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Thank You For Your Support

January 2nd, 2018 · 5 Comments

UglyHousePhotos celebrated its 10th anniversary in late November. Since then, this blog has had the Asian flu, literally. Hackers from China are trying to use this blog’s resources (probably to mine BitCoin) and we’re having a hard time kicking them out. We re-loaded the site which helped a lot, but still not in the clear. This blog has never asked you to log-in or register or download anything, so do not do so if any message pops up. This blog rarely has had links to other websites, so do not do so if any links outside of this blog are offered.

We are at a crossroads. We could change the look of the site (a new theme) (a lot of time), change the platform ($$$ & a lot of time), change the website ($$$ & a lot of time), or retire altogether.

We do appreciate your support.

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Happy 10th Anniversary, Ugly House Photos!

November 28th, 2017 · 16 Comments

Today is our 10th year anniversary!! Congratulations to UglyHousePhotos!

10 YEARS!!! Incredible. Time flew past quickly. I’ve certainly enjoyed posting every day for the past 10 years. I’ve seen some improvements to real estate photos, but the ugly continues.

Since we started ten years ago, there have been over 421 million hits, over 36 million page views, and over 12.8 million unique visitors.

There have been 9,467 posts and over 27,847 comments. Over 27,300 photos!

Thank you for your support!

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UglyHousePhotos.com Is Featured In the Daily Mail Today

May 6th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Every day, I check out the latest gossip and musings at the Daily Mail.  Lo & behold, today an article on homes with unusual features.  Three of the photos are credited to UglyHousePhotos.com (all three came from our reader Fran! thank you); an additional two have been shown here as well.  The article is here.






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Happy 7th Anniversary, Ugly House Photos!

November 29th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Today is our 7th year anniversary!! Congratulations to UglyHousePhotos!

Since we started seven years ago, there have been 320 million hits, 25.5 million page views, and 10.5 million unique visitors.

There have been 8,100 posts and over 24,000 comments. Over 17,000 photos!

Thank you for your support!


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New Websites Launched

April 1st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Due to the success of this blog, we are pleased to announce the debut of four new websites:

UglyBlousePhotos.com.  To celebrate ugly shirts & fashion.


UglyMousePhotos.com.  Because mice are ugly.


UglySpousePhotos.com.  To celebrate inner beauty only.


UglyLousePhotos.com.  There’s nothing pretty about lice.


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My Sincere Apologies

February 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Many of our readers have sent in photos or links of ugly houses.  My mistake was not checking my web host e-mail account and assuming all e-mails would be forwarded to another account.  I discovered this yesterday.  Some e-mails were from one year ago.  I will be more careful and regular about checking e-mails.  I appreciate when readers send in ugly house photos.

In the next few days, I will post photos from these neglected readers.  My apologies to Debbie in Las Vegas, Joanna in Des Moines, Jon & Amber in Missouri, Dave in Perth, Australia, and Sara in Minnesota.  The links are now closed/dead so I was unable to see the photos.  Bummer.

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Happy 6th Anniversary, Ugly House Photos!

November 28th, 2013 · 6 Comments

Today is our 6th year anniversary!! Congratulations to UglyHousePhotos!

Since we started six years ago, there have been 272 million hits, almost 22 million page views, and 8.5 million unique visitors.

There have been 7,746 posts and almost 22,000 comments. Over 15,000 photos!

Thank you for your support!



[Hmmm.  They misspelled anniversary  😉  ]

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Happy 5th Anniversary, Ugly House Photos!

November 28th, 2012 · 16 Comments

Today is our 5th year anniversary!! Congratulations to UglyHousePhotos!

Since we started five years ago, there have been 219 million hits, over 18 million page views, and 8 million unique visitors.

In recent months, we’ve averaged 10,000 unique visitors per day.

There have been 6,610 posts and over 18,500 commentsOver 13,000 photos!

We survived a massive transfer of data a few months ago when we dumped our awful web host and switched to a new great one.  All of the posts, photos, and your comments transferred over.

Thank you for your support.

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We Will Have New Posts Soon

September 3rd, 2012 · 6 Comments

I apologize for the lack of posts the past 2 days.  It seems the readers have overwhelmed the server’s memory/data capacity/quota.  We’ve had a surge of new readers in recent weeks.  Hopefully I’ll have it sorted by Tuesday.

Thank you for your patience.

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Help Us Support the Fight Against Internet Censorship

January 18th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Imagine not being able to see links to real estate listing photos online.  No more links to or sharing websites or YouTube videos on Facebook.  Here’s what you’d see if Congress enacts the SOPA & PIPA acts on January 24th.


Here’s what website BoingBoing.net has to say about the pending legislation for SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) & PIPA (Protect IP Act):

“On January 18, Boing Boing will join Reddit (and Wikipedia) and other sites around the Internet in “going dark” to oppose SOPA and PIPA, the pending US legislation that creates a punishing Internet censorship regime and exports it to the rest of the world. Boing Boing could never co-exist with a SOPA world: we could not ever link to another website unless we were sure that no links to anything that infringes copyright appeared on that site. So in order to link to a URL on LiveJournal or WordPress or Twitter or Blogspot, we’d have to first confirm that no one had ever made an infringing link, anywhere on that site. Making one link would require checking millions (even tens of millions) of pages, just to be sure that we weren’t in some way impinging on the ability of five Hollywood studios, four multinational record labels, and six global publishers to maximize their profits. If we failed to take this precaution, our finances could be frozen, our ad broker forced to pull ads from our site, and depending on which version of the bill goes to the vote, our domains confiscated, and, because our server is in Canada, our IP address would be added to a US-wide blacklist that every ISP in the country would be required to censor.”

“This is the part of the post where I’m supposed to say something reasonable like, “Everyone agrees that piracy is wrong, but this is the wrong way to fight it.” But you know what? Screw that. Even though a substantial portion of my living comes from the entertainment industry, I don’t think that any amount of “piracy” justifies this kind of depraved indifference to the consequences of one’s actions. Big Content haven’t just declared war on Boing Boing and Reddit and the rest of the “fun” Internet: they’ve declared war on every person who uses the net to publicize police brutality, every oppressed person in the Arab Spring who used the net to organize protests and publicize the blood spilled by their oppressors, every abused kid who used the net to reveal her father as a brutalizer of children, every gay kid who used the net to discover that life is worth living despite the torment she’s experiencing, every grassroots political campaigner who uses the net to make her community a better place — as well as the scientists who collaborate online, the rescue workers who coordinate online, the makers who trade tips online, the people with rare diseases who support each other online, and the independent creators who use the Internet to earn their livings. The contempt for human rights on display with SOPA and PIPA is more than foolish. Foolishness can be excused. It’s more than greed. Greed is only to be expected. It is evil, and it must be fought.”

The Obama administration has spoken out against SOPA & PIPA.

SopaOpera.org has a list of Senators and Congresspersons who are for or against SOPA & PIPA.  I’m quoting a person named Maxwell:  “If your representative is undecided, contact them immediately! All of them are potential allies. Tell them about the damage PIPA could do to free speech, and to the American economy. Even the ones in favor of PIPA are worth contacting. If they think that enough people will vote against them in the next election, they might just change their minds. Lay on the pressure! We have until the 24th, when PIPA is up for cloture vote.”

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