A quick guide to save for your dream home!

A quick guide to save for your dream home!

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Buying a home is like a dream that is inherited by most of us from our families just like genes, habits and in some cases, money. The ultimate goal in life, a sign of having arrived, a boost to your self-confidence or security for your children- owning your own home can be as gratifying as it gets!

And since
it is a ‘must-achieve at least once’ kind of a milestone in your life, it
becomes a long-term financial goal which requires saving money for the down
payment, ensuring future inflow for EMIs and then trying for early-closure of
the loan for the remainder of your life. So, how about we make this calculation
easy for you?

Firstly,
if you are well-versed with the savings options available in our country, you
probably have invested in mutual funds already. For the rest of you who are
uninitiated, mutual funds are a basket of securities wherein you invest your
money to grow, and your money is further invested in organisations across
sectors and capitalizations in order to diversify.

For any long-term investment goal, it is advisable to start your investment in equity- oriented mutual fund via Systematic Investment Planning (SIP). This is because equity MF might provide better tax-adjusted returns in the future and SIP diversifies your risk over time and averages out the cost. Now, let us take a hypothetical example of you wanting to buy a house worth 1 Cr, 15 years from now.

SIP amount Rate of return* Rate of Inflation* Period of
investment
Maturity Amount**
Rs 25,000 12% 6% 15
years
~0.73
Lakhs

*Assumed rates (hypothetical)                       **As per https://sipcalculator.in/result

So, if
you invest Rs 25,000 per month till 15 years, you shall accumulate roughly 73%
of the house cost for the down payment and consider a loan for the rest of the
amount. There can be below two variations in this arrangement-

  1. You can start a smaller SIP and
    keep increasing the amount as your income increases
  2. You aim for a lower down payment
    or a lower period of investment. We have tried to maximize the down payment to
    save on the interest you end up paying on the borrowed amount.

At Provident Housing, we appreciate and understand your dreams and the efforts behind them. We plan our houses just like you plan your money to buy them- with careful calculation and a lot of hope! We invite you to be a part of our family.

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