Real Estate Sector Expects Maximum Home Loan Deduction in Interim Budget 2024
By Bricksnwall | 2024-01-03
are the real estate industry's estimates for the interim budget for 2024.
As the Finance Ministry gets ready to publish the Interim Budget 2024 in
February, the real estate sector has requested single-window approval for
housing projects and industry status for the housing sector.
Chairman of the ANAROCK Group, stated, "We must have reasonable
expectations for the interim budget, which will be unveiled before the general
house loan deduction (u/s 24)
The INR 2
lakh tax refund on house loan interest rates under Section 24 of the Income Tax
Act must be increased to at least Rs 5 lakh. By doing this, the housing market
may become more active, especially in the affordable housing sector, where
demand has decreased since the epidemic.
significant push for affordable housing
of the epidemic on the target population for this sector has been particularly
dire with regard to affordable housing. According to ANAROCK Research, overall
sales of the once highly criticized category of affordable homes decreased to
about 20% in 2023 from over 30% in 2022 and nearly 40% in the time prior to the
government must carefully consider changing the minimum price at which
properties in the cities' affordable housing market qualify. Despite the
apartments' stipulated size of 60 square meters being appropriate, a
significant portion of the target customers cannot afford them due to prices as
high as Rs 45 lakh. A budget of <INR 45 lakh, for instance, is insufficient
for a city the size of Mumbai; it must to be raised to at least INR 85 lakh.
For other major cities, the budget should be increased to at least INR 60?65
lakh. More purchasers will be able to afford more homes thanks to this price
adjustment, and they will also be eligible for additional benefits such as government
subsidies, lower GST rates at 1% without the ITC, etc.
It is also essential to address the land scarcity for this important housing segment. The relevant government organizations may release some land owned by Indian Railways, Port Trusts, the Department of Heavy Industries, etc. Not only will this land be released at a reduced cost for affordable housing, but it will also result in a huge decrease in total real estate costs.