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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5451 Broad Street

East Liberty $56,900
This one is a grand, blank slate!  Great “Big Reno” project.  The interior is gutted, so you don’t have to do the messy work or see through walls.  It looks like some great features preserved (open stairs, high ceilings, attic has potential for added space).   Even a First Time Home Buyer could buy this home with the FHA 203k loan.   Stop looking for the perfect house and create it, instead.
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4602 Coleridge Street

Stanton Heights $150,000

Mystery Opportunity in Stanton Heights!  1,436 square feet, three bedroom house on a double lot. Listing states “Great protentional to renovate the home”, so guessing there is opportunity to customize significantly with a reno budget.  Might be worth checking out!

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4283 Andover Terrace

Upper Hill $479,999
First time on the market in over 60 years. Beautiful 7 room Tudor style home located in much sought after Andover Terrace now has a ton of potential!   Keep the timeless beauty and update to your own vision.  This 4630 square foot estate features gleaming hardwood floors and original wainscoting and woodwork throughout the home.  The property needs some TLC and is being sold as is.  This is where a Purchase & Renovation Loan can help you create your dream home!
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Featured in Architectural Digest’s Hidden Gems series. This 1175 sqft home offers the opportunity for a new owner to renovate as desired. Currently laid out as a 3 bd (1 captive)1 ba. Enjoy the airy ground floor with original fireplace and spacious kitchen. Upstairs are 3 good size bedrooms and an office space which would be a great option to add a second bath. The adjoining two vacant lots are included in the sale allowing for a sizable garden. Requires full renovation

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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.