Higher interest will push up monthly installments for home loans for existing as well as new home buyers. The National Real Estate Development Council (Naredco) expects interest rates on housing finance to increase to 10.5 per cent for loans up to Rs 30 lakh and 11 per cent or more on loans above Rs 30 lakh.
Pradeep Jain, chairman, Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India, said: ‘‘The increase in rates will intensify the cash crunch scenario the industry is facing. The current pressure on prices is global in character and reflects supply-side bottlenecks. The solution is not monetary tightening.”
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