Well, there are ample reasons to do so. The very first being, Thane’s strategic location. Away from the chaos of the suburbs of Mumbai; it has a charm of its own. While being peaceful, it enjoys all the perks of an urban life. Add to that, the area is well-connected to the important hubs of Mumbai and other parts of the state through major expressways and highways. And with the current property rates, an investment here makes for a valuable proposition.
The Raymond name has been synonymous with top-notch quality in everything we do. With attention-to-detail in every aspect, there is an intrinsic sense of class. Your Raymond residence will be built with love, care and aesthetic ingenuity. It will imbibe and reflect these attributes, making it your dream abode.
For bonafide residential purposes, an NRI with an active Indian passport does not need the approval of RBI to acquire an immovable property. You can make the purchase either by remittance of funds from abroad through normal banking channels or out of your NRO/ NRE/ FCNR account.
We understand that the legal aspects of acquiring a new property can get a bit overwhelming, so for any related guidance, you can always get in touch with us.
As an NRI, you are recognized under the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973. There are attractive NRI housing schemes facilitated by many banks in India. Several reputed Housing Finance Companies offer NRI focused housing finance plans with suitable repayment options.
If you plan on taking a home loan, do keep in mind that it will lead to additional expenses over and above the cost of the home. For example, one has to pay stamp duty and registration charges to register your new home. Our stamp duty calculator will help you accurately determine the amount of stamp duty you will need to pay for your home, which would then help you calculate the amount required for your home loan.
The state government levies a fee called stamp duty for the purchase of any new property. This fee is paid towards registration of your property and you’ll be provided with a legal document validating your ownership of property. Until you have paid stamp duty, you are not considered as the legal owner of the property.
Typically, the cost of stamp duty is 5-7% of the property’s market value and registration charges are 1% of the property’s market value. These charges will be added to your cost, and you are required to count for these when applying for a home loan. The exact amount of stamp duty is determined by multiple factors such as:
• Actual market value of property
• Type of property
• Intended usage – residential or commercial
• Location of the property
• Age and gender of the property owner
Stamp duty and registration charges are not sanctioned by lenders in the approved home loan amount. This expense has to be borne by the buyer.
Yes, one can claim stamp duty as a tax deduction under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, up to a maximum limit of Rs. 1,50,000.
No, stamp duty is not refundable.
Currently, stamp duty and GST are separate charges levied on the sale of a property and thus have no bearing on each other.
You can pay stamp duty via one of the following methods:
• Physical Stamp Paper:
This is the most popular method of paying stamp duty. One can purchase stamp paper from authorised sellers. Details with regards to the property registration or agreement are then written on this paper. Though, if the stamp duty charges are high, you will be required to purchase multiple stamp papers and thus it might become inconvenient.
You will need to go to an authorised franking agent who will stamp your property documents, certifying that the required stamp duty has been paid. This method has minimum criteria. Further, the agent will levy a franking charge, which is then deducted from the overall stamp duty to be paid. This service is offered to home buyers by most banks.
This is the most convenient way to pay stamp duty charges. Log on to the SHCIL (Stock Holding Corporation of India) website, select the state in which your property is located, complete the application form and submit it to a collected centre along with the required funds. Once the amount has been paid, you will get an e-stamp certificated with a Unique Identification Number (UIN).