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A Day For Habitat For Humanity  |  7/1/2023
A local crew from HomeVestors® of America recently donated a day of service to Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho. The team of more than 20 employees, friends, and family improved a house for a local family. Read the article on Coeur d'Alene Press

Companies that buy houses for cash reviewed  |  2/1/2023
For people who don’t want to make repairs or take the time to find a buyer, selling for cash is another viable option. Find out if selling to a cash buyer is right for you. Read the full article on Rochester Real Estate Blog

Neighborhoods are being bought up by out-of-state investors with little to no interest beyond making money  | 11/10/2022
More property is being purchased by out-of-state companies and investors, sometimes in large-scale purchases including numerous houses that individual investors can’t afford. This is affecting the local economies and renters.  Read the full article on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Ugliest House of the Year®  | 7/13/2022
Bernardo Mazzucco, an immigrant from Venezuela, moved to Florida in 2018 and became a franchisee of  We Buy Ugly Houses®He’s thrilled to have won the 'Ugliest House of the Year®' contest and that he was able to help Habitat for Humanity.  Read the full article on Orlando Magazine

Orlando home wins Ugliest House of the Year® contest  | 2/17/2022
The winner of the ‘Ugliest House of the Year®’ for 2021 was purchased sight-unseen by a property specialist with We Buy Ugly Houses®. The house had been overrun by pets and excessive clutter and was completely remodeled, making the house practically brand new. Watch the full Orlando Ugliest House of the Year® Contest YouTube video

Orlando home dubbed 'Ugliest House' in nationwide contest  | 2/17/2022
This home in Orlando has been named the 'Ugliest House' of 2021.  Read the full article on Click Orlando

Knoxville Home wins Ugliest House of the Year® | 5/31/2021
The Ugliest House of the Year® title for 2020 went to this home in Knoxville, TN. Read the full article on Knox News

The "Ugliest House of the Year" gets a complete renovation  | 4/20/2021
The 2020 winner of the ‘Ugliest House of the Year®’ got a complete renovation. The results are astonishing, as the house was considered condemned and was supposed to be demolished. The now-beautiful house is almost unrecognizable. Read the full article on Woodworking Network

Heard of We Buy Ugly Houses®? – Here’s how it works and why it is so popular  | 3/29/2021
Learn more about We Buy Ugly Houses® and the reasons for its decades of success. Read the full article on Miami Herald

What's your pick for Ugliest House of the Year®?  | 2/19/2021
People can vote for their favorite ‘Ugliest House of the Year,®’ a contest that We Buy Ugly Houses® holds to highlight the best home renovation done by a franchise that year. The public is allowed to cast their vote, letting We Buy Ugly Houses know which house transformation is the best. Read the full article on Inman News

Hi-Land Properties named National Franchise of the Year for fifth time by HomeVestors®, the We Buy Ugly Houses® People | 2/10/2021
One of the 1,110 franchises of We Buy Ugly Houses® was named franchise of the year for the fifth time. During the pandemic, they continued to buy houses in the Florida area, supporting homeowners who needed to sell their houses in a difficult time. Read the full article on Southwest Florida Business Today

Home investor finds $10,000 hidden in living room, returns it all to grateful former owner  | 10/5/2020
A surprised We Buy Ugly Houses® franchisee found envelopes of cash in the home he'd just purchased. Find out what the family thought about him returning the money. Read the full article on CBS Chicago

Buying Ugly Houses (and selling prettier ones) during the pandemic — Q&A with HomeVestors® CEO David Hicks | 10/2/2020
Businesses are changing due to the impact of COVID-19. Learn how We Buy Ugly Houses® is adapting in this interview with the CEO. Read the full article on Dallas Business Journal

How investors and homeowners compete for wealth in Atlanta’s gentrifying neighborhoods  | 9/14/2020
Wholesalers have swept through south and west Atlanta in search of properties to buy. Housing advocates warn they’re predatory. But the investors say they serve the real estate market. Read the full article on WABE NPR Atlanta

Executive perspectives: David Hicks  | 6/18/2020
Business veteran David Hicks is CEO of Dallas-based HomeVestors®, the original We Buy Ugly Houses® company. It has more than 1,100 franchises in 170 markets across the country. Hicks joined the company in 2005 as director of franchise systems and developed a process for coaching franchisees. Read the full article on D Magazine

Retirees, sell your home without a hassle | 4/6/2020
Leaving your long-time home can feel overwhelming when clutter and repairs may have gotten out of hand. If you need to move on to the next phase of your life and don’t want to take the time and effort to get your house ready for showings, there are other options. Read the full article on Kiplinger

Zillow, Opendoor and other iBuyers are out, but this homebuying business is still going strong  | 4/3/2020
Even during the COVID-19 lockdowns, We Buy Ugly Houses® maintained their commitment to helping people who wanted to sell their house for cash. Changing their process to include virtual tours when needed, they continued to buy houses across America when most companies called it quits. Read the full article on Forbes

‘We Buy Ugly Houses®’ helps immigrants succeed in real estate | 2/12/2020
We Buy Ugly Houses® is a network of over 1,100 franchises across the country. For immigrant entrepreneurs, it could be the business they’ve been waiting for. Read the full article on Immigrant Biz

‘We Buy Ugly Houses®’ CEO weighs in on national, DFW residential market  | 1/30/2020
HomeVestors® of America, Inc. has grown rapidly with the rebound of the U.S. housing market, and CEO David Hicks doesn’t expect the market—or the company—to stop expanding anytime soon. Read the full article on Dallas Business Journal

Meet America’s ‘Ugliest House of the Year®’—and see how gorgeous it looks today | 1/28/2020
“Ugliest House of the Year®” may seem like a dubious title, but for house-flipping franchise HomeVestors®, known for its tagline “We Buy Ugly Houses®,” this distinction has a certain cachet. Read the full article on

This is the ugliest house of 2019 | 1/24/2020
Check out the Miami house dubbed 'ugliest' home in 2019. Read the full article on Inman News