Pittsburgh's most-loved renovation lenders

For over twenty years we've been a trusted partner on renovation projects throughout Pittsburgh and beyond. No matter your budget or experience level, you can count on our team to guide you through the process with unmatched service and care.


"Jeff and his team made purchasing our first home feel like a breeze and always worked with integrity."

– Kevin L. on Google Reviews

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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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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135 Bigham St

Mt. Washington $279,000

SF home atop Mt. Washington that needs some TLC.  Do the basics or step up the bathrooms/kitchen to go full scale!  Your Kitchen, Your Bathroom, and completely do the back decks and you’ll have a pretty sweet space in one of the coolest Pittsburgh Neighborhoods.  Worth a look!

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1780 Arlington Ave.

Mt. Oliver $62,499

1915 Brick that needs a lot of TLC.  The good news – if you re-do the whole thing, top-to bottom, you’ve got the home you’ve been looking for re-done to your own tastes!  Guessing everything needs done on this one: new kitchen, baths, flooring, walls….truly a complete make over to make this the gorgeous home it was always meant to be!

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42 Watson Blvd

Observatory Hill $175,000

All Brick Victorian with lots of beautiful features.  Needs a solid renovation with new kitchen, baths, paint & flooring but a real beauty with retained character.  Worth a look – could be your amazing new home!

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11663 Althea Rd

Penn Hillls $169,900

Looks like a solid brick home in need of new kitchen, bath, flooring and paint.   Could be a great new home with these updates – and your style!

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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.