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America's ugliest homes

Real estate company HomeVestors buys ugly homes. That's their motto. We asked them to show us some off some of the most atrocious homes in their inventory.

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The winner
The winner
Each year HomeVestors holds an Ugliest House contest and this beauty from Springfield, Mo., was one of the 2010 winners.

But don't get attached: It's no longer on the market.

There can be a lot to love about a homely house -- particularly the steep, steep discounts. Few home seekers want to put time, money and effort into fixer-uppers, so these homes must be offered very cheap.

So anyone handy and with a few extra bucks and hours to spend might find themselves with a nice place for the right price -- and that can be a beautiful thing.

It only took seven dumpsters to clean this house out...

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Last updated March 22 2011: 11:15 AM ET
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