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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264 Dalton Avenue

Observatory Hill $89,900

Looking for Country living while still in the City THIS IS THE ONE! , this home has been in the same family for over 80 years this untouched gem sits on a large lot where deer are some of your neighbors! This quirky 100+ year old home offers many features and original details, large living & dining rooms, two large bedrooms on the second floor with a full a full bath, front porch, rear deck & patio, huge side yard and much more, bring your imagination!

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5626 Donson Way

Lawrenceville/Upper $134,900

Fantastic opportunity to do a major update in Lawrenceville!  At this price, lots of room to renovate and make it your own!

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5627 Carnegie Street

Lawrenceville/Upper $144,900

Big Reno opportunity!  Great location/tons of potential and a good price-point for the neighborhood.  Nowhere to go but UP.  Best of all, you can pretty much remodel it top to bottom make it exactly what you’ve been looking for.  Good opportunity to create the house you’ve been imagining.!

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10121 Perry Highway

Wexford $177,000
Great Opportunity in McCandless Township. With some vision, this can be a fabulous home in a prime location. This is a great project if you’re looking for a major-make over!   New Kitchen & Bath, all new flooring and maybe open up the 2nd floor?  Possibly add a 3rd Bedroom.  Lots of options on this one!
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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.