West Palm Beach, FL – February 20, 2019 – Award-winning “We Buy Ugly Houses” Company Continues to Help Maintain Affordable Local Housing Supply While Also Providing Hundreds of Local Jobs.
Hi-Land Properties, a West Palm Beach franchise of HomeVestors®, has been named the We Buy Ugly Houses® Franchise of the Year for the fourth time in eight years. Last year, Hi-Land Properties bought 176 houses, and has purchased more than 1,100 in the area since becoming a franchise in 2005. HomeVestors has been America’s number one homebuyer for several years.
“We don’t just buy ugly houses, we also provide homeowners ‘solutions for ugly situations®’,” said Don Cameron, owner of Hi-Land Properties. “The individuals and families that sell to us appreciate that we meet with them personally to make a fair cash offer and buy their property as-is, and that we always operate in an honest, straightforward manner. We write every purchase contract with the FAR-BAR As-Is contract, which is approved by the Florida Associations of Realtors and the Florida Bar.”
There are more than 32 independently owned and operated HomeVestors franchises like Hi-Land Properties in south Florida that are helping drive neighborhood improvement, as well as providing business opportunities for investors.
HomeVestors has purchased more than 95,000 houses since it began franchising in 1996, and averages about 8,000 houses each year. The houses are deemed “ugly” in advertisements, with the term applying not just to their condition, but also to the ugly situations sellers often themselves in. More than 80 percent of houses purchased by HomeVestors® franchisees are less than 1,400-square feet and were built before 1980. Houses purchased are generally rehabbed, then sold or held as investment properties, helping raise real estate values and drive community revitalization.
“Few builders are selling new single-family homes for less than $300,000,” added David Hicks, CEO of HomeVestors. “But franchises like Hi-Land Properties here in West Palm Beach are reintroducing properties that might not otherwise be available, delivering a supply of desirable homes that first-time home buyers can reasonably afford. We pride ourselves on providing a needed service to these sellers while also bringing the progress of new development and an affordable housing supply to the communities where our franchises live and work.”
About HomeVestors of America, Inc.
Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc. is the largest professional house buying franchise in the U.S. with more than 95,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors recruits, trains and supports its more than 1,000 independently owned and operated HomeVestors® 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 of its 168 markets. The company ranked on the 2018 Inc. 5000, has appeared for 12 consecutive years on the prestigious Franchise Business Review’s “Top Franchises,” and for six years on the annual Dallas 100. HomeVestors was also recognized in 2018 as the third fastest-growing franchise in America on the Franchise Times Top 200, as the 20th fastest-growing franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine, and in 2019 ranked 30th on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500.