eligibility Criteria to avail Home Loan?

Buying your own house requires a lot of financial commitment, especially if you want to buy a house in a metro city. However, to get a Kotak home loan, you must meet some eligibility criteria. These are:

  • Age: 18 to 60 years for the salaried applicant and 18 to 65 years for self-employed applicant
  • Minimum qualification: A Bachelor’s Degree is a must for an applicant employed in a private sector firm
  • Credit Score: Minimum 750
  • Minimum income: Rs. 20,000 for residents of Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, and Mumbai and Rs. 15,000 for other cities

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