'Ugliest House of the Year' tells a tale of tragedy and redemption

This rags-to-riches home investing story has a happily ever after -- for the home
  • The winner of this year’s “ugliest house” competition paints a heartbreaking picture of what can happen when a homeowner’s financial situation becomes unbearable.
  • After pictures show that vision and skilled contractors can have a miraculous impact on a property that many may see as a lost cause.
  • People choose to sell their homes at discounted rates for a plethora of reasons, ranging from pending foreclosures to simply wanting to live in a more attractive home.   

A company that prides itself on buying ugly homes fast has declared the results of its “Ugliest House of the Year” contest, and the winner could just as appropriately be described as the most heartbreaking house of the year.