Affordable housing is an unquestionable concept. The buyers and their service providers learnt a lot from the sudden growth of Indian economy and the recession which followed it.
It was a miserable condition for buyers when the annual GDP growth rate hit double digits. Be it be a vehicle or a house, an essential or a non essential product, everything was quoted at a big price. But, thanks to the banks which offered every kind of loans to the investors and brought them out of their miseries. However, the recession is over now.
After this recession, the affordable housing emerged as a new as well as interesting concept which became the ray of hope for all. Due to these affordable houses only, the realty market could recover so early. Thus, it would be nowhere wrong to call ‘Affordable Housing’ a pillar of residential realty market in this scenario.
The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday clamped restrictions on Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) to exposure on realty sector up to 15% of their total deposits.
Photo by jeremy screen nameSpecified in the circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India , it said the total exposure of UCBs to realty sector, including individual housing loans and commercial real estate, should be restricted to 15% of total deposit resources of any bank.
It further mentioned that the loans granted against the security of any immovable property should be classified as Real Estate Loans. The source of repayment will determine whether the exposure is against commercial real estate. Moreover, the ceiling of 15% is to be reckoned on total deposits of a bank based on the audited balance sheet as on March 31 of the fiscal year 2009-10.
RBI’s latest move will benefit the real estate sector or not is only to be told by time.