Residential Properties

How a middle income person can buy a HOUSE – “Kyunki Apna Ghar toh Apna hota hai”

Have you ever thought that if money was never an object you could have bought your dream house? That might be a cozy villa having a private garden as well as swimming pool or a private condo having sea view like it is shown in James Bond movies. Thinking? You might go out of your budget.

Everyone has an idea of their dream homes but as money as an object comes into the picture your aspirations are toned down. Most of the home-buyers when decide to convert their dream home into reality by stretching their finances they might end up denting their finances. But not anymore, affordable housing scheme helped many people to fulfill their dreams to buy their own house. The slowdown in real estate sector also lightens the burden of the buyer. A few years back rates of the property were hitting the roof but today home-buyer can a find a place to dwell for spending their life with their family.

The vision of Modi government that every citizen of India has their own house by the end of the year 2022. To back this vision the government is pursuing and encouraging the builders to come up with projects that fall under affordable housing schemes. Under this scheme, the target is to make house between 10lakh to 30lakh so that lower and middle class group can afford it. Even the home loans are available at a very economical rate. This will lead to increase the quality of living standard of people.

Projects under the affordable housing schemes are launched in states Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan etc. and the state government is providing all the possible assistance to the builders. As per Times of India, their government has made two classifications for Middle Income Group (MIG).

  1. MIG-I having an income of 6-12 lakh will get loan up to 9 lakh with interest subsidy of 4% for a tenure of 20 years. Therefore at the end of tenure, the borrower will end up paying an interest subsidy of 2.35 lakh for 9 lakh.
  2. MIG-II having an income of 12-18 lakh will get loan up to 12 lakh with interest subsidy of 3% for a tenure of 20 years. Therefore at the end of tenure, the borrower will end up paying an interest subsidy of 2.30 lakh for 12 lakh.

The Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) and National Housing Bank (NHB) have been acknowledged as central nodal agencies to channelize this subsidy to the lending institutions, including banks and financial institutions. Therefore, small banks, non-banking finance companies and micro-finance institutions will be recognized as primary lending institutions under the scheme.

Additional loans are also available at a non-subsidies rate. Under the scheme, widows, single working women, persons belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently abled and trans-genders will be given preference.

Paarth Infrabuild, Real Estate Developers, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Sabke liye Ghar

Housing for All | “Sabke liye Ghar”

In the year 2017 for better regulation in the real estate industry, a series of reforms were made like for ensuring transparency in real estate sector RERA was introduced which made the developers to disclose their timelines for their building process. The other massive change was introducing the GST bill in the real estate sector which aimed to reform the tax structure by making it more uniform. But none of them were as impactful as Government’s Housing for All scheme. This will make it easier for the weaker section of the societies to acquire safe loans and invest in making their homes.

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) is an initiative by the government under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi under which housing will be provided to urban poor with a target of building 20 million houses by 31st March 2022. Under PMAY, it is planned to build 2 crore houses for urban poor including Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Low Income Groups (LIG) in urban areas by the year 2022 through a financial assistance of ₹2 trillion (US$30 billion) from central government.

It has two components:

  1. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) (PMAY-U) which will target the urban poor.
  2. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) (PMAY-G) which will target the rural poor.

Sabke liye Ghar

The feature of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is that the government will provide an interest subsidy of 6.5% on housing loans availed by the beneficiaries for a period of 20 years under credit link subsidy scheme(CLSS) from the start of a loan. This scheme will comprise of other schemes that ensure that every house will have a toilet, electricity connection, LPG gas connection, drinking water accessibility, and many more. The houses under PMAY would be constructed through a technology that is eco-friendly and preference will be given to an older person and differently abled person for the allotment of the ground floor.

 

This scheme is comprised of three phases:

Phase 1 – (April 2015 to March 2017) to cover 100 cities.

Phase 2 – (April 2017 to March 2019) to cover additional 200 cities.

Phase 3 – (April 2019 to March 2022) to cover remaining cities.

 

Private contributors such IIFL home loans have been helping the beneficiaries to avail government subsidies. ICICI bank also giving subsidies to the eligible people for the scheme. AU Housing Finance Limited has also been giving subsidies under the scheme.

 

Conditions for PMAY:

  1. Maximum age limit is 70 years.
  2. Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) annual income should be less than 3 lakh
    Low Income Groups (LIG) annual income between 3 lakh – 6 lakh.
  3. The beneficiary should not have any dwelling unit on the name of any family members in any part of India.

Under this scheme, the houses will be owned by females or jointly by the males. This will help to increase the women empowerment in India.

Paarth Infrabuild, Real Estate Developers in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India