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Mutual Funds, Financial Planning Expert - Answered on May 24, 2024

Ramalingam Kalirajan has over 23 years of experience in mutual funds and financial planning.
He has an MBA in finance from the University of Madras and is a certified financial planner.
He is the director and chief financial planner at Holistic Investment, a Chennai-based firm that offers financial planning and wealth management advice.... more
Shashank Question by Shashank on May 20, 2024Hindi
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I have 15 lac lumpsum to invest , where should I invest it? Option 1 : I can buy a plot of 45-50 lac where I can made down payment of 15 lac and loan ( for 10 years) for rest amount. Expected ROI is 10-12% max. Option 2: I have a capacity to take risk (middle level) and can invest in equity / mutual fund and start sip of equivalent emi amount.—— I have a small house to live but this investment is to get big home for children. I will need this big home after 7-8 years. Please suggest if I can opt for option 1 or 2. Which option will be beneficial - buy plot now on loan or buying after 8 years ? Considering: this plot can be used for own house or can sell in future to buy house in better locations in future.

Ans: Investing ?15 Lakhs: Plot Purchase vs. Equity/Mutual Funds
Making a decision about investing a significant amount like ?15 lakhs requires careful consideration of your financial goals, risk tolerance, and timeline. Let’s evaluate both options to determine which one aligns best with your objectives.

Option 1: Purchase a Plot with Loan
Advantages
Potential for Appreciation: Real estate historically appreciates over time, offering the potential for capital appreciation.
Ownership Benefits: Owning a plot provides a sense of ownership and control over the asset, allowing you to use it for personal residence or future sale.
Disadvantages
Illiquidity: Real estate investments are relatively illiquid compared to financial assets like stocks and mutual funds. Selling a plot may take time and effort.
Cost of Borrowing: Taking a loan for the plot incurs interest costs, reducing overall returns. Ensure the expected ROI exceeds the cost of borrowing.
Option 2: Invest in Equity/Mutual Funds
Advantages
Liquidity: Equity and mutual fund investments offer high liquidity, allowing you to access funds quickly if needed.
Diversification: Investing in a diversified portfolio of stocks and mutual funds spreads risk and potentially enhances returns.
Tax Efficiency: Long-term capital gains from equity investments are taxed at a lower rate compared to interest income from a plot loan.
Disadvantages
Market Volatility: Equity markets are subject to fluctuations, and your investment may experience short-term losses.
Risk of Underperformance: While equities offer the potential for high returns, there is no guarantee of positive returns, and your investment may underperform expectations.
Considerations for Your Big Home Plan
Timeline: 7-8 Years
Evaluate your timeline for needing a bigger home for your children. If the requirement is within 7-8 years, consider the investment horizon and expected returns of each option.
Growth Potential
Assess the growth potential of both options over the specified timeline. Real estate investments typically appreciate over the long term, while equity markets offer potential for higher returns with proper diversification.
Risk Tolerance
Consider your risk tolerance level. If you can withstand short-term market volatility and are comfortable with the risk associated with equity investments, Option 2 may be suitable.
Financial Flexibility
Evaluate your financial flexibility and ability to manage loan repayments. Assess whether taking a loan for the plot aligns with your financial goals and cash flow situation.
Conclusion: Making an Informed Decision
Given your desire to provide a bigger home for your children in 7-8 years, it’s essential to weigh the pros and cons of both options carefully.

Option 1 (Plot Purchase): Offers potential appreciation and ownership benefits but entails illiquidity and borrowing costs.
Option 2 (Equity/Mutual Funds): Provides liquidity, diversification, and tax efficiency but carries market volatility risk.
Recommendation
Considering your timeline, financial goals, and risk tolerance, investing in equity/mutual funds through SIPs may be more suitable. This option offers liquidity, diversification, and the potential for higher returns over the specified timeframe.

Before making a decision, consult with a Certified Financial Planner to assess your individual circumstances and develop a tailored investment strategy that aligns with your long-term objectives.

Best Regards,

K. Ramalingam, MBA, CFP,

Chief Financial Planner,

www.holisticinvestment.in
Asked on - May 24, 2024 | Answered on May 24, 2024
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Thank you so much for the detailed information.
Ans: You're welcome! If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask. Best wishes on your financial journey!

Best Regards,

K. Ramalingam, MBA, CFP,

Chief Financial Planner,

www.holisticinvestment.in
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