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Frequently Asked Questions

Is a housewife eligible for a home loan?

No, a housewife cannot independently apply for a home loan for women owing to the lack of a steady income. However, she can be a co-applicant. 

Is home loan interest less for women?

Yes, in the case of home loans for women, interest rates are lower. At Kotak, home loan interest rates start from 8.49 % which is among the lowest in India. 

Who can be a co-applicant in a home loan for women?

According to the home loan eligibility criteria for women, the borrower’s husband, son or unmarried daughter are allowed to be the co-applicant. 

What is the maximum home loan available for women?

Usually, banks provide a home loan for women that is equivalent to 85 % of the property cost. In some cases with a good credit record, they may even increase the limit. 

What are the processing fees applicable on a home loan for women?

Home loan processing fees for women are usually up to 0.5 % of loan amount for salaried individuals and up to 1 % for self-employed professionals. 

Is there any tax benefit available on home loans for women?

Home loan tax benefit can be availed on principal and interest amount as well as stamp duty when the primary or co-applicant is a woman.

Is there a scheme to refinance the home loan if the applicant is a woman?

Yes, an affordable home loan balance transfer facility is available to women applicants as well. The interest rate starts at 8.49 % per annum.

What are the stamp duty charges for women?

Most Indian states charge a stamp duty which is 5 % to 7 % of property’s total value. Women get a concession of 1 % to 2 % on already ascertained stamp duty.

Is the EMI lower if the home loan applicant is a woman?

Yes, women enjoy a lower EMI as most lenders offer them a lower interest rate. Kotak Bank’s home loan calculator can help you find out the exact EMI amount.

Disclaimer (Things you should know):

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