When we learned that Colorado, and specifically Denver, was part of theUgliest House Contest 2011
, we expected to see some unbelievable dives.
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But while the five Denver homes that made the finals aren't exactly palaces, they're not nearly as shocking as anticipated -- until you look inside, that is. Check out examples below.
Voting for the contest -- sponsored by HomeVestors of America, Inc., which markets itself as the "'We Buy Ugly Houses®' company" -- runs through July 22, with the contest winner slated to receive a $500 gift certificate to Home Depot. The Denver contestants were chosen from suggestions made by real estate investors between March 1 and May 15.
At this writing, Candidate No. 1 features only a single shot -- and it won't exactly slacken your jaw: But the others feature considerably scarier images. Here's Candidate No. 2 from outside... ... and inside... Candidate No. 3 outside... ... and inside... Candidate No. 4 outside... ... and inside... Candidate No. 5 outside... ... and inside... By the way, the HomeVestors folks say most of the houses in the contest have already been rehabbed and transformed into "lovely homes." Bet it wasn't easy.
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