With the festive season ahead, banks across India have started giving offers and providing concessions. One such phenomenon that has been going around recently is interest rates of home loans that find themselves at an all-time low across the country. One such recent entrant into the list of financial entities to slash their rates was Kotak Mahindra Bank.
In a move that is likely to breathe life into the real estate sector, chief minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday announced that the infrastructure tax levied on the construction sector would be reduced by 30% for a period of six months from April 1. Sawant also promised to bring in “major reforms” in the functioning of planning and development authorities.
Buying a resale property appears much simpler than buying an under-construction unit. However, there are some crucial checks and documents requirements before you enter into a legal contract. Every property transaction involves two key components – one is the physical verification of a property and the second is its legal due diligence.
It seems the demand for housing is back to pre-Covid levels. A number of government initiatives, including stamp duty cuts, seem to have helped. Do you think this demand can be sustained? It has been my view for a very long time that this is really one of the best times to buy a house for a variety of reasons.
The revenue department has notified draft rules for the government’s property register which will assign a unique identification number to each property. All government departments will have access to the property registrar so that data about the property can be updated as and when required.