Sudhir, a Noida-based art director with an advertising company has been toying with the idea of buying his own house for a long time now. He and wife, both working with multinational companies have been staying a plush, apartment on lease for the past three years and now when Sudha is expecting to be a mother in a couple of months, they want their child to arrive in their new home.
Since both are earning, and earning well, putting down a deposit on their own dream house is not a pipe dream for the young couple. They have already figured out how they are going to manage it. One’s salary will pay the equated monthly installments (EMI) on the home loan, while the spouse’s salary will take care of their other monthly expenses. Both realize that the time to invest in a good property is now, because they get burdened with child care expenses, schooling fee etc.
Basically, we want freedom from the hassle of paying rent every month,” quips Sudha. “…And we are mighty kicked with the idea of booking our pad on August 15, the Independence Day. For us, it would mean freedom from our landlord’s tyranny,” she jibes.