Archive for September, 2010

HVA Announces 7 new franchises in 7 markets

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

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DALLAS (September 30, 2010) — HomeVestors® of America, Inc., known as the We Buy Ugly Houses® company, announced that seven new franchisees have joined its franchise network of independently owned and operated professional real estate investors who specialize in buying single-family residential properties at a discount and rehabbing them, improving communities across the country.  Read Release

What is “We Buy Ugly Houses®”?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

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We Buy Ugly Houses®” is a registered trademark of HomeVestors of America, which works vigorously to protect and enforce its brand and trademark rights.

Although it is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, HomeVestors is not flattered when other companies illegally appropriate its renowned brand name, identity and reputation. HomeVestors takes swift legal action to prevent and prosecute unauthorized use of its trademarks by people and companies that have no relationship with HomeVestors. The company has never lost a trademark infringement matter to date. (We have a 100-0 record defending our brand!)

HomeVestors offers Alternatives to Home Sellers

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

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WHITEHALL (KDKA) ―

If you’re thinking about selling your home, chances are you’ll need to make a few updates to it to make it attractive to potential buyers.

Or will you? What if there was a way to put your home on the market without making a lot of costly repairs? Read article from CBS KDKA.

What do you mean by “Ugly”?

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

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According to our definition, “ugly” refers to much more than simply the cosmetic condition of a house. According to HomeVestors , “ugly” refers to a property:

  • With structural issues that are not apparent on the surface, such as foundation problems;
  • Sometimes ugly simply means that the house needs to be updated. That avocado kitchen sink and appliances may have the latest thing 30 years ago, but just will not sell in today’s market. Even if that green shag carpet is in great shape, it will prevent the house from selling to a young couple today.
  • That holds troubling memories the owner desires to move away from, such as those of a deceased spouse or child, or those following a divorce;
  • That the owner views as less than desirable from any standpoint; including, for example, a long commuting distance to work, or being located within a flood plain or high-crime area;
  • With an undesirable mortgage financing structure; That has a high mortgage financing rate; With a mortgage that is more than the owner can afford;

So, if you have an Ugly house, by any of these definitions, go to www.webuyuglyhouses.com

Best Small Business Franchise Opportunities for the Natural Handyman

Monday, September 27th, 2010

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HomeVestors (from Lives Cheap website)

With one of the most interesting tag lines and a very clever marketing campaign, chances are you’ve seen or heard the phrase, “WE BUY UGLY HOUSES.” This familiar line coupled with a smiling caveman holding a bag of cash is sure to grab your attention and has helped HomeVestors grab plenty of business over the years. A HomeVestors franchisee will go through a 10-Day training program and receive acquisition software and repair cost analysis software. They will also receive market research information to assist them in buying “ugly houses” at below market value, making any needed repairs or upgrades and then selling the newly revived house at a huge profit. Being a part of HomeVestors is much more than just “flipping” houses, because as a HomeVestors franchisee you’ll benefit from hundreds of leads generated by the HomeVestors tv ads, radio spots, billboards and other forms of advertising that let people know that you’re in the business of buying ugly houses.

Who is HomeVestors?

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

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HomeVestors® of America, known as the “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company, is the #1 buyer of houses in the U.S. Since HomeVestors of America, Inc. was founded and began franchising in 1996, HomeVestors has bought more than 45,000 houses. Company franchisees buy homes that are hard to sell, paying cash to owners who often are in difficult situations. Franchisees rehab houses, and they sell and lease homes, improving neighborhoods in the process and providing opportunities for first-time homebuyers, real estate investors and renters.

With about 200 independently owned and operated franchisees in 33 states, HomeVestors enforces strict systems and standards to help ensure high ethical standards and responsible business practices.

The house isn’t ugly. It’s just tired and needs a remodel.

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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Great article in Pittsburg titled HomeVestors Offers Alternatives to Home Sellers

Congratulations to Doug Everhart!

What is the future for leasing?

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

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Here is an interesting article entitled Renting Gets a New Lease on Life

As many of our franchisees are discovering, there is a real need for rental properties, and investors to deliver those rental properties.

A Youtube clip from Ug University

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

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Check out this report from Ug University