Home Loans

Found your fantasy house but struggling with the price tag? We can help with Home Loans designed for your needs. Our low interest rates and easy EMI plans can help unlock the door to your future.

Loan Against Property

Our Loans Against Property can help you through life’s biggest moments. Weddings, personal passions, educational fees or career changes - we’ve got you covered. Refinance any existing commercial or residential property at the best rates today.

Balance Transfer

With our Balance Transfer option you can transfer your existing home loan to Godrej and enjoy the benefits of a plan that works for you. Along with interest rates tailored to your comfort, enjoy higher eligibility, along with a Top-Up loan, to take care of your extra needs.

Plot Loans

Found the perfect spot to build your future? Our Plot Loans can help make it yours. Our loans offer you the financial help, low interest rates and flexible payment options you need to construct the home of your dreams.

Business Loans

We give you the courage to take that next step that your business needs. Godrej Capital Business Loans empower you with customizable financing solutions to grow your business to the next level!

Commercial Property Loans

Take your business to the next level with a Commercial Property Loan that finances construction, extension or improvement to make your business goals become reality. With plans designed for your life, you can rest assured that your business empire is in safe hands.


Smart Tips to Boost Your Home Loan Eligibility

Purchasing a property is a long-term financial commitment. While the affordability on home loans has increased over the years, owing to the increase in disposable income and declining rate of interest, you still need to crack the math of home loan eligibility.


Home loan eligibility is a vital metric that lenders gauge to analyze the maximum loan amount to be offered to a potential borrower. But let’s begin with understanding what is home loan eligibility.


What is home loan eligibility?

This is defined as the maximum capital a borrower can get as a loan. It is based on several factors including age, source of income, repayment capacity and credit score. While a borrower can check the home loan eligibility on the lender’s website, there are various tips to increase the eligibility by several notches. What are they? Let’s find out.


Tip #1: Have a Good Credit Score

Lenders take a close look at your credit score to judge your creditworthiness. Credit score, also known as CIBIL score, is a three-digit score ranging from 300 to 900. A high credit score establishes you as a responsible borrower and expedites the application process. For a good credit score (above 750), make sure to:

●        Pay existing dues, including that of credit cards, on time

●        Keep debt-to-income ratio low


Also, keep a close eye on your credit history report and rectify errors in it, if any. With a good credit score, there are chances of availing the home loan at a competitive rate of interest. Building a robust credit score requires judicious financial habits that can help you plan your finances better while applying for a home loan.


A low rate of interest brings down the EMI and ensures your finances don’t get stretched during the loan tenure. The table shows the difference even a 1% rate of interest can make to your home loan EMIs and interest payable.


Loan Amount in INR

Rate of Interest

Loan Tenure

Loan EMI in INR

Total Interest Payable in INR

Total Payment (Principal+Interest) in INR

50 lakhs


15 years




50 lakhs


15 years





As evident, a 1% dip in rate of interest can help you save close to INR 5 lakhs in interest. Lower EMIs facilitate easy repayment.


Tip #2: Opt for a Joint Home Loan

Opting for a joint home loan can significantly enhance home loan eligibility. If you have multiple earning members in your family, you can apply for a joint home loan. The best options include applying along with your spouse or parents.


This move not only enhances eligibility but also comes in handy during repayment as the EMI is divided between the co-borrowers. Also, both co-borrowers are eligible for tax benefits when they opt for a joint home loan.


At the same time when you apply for a joint home loan as co-borrowers, arranging the down payment amount becomes easy. Both of you can split the contribution and make a higher down payment.


Based on your income levels, partners can share the amount among themselves based on their convenience. This gives you the flexibility to address other essential needs hassle-free, without putting an unnecessary burden.


Additionally, when you apply for a joint home loan, the lender evaluates your combined income and credit score as a single application, which increases its weightage by several notches.


Tip #3: Make a Higher Down Payment

No lender will finance the entire purchase value of your home. Most lenders approve 80 to 85% of the property’s value as a loan. You need to pay the remaining amount as down payment. When you make a higher down payment, it significantly increases your home loan eligibility.


Also, higher the down payment, lower is the home loan amount. This brings down the EMI and helps you keep a tight lid on the interest payout.


Accumulating a higher down payment amount makes you more conscious of your finances and investments. It forces you to cut down unnecessary expenses and you make an honest effort to save. Cutting discretionary expenses also adds to your income and enhances your home loan eligibility.


Tip #4: Declare Additional Source of Income

Your home loan eligibility gets a significant boost when you declare additional sources of income. It adds to your financial muscle and helps avail a higher loan amount. So, if you have extra sources of income such as rental income, part-time business, etc., declare them in your application.


Also, declaring additional income sources underline your higher repayment capacity, which helps in the loan application process. It also improves your debt-to-income ratio that aids in achieving higher eligibility.


Additionally, extra sources of income come in handy during situations like COVID-19, when there’s a break in active income. You have a ready-made backup plan to ensure no EMIs are missed, even if your primary income takes a hit. It also helps you accumulate a higher down payment amount and subsequently save on EMIs and interest.


Tip #5: Avoid Frequent Job Changes

If you are a salaried individual, changing your job frequently can negatively impact your home loan eligibility and the loan amount. When you stick to one organization for a long period, it means a stable source of income.


On the other hand, changing your jobs frequently paints a negative picture in the mind of lenders and they become skeptical about your repayment capabilities. So, make sure to stick to one firm for a decent period to boost your home loan eligibility.


Sticking to a single organization for a long time makes you eligible for various benefits such as gratuity. You can use a portion of the amount received for down payment. Periodic appraisals increase your income, enhance your home loan eligibility, and help you repay the loan with ease.


Lastly, applying for a home loan shouldn’t be a rushed exercise. Use online Home Loan eligibility calculators to compute your eligibility and go ahead after due diligence. After you check home loan eligibility, take stock of your finances and search for reputed and credible lenders.


Godrej Capital  is the financial services arm of Godrej Group which offers home loans, Loan Against Property and other secured loans. With innovative products and offerings, customers can get hassle-free loans on easy terms and conditions. Click here to know more about the offering.


Disclaimer: The above information is for illustrative purpose only. For more details, please refer to the product or service document and/or connect with our customer representative prior to making any financial decision.