Pre-approved Home Loan

A pre-approved home loan is a pre-sanction approval given to the potential home buyers before the finalization of the property. It aids the customers to negotiate with the builders/sellers. In such a loan offering, the eligibility is assessed based on your income, creditworthiness, and financial condition. The rate of interest for pre-approved home loans is the same as that for regular home loans. The repayment tenure of a pre-approved home loan can go up to 30 years.

Benefits of Pre-approved Home Loan

Loan disbursal process becomes easy and fast

Since all the verification is done during the processing of the pre-approval stage, the disbursal of the loan becomes very easy and fast. The only process left is the property document verification, after which your loan is disbursed.

Search for the property becomes easy

When you have a pre-approved home loan, you are better aware of your budget. It further eases your search by limiting it within the budget.

Better negotiation with the builder

A pre-approval loan helps you to negotiate with your builders. When you have the sanction letter in hand, the financial institution gives you more importance as they understand that you are more serious about the purchase.

Planning your finances becomes easy

With a pre-approved home loan, you can easily know your current financial standing. It will help you to plan your savings so that you can give a higher down payment to bring down your loan limit and your monthly EMI payments.

Process of getting a pre-approved home loan

  • To get a pre-approved loan, the buyers need to write an application to the respective financial institution, or you can also file your application online. Post applying, the buyers need to submit a few documents such as the income documents, current residence, employment status, marital status, etc.
  • After that, the financial institution will verify the repayment capacity of the borrower based on the documents submitted. The banks will also verify the credit score of the applicant to decide their eligibility as well as the loan amount to be sanctioned.
  • After the verification process is done, the banks will issue a sanction letter with the loan amount and the interest rate that will be applied to the loan amount. This sanction letter is valid for a specific period beyond which the interest rates or the loan amount both might change.
  • The banks will charge a processing fee for issuing of pre-approved home loan, which is non-refundable, but it will be adjusted in case the buyer avails the loan within the specified time.
  • In the last step, the bank will finally disburse the loan amount after revaluating your eligibility and the concerned property documents.

Documents required for a pre-approved home loan

The applicants need to submit the following documents to get a pre-approved home loan:

  • Identity card of the employer
  • Identity proof
  • Residence proof
  • The last 6 months' bank statement
  • Loan account statement for the last 12 months
  • Salary slip for the last 3 months
  • ITR or Form 16 for the last 2 years