HomeVestors, of “We Buy Ugly Houses” fame, is holding a contest for The Ugliest House of the Year 2020 from Feb. 18-28.

The Dallas-based nationwide home-flipping franchisor has chosen three finalists from among the many almost 10,000 homes its greater than 1,100 franchisees purchased and reworked final 12 months in 176 markets. The corporate is that includes them on its Facebook page, the place everyone seems to be requested to vote for his or her favourite.

“Celebrating our most dramatic ‘befores’ and ‘afters’ for The Ugliest Home Of The Yr lets us showcase the laborious work and ingenuity of our franchisees, whereas additionally demonstrating what we carry to the communities we serve,” David Hicks, CEO of HomeVestors, mentioned in a press release.

“Final 12 months, our independently owned and operated franchises bought nearly 10,000 homes, producing gross sales of $1.6 billion.” That’s a rise from two years ago, when HomeVestors franchisees sometimes purchased about 8,000 properties per 12 months.

HomeVestors has bought greater than 105,000 homes since 1996 to both rehab and promote or maintain as funding properties, greater than 80 % of them lower than 1,400 sq. ft and constructed earlier than 1980. The corporate acknowledged that not all have been “ugly,” however some do want plenty of work, together with the competition’s finalists.

“Certainly one of this 12 months’s three finalists was a vacant property bought in Knoxville, having suffered from vandalism, wildlife infestations, and extreme roof harm,” the corporate mentioned in a press launch. “One other in Kansas Metropolis, was stuffed with outdated belongings and trash earlier than being outfitted with new plumbing, wiring, a roof, and an general contemporary look, whereas the third finalist in Florida was bought and revamped after an deserted intestine job.”

HomeVestors shared some particulars concerning the finalists in addition to images on their Fb web page.

Contestant A:

Contestant B:

Contestant C:

Register your vote for A, B or C here.

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