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Housing Loans

How To Save Up For A House Down-Payment?

Jan 13, 2022 Meghna Maiti

Saving and investing towards a down-payment for a house depends on amount needed, time horizon and need for safety of the corpus. Here’s how to go about it.

Taking A Home Loan? There's More To Pay Than Just Interest Rate

Dec 06, 2021 Harsh Kumar

Taking a home loan has costs beyond just the interest rates. One also needs to look at the processing fee, conversion charges and stamp duty. Some of these are negotiable.

Fintech Firms Offer Personal Loans On Tap. Do You Need To Be Cautious?

Fintech firms may ask you for less documentation on personal loans. Know what's required and the risks to keep in mind

UP: State Cabinet Approves Bill For Offering Affordable Rental Housing For Urban Migrants, Poor

Mar 26, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

This will be implemented under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to promote the participation of private/public institutions for construction, operation and maintenance of rental housing complexes for urban migrants/poor

Housing Subsidy Scheme For Middle-income Families Extended Till March 2021

The credit-linked subsidy scheme for the middle income group with an annual income of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 18 lakh was operationalised from May 2017 and extended up to March 2021.

14 September, 2019

Govt Announces Steps To Boost Housing, Facilitate Homebuyers


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said the interest rate on housing building advance will be lowered and linked to the 10-year G-sec yields.

05 July, 2019

Five Takeaways For Middle Class From Union Budget 2019-20

Outlook Web Bureau

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union budget on Friday and said the NDA government had set the ball rolling for a "new India" in its first term, saying there is a lot to cheer about for the middle class.

10 April, 2018

HDFC Hikes Home Loan Rate Upto 20 BPS For The First Time Since 2013

Outlook Web Bureau

Now, loans for upto Rs.30 lakh, the new rate will be 8.4%, up 5 bps, while for those between Rs.30 lakh and Rs.75 lakh, the new rate will be 8.60%, up 20 bps.

30 August, 2017

Faced With Uncertainty, Jaypee Infratech Homebuyers Decide To Stop Paying Loan EMIs

Aniruddha Dhar

Around 32,000 homebuyers of as many as 27 Jaypee projects are left in lurch after the NCLT admitted a plea of the IDBI Bank for initiating insolvency proceedings against the debt-ridden company for defaulting on Rs 526-crore loan.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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