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RISMEDIA, Oct. 19, 2007-HomeVestors® of America, Inc., the company famous for its “We Buy Ugly Houses”® billboards, is asking America to vote for the ugliest house of the year. Voters can cast their ballots online Oct. 15 – Nov. 15 at www.theugliesthouse.com.

HomeVestors franchisees were asked to nominate the ugliest properties they bought in 2007. The network of approximately 270 franchisees has bought more than 30,000 homes across the U.S. The top 10 finalists for this national un-beauty pageant are now in front of the public to decide.

“It may have been an ugly year for residential real estate, but our business is ugly every year,” said John Hayes, president and CEO of HomeVestors. “And that’s a beautiful thing. We’ve become a household name for buying the biggest eyesores in the neighborhood and turning them into beautiful homes that people are proud to own. That means buying houses that nobody else would ever dream of buying. And these ten finalists are just a glimpse of some of the hurdles we overcome in rejuvenating existing communities across America.”

In total, franchisees will purchase approximately 7,000 homes this calendar year. The ugliest homes to make it to the final round are in: Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Worth, Montgomery, Ala., Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salisbury, Md., Sarasota, Fla., and San Antonio.

The winner and the second and third place runners-up will be announced at the national HomeVestors of America Annual Convention December 5th through 8th in Orlando and posted online at www.homevestors.com.

For more information, visit www.homevestors.com.

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