In our society, having a home means feeling safe and like we belong. However, LGBTQIA+ people in India, about 10% of the population*, often struggle to get a joint home loan. Even though the LGBTQIA+ community is getting more acceptance, there are still challenges, especially in financial areas like getting home loans.
Understanding the importance of fairness, Godrej Capital supports the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. Presently, Godrej Capital is the only financial institution offering loans to same-sex partners. In April 2023, Godrej Capital introduced the Home Loan for same-sex partners. The goal was to give everyone an equal chance to fulfil their dream of owning a home.
Benefits of home loan are many. But before you apply for a joint home loan with your partner, here are 7 things you should consider:
1. Joint Home Loan Basics:
Applying for a joint home loan can be a wise financial move. Joint applications can increase your chances of getting approved for a loan and might offer better interest rates. But it's important to know that both partners are equally responsible for repaying the loan and assessing the credit.
2. Joint Home Loan Benefits and Tax Implications:
You can get the benefits of joint home loan ownership, including tax deductions on both principal and interest repayments. Utilizing joint home loan tax benefits can greatly reduce the financial burden and improve long-term affordability. To compute taxes accurately, please utilize the tax calculator provided at this link.
3. Calculating Joint Home Loan Eligibility:
Before you ask for a joint home loan, it's important to check what the lending companies need. They look at things like your credit score, how stable your income is, and how much debt you have compared to your income. These things decide if you'll get the loan and how much interest you'll pay. Godrej Capital looks at the different needs of same-sex partners when they decide who can get a loan. They want to include everyone fairly.
4. Home Loan Calculators:
Use online tools such as home loan calculators. It will help you understand loan affordability, EMIs, and potential interest savings. These calculators provide valuable insights into loan repayment dynamics and enable informed decision-making. Godrej Capital offers user-friendly calculators tailored to the specific requirements of same-sex couples.
5. Competitive Interest Rates and Loan Tenures:
When you're looking for a home loan, it's smart to compare interest rates different lenders offer. Also, look at the options they have for how long you can take to pay back the loan. Godrej Capital offers affordable home loan interest rates that are easy on the wallet. They also let you take longer to pay back the loan, which can make things more manageable. With these options, same-sex partners can pick the loan plan that suits them best and makes paying interest less stressful. It's all about finding the right fit for your financial needs and making sure you're comfortable with the payments.
6. Understanding Personalized EMI Structures:
Take advantage of the flexibility provided by personalized EMI payments. With Godrej Capital's Design Your EMI, you can customize your repayment plan to fit changes in your income and expenses. This option allows same-sex partners to adjust EMIs according to their financial situation. It promotes long-term financial stability and peace of mind for them.
7. Considering Down Payment Ease and EMI-break Benefits:
When you're buying a home, it's important to look at different ways to pay the initial amount. Consider your down payment choices carefully. Look into creative financing methods like Parallel Funding. This can help make buying a home less financially stressful. Another thing to think about is the 12-month EMI break for homes that are ready to move into. This special offer can give you some financial relief when you're transitioning to your new place.
Take your time to explore these options and see which ones work best for you. Don't rush into any decisions about how you'll pay for your home. It's worth taking the time to find the right solution for your financial situation.
In summary, securing a home loan as same-sex partners involves careful deliberation and foresight. With Godrej Capital's Home Loan for Same-Sex Partners, you gain a supportive ally.
We are committed to making your homeownership dreams a reality. Let's make everyone feel included and move forward together toward a brighter future. This means that we accept individuals regardless of their orientation. So, they can cherish the pride and security of owning a home.
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