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There are several different types of secured property loans in the market, and quite often, it may get confusing to pick the differences apart in each of them. For the sake of clarity, it must be made clear that even Home Loans are a type of mortgage loan; wherein the property you seek a loan is considered a collateral for the sanction. However, through this article, we establish the differences between Home Loans and Loans Against Property – which are commonly referred to as mortgage loans.

The purpose of demarcating the difference is to help borrowers make informed decisions about which loan type is correctly suited to their needs – helping them choose, and then proceed to apply for the right loan, knowing everything it entails.

A Home Loan is a financial product that provides borrowers funds to buy, build, or renovate a home. Lenders offer funds up to a certain percentage of the property value, 75% - 90% , and require borrowers to pay the remainder as a down payment. In this case, the home being purchased is the collateral for the money sanctioned.

Besides these features, a Home Loan also has other benefits. For instance, borrowers can avail of sizeable funding to address their home buying needs at competitive interest rates that keep the total cost of borrowing feasible. Borrowers, depending on the quality of their Home Loan application, are extended a repayment tenor of nearly 30 years – to keep their repayment burden easy to manage.

Defined as a Mortgage Loan in this context, a Loan Against Property is a medium to pledge an existing property you already own, for a loan sanction to address any big-ticket expenses you may have, such as an upcoming wedding, overseas education, unforeseen medical bills or the expansion of your business. The loan amount is decided considering your asset’s market value and you will be offered up to 18 years to repay the loan.

Bajaj Housing Finance offers both loan types to interested applicants, depending on what their financial need is. Here are the differences between both products that we offer:

​Parameter Bajaj Housing Finance Home Loan Bajaj Housing Finance Loan Against Property
Purpose To help in home buying or renovation only To help address any financial expense, with no end-use restrictions
Interest Rate 7.70%* p.a. 9.10%* p.a.
Loan Sanction Rs.5 Crore* or higher, basis eligibility 9.10%* p.a.
Tenor Up to 30 years Up to 18 years
Disbursement Time In 48 Hours* from the time of formal loan approval In 72 hours* from the time of formal loan approval
Part-Prepayment Charges/Foreclosure Charges No additional charges on part-prepayment or foreclosure for individual borrowers with a floating interest rate Home Loan No additional charges on part-prepayment or foreclosure for individual borrowers with a floating interest rate Loan Against Property; not applicable for entities who borrow for business expansion
Loan-to-Value Ratio May go up to 75% to 90% of the property’s value May go up to 70%* to 75%* of the property’s value
Eligibility Criteria Easy-to-meet and basic; open to salaried, professional, and self-employed applicants Easy-to-meet and basic; open to salaried, professional, and self-employed applicants

For a more detailed insight into the fees and interest rates attached to both loan types, click here.

Your choice of loan has to depend entirely on what you need the funding for – if it is to buy a house, or renovate the one you live in, then a Home Loan is ideal for you, given its low interest rate and sizeable loan sanctions. On the other hand, if you find yourself short of cash, and need funds immediately to take care of your pending bills, a Loan Against Property is what you need.

It is not apt to compare both loan types as they are both meant to serve different purposes, and both have their undeniable salient features. Whatever be your need, borrow from Bajaj Housing Finance to cover your expenses.

*Terms and conditions apply

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