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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124 South Braddock Avenue

Point Breeze $165,000

A perfect property with potential!  This home still has lots of original woodwork & stained glass, generously sized rooms.  Hardwood floors throughout.  Great home to update walls (remove paneling and new drywall), new kitchen/new bath and keep the timeless aesthetics!  Upstairs offers 3 sizable bedrooms & updated bath. Cozy back patio and backyard to renovate as well.  Could be quite the place!!

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214 North Mathilda Street

Garfield $150,000

Welcome to 214 N. Mathilda! Only a block away from Penn Ave.  Listing states newer roof, updated electric, newer furnace, new hot water tank, and double pane windows.  This place is dated, for sure: an excellent candidate to purchase & renovate and create the space you have been dreaming of.  New Kitchen, new bath, new walls & new flooring will make this home sweet home!

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5338 Kincaid Street

Garfield $89,900

Mid-reno opportunity:  1,745 sq. ft. home partially finished, and features large rooms, high ceilings. Still plenty of room to finish/decide your own finishes and create wonderful spaces.  Design your own kitchen, bath and select your own flooring.

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5451 Broad Street

East Liberty $67,900
Great “Big Reno” project.  The interior is gutted and listing states new windows going in.  Looks like some great features preserved (open stairs, high ceilings, attic has potential for added space).  We love it when it’s all open – you can see what you’re getting!  Might be worth checking out.
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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.