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HomeVestors Helps Put One Family's Life Back Together


Grace Riggs shared her home of more than 20 years with one of her two sons, his wife and daughter. When her son and daughter-in-law decided to divorce; her daughter-in-law and granddaughter moved to Wisconsin. With the family gone, the house didn’t serve the same purpose that it once did. Riggs fell upon hard times and couldn’t afford the home anymore, causing her to file for bankruptcy. With so much happening, Riggs was overwhelmed.


After receiving a HomeVestors flyer in the mail, Riggs knew this was her opportunity to get out of the tough situation with her home.

“I really hadn’t decided what I was doing to do, and when I received that flyer, it gave me an option,” said Riggs.

Riggs didn’t expect much from HomeVestors; she assumed they would just take the house off of her hands, but she soon discovered HomeVestors would do much more than that.

“It was just such a good experience,” said Riggs.“The HomeVestors franchisee I spoke with was very kind, understanding and patient. He wasn’t pushy and he helped me make my decisions as I went along. It was just so good.”

“When I talked to Grace for the first time, I understood she was in a very, very difficult situation at this point in her life,” said Mike Tassone, HomeVestors franchisee located in the Chicago area. “We wanted to get Grace out of the tough situation she was in as soon as possible, in the most convenient way for her and her family, and without any hassle – and we did just that.”


“Our goal was to help dig Grace and her family out of this hole – and we knew we could help them. I am so glad we were able to help her start the next chapter of her life,” said Tassone.

“I would recommend anyone and everyone to HomeVestors,” said Riggs. “They are fair, thorough and honest – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”

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About HomeVestors

Dallas-based HomeVestors of America is the largest professional house buying franchise in the U.S., with more than 100,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors® recruits, trains and supports its independently owned and operated franchisees that specialize in building businesses based on buying, rehabbing, selling and holding residential properties. Most commonly known as the “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company, HomeVestors strives to make a positive impact in each community. In 2015, for the tenth consecutive year, HomeVestors was among the prestigious Franchise Business Review’s “Top 50 Franchises,” a distinction awarded to franchisors with the highest level of franchisee satisfaction. In 2015, HomeVestors was recognized as the 19th fastest growing franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and in 2016 the company is number 91 in the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur Magazine.