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9 Reasons to Buy an “Ugly” Home

Bob Vila Logo By Jennifer Noonan of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 10: <p>Location trumps pretty much everything in <a href="https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/7-real-estate-deal-breakers-to-avoid-46341?">real estate</a>. If you’ve found an ugly house in a great location (say, close to the beach, or within walking distance to town), you've stumbled into a great investment. Pretty it up and you've got a house that will be worth a lot more—and give you a quicker seller when you decide to put it on the market.</p><br><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/10-signs-that-fixer-upper-might-be-a-money-pit-50112?#.WQeuSYkrKRs">10 Signs That Fixer-Upper Might Be a Money Pit</a></strong></p>

Homes with great floor plans and awesome curb appeal generate loads of interest from buyers, making these properties easy sellers. By contrast, the ugly house on the block all too often gets ignored by shoppers. But there are many reasons why you should seriously consider buying an ugly home. Read on, so you can train your eye to spot some hidden gems lying in your target neighborhood.

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