Over the next few days, the home buyers can get great deals with minimal interest rates on stamp duty relief, offers, home loans, and the availability of options from good developers. We are already seeing that the demand for residential real estate has recovered. Also consumers are now accepting that it’s the best time to buy real estate.
Major financiers, including the State Bank of India (SBI), Housing Finance Corporation (HDFC), ICICI Bank, and Kotak Mahindra Bank, are expected to bring home loan interest rates down to record highs. It is expected that lowered interest rates will boost housing sales.
HDFC, the country’s largest private mortgage lender has lowered the interest rate on home loans from 6.8% to 6.75%. The rate cuts announced just days after banks such as the Kotak Mahindra Bank and SBI announced rate cuts.
In recent days, SBI has offered a discount of 70 bps with an interest rate of 6.7% and onwards for a limited period. This offer will discontinue at the end of March.
Kotak Mahindra Bank also announced that it will lower mortgage rates by 0.10 percentage points for a limited period. Customers will be able to take advantage of a 6.65% mortgage loan until 31 March as part of a special offer following the interest rate cut.
Banks aim to attract clients for home loan before the end of the financial year. The lower interest rates on home loan have expanded better buying opportunities for home buyers.
For several days the real estate experts demanded that banks should transmit the advantage of lower repo rates to consumers. The real estate sector has benefited enormously from historically low mortgage rates in addition to momentary reductions in stamp duty in some states.
Experts opinion on Low Home loan interest rates-
Developers believe that lower home loan rates expected to increase demand for housing sector.
Pritam Chivukula, Secretary, CREDAI-MCHI and Co-Founder, Tridhaatu Realty said. “The favorable interest rate environment is likely to persist for some time. It is unexpected that interest rates will fall beyond the current level. Over the next few days, the home buyers can get great deals with minimal interest rates on stamp duty relief, offers, home loans, and the availability of options from good developers. We are already seeing that the demand for residential real estate has recovered. Also consumers are now accepting that it’s the best time to buy real estate.”
Ashok Mohanani – President, NAREDCO Maharashtra said. “The desire to own a home is already growing. As consumers see it as a necessity in this unfamiliar era of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to take advantage of stamp duty, there has been tough competition among financial institutions over the last few days to provide consumers with the best mortgage rates. These factors are helping to stimulate the demand for real estate that was temporarily affected by the pandemic.”
Jayesh Rathod, Executive Director, The Guardians Real Estate Advisory said. “Lowering mortgage interest from major banks will certainly increase the real estate demand significantly. Currently, the lowest interest rates ever, below 7%, are inspiring consumers to buy property quickly. Low interest rates are also attracting more and new customers to the market. The purpose of the low-interest rate is to accelerate economic growth in the country which ultimately increases consumption.”