We help people buy & renovate houses

Having trouble finding a great house in your budget? Let us help you create it. Our special renovation loans include a renovation budget, so you can purchase and renovate almost any home and love where you live.

A better way to buy a home

We help you pay for the renovations with a Renovation Loan, which is just like a traditional mortgage—but with a built-in budget for renovation. It's still one loan and one monthly payment, but your renovation budget comes out of your mortgage, not your pocket.

And a loan isn't all we give you. We guide you through the whole process from start to finish, using our years of experience handling projects of all shapes and sizes to help you get the most out of the experience. Check out the video to learn more.

Perfect for houses of all shapes & sizes

Renovation loans aren't just for big, transformative projects. Whether you're repairing a roof or furnace, refreshing a kitchen or bathroom, or gutting and remodeling the entire house, a renovation loan provides whatever budget you need to elevate a house to "dream home" status.

The process looks a bit different than the usual homebuying process, but we'll be here to guide you through it all. Check out this step-by-step video on what the process looks like from start to finish.

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Just the way you want it

When it comes to your dream home, you probably know exactly what you want. It's finding that home—for sale, in the right neighborhood, within your budget—that's the hard part.

With a renovation loan, there's a better way: find a home with potential, then put your own personal touch on it by renovating and remodeling. Maybe it's a big project, like a brand new kitchen, or just some small improvements around the house to make it feel more like home. The choices are yours and the possibilities are endless.

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Think you might be interested, but aren't sure where to start? Answer a few easy questions to tell us where you're starting from, then we'll schedule a conversation with you to get the ball rolling.

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Renovation Handbookfor homebuyers

How do you get pre-qualified* for a loan? How much money do you need out of pocket? What types of work are covered? We answer these questions and many more in our Renovation Handbook for Homebuyers. Enter your email address below and we'll send a copy to your inbox.

    Properties With Potential

    There are lots of homes around Pittsburgh that need a little TLC. Whether you’re looking for a small fixer-upper project or want to makeover an entire home, here’s a handpicked collection of homes that we think have amazing potential.

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    1827 Lowrie Street

    Troy Hill $138,500

    Located in the heart of Troy Hill and a short walk to restaurants and bars. Some updates have been made, others are waiting to be made. The first floor features a newer kitchen and bathroom, while the spacious 2nd and 3rd floors boast many different nooks and crannies for you to make home.

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    4621 Carroll Street

    Bloomfield $173,250

    Great location. Close to Childrens’ Hospital and one block off of Penn Avenue. Spacious home with rear porch and level fenced backyard which borders an alleyway. Parking permit area. The third bedroom is located on the third floor. Wonderful opportunity to remodel to your preferences. Lots of potential!

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    1911 Wrights Way

    South Side $120,000

    Great opportunity to renovate in the South Side!  Could be a completely new house after renovations!

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    246 38th Street

    Lawrenceville/Lower $280,000

    Right in the heart of Trendy Lawrenceville, this 3 bedroom home boasts spacious rooms, lots of character, great location and lots of light. The back yard is all decking and there is a TWO CAR GARAGE!

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