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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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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633 Collins Avenue

East Liberty $305,000

This beautiful home is awaiting your final touches! This property boasts 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath, second floor laundry, first floor powder room &amazing third floor master bedroom complete with exposed beams. This property is perfect for a Renovation loan! Put your HGTV binge watching to work & enjoy your custom home!

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1711 Rialto Street

Troy Hill $174,900

This large well maintained 4 or 5 bedroom, 2 bath brick home located on top of “Pig Hill” in the popular Troy Hill neighborhood. This updated home is ready for your personal touch.

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4072 Woolslayer Way

Bloomfield $140,000

Gutted and ready to renovate! (saves demo money and lets you see through the walls/know what you’re getting. This Bloomfield Rowhouse just needs your imagination to make it perfect. It has been stripped down to the bones and is ready to be redesigned. Walk or bike to Children’s Hospital, Butler Street in Lawrenceville, Bloomfield’s Little Italy, and so much more. Private back yard.   Being wide open inside lets you make it your own.

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221 North Graham Street

Garfield $169,975

Spacious 3 story home with lots of potential and located close to the Penn Avenue corridor. Large rooms, high ceilings and an abundance of natural light just need your ideas and reno budget to make this a comfortable home.  Not a major reno, but could be really cool with the right plan.  With some updates and TLC this home is a gem!

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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.