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Buyer’s Guide

How to Buy Properties with B&F Realty Goa

Tax Benefits
Process Of Buying Properties With Us
Home Finance For NRI & PIOs
Property Management


What are the tax benefits that are available if one avails of housing loan?

  • Deduction of interest on housing loan:
    In the case of self-occupied property acquired or constructed out of borrowed funds, the deduction available for interest on capital borrowed is Rs. 2,00,000/-. In case of property, which is rented, the whole of the interest amount is allowed as deduction. The interest on borrowed funds in pre construction period is allowed over a 5-year period.
  • Limit of repayment of housing loan
    The limit of repayment of housing loan qualifying for deduction u/s 80C is Rs.1,50,000/-.
  • Is there any relief from tax arising on transfer of long-term capital assets under the Income Tax Act, 1961?

Long term capital gains on sale of property used for residence: Section 54 of the Income Tax Act provides relief to an individual or Hindu Undivided Family from capital gains arising from transfer of a residential house held by the assessee atleast for a period of 36 months. Such capital gains to the extent utilised for purchase (within 1 year before or 2 years after the date of sale) or construction (within 3 years of date of sale) of a residential house is exempt u/s 54. If the amount of capital gains is proposed to be utilised, but is not so utilised upto the due date for filing of return then, the amount of unutilised capital gain is required to be deposited in the “Capital Gains Account Scheme, 1988″.

Capital Gains on transfer of capital assets other than a residential house

Section 54F of the Income Tax Act exempts long term capital gains arising from transfer of any long term capital asset other than a residential house. Such capital gains to the extent utilised for purchase (within 1 year before or 2 years after the date of sale) or construction (within 3 years of date of sale) of a residential house is exempt u/s 54F. To be entitled to this exemption the assessee should not own more than one residential house other than the house sold as on the date of transfer. The provisions of depositing the unutilised capital gain in the “Capital Gains Account Scheme, 1988″ as explained above is also applicable.

Capital Gains not to be charged on investment in specified assets

Section 54EC of the Income Tax Act provides relief from capital gains arising from transfer of any capital asset on or after 1st April 2000 shall be exempt to the extent such capital gain is invested within a period of 6 months after the date of such transfer in the long term specified asset provided such specified asset is not transferred or converted into money within a period of 3 years from the date of its acquisition. However, the investment made on or after 1st April 2007 in the long term specified asset by assessee during any financial year cannot exceed Rs. 50 lakhs. For claiming this exemption, the capital gains has to be invested (within 6 months of date of transfer) in notified bonds issued by:

  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
  • National Highways Authority of India
  • Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd.
  • National Housing Bank
  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

Process for Buying Property with us:

Following is the basic procedure to be followed for buying property with us :-

  1. On receipt of your inquiry we will send you all the information required through email and other modes of communication if required.
  2. In case you are down in Goa we will show you around our different sites and available projects by arraigning for your pickup and drop.
  3. Once you decide to purchase a property with us a booking amount will have to paid to us to hold the property for you.
  4. The “Agreement of Sale” needs to be registered at the Registrar’s Office in Goa. You can come down personally for this or assign your representative a Power of Attorney to sign on your behalf.
  5. Mode of Payment will be as mentioned in the Agreement for sale.
  6. When the property is ready for possession the Sale Deed is signed. Government Stamp Duty and Registration Fees applicable at that point of time on the Sale Deed is payable to the Government by the purchaser. The final transfer and registration formalities are then completed and you take physical possession of your new property.

Purchasing Property in Goa by Non-Residents is Governed by certain Rules

Purchase and ownership of immovable property in India are governed by the Reserve Bank of India. To view full details of Reserve Bank of India’s official website Click here. Summary of the current prevailing laws.

Rules for NRIs (Non Resident Indians) and PIOs (Persons of Indian Origin)

  • A NRI is defined as a person resident outside India who is a citizen of India.
  • A PIO is defined as a person who has at any time held an Indian passport, or whose father or grandfather has been a citizen of India
  • NRIs & PIOs are permitted to purchase any number of residential/commercial properties in India. No special permission or filing of documents is required o with RBI.
  • Under the general RBI permission available to NRIs & PIOs, funds must be remitted to India through normal banking channel or funds held in his NRE / FCNR (B) / NRO account. No consideration should be paid outside India.
  • The NRI / PIO may repatriate the sale proceeds of residential / commercial property in India acquired by way of inward remittance through normal banking channels or by debit to NRE /FCNR (B) account. The amount to be repatriated should not exceed the amount paid for acquisition of the residential / commercial property.

Home Finance for NRIs & PIOs

All major banks in India provide Home Finance for NRIs and PIOs.
Check the details below for an overview of home financing options available from ICICI Bank.

  • Loans are offered for purchase, construction, extension or renovation of a new house or apartment.
  • For Salaried persons – Up to 15 yrs.
  • For Self-employed persons – Up to 10 yrs.
  • 80% of the total cost of the property
  • Our projects are ususally approved by State Bank Of India,State Bank Of Patiala,HDFC,ICICI,Corporation Bank and Axis Bank.

Property Management

The management of the completed development is overseen by B&F Realty. The service charges cover the homeowner’s proportionate share of the expenditure on security, routine maintenance, salaries of gardeners, pool attendant and estate manager, insurance, property taxes / rates, water supply and common electricity. Each resident pays their individual electricity, telephone and cable TV and for contents-insurance expenses.