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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829 North Beatty Street

Highland Park $299,999

Definitely a property with potential.  Use an FHA 203(k) loan to purchase this house as a First Time Buyer.  Update bathrooms, kitchen, walls & floors to make this the home you’ve been looking for.  Great location – just needs renovation + imagination, and we can help with that.

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2601 Mount Royal Boulevard

Glenshaw $200,000

Great location, inside can use some love!  Use an FHA 203k Loan or Homestyle Renovation Loan to refinish all the floors, for starters. Update the kitchen for more cupboards and ditch the wall paper and update the bathroom. Some neutral paint would go a long way.  Definitely a property with potential!

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124 South Braddock Avenue

Point Breeze $149,900

A perfect property with potential!  This home still has lots of original woodwork & stained glass, generously sized rooms.  Use the FHA 203k or Fannie Mae Homestyle renovation loans to put in a completely new kitchen and bath.  Re-surface the hardwood floors, get rid of the paneling with new walls in the bedrooms and you have a home that is exactly what you are hoping for.  (Because YOU picked the finishes!)  Update the back patio and backyard to renovate as well.  Could be quite the place!!

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214 North Mathilda Street

Garfield $150,000

Perfect home to purchase and completely update top to bottom:  Completely new kitchen & bath, get rid of the dropped ceilings and  see how high the ceilings really are!  Great location and solid space.  Perfect for FHA 203k loan or Fannie Mae Homestyle Renovation loan.  This place is dated, for sure.  In the right hands – it can be the stunning new home you’ve been hoping for and YOU get to select the finishes.

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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.