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What is Pre EMI in Home Loan and How to Calculate It?

By IIFL Home Loans | Published On Jan 30 2024 6:01 AM 1 min read 205 views 6603 Likes


Imagine the sun glinting off freshly laid bricks, your dream home taking shape one floor at a time. But amidst the excitement, a nagging worry creeps in — the looming shadow of hefty EMIs. Stop right there! What if there was a way to ease the financial burden and savor the construction journey without creating a dent in your wallet? Enter the magic of home loan pre-EMIs!

Pre EMI, short for pre-equated monthly installment, is your secret weapon for a stress-free home construction experience. It's like a gentle nudge toward your dream home, allowing you to manage your finances wisely while your masterpiece takes form. Forget about hefty payments that drain your savings — Pre EMI lets you breathe easy, knowing your finances are in good hands.

So, before you let the EMI blues steal your joy, let's dive into the world of Pre EMI and understand how it can empower you as a homeowner.

Pre EMI vs Full EMI: Understanding the Difference

Think of Pre EMIs as a "soft launch" for your home loan repayments. Unlike full EMIs, which include both principal and interest components, Pre EMI focuses solely on the interest accrued on the loan amount that has been disbursed. This translates to significantly lower monthly payments during the construction phase. Imagine paying a fraction of the full EMI while your home takes shape—that's the beauty of Pre EMI!

Here's a quick comparison to illustrate pre EMI vs full EMI:


Pre Emi

Full EMI

Payment Focus

Interest only

Principal & Interest

Monthly Payments



Construction Phase


Not applicable

How Pre EMI is calculated?

Calculating pre EMI is a breeze! Here's the formula:

(Loan AmountInterest RateConstruction Period) / (Number of Months in Construction Period)

Don't worry if numbers aren't your forte. IIFL Home Loans has a handy pre EMI interest calculation on their website that does the math for you. Simply plug in the details, and voila, you have your Pre EMI figure!

Tip Box: Online calculators like IIFL Home Loan EMI Calculator are your best friends for accurate and convenient Pre EMI calculations.

Embracing the Advantages of Pre EMI

Pre EMI isn't just a fancy term; it's a financial lifeline with a multitude of benefits:

  • Reduced Financial Burden: Lower monthly payments during construction ease the pressure on your wallet, allowing you to manage other expenses comfortably.

  • Improved Cash Flow Management: With Pre EMI, you have more disposable income, which you can use for furnishing, decoration, or even short-term investments.

  • Stress-free Construction Journey: Knowing your finances are in order allows you to focus on the exciting aspects of home construction, like choosing tiles or planning that perfect backyard barbecue.

  • Smoother Transition to Full EMI: Once construction is complete, you'll be well-adjusted to the idea of regular loan repayments, making the switch to full EMI seamless.

Weighing the Considerations Before Diving In

While home loan pre EMI is a fantastic option, it's important to remember that it's not a one-size-fits-all solution. Here are some things to consider:

  • Longer Loan Tenure: The Pre EMI period adds to the overall loan tenure, meaning you'll end up paying more interest in the long run.

  • Higher Total Interest: Since you're only paying pre EMI interestduring the pre- EMI phase, the total interest amount will be higher than a full EMI loan.

  • Discipline is Key: Lower Pre EMI payments can be tempting, but it's crucial to maintain financial discipline and avoid overspending.

Wrapping Up

Pre EMI interest on housing loans is a powerful tool for managing your home loan during construction, offering lower monthly payments and improved cash flow. However, carefully consider the longer loan tenure and higher total interest before making a decision. IIFL Home Finance is here to guide you every step of the way, with a range of flexible loan options and expert advice. Explore their website, use their handy online calculators, and make informed choices that lead you to your dream home.

Remember, with Pre EMI as your financial ally, the construction journey can be one filled with excitement, not financial worries. Discover tailored home loan solutions at IIFL Home Loans for expert guidance and a range of financing options.


Q1: Is Pre EMI available for all home loans?

A: Pre EMI options are typically available for under-construction properties from most financial institutions.

Q2: How can I determine if Pre EMI is right for me?

A: Assess your financial capabilities, plans, and loan tenure to determine the suitability of Pre EMI.

Q3: What are the tax implications of choosing Pre EMI?

A: Pre EMI payments offer tax benefits on the interest paid during the construction phase under Section 24.

Q4: What happens if the construction period extends beyond the initial estimate?

A: Lenders might extend the Pre EMI phase or offer alternative repayment solutions based on the delay.

Q5: Can I switch from Pre EMI to full EMI before the construction is complete?

A: Generally, transitioning from Pre EMI to full EMI happens after the construction is finalised.


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