Title I loan is for individuals requiring funds for home improvement, but who
have little or no equity in their property or who live in a state where equity
loans are very limited. If you have some equity in your home you may want to consider
refinancing for your home improvements. Title I loans bear a higher interest rate
than other loan types available.
Borrower must have at least a one-half owner interest in the property or have
a long-term lease and be an acceptable credit risk.
A borrower's total fixed expenses cannot exceed 45 percent of gross income. This
includes debt for such items as cars, houses, credit cards, and various types
of other loans. It does not include such items as food and utilities.
cannot be used for luxury items.
They must be used for improvements
that protect or improve the basic livability or utility of the property. Examples:
structural additions/alterations, roofing, insulation, etc